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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 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 launches PvPvE combat on its new Season 10 map

Season 10 of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has arrived with update 10.1 bringing a new map with some brand new enemies. The new Haven map is a small one, dropping in a total of 32 combatants on the map. You’ve got more than 31 enemies though, because some new AI baddies will be guarding the loot this season. (more…)

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Why some of the team behind Dead Space are returning to sci-fi horror with The Callisto Protocol

We talk about pushing the genre forward, life after triple-A and whether the death of single-player games has been overstated.The Callisto Protocol isn’t the game that many of us were expecting from Striking Distance, but it’s not exactly a surprise.The studio was founded last year by Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds maker PUBG Corp with Visceral and Sledgehammer vet Glen Schofield at the helm. The outfit said that it was working on an “original narrative experience” set in the same world as the company’s battle royale hit.So it was a bit of a shock when the trailer for its debut project – sci-fi…

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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…

PUBG’s next map is an active volcano coming later this month

Last week we got a teaser for some new Plunkbat lore as narrated by excellent narration man Jonathan Frakes and yup, it sure was a clue for a new map. The battle royale ’em up’s next map will arrive on October 21st for PC players (29th for console) along with the game’s ninth season. We’re all hot-dropping now because Paramo is home to an active volcano. (more…)

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PUBG Season 9 will introduce the game’s first ever ‘dynamic map’ later this month

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 12 October 2020 17:12 GMT PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is getting Paramo, a new map in PUBG Season 9, that promises to be the most dynamic location yet.The incoming volcano-themed map is set to arrive in-game later in October, and developer PUBG Corp describes the new location as the game’s “first dynamic map”.Though it’s currently unclear just how different this map will be every time you play, hints from the developer suggest the map is ever-changing – a pretty decent idea for a battle royale title. What secrets lie in the fog-covered highlands of #Paramo? Find out in #PUBG…

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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…