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Thursday, February 15, 2018

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Hits 30 Million Sales

Last year's massive hit multiplayer online battle royale PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has become one of the most successful game of recent times. The game rules on Steam and its popularity is increasing all over the world like wildfire. According to a recent stat from SteamSpy, PUBG has apparently sold 30 million copies for PC, which is of course great news for developer PUBG Corporation.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Hits 30 Million Sales

RELATED: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Xbox One S Bundle Announced

However, Steam’s own API shows that the number of concurrent players on the game has been drastically falling down. That raises the question that where all these players are going if they are not playing the game upon purchase and where does it takes the game in future.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds SteamSpy Stat

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What we need to get checked first is that the number of 30 million sales is for the PC version of PUBG only and that does not include the sales of Xbox One edition, which is exceptionally great for a new game that was released on Steam's Early Access. Before it even tuned into one whole year, version 1.0 of the game is dropped back on December, 2017. Considering above mentioned points, it is safe to say that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds isn't doing bad and we don't need to worry about the game's ongoing progress either.

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SteamCharts Concurrent Players Chart

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Aside from that, PUBG has managed to consistently claim the top spot on Steam as the most-played game on the platform. After the game took over the crown over Dota 2, it has never been brought down from the same position. Over 1.6 million people from United States are currently playing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and more than 1.1 billion hours have been played on PC so far.

RELATED: Tencent Helped Chinese Police Arrest PUBG Cheaters

The game had the highest number of participants simultaneously during the mid of January and the peak of that number was of more than 3 million players. Even if we take yesterday as an example, then there were more than 3 million concurrent gamers. So, the concern that is on everyone's mind is that, where are the rest of the people who bought PUBG?

RELATED: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds PC 1.0 Update #2

There are a few possible reasons that pop into our curious minds on this regard. Most of the players who were initially very excited about the game may have lost interest. Many newcomers are maybe joining the party for version 1.0 of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds but they too are likely to go away soon. Then there is another battle royale game from Epic Games called Fortnite, which is free-to-play and since it's not on Steam, people are drifting away.

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SteamDB Concurrent Players Stat

RELATED: PUBG Having Issues on Xbox One

Another monumental reason for the drop on the number of players is the strict ban rule against those who cheat by PUBG Corp. If you think that idea is too far-fetched then you should also know that anti-cheat provider for the game, BattleEye has banned over 2.5 million players on this January alone. The shocking news is that the number of bans is only increasing every other day and if this continues, the end of February will see approximately 4 million bans.

RELATED: PUBG Crosses 3 Million Concurrent Players

Because of cheats, many players were robbed of their true gaming experience and abandoned the game. So, with help from Chinese government, PUBG Corp. even arrested a great number of cheat software providers in China. Despite all these issues, the game is still on the highest peak of Steam and not showing any signs of going down anytime soon. So, by cutting off all the cheats to create a fair online multiplayer environment, the developers are actually doing the right thing for the future of the project and the communities it has created worldwide.

RELATED: PUBG May Come to PlayStation 4

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a last-man-standing shooter from PUBG Corporation, available to play on PC and Xbox One for now. In the foreseeable future, the developers can even release the game on PlayStation 4 as the idea is still on their consideration and we would very much love to see that happen.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Xbox One S Bundle Announced

The battle royale game that has changed the entire scenario of the multiplayer online shooters, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been a console launch exclusive in Xbox Game Preview for Xbox One for some time now. One of their most recent achievements is to cross 4 million players on console by the end of January. As a console partner for the game, Microsoft has taken the liberty of announcing a new Xbox One S bundle associated with the title.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Xbox One S Bundle

RELATED: PUBG Anti-Cheat Update For PC Delayed

Announced today, a new Xbox One S Bundle is coming in February 20 that will feature not only PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds but a few other exciting offers. This awesome combo of the hottest game of market and the finest gaming hardware of recent times comes at the price of only $299.99.

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Now, you know that you are getting a brand-new Xbox One S console and a copy of PUBG along with the package of course. Other aspects that are included in this bundle are what we are discussing down below.

  • The Xbox One S bundle will come with a 1TB hard drive and an Xbox Wireless Controller. There is a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player built-in, which will not only support you with 4K video streaming but the Dolby Atmos premium audio quality. Plus, you are getting access on a library of more than 1,300 games including recent sensations like Cuphead and Forza Motorsport 7.

  • You can get your hands on the full-version of last-man-standing shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. You either enter the battle royale on your own or take your partner as a team of dynamic-duos or a gang of trusty game-buddies to fam squad on the opponents. Y'know, whatever lets you earn that victory feast of chicken dinner.

  • There is a 1-month trial period of Xbox Live Gold membership along with the bundle that promises you the experience of heart-pounding multiplayer gaming on Microsoft's advanced network that you always wanted.

  • Lastly, a 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial is also comes up for you to pick up 100 Xbox One games form the grand selection. You can also enjoy upcoming exclusive game titles like Crackdown 3, Sea of Thieves and State of Decay 2 on the same day of their worldwide release.

Since Xbox One has a crisis for good-time games to have as exclusive to their console, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a nice addition to their collection and it was quite a good decision to bundle the game with Xbox consoles. Because, PUBG is undisputedly ruling the gaming industry right now and will probably give a fighting chance to Microsoft's consoles against Sony's PlayStation 4 and other competitors.

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Month-Long Xbox Game Pass Trial

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All things considered, the Xbox One S Bundle deal that comes for $299.99 is pretty decent as we see no similar offer for Xbox One just yet. Despite the increasing amount of cheats, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds remains a massive hit on both Steam and Xbox One. Developer PUBG Corp. has been working on an anti-cheat solution for PC version and we believe that they soon will have an Xbox edition of the update.

PUBG Anti-Cheat Update For PC Delayed

Without any doubt, survival shooter PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is currently the hottest game on the planet. That indeed is great news for developer PUBG Corp. but the one thing that is keep bugging them constantly is the problem with the rising number of cheats that are being drawn towards the game like moth to fire. To deal with this issue, they have taken several necessary measures in-game and even took help from law enforcement.

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PUBG Anti-Cheat Update For PC Delayed

They have been working on an effective anti-cheat patch and that update was about to drop today, on February 5 but unfortunately, it is delayed for now. This patch was supposed to be the most ruthless mechanism they have ever come up with to fight against the cheating problem in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. During their compatibility checking on their test servers, the studio faced an issue and thus delayed the release of the update.

RELATED: Tencent Helped Chinese Police Arrest PUBG Cheaters

The patch was about to block people from using third-party programs that would either help the players with the gameplay or improve the graphics for visual aid. It will go through the system and search within the game files to look for such applications that either effects or interacts with PUBG.



One particular third-party program that the PUBG developers found unfair to use is called ReShade that helps players to make the game more vibrant that it's usually pale visual. That means, users of ReShade may gain slight competitive advantage over the ones who doesn't use it. However, the using of ReShade will not resulting a ban to anyone. Instead, it will prevent the users from playing PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds as long as the program is installed in the system.

RELATED: PUBG Anti-Cheat Will Block ReShade

In some cases, players may need to reinstall the game to get back online for the patch to work. The post from PUBG forums also informs that various audio or video recording software that don't really concern the gameplay might also be blocked by the update and one such example will be Nvidia ShadowPlay. This is of course a temporary issue that the developers are trying to get a solution for as soon as possible.

RELATED: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds PC 1.0 Update #2

One other important thing to note is that, anti-cheat software developer BattlEye has banned over more than 1 million cheats for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. In October 2017, they have been banning 6K-13K players on PUBG per day and the peak was 20K for a single day. The numbers of ban then escalated from a 42K to 100K for a 24 hour time period. Most of these cheats were banned from China and following the January bans the amount of banned PUBG players have totaled at 1.5 million so far, which is never a good sign.



Last December, a stat showed PUBG having crossed the landmark for 3 million concurrent players and set a new high for the game. According to the most recent graph, the game still has more than 2.8 million concurrent participants on Steam. Cheating is a cancerous problem in any given online multiplayer game and given the problem with the ever-growing number of cheats in PUBG hasn't still daunted the fans of the game means; there is still hope to eradicate this malice.

RELATED: PUBG Crosses 3 Million Concurrent Players

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is an online last-man-standing shooter released in 2017 for PC and Xbox One. Microsoft and PUBG Corp. are trying their heart and soul with an anti-cheat solution for PC version to improve the environment for the most popular battle royale out there. Hopefully, they will also take initiatives for an Xbox One edition as well.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

PUBG Anti-Cheat Will Block ReShade

Even though PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been dominating both PC and Xbox One, the most common complain you always hear about the game is that the color palette of this last-man-standing shooter is not vibrant enough. In other words, the visual of this game is sort of pale compared to any other. So, people who play this game on Microsoft Windows uses many third-party tools to see things better and one of the program is called ReShade.

RELATED: Tencent Helped Chinese Police Arrest PUBG Cheaters

Currently, PUBG developers are working on to make sure that people cannot use ReShade anymore in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds to increase fairness or to make it more colorful. While all ReShade does is to add more light to the eyes of the players but it also helps the user see their opponents better in the background. So, the program is actually helping the players with a seemingly non-harmful yet unfair means to win.

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PUBG Anti-Cheat Will Block ReShade

RELATED: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds PC 1.0 Update #2

Ever since the survival shooter game of PUBG Corporation hit an incredible height on Steam and Xbox One, it attracted the unwanted attention of the cheats to the game. Developer and publisher studio banned more than a thousand players, arrested many cheat software maker with the help of Chinese government and whatever else they could have done to prevent cheats. They even added a replay camera through one of their latest update to file reports against anything in-game that looks suspicious.

RELATED: PUBG May Come to PlayStation 4

Previously, Brendan Greene, director of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds deemed the usage of ReShade as not an offense that should get them banned and flagged it "Okay". Some of the popular PUBG streamers also used ReShade in the past on many occasion. Plus, considerable amount of request from spectators were made about the program for enhancing the viewing experience for them. However, developers have finally decided that they are not going to allow it anymore.

RELATED: PUBG Crosses 3 Million Concurrent Players

Apparently, they are testing a new anti-cheat solution to fend off the cheats in their test servers. Any third-party program that helps player to affect the visuals or gameplay in any way possible will be blocked out from now on for the sake of a better gaming environment. As ReShade is a renowned program used by PUBG players to improve visuals, it is getting blocked away too.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tencent Helped Chinese Police Arrest PUBG Cheaters

As last-man-standing shooter PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds takes over the border of China to expand its global reach, the current top-selling video game of the world is not free of cheating problem just yet. Game’s distributor in China and the biggest gaming company on earth, Tencent Holdings Ltd. is currently going all out at war against those who attempts to cheat in-game and disrupts the environment of fair play for other players.

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Tencent Helped Chinese Police Arrest PUBG Cheaters

RELATED: PUBG Will Be Changed in China

According to analytics from Steam, multiplayer online battle royale PUBG has currently has 27 million users worldwide and almost 10 million of them belong to China. Roughly 8 million players of the game are from United States and the rest is from various other countries of the world. Because of its massive consumer base, Tencent had to make sure that players who bought this game has the experience they seek from the game and not some cheat gets to rob them off that.

RELATED: PUBG Crosses 3 Million Concurrent Players

So, they enlisted help from the Chinese police to dig up and drag out those underground groups that are responsible for creating bots to manipulate the game environment. As part of this initiative, already 30 cases have been filed and 120 are arrested for involvement with the cheat. The cheat-software makers were helping people mostly with aimbots and wallhacks, which made it near impossible for the general players to win.

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Cheaters Drive Away Players from PUBG

RELATED: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds PC 1.0 Update #2

The main reason for this online battle royale game to find the attraction of the cheat-software makers is the insane amount of popularity it has in the market. Ever since the game is launched, people have been losing their mind over it and that massive hype has been increasing every day. An in-game automated banning system is recently introduced to the game through an update that has helped clear out hackers from the game to an estimated 67.5 percent.

RELATED: PUBG May Come to PlayStation 4

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is a multiplayer online shooter from PUBG Corporation, released for PC and Xbox One worldwide. The game holds the potential of becoming a popular eSport any day soon as within the one year of its release, it has already ran a few small but successful tournaments and managed to draw attention from people.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds PC 1.0 Update #2

Last month, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds have released their first ever update after leaving the Early Access period on PC. PUBG Corp. has dropped the second update for their insanely popular multiplayer online battle royale game as a part of their solidarity to the project and it brings some new contents as well as features on the table. This update mostly focuses on improving the game performance and a fair play environment.

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds PC 1.0 Update #2

RELATED: PUBG May Come to PlayStation 4

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds PC 1.0 Update #2 is currently on test servers and one of the prominent features of this PUBG update is a system which is called the replay report tool. This will allow the players to report about any other participants suspected of cheating in the game so that they can be taken care of and this is the developers' effort to create the game environment fairer. They urged everyone to properly implement the tool to help them identify any active cheats through a post on Steam.

RELATED: PUBG Crosses 3 Million Concurrent Players

A few more tweaks have been done for the betterment of the in game performance and many bugs are fixed but those will not compromise any gameplay elements. Such as the visible distance when players are parachuting down to the island will be reduced to improve server performance. Reportedly, the La Bendita on Miramar desert map will have more objects to help players find better cover during the battle royale.

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds Desperado Crate Items

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Another little change that PUBG Corp. has made is that they have changed the design of the in-game energy drink. From the very beginning of the game, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds added an energy drink called Hot Bull, which is a clear imitation of the Red Bull beverage. The latest update also changed the design of the cans and it is branded with a new logo of a mustached man instead of two bulls butting heads. So, players may feel a little downed as the in-game Red Bull SWAG will be no more!

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There are two types of loot boxes containing Biker and Desperado crate cosmetic items. They are now on test servers and players will be given 100,000 BP and six Early Bird keys to try them out. However, PUBG Corp. assures that since they are all for testing purpose, BP and items will not be transferable to live accounts. Once the testing phase is over, the loot crates and replay report tool will be brought into the live game should they prove to be in stable condition.

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds Biker Crate Items

Full patch notes and details can be found right below on Steam forum:
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds PC 1.0 Update #2.

Released back in December, 2017, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is already out to plat on PC and Xbox One worldwide. Now, hurry up and join the last-man-standing shooter with your new gears and a few cans of re-branded Hot Bull to take over the battlegrounds.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

PUBG May Come to PlayStation 4

2017 was undoubtedly dominated by developer PUBG Corporation's last-man-standing shooter Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds on both PC and Xbox One. They even managed to cross international border with the game by having to release the game on China. Still, there is one particular space left for PUBG to conquer that is PlayStation 4 and the CEO of the company has recently hinted the possibility of it happening in the future.

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PUBG May Come to PlayStation 4

As you can see, right now Xbox One is the only console that is privileged to Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds on it, which makes the game exclusive to the platform at least for now. The PUBG Corp is willing to release the title on every possible console out there but for now they are mostly focusing on completing the game for Xbox One because there are many in-game issues yet to resolve and they are gradually going at it.

RELATED: PUBG Crosses 3 Million Concurrent Players

First of all, the game isn't entirely complete which is why it was on Early Access of Steam and now in Game Preview on Xbox One. Whether or not Sony wants the multiplayer online battle royale of 2017 on their console, they did not offer any pre-release program like those mentioned above. Now, this is why they have to completely finish making Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds to release on PlayStation 4. However, PUBG Corp is very much interested to explore this possibility.

RELATED: PUBG Having Issues on Xbox One

Sony is very strict when it comes to release any game on PlayStation Store because of their restriction policy on quality. In some of the cases, some games took six more months to release on PS4 even though it was completed. Depending on your views on the pros and cons of pre-release programs of Steam or Xbox One, it can either turn out to be a great plus point or a sore end. This can still turn very positive for the developers as by the time they will finish the Xbox One version, they will figure out what to do with the PlayStation 4 release.

Friday, December 29, 2017

PUBG Crosses 3 Million Concurrent Players

If we say that the year 2017 was dominated by the newly released sensation of a multiplayer online battle royale game called PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, we won't be exaggerating much, right? We know we are right on this one. Because, there was literally news about PUBG every week if not every month and sometimes there were interesting scoops on the game twice in a day. We just couldn't catch a break from it as it seemed. That's not a bad thing though.

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PUBG Crosses 3 Million Concurrent Players

From the Early Access days on Steam, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has set a couple of impressive milestones for having a large number of concurrent players online. Back in September, PUBG hit the mile marker of 1 million players. Then October saw the number grow to double just as it exited the Early Access stage and now at the end of the year, the game reached the milestone of 3 million players simultaneously participating in the hottest online battle royale.

RELATED: PUBG Will Be Changed in China

The closest number nearing the landmark of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds that any other game has managed to reach till date is Dota 2. This multiplayer online battle arena game from Valve Corporation has the record of reaching 1.29 million players but even that number hasn't been above anywhere near 1 million since February 2017. Currently, Dota 2 has a number of concurrent players online between 50-70 thousands at best.



Before today, many online portals and sites already published a bunch of fake news on PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds already hitting the 3 million players' peak point and since everyone is so damn hyped with the game, some actually believed it to be true. PUBG eventually did managed to reach that peak though as it was quite inevitable for the game at this point of increasing popularity. It wasn't until Steam’s official stats page confirmed the news to be true, we weren't absolutely sure if this have happened.

RELATED: PUBG Having Issues on Xbox One

PUBG Corporation presents PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is already out now to play on PC and Xbox One as a part of Microsoft’s Xbox Game Preview Program. If you haven't joined the ever-growing crowd of the most popular shooters of 2017, don't shy off and just join in to have some fun with your fellow contenders of battlegrounds.