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Erangel is the first and primary playable map of BATTLEGROUNDS.

Development of Erangel began sometime in early 2016 when Bluehole was in talk with PLAYERUNKNOWN about making a Battle Royale game. Later that year, PLAYERUNKNOWN asked his fans to sign-up (Arma 3 Battle Royale players got immediate access) and test out his newly announced game in June - September of 2016 (Pre-Alpha (NDA)) and then an Alpha (No NDA) in October - December of 2016 which introduced Duo's and Squad's to PUBG. A few months later Closed Beta happened in February - March of 2017 (most content creators had access to this build) and later that month in March it launched in Steam Early Access in March 23, 2017 and full release (out of Early Access) on December 21, 2017 (Originally, the game was suppose to get out of Early Access 6 months from March 23).


Erangel is the base map for the game. An 8x8 km map dotted with small outcroppings of buildings, the distance between major landmarks necessitates the use of vehicles to move between areas. As the game continues, the map area will be restricted to a smaller and smaller play area. A red circle will appear on the map from time to time, marking an area for offshore artillery to bombard. Erangel has varying weather, sometimes affecting visibility and requiring a change in tactics.

Cities and the local military base have plenty of decent loot, but you won't be the only one thinking the same thing. A mix of urban areas and wide open farmland create a wide variety of battles, ranging from intense close range firefights in streets and buildings, to long range sniping duels taking place across wheat fields.

The name Erangel was chosen, using PLAYERUNKNOWN's daughter's name, Eryn, as inspiration.[1]

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Update history

Update #31 (Season 4 - Update 4.1)

Pre-release #28

  • World
    • Removed some inner doors from select buildings on Erangel to improve ease of movement during gameplay.
  • Erangel 2nd Loot Rebalance
    • The total amount of items spawned in Erangel has been increased by approximately 28%.
    • Increased the overall amount of items spawned, especially the spawn rates of those higher priority items.
      • Spawn rate of AR has been increased by approx 64%.
      • Spawn rate of DMR has been increased by approx 114%.
      • Spawn rate of SR has been increased by approx 177%.
      • Spawn rates of equipment and armor have been slightly increased, especially level 2.
      • Spawn rates of healing items have been slightly increased.

Pre-release #27

  • Erangel Loot Changes
    • Increased the spawn rate of ARs (12%), DMRs (16%) and SMGs (14%).
    • SRs and Handguns received a slight spawn rate increase.

Update #19 - v4.5.11.10

  • Dynamic weather has been added to Erangel.
    • Erangel: Overcast
      • Overcast setting includes dynamic weather, and includes rain, fog, etc. during the game.
  • Erangel has received some improvements.
    • Small clusters of houses have been added to some areas of Erangel.
    • More tactical landscapes have been added near the river.
    • Added trees in the open area surrounding the Sosnovka Military Base.

Update #12 - v3.8.21.9

  • Removed the glass from all windows with bars on Erangel.

Update #7 - v3.7.18.3

  • Reduced burden on GPU by optimizing buildings in Erangel.

Official release PC 1.0 Update - v3.5.5.6

  • Removed rainy and foggy weather from Erangel.

Early Access (Week 30 Update) - v2.6.36.7

  • Decreased the starting island item spawn levels in order to adjust the item balance on the northeast side of Erangel.


Erangel is a fictional island in the black sea abandoned near Russia where a military occupation was controlling it. The military occupation tested chemical/biological experiments on the local populace. After a resistance attack on a biological facility, the island had to be abandoned.

Erangel was originally occupied by Soviet forces from the 1950s onwards and was used as a military testing facility, which explains the military base as well as the hospital and storage facilities. A local resistance movement fought to reclaim the island which eventually lead to the island becoming abandoned. The electrical field seen wreaking havoc on the island is powered by electrical emitters which were used to contain towns that were showing signs of revolting against the Soviet forces.[2]


Graphical map -

AI.JPG BI.jpg CI.jpg DI.jpg EI.jpg FI.jpg GI.jpg HI.jpg
AJ.jpg BJ.jpg CJ.jpg DJ.jpg EJ.jpg FJ.jpg GJ.jpg HJ.jpg
KA.jpg KB.jpg KC.jpg KD.jpg KE.jpg KF.jpg KG.jpg KH.jpg
LA.jpg LB.jpg LC.jpg LD.jpg LE.jpg LF.jpg LG.jpg LH.jpg
MA.jpg MB.jpg MC.jpg MD.jpg ME.jpg MF.jpg MG.jpg MH.jpg
NA.jpg NB.jpg NC.jpg ND.jpg NE.jpg NF.jpg NG.jpg NH.jpg
OA.jpg OB.jpg OC.jpg OD.jpg OE.jpg OF.jpg OG.jpg OH.jpg
PA.jpg PB.jpg PC.jpg PD.jpg PE.jpg PF.jpg PG.jpg PH.jpg

Major cities

Minor cities

Major landmarks


Erangel features the following vehicles:

Vehicle Occupants Type
Buggy 2 •• Land
UAZ (Open Top) 4 •••• Land
UAZ (Closed Top) 4 •••• Land
Motorcycle (w/ sidecar) 3 ••• Land
Motorcycle 2 •• Land
Dacia 1300 4 •••• Land
PG-117 5 ••••• Water
Aquarail‎‎ 2 •• Water
C-130 100 •••••••••• (x10) Air


Erangel features the following weapons:

Icon weapon AUG A3.png AUG A3
Icon weapon AWM.png AWM
Icon gadget Ballistic Shield.png Ballistic shield
Icon weapon M762.png Beryl M762
Icon weapon Crossbow.png Crossbow
Icon weapon DP 28.png DP-28
Icon weapon Deagle.png Deagle
Icon weapon Flare gun.png Flare Gun
Icon weapon Groza.png Groza
Icon weapon Kar98k.png Karabiner 98 Kurz
Icon weapon M16A4.png M16A4
Icon weapon Groza.png Groza
Icon weapon Kar98k.png Karabiner 98 Kurz
Icon weapon M16A4.png M16A4
Icon weapon M24.png M24
Icon weapon M249.png M249
Icon weapon HK416.png M416
Icon weapon UZI.png Micro UZI
Icon weapon Mini14.png Mini 14
Icon weapon Mk14.png Mk14 EBR
Icon weapon Mk47Mutant.png Mk47 Mutant
Icon weapon P18C.png P18C
Icon weapon M1911.png P1911
Icon weapon Mk47Mutant.png Mk47 Mutant
Icon weapon P18C.png P18C
Icon weapon M1911.png P1911
Icon weapon M9.png P92
Icon weapon PP-19 Bizon.png PP-19 Bizon
Icon weapon NagantM1895.png R1895
Icon weapon Saiga12.png S12K
Icon weapon Winchester.png S1897
Icon weapon Berreta686.png S686
Icon weapon SCAR-L.png SCAR-L
Icon weapon SKS.png SKS
Icon weapon SLR.png SLR
Icon weapon SCAR-L.png SCAR-L
Icon weapon SKS.png SKS
Icon weapon SLR.png SLR
Icon weapon Skorpion.png Skorpion
Icon weapon Thompson.png Tommy Gun
Icon weapon UMP.png UMP45
Icon weapon VSS.png VSS Vintorez
Icon weapon Vector 01.png Vector


Dynamic weather? Yes

Map Erangel has this type of weather;

  • Daylight (w/ clouds); default