Update Notes - Buak

Posted on July 7th, 2023 12:07 PM EST

A large island of small mountain towns, secrets, and spooks. The Turned are tough and certain animals don't like it when you get too close. A mix of Russia, PEI, and Arid, but with its own unique twist on many aspects of gameplay. The island contains multiple forest biomes, no military presence, and rare to find guns and supplies. Buak is heavily aimed towards singleplayer, co-op, and PVE playstyles and contains over 2,000 items to discover and use. Some of these are items that redefine the conventional vanilla systems of building with extra room to decorate, and much more. There’s a blueprint system, learn item recipes permanently to be able to craft them in the future!

Buak takes inspiration from Unturned Classic (2.0), the many scrapped ideas and designs of 3.0, as well as the concepts of Unturned II (4.0).

A lot of conventional things in Vanilla Unturned may have been abandoned on Buak, from freeform buildables to building on vehicles; You'll have to seek out the alternatives provided. All items, animals, resources, and objects are also entirely custom and may not work as intended when mixed with other mods/maps.

Some suggestions for gameplay: The map is best played without any other mods and in Normal mode or above, as Easy mode removes many mechanics.

Watch the Buak Trailer Here

Note: Buak is significantly more dense with detail than prior curated maps. Instead of compromising on this detail level, the Level Batching Update earlier this year was originally developed to help optimize Buak. That being said, lowering the max draw distance and landmarks when playing Buak will raise the performance quite a bit because the game can then cull more details.

To host a server running the map add its workshop file ID (3000549606) to the File_IDs list in WorkshopDownloadConfig.json, and set the map to "Buak" (without quotes) in Commands.dat.

For the first time rather than playtime drops, you can craft a random new limited item from Menu > Survivors > Inventory > Crafting. The items are permanent, but the ability to craft them will only be available for two weeks during the release event.

This project was created by Toothy Deerryte, staswalle, Paulfest, and Witness Protection. If you enjoy the map and would like to support them, consider checking out the box or bundles on the Stockpile:

Buak Map Mystery Box
Buak Map Bundle
Buak Friendship Bundle

Other links:

Starter Guide
ID List
Cosmetics Showcase Video

9th Anniversary on Steam

Today marks nine years since Unturned 2.0 first launched into Early Access on Steam. Thank you to everyone in the Unturned community for your support and creativity through another great year! With each individual update it can be hard to see how the game is changing and improving, but looking back over the years it's wild to realize how much has happened.

Firefighter Zombie Plush

We reached the minimum order quantity, many thanks to the early backers! Makeship has extended the campaign to the 15th, so if you're interested there is still time to pick one up.

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Vanilla Changelog

  • Improved how zombies with multiple special attacks randomize their choices.
  • Germany civilian ammo spawning 1911 magazines rather than Ace magazines. [Thanks Naamell8!]
  • Reloading vanilla assets with /reload command failing due to legacy IDs in reserved range.
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