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PUBG Lite is shutting down this month

The writing has maybe been on the wall for PUBG Lite for a while. The free-to-play, low spec version of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds ditched its in-game currency in November 2020, becoming completely free. Now a notice from the development team says that the game will close down forever on April 29th. Read more

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PUBG Lite is shutting down later this month

By Sherif Saed, Thursday, 1 April 2021 13:18 GMT PUBG’s free-to-play experiment on PC is over.PUBG Lite, which launched in 2019 as a low-spec, free-to-play version of the battle royale game, is shutting down later this month.PUBG Corp. pulled download links on Tuesday, but players who already have it installed can continue to play it and spend in-game credits until April 29. All PUBG Lite player support will end one month later, on May 29.In the announcement, PUBG Corp. did not say why it’s killing the game, just that the decision was made “after much deliberation.”“We would like to convey…

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PUBG introduces MGS-style Fulton balloons

Some hot air can save your ass in the battle royale hit.You can now quickly move to PUBG‘s safe zone using balloons.In an update on the game’s website, developer PUBG Studio revealed the new Emergency Pickup item, which sees players hoisted up into the air by a balloon that is then hooked onto a plane passing overhead. This is one way of quickly reaching the circle, or can be a means of escaping a spicy situation.There’s a lot of risk to using the Emergency Pickup, though. The item is pretty heavy and – like the game’s flare gun – can…

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PUBG: New State is the futuristic sequel to PUBG Mobile, and it’s coming this year

By Sherif Saed, Thursday, 25 February 2021 11:10 GMT PUBG: New State is the next PUBG Mobile.PUBG Studio, developer of the core PC and consoles PUBG game, has announced PUBG: New State, the sequel to PUBG Mobile. Unlike that game (developed by Tencent), however, New State is being made entirely in-house.PUBG: New State is coming to Android and iOS this year, with pre-registration already open on Google Play. As with the original PUBG Mobile, New State will be free-to-play, and it promises to set a new standard for game visuals on mobile.PUBG: New State takes place in the near future,…

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PUBG lore has been made easier to digest thanks to official new website

A new PUBG website has launched that collects years of the game’s history and lore into one easily navigable place.PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds is hailed by many players as one of the games that kicked off the battle royale craze that’s dominated much of the current generation, but in some ways, the game lagged behind its competitors as time went on.Where titles like Fortnite and Call of Duty Warzone managed to weave a story and progressive narrative elements into the game over time, PUBG instead remained focussed on its match-to-match focus, eschewing lore and a persistent story for a long time.Developer PUBG…

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PUBG is finally getting a 60fps mode on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 20 October 2020 14:20 GMT PUBG players on consoles may finally get to experience the game at framerates above 30fps.The first PUBG Season 9 patch has arrived on the PS4 and Xbox One test servers. The change log is nearly identical to that of the PC side of things, including, of course, the new map Paramo.But one big addition exclusive to consoles is support for 60fps. The Framerate Priority option, available on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, now supports up to 60fps gameplay.This is achieved by dropping the resolution to 1080p, which isn’t surprising. PUBG…

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PUBG gets a new map that changes with every match in Season 9

PUBG has introduced a new map that’s unlike anything else you’ve seen before in the battle royale shooter.PUBG‘s patch 9.1 has arrived on the game’s test servers on PC, bringing with it the new Paramo map, a smaller 3x3Km arena with an active volcano.Outside of its unique setting compared to other PUBG maps, Paramo’s main hook is that its layout and weather conditions change with every match, shifting the location of major landmarks and altering the terrain of each area. Lava flows from Paramo’s active volcano, which creates lava streams that deal damage to players and vehicles.All throughout the new…

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PUBG gets decoy grenades, MG3 LMG and more in new patch

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 19 August 2020 13:50 GMT PUBG has just received some new content.Patch 8.2 for PUBG has been released on the PC’s live servers, following a week of testing.The patch follows just a few weeks after the Sanhok overhaul that kicked off Season 8 in July. The biggest new arrival with 8.2 is the MG3, a powerful, crate-only LMG. The MG3 has a high 990 rate of fire that makes it deadly. You can also toggle on a slower, 660 ROF for better accuracy. In either case, the MG3 comes equipped with a bipod.On top of its…