PUBG Corp. has removed the option to place map markers in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds after the feature ran into controversy with the game’s top players, it announced as part of the update notes for the upcoming patch 19 for the game’s PC version.
In an update to its developer post on Tuesday, PUBG Corp. put the ability to “place map markers without opening the map” under the “Removed from UI/UX” column without citing any reason. It was rolled out to test servers as part of patch 19, which was set to roll out to live servers later on Tuesday, but the team changed their mind at the last minute.
That’s likely due to the poor reception it had received since its announcement last week, with the biggest PUBG game streams and professional players voicing concerns over how map markers would make it easier to spot enemies. PUBG maps are known for being complex.
Its introduction in the first place likely stemmed from PUBG Corp.’s wish to lower the entry barrier for newcomers to the game but the pro gamers seem to have won this round.