MEDIA ALERT 2023-12-06

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PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS releases newest map RONDO, and official live-action film starring Squid Game’s Lee Jung-Jae

Extraction and Extraction 2 Director Sam Hargrave brings the world of PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS to life in a hard-hitting eight-minute action film, celebrating the launch of the game’s biggest-ever playable battleground this month 

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – December 6, 2023 – A new phase kicks off for KRAFTON’s PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS today with the 27.1, allowing players to dive into RONDO, the tenth map for the game. RONDO launches for PC players today, and for console players on 14 December. 

RONDO, also known as the Ground of Honor, is the newest 8×8 map, boasting the largest playable area of any map so far. This expansive map is divided into two distinct regions, each offering a unique atmosphere combining familiar gameplay and innovative strategic approaches. RONDO introduces a fresh narrative and expanded choices within the core elements of PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS – LAND, LOOT, SURVIVE. With its new features and content, it brings a dynamic and engaging gaming experience with every playthrough.

RONDO stands out in PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS with its diverse terrain, from serene lakes and bamboo groves in the southwest, to distinct ridges in the northeast. Notable areas like the verdant beauty of Yu Lin village, Tin Long Garden’s waterfall-rich landscape, and Mey Ran’s riverside architecture offer varied strategic options. Jadena City’s skyscrapers and neon-lit streets promise intense urban battles, while the NEOX Factory introduces unique combat scenarios. Additional areas like Rin Jiang, Jao Tin, and the Stadium present their own challenges. The map’s innovative features include destructible bamboo for tactical depth, and an additional starting plane for more landing options. RONDO also introduces the JS9, a 9mm SMG ideal for close combat. 

KRAFTON has also launched RONDO’s official live-action film, PUBG | GROUND OF HONOR: RONDO from Sam Hargrave, the Director of Extraction and Extraction 2, starring Daniel Wu (The Man with the Iron Fists, Tomb Raider, Reminiscence) and Lee Jung-Jae (Squid Game). Daniel Wu takes the role of Alpha, striving for the survival of the entire team, while Lee Jung-Jae portrays Beta, seeking revenge for his brother’s death at the hands of the Alpha team. This short film vividly depicts the essence of the new map through an intense showdown between two formidable adversaries.

See PUBG | GROUND OF HONOR: RONDO for free here: LINK 

To commemorate the release of RONDO, the new Survivor Pass: RONDO is now underway. With this update, the reward system has been revamped, introducing various new rewards including G-COIN, Schematics, Survivor’s Chests, and Artisan Tokens to the Survivor Pass rewards. New collaboration items featuring actor Daniel Wu as Alpha and Lee Jung-Jae as Beta in RONDO will be available for PC players until 6 March 2024 and for console players until 14 March 2024.

For more information about RONDO, please visit https://pubg.com/rondo. For the latest on PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, please visit https://pubg.com/en-eu or follow us on social media (Twitter/ Instagram / Facebook / TikTok) for the latest on PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS. For assets, please visit the KRAFTON Press Site.

Headquartered in South Korea, KRAFTON, Inc. is dedicated to discovering and publishing captivating games that offer fun and unique experiences. Established in 2007, KRAFTON is home to globally renowned developers that include PUBG STUDIOS, Striking Distance Studios, Unknown Worlds, VECTOR NORTH, Neon Giant, KRAFTON Montréal Studio, Bluehole Studio, RisingWings, 5minlab, Dreamotion, ReLU Games and Flyway Games. Each studio strives to continuously take on new challenges and leverage innovative technologies. Their goal is to win over more fans by broadening KRAFTON’s platforms and services. 

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