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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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Footballer Son Heung-min says he wants to win a chicken dinner after being added to PUBG as a playable character as part of a ‘Sonny Collaboration Event’

Krafton Inc. today detailed its PUBG: Battlegrounds collaboration with Tottenham Hotspur FC player and captain of the South Korean national team, Son Heung-min (aka Sonny). The collaboration, which runs from July through October, includes an in-game event and the opportunity for players to earn or purchase exclusive Son-themed in-game items. As part of the partnership, Krafton will also give away real-world Level 3 helmets autographed by Premier League footballer Son. “After being a player of PUBG since its launch, I am thrilled to be able to work directly with Krafton on this amazing partnership,” said Son Heung-Min. Continue reading Footballer Son Heung-min says…

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32 teams to take part in $3m charity PUBG Mobile World Invitational next week, including UK side Lakonostra MVP

PUBG Mobile and Gamers without Borders have revealed the first PUBG Mobile World Invitational (PMWI), which will see 32 teams representing their countries for a $3m charity pool starting on July 22nd. The PMWI will be an online event split into two divisions, with a champion being crowned for each. The top teams from each division will be able to choose from multiple Humanitarian Aid organisations to receive its prize pool share, with the PUBG Mobile World Invitational supporting Gamers Without Borders’ mission of fighting COVID-19.  Continue reading 32 teams to take part in $3m charity PUBG Mobile World Invitational next week, including UK side Lakonostra MVP

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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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£22,000 PUBG Mobile UK National Championship 2021 announced

PUBG Mobile has announced the first PUBG Mobile National Championship (PMNC) in the UK, which it says signals its further commitment to expanding the game’s esports ecosystem in the region. The PMNC 2021 UK will see national rosters will battle it out at the event, with £22,000 up for grabs. Open qualifiers take place from June 4th to 11th. Teams from the UK, which must consist of a minimum of four players and a maximum of six players from the same country, are invited to sign up and compete online now at Continue reading £22,000 PUBG Mobile UK National Championship 2021 announced

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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 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…

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PUBG and Street Fighter 5 are your September PlayStation Plus games

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 26 August 2020 16:59 GMT Quick bit of news for you: PUBG and Street Fighter 5 are your PlayStation Plus games for September.Sony announced today PUBG and Street Fighter 5 for PlayStation Plus members will be available for download starting September 1.The games will be made available through the service until October 5.Meanwhile, you still have time to download August’s offerings until the 31st.The August offerings are Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. 12-20 SEPTEMBER 2020 THE WORLD’S LARGEST DIGITAL GAMES EVENT New games | Panels | Let’s Plays | Industry Insight | Esports…

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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…