Added to the PC version’s test servers just recently, the Snowbike is only found on Vikendi and lets players quickly make their way through the map. Two players can fit on the bike at once to traverse Vikend with the new bike currently in testing before it goes live to all servers.
“Dash your way through situations in deep snow with the brand-new Snowbike, available exclusively on Vikendi,” PUBG Corp. said about the new vehicle. “The Snowbike is a 2-person vehicle that substitutes the motorbike. Available now on Test Servers with PC Patch #25.”
But with the release of the Snowbike on the test servers and eventually the live version of the game, players will find that another vehicle has been removed with the Motorcycle no longer an option. PUBG Corp.’s patch notes for the test server update confirmed that the bike would replace the Motorcycle and also warned players that the vehicle wouldn’t be as sturdy as other options.
- Snowbike is quicker and has better mobility than the Snowmobile, however, it is much less durable and easily destroyed
- The motorcycle will no longer spawn on Vikendi
This means that players can still find and use the Snowmobile if that’s their preferred option, but only if they want to sacrifice speed for survivability.
The same update for the PC test servers also added another feature to Vikendi by implementing a new weather setting on the snow map. Called the “Moonlight” weather setting, it works similarly to a nighttime mode, though players can still see the environment with the help of a full moon and the aurora borealis effect.
“Moonlight: Although the setting is at night, the big glowing super moon and bright aurora borealis will help you to detect enemies,” PUBG Corp. said about the new weather setting that’s reserved to Vikendi.
Another PUBG video related to Vikendi was released at the start of the month to offer tips for surviving the snowy map. The full patch notes for the test server update include more features like a new weapon, a new attachment that allows players to swap between sights, and balance changes, all of those notes seen here.