PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is now free-to-play

Seminal battle royale shooter Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is now free-to-play, inviting all stag and hen parties to parachute into holiday resorts for paintballing which accidentally uses real guns. Folks who previously paid for PUBG: Battlegrounds (the new-ish official name replacing Plunkbat) have been grandfathered into the new Battlegrounds Plus account tier and receive receive some edgy virtual clothes too. Everyone else, hey, in you come. Read more

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PUBG is going Free to Play in January 2022

Announced during The Game Awards, one of the original battle royales is undergoing a big change. PUBG, one of the original battle royale games that popularized the genre, is transitioning to a free-to-play model on January 12, 2022. Announced during The Game Awards, this news comes five years after the game’s initial release into early access on PC, before it expanded to multiple other platforms. As a replacement for the premium model, PUBG will receive an optional premium account upgrade called Battlegrounds Plus. This one-time purchase provides access to a selection of additional features otherwise not available to those with…

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Genshin Impact Made $2 Billion In A Year

Free-to-play game Genshin Impact made $2 billion on the Google Play and Apple App stores in its first year. That makes Genshin Impact the third most financially successful mobile game in the world, sitting comfortably behind Honor of Kings and PUBG Mobile. Excluding sales figures from China, Genshin Impact is the highest grossing mobile game in the world.

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Playerunknown’s next game Prologue is an open world survival tech demo

Earlier this week, Brendan “Playerunknown” Greene of Plunkbat fame announced that he would be leaving PUBG Corp parents Krafton to found a new studio called Playerunknown Productions. Today, Greene has posted a video explaining a bit about the studio’s first project called Prologue—first teased back in 2019. It will launch first as a tech demo about surviving in a procedurally generated wilderness, Greene says, and it’ll also be “a chance to look at what we’ve accomplished by leveraging machine learning” for huge open worlds. Greene has explained more about Prologue today, with more information coming soon. Read more

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PUBG’s newest game mode pits you against hordes of naked zombies

Just last week, I reported on a leak that hinted at a new zombie-specific game mode coming to Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. Well they’re herrrrrrre. PUBG Labs, where the designers explore ideas without breaking the main game, has just added a time-limited ‘Zombie Survival’ game mode today. That name is very on the nose. It’s a PvE horde mode against waves of the undead. And they are nude. Read more

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Castlevania Netflix creator working on animated PUBG show

By Stephany Nunneley 20 July 2021 20:54 GMT Adi Shankar, creator of the Castlevania animated series for Netflix, will create and showrun an upcoming animated project based PUBG.Krafton Inc. announced today it had signed Adi Shankar for the animated PUBG project.Watch on YouTubeAlongside Castlevania, Shankar is also known for The Grey starring Liam Neeson, Killing Them Softly with Brad Pitt, and more Hollywood films. “As a player, I’ve been crushing the competition in the Battlegrounds since PUBG was released in 2017,” said Shankar. “I’m grateful to Krafton for the trust and confidence they’ve placed in me to execute my vision…

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PUBG’s new 8x8km map, Taego, arrives alongside self-revives and a Gulag-like arena

PUBG is evolving with its biggest patch in months.Today sees the release of PUBG‘s update 12.2, which is live on PC test servers. The patch brings a number of notable additions to the game, but probably its biggest piece of content is the new map: Taego.Watch on YouTubeAs previously announced, Taego is the game’s first 8x8km map since Miramar. Set in Korea, Taego is similar to Erangel, with varied terrain and a mix of metropolitan and rural areas, including housing compounds and dense towns. The developer is using Taego to introduce a couple of new features to PUBG.First, Taego will…

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PUBG is adding respawns, footballs in the lobbies, and a gun you can’t reload

I never got into PUBG. I didn’t enjoy putting all that time and effort into the game only to die once and be returned to the main menu. That’s why I spend my battle royale funtimes in Warzone, where I can at least punch my way back into the game. But in Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds’s 2021 roadmap, they’ve announced a new map that will allow players to respawn. Depending on the turnaround time, I might just have to get back into Plunkbat. Read more

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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…


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…


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…