PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Articles
It looks like PUBG has sold over 70 million copies as Season 8 is set to release on PC on July 22, with consoles and Stadia to follow on July 30.
Today at Gamescom, on the Microsoft stage, PUBG Corp dropped a bombshell for Xbox One - and PlayStation - users. PUBG console players will soon be able to play against each other as the platforms will be getting cross play.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has always dealt with cheaters. Every major online game in recent memory has dealt with cheaters of every kind. PUBG Corp has taken steps throughout its life to quell these cheaters, and a new video by the battle-royale maker hope to detail some of the behind the scenes work it's taken towards these efforts.
PUBG Corp has announced the formation of a new studio called Striking Distance headed by former Call of Duty and Dead Space developer Glen Schofield. Striking Distance is working on an unnamed PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds game. Schofield, while providing few details, did state that he has "the freedom to explore the PUBG universe" and that he's excited about possibilities that that brings which he "views as beyond the battle royale genre".
While Fortnite is the undisputed champ of battle royale games at the moment, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has been quietly plugging away. According to Super Data Research, PUBG has sold 4.7M copies of the game in 2019 alone. As PUBG sells for $30 per copy, that amounts to $141M dollars in 2019 not including any shop purchases, battle pass revenue, etc.
The PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds site has been updated with a new letter from the producer with some big news for players: the Erangel map is getting a massive visual upgrade to give it "the same level of polish as our more recent maps". The goal is to give Erangel more realistic scenery and terrain. The upgraded map should be available on the Test Server starting today and running through June 11th. It will be available on live servers later this summer.
Tencent has shuttered the closed beta for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Mobile in China, though the news isn't all gloom and doom. Players can transfer their accounts to Game for Peace that "pays tribute to the blue sky warriors that guard our country's airspace". Game for Peace has been developed specifically to get through China's strict games vetting process by scaling down violence, removing most blood effects and defeated players rising "to wave goodbye".
Welcome to the first of a new line of articles where we will discuss my impressions of a different game every other week. We will explore different types of games from Battle Royale, MMORPGs, Adventure, and much more. So let’s get started, shall we? Gaming Unscripted has commenced.
With today's latest Test Server update, PlayerUknown's Battlegrounds players can check out the Weapon Mastery System. This new addition allows players to "check gun stats and earn rewards as they "level up their gunplay skills". Each weapon features 100 levels for players to achieve. Rewards include weapon accessories called Charms, Medals, and Tier Emblems.