Showing posts with label PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Show all posts

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Steam Reveals Best-Selling & Most Played Games of 2018

Valve is looking back at the top-seller games, most played and the ones with the most simultaneous players for 2018 so far.

Each year, Valve Corporation unveils a list of the best-selling and most played titles on their digital distribution platform Steam and 2018 is not going to be any different. Also, Steam Summer Sale was nearing its end and gamers ought to know which games are ruling the top charts currently. Despite seeing a sudden fall in sales for the past couple of months, there are many willing to cash in for their favorite games and the list for best playing games got some surprising and unexpected entries as well.

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Steam Reveals Best-Selling & Most Played Games of 2018

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Steam has separated these top games into four different categories like Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze. Few of the top sellers of 2018 starts with games like Jurassic World Evolution, Far Cry 5, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Civilization VI, Rocket League, Warhammer: Vermintide 2, Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Rainbow Six Siege, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Grand Theft Auto V and Warframe. Aside from inclusion of CS: GO, Dota 2, PUBG and Warframe, rest of the entries were unpredictable.

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Top-Selling Steam Games of 2018 (So Far)

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Open world action adventure Assassin's Creed Origins, Final Fantasy XV, fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ, turn-based RPG title Divinity: Original Sin II, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and The Elder Scrolls Online came close topping the list into Gold category. Considering new sequels from their franchise is awaiting release, Dying Light and Fallout 4 are doing quite well by securing Silver rank, while Rise of the Tomb Raider and The Division managed to enter the Bronze class.

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Games that have the most concurrent number of players are according to official report are CS: GO, Warframe, Dota 2, Rainbow Six Siege, PUBG and GTA V. All of the above-mentioned titles are drawing more than 100,000 players simultaneously on Steam. KC: Deliverance, Rocket League, Garry's Mod, Football Manager 2018, Rust, Civilization V, FC5, Path of Exile, Stellaris, Civilization VI, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Payday 2 comes close with 50,000 players hooking up to it in real-time.

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Most Played Steam Games of 2018 (So Far)

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Another thing that stuck on our mind is that cooperative first-person shooter game Left 4 Dead 2 is still generating more than 25,000 concurrent players even after a decade of its release. This clearly states, why Turtle Rock Studios should go ahead with a plan to develop Left 4 Dead 3 for anticipating fan-base. With Steam offering some huge discounts on popular games, hardcore gamers are barging in on old and new titles, because Valve apparently has something for everyone in their store.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

PUBG Corp. Drops Lawsuit Against Epic Games

PUBG Corporation has just dropped their copyright violation lawsuit against Epic Games over Fortnite Battle Royale.

Ever since developers Epic Games have added a "Battle Royale" mode to their sandbox survival game Fortnite, it was obvious that where they took the inspiration from because it was quite on the nose. Then developers of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, PUBG Corporation eventually called them out for straight out copying their idea. Then earlier this year, PUBG owners have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against their rival company, which is dropped after months of debacle over it.

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PUBG Corp. Drops Lawsuit Against Epic Games

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An injunction against Epic Games was filed by the accuser back in January for supposed copyright violation stating the game in question is creating a similar gaming experience for players like PUBG. Now, dropping the case can be for several reasons and both of these game developing companies are partially owned by Tencent Holdings might be one of them. Also, PUBG uses the same Unreal Engine made by Epic Games and that makes it even complicated than it already is.

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Initially, Fortnite was struggling with their "Save the World" mode until they decided to introduce a PvP mode that is very much akin to last-man-standing shooter PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, published by Korea-based publisher Bluehole. Although no official statement on this sudden setback is not yet revealed but they might have reached over some settlement that caused the withdrawal of the copyright lawsuit over online battle royale game of their competitor.

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People like to play Battle Royale games and there is no denying of it but the way whole gaming industry has been on its tail, it seems a bit of stretch now when big-name titles like Battlefield V and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 announces of having the same mode to their game. Because of their practice of accuse similar games and taking legal action over them, followers trolled them on Twitter when it welcomed Battlefield series to the club by hinting another lawsuit filing maybe on its way.

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PUBG is already suffering from a loss of player count for some time despite recently crossing the milestone of selling 50 million units of the game. They completely screwed up the players who supported the game from a primitive stage by not fixing the glitches but heavily focusing on DLC and loot boxes. Whereas, for their free-to-play nature, Fortnite Battle Royale didn't just gained huge popularity but also made a good buck from selling cosmetic items through micro-transactions.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

PUBG Gets ‘Event Pass’ Progression System

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is bringing a new progression and reward system called 'Event Pass' this week.

Developers of PUBG Corp. has been up to a new progression system for their last-man-standing shooter PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and they are about to launch it soon. Starting this Friday, they will release an "Event Pass" that will offer players many unlockable items and it will drop as they introduce the long-awaited Sanhok map on PC. Themed on the upcoming map, the pass is going to last for four weeks and this is the way how they are going to deliver premium content in future.

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PUBG Gets ‘Event Pass’ Progression System

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ third and one of the recently anticipated maps Sanhok features a jungle-like environment and is scheduled to drop on June 22. Designed for close quarter combats by keeping the size to a 4x4 KM size, you can expect much more intensity you ever saw in Erangel or Miramar. This is a nice way to keep things fresh and you probably know that by now if you have been playing it in test servers. Hopefully, more change will come and more loot will be found.

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We offer you to take a quick glance at PUBG's Sanhok map in the teaser trailer below before heading to it.




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This Event Pass presents you many new missions, which are either daily or weekly and some of them are specifically designed to play on Sanhok for you to complete them to increase your level. Leveling up will lead you to unlocking rewards but they are neither tradable nor marketable as PUBG has gotten rid of item trading because of the presence of many third-party marketplace who started abusing this system. Until they could come up with a solution, a temporary restriction is on.

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Lately, players have been unlocking contents through a crate and key system that the developers thought to be a meaningful way. Even though it sort of screws over their consumers in many ways, they somehow believe that finding rare items in this way can be "extremely satisfying" for some reason. They even mentioned that at one point, the devs even considered releasing content as paid DLC but that will simply divide the whole player base into two different groups that has access to the maps or not.

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It will also keep a lot of players from enjoying updated contents and besides, PUBG Corp. has promised at The Game Awards 2017 that they will provide all maps for free. So, an Event Pass is created, which is much like a rewarding method called Battle Pass from their rival multiplayer online battle royale game Fortnite. According to their own statement, Event Pass is introduced as a progression system that they can keep track of. Said to be available from June 22, a price was not mentioned yet.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ Sanhok Map

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However, if you choose not to purchase the Event Pass, you can still enjoy those premium contents for a limited time. So, paying for it lets you permanently acquire all the cool stuff and exclusive rewards. If you buy it on a later time, you will still earn all the rewards through tracking your mission progress. Apparently, many players from their community have been requesting them for a progression system that can be tracked and we only wonder why they don't focus on other problems!

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PUBG Corporation also need to keep in mind that despite selling 50 million copies of the game, PUBG has lost almost half of its player base due to developer's lack of effort in fixing the game and focusing on cosmetic item releases. The game's Korea-based publisher Bluehole is currently in a lawsuit battle with Epic Games for copyright infringement, which should also be a matter of concern. The game was released into Steam's Early Access in March 2017 and then released for PC and Xbox One on December 2017.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

PUBG Corp Suing Epic Games For Copyright

Developers of Fortnite have been accused of copying from rival title PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

After throwing accusations for copying their game, developer studio PUBG Corporation has finally filed a lawsuit against Epic Games for copyright infringement. PUBG Corp is a subsidiary for Korea-based publisher Bluehole that is responsible for multiplayer online battle royale game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Although PUBG has introduced the concept of last-man-standing shooter in video games, their main competitor Fortnite is currently ruling everywhere!

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PUBG Corp Suing Epic Games For Copyright

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This is not the first time the accuser has claimed for their designs or intellectual property being copied by Epic Games for their Fortnite Battle Royale, which eventually became more popular. Back in January, the company filed an injunction against Epic Games Korea for supposed copyright violation. The accused company has not made any comment on the lawsuit yet and Seoul Central District Court will decide whether or not they have copied aspects from PUBG.

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Both Fortnite and PUBG have millions of players engaged in online multiplayer battles these days. Originally inspired from a Japanese thriller film Battle Royale, PUBG debuted in March 2017 on Steam's Early Access before being fully released on December, 2017 for PC and Xbox One. Then Fortnite's Battle Royale mode was released by Epic Games in September when their "Free The World" PvE mode was constantly failing to get any footing or recognition.

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Fortnite: Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup

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Because of their free-to-play nature, it soon gained huge popularity and a massive fan-following, which their rival game was lacking. They were also making some sweet cash out of micro-transaction for cosmetic items. While Fortnite was breaking into mainstream media with guest appearance from rapper Drake or having a timed crossover event on the release of Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds was slowly dying for their compatibility problem, lack of optimization and loads of bugs.

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Despite sharing traits like dropping 100 players into a selected map to survive till the last person or a team, Fortnite also pushes you to build fort and craft various items for better defense, which is completely absent in PUBG. Although, they have no problem with Epic Games adapting a Battle Royale mode for their game, PUBG Corp is concerned with Fortnite trying to repeat what they did to deliver similar experience to players and they already pay a huge buck to them as royalties for using Unreal Engine 4.

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PUBG Revolutionized Battle Royale

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Considering those above mentioned points, it really seems very inconsiderate for Epic to using intellectual properties of their client. Since, Fortnite Battle Royale is free-to-play, PUBG is currently struggling to even retain their spot on the competition. However, people will still abandon the game if they do not prioritize fixing tons of existing problems their community has been complaining about from the very beginning.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Miramar Map Arrives for PUBG on Xbox One

Miramar map finally arrives for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on Xbox One as part of game’s spring update.

Third-person multiplayer shooter experience with Battle Royale classic PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on Xbox One is going to intensify a lot as PUBG brings another anticipated map for Microsoft's console. The game itself has been out for six months and the map has been on Xbox One test server for over a month now. We are talking about the second map Miramar of this modern day death match, which has already gone live with their Spring update a we got a clip with highlights.

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Miramar Map Arrives for PUBG on Xbox One

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Witness the vastness of Miramar that challenges the players of battlegrounds to survive the unforgiving desert it is.




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Set in a desert, Miramar offers you a town built in it surrounded by hills and gives you a lot of open spaces to test out your surviving skills against everyone else. Not only has the map allowed you a lot of spaces to hide from people trying to kill you but also gives away cool weapons like R45 revolver, sawed-off shotgun and Win94 lever-action rifle as tool for survival. Also, the 6-seat van and an off-road pickup truck are vehicles designed especially for this unique location.

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New Environments to Explore

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We all know that the development team is always trying to better optimize the game for an improved gameplay experience for all and thanks to Xbox Game Preview experience, you will notice many signs of load times, optimization and stability around. Environmental properties will now load properly when players are dropping on land or building. The issue of entire game crashing has also been worked on and they are still taking feedbacks while constantly working towards it more.

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PUBG Golden Tracksuit Pack
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PUBG Instructor Set Pack

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Don't forget the chance to grab some new cosmetic items that comes along with Spring update. If you have somehow missed the opportunity to grab Instructor Set or Track Suit pack, they are back again. The former comes with camouflage cap, short pants and orange shirt while the latter contains a golden tracksuit top with matching pants. Both packs costing only $4.99 will be available for purchase from in-game Lobby Store for a limited time.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a last-man-standing shooter from PUBG Corporation that came out in Early Access on PC and Xbox One last year. Then Android and iOS version of PUBG also came following soon as well. Those playing the PC version have been enjoying Miramar since December 2017 and Xbox One testing is running from April 2018. A third map, Sanhok, is currently on test servers for PC and will probably release within next few months.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Savage Map In Works

Although PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has achieved feats like selling over 30 Million copies and crossed records of having 3 million concurrent players on Steam, they have had reached a point earlier where they weren't growing. All they did for last few months is to add loot boxes rather than some actual contents. In the meantime, free-to-play title Fortnite of Epic Games stole their thunder by breaking streaming record on Twitch and having rapper Drake join them in a match.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Savage Map Concept Art

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We are actually pretty thankful that Fortnite Battle Royale has managed to take the limelight from PUBG for a while and now they are alerted about the situation. Otherwise, we would have pinned to wall with that gambling-oriented, barely finished version of third person shooter for years and PUBG Corp. wouldn't give a damn about it. Now the developers have suddenly become so productive with new ideas and launched a couple of weekly events like Tequila Sunrise and War Mode.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Map Selection

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These ideas worked so good with their audience that many of them are demanding to make some of these temporary test modes to permanent. All that and the game finally work their way up to get players to have a map selection. Xbox One users are still stuck with the Erangel map whereas PC version got to try out Miramar map for some time now. However, they are working on that too and almost finished but have not set any exact date for it yet.

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Soon, map selection is going to get a lot more crucial than ever because PUBG developers have been working for their third map, Codename: Savage and as they are nearing to completion, it is available now for test on Steam. Considering this one one-quarter the size than the other two, it really is far from finished but we do understand that they hastily released it for early feedback to improve it and to convince you that they had other things to show except for “Equinox Crate” loot boxes.

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PUBG Corp. states that what they envision for Savage map will need months to get complete and one of their ideas is to add a huge cave where players will jump right in their parachute. The concept of base jumping, where you fling with a parachute strapped on your back off a cliff is adapted here but players will be jumping into the biggest underground cave they can think of in this case, which sounds a lot like Cave of Swallows from Mexico.

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PUBG Team on Thailand Trip

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In their recent trip to Thailand, a developer team went seeking inspiration to merge with their ideas for their new map. There were Concept Artists, 3D Environment Artists and Technical Artists within the team to study real location. One of their objectives was to shot photos of real-world areas or objects from every possible angle and convert them to in-game 3D objects through Photogrammetry. They will also take player's feedback to evolve the map further and making their experience unique.

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Inside Phraya Nakhon Cave

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Also, deep inside the Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, the team finds Thailand's own version of Cave of Swallows, which goes by the name Phraya Nakhon Cave. Since their planned Savage map was Southeast Asian-themed, this one fits perfectly for what they were looking for. They came up with a cool imagery to depict their vision and as it will be converted into an in-game asset, you are about to experience an amazing entrance. The cave will be made in a way that lets players to dive straight through the big enough opening of the cave and join the fight.

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Savage Map Cave Concept

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From their recent endeavors, it would seem like PUBG Corp. is up to making some short-term goals like selling loot boxes for money rather than focusing on updates that will possibly fix the game for better. The way the developers rushed with the release of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds for mobile and Xbox One has clearly shows that they are just trying to spread their name everywhere as fast as possible so that no one can take them over but Fortnite already did that.

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Besides, there are multiple upcoming titles that are bringing Battle Royale mode in their games in some way or another. Triple-A video games like Battlefield V and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is already on that list, who will introduce their unique take on the genre. When they will hit the market with more polished gameplay and improved features, PUBG will surely be in tough competition. If the tendency of focusing on loot box and not working on content remains their prime goal, their downfall will be imminent.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds War Event Mode

Last week, PUBG Corporation had successfully held "Tequila Sunrise" event mode and announced a War mode for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds which will be accessible in custom games as the developers finish testing. This is perhaps the most intense version of Battle Royale that they have envisioned till date. Stretching to see how far they could take the game concept to keep things interesting to players, PUBG Corp. came up with deathmatch-style battles in War event mode.

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds War Event Mode

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By far, War is the most diverse mode in all of PUBG history you have ever partaken in aside from their main server. That's right! War will not show up in the game's regular selection but if you can create custom servers, you can see it. If a War server is available then just about anyone can join for some action. Remember when Battlegrounds used to be a mod in first person tactical military shooter ARMA from Bohemia Interactive? This is a lot like that as a callback to old days.

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Be sure to check out the trailer on PUBG's War mode to keep up with us as we talk about it in more details and how it affects the gameplay in overall.




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The thing everyone would appreciate about War is that, dying during a fight doesn't put you out of the field right away. You can "Re-Spawn" at your place by jumping from the plane after you are killed and pick up the fight from where you were left off. This means, you can now participate for longer than before in each of these 15-minute rounds. You and your 10-man squad are allowed in a small piece of Erangel map to take out two other teams and the map doesn't shrink on you. Isn't that great?

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Whenever you re-spawn, you will be equipped with one random pistol, an assault rifle (AR) or designated marksman rifle (DMR), a level one helmet, a level one vest and a grenade. You can also scour in those buildings of the map for additional loot and care packages that drops after every 90 seconds but keep it in mind that by then, the shootout will already begin and bullets will be even flying into your direction. Even though you are taken out, rest of your team can carry on till you re-join them in a few seconds.

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Since teams are consists with 10 players, you are allowed to bring 9 from your friends list or auto matching system will do it for you. You can also end up with less squad members depending on your matchmaking situation. Each team will be competing for 200 points to win and the first squad to score that takes the cake. Every kill will earn you 3 points and a single point for a knock out or reviving any of your teammates. If no team manages to score 200 points within 15-minute time limit, then the one with highest score will win the match.

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Deadliest PUBG Event Yet

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War mode is available from April 12, at 7 PM PDT and will run till April 15, 7 PM PDT for a full weekend. Other things to note are there is no region lock, weather is fixed at “sunny”, Redzone and Killer Spectator Mode will be disabled as well. As the safe zone is limited, you have fewer places to hide your skin. So, we suggest you don't worry about getting shot and go out there to take out enemy teams. Also, North America, Europe, Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania are exclusive to a first-person variant of War mode.

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PUBG Corporation presents last-man-standing shooter PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is released on Early Access for PC and Xbox One in 2017. There are two versions of PUBG also available for playing it on Android and iOS devices. Although War event mode is here among us for a limited time for PUBG Corp. for testing purpose, we seriously hope that is becomes permanent, because it can probably help developers bring back loyal fans of the game into the festival of Battle Royale.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Tequila Sunrise Event

We had an early announcement from developer PUBG Corporation on Steam community that they will launch limited-time event mode within an update for PC and Xbox One very soon. This timed event and a new Custom gameplay mode will shake things up for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for good. Already made a name with the unique concept of Battle Royale to put on a map ad fight to a standstill for victory and a Chicken Dinner, it already became one of the top selling video games of all time.

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Tequila Sunrise Event

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Even after pulling that feat, PUBG had no time for rest as its insane popularity soon lured out a couple of competitors in the market, most of which are just different versions of rip-off of the original. Fortnite Battle Royale of Epic Games however, managed to become their main rival after so long when they recently broke record for most number of concurrent viewers on Twitch and currently ruling the charts.

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Many believe that Fortnite's biggest plus point is the free-to-play nature of the game and PUBG Corp. should do something similar. Epic Games also had a timed event called Blitz Mode for Fortnite Battle Royale a short while ago. The developers have been at work for some time and they even put out a new map for beta testing already. Clearly, that wasn't enough and now here is "Tequila Sunrise" event mode for fans with a new challenge.

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At Sunrise on Miramar

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According to PUBG Official Blog, Tequila Sunrise event starts on April 5, at 7 PM PDT and will run till April 8, 7 PM PDT for a total of 72 hours. Four player squads will be competing for Battle Royale supremacy on Miramar map with only shotguns and melee weapons for combat. There will be no other weapons to use or maps to explore and don't expect for any Care Package to drop during matches. Matching is by default "On" but you can simply turn Auto Matching off if you are not a fan of the feature.

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A brand-new game mode called War is currently accessible in custom games and the Savage map is currently in-testing. War is a much more intense version of Battle Royale taking place on Erangel map and pitting all contestants in a circle for shootout. Now, it completely depends on the developer whether or not they will play with the possibilities to make this thing big or drop at some point though. PUBG needs to keep grinding as they just won't have to topple only Fortnite but many others in line.

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is a last-man-standing shooter from PUBG Corporation, released for Early Access on PC and Xbox One. Two versions for Android and iOS of PUBG are also available. They already have a planned road-map for 2018 and staying true to their word means, series fans are going to get more updates, new contents and event modes more often for whole year.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Event Mode Announced

Ever since developer PUBG Corporation has brought their last-man-standing shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds to Steam, the game has been single handedly moping the floor clean with other battle royale titles out there until the sudden rise of Fortnite lately when rapper Drake decided to drop in. According to a recent Steam community post, PUBG is going to join the special event madness of battle royale games very shortly.

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Event Mode

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An update for PC and Xbox One is coming soon as limited-time event modes, which is also designed to improved performance. In general, players can experience Solo, Duo and Squad modes in their regular play and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds’ Event Mode will be an ever-changing Custom Game. Developers will be trying and testing new things within this short period of events every once in a while to see how it goes with players to understand their reception towards the game.

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This is a huge step-up from the regular public matches you mostly play but since all of this is supposed to lead to more exciting things the developers have in store for players. However, the last part really depends on the perspective of things. The initial limited time mode won't be anything fancy but rather more basic except for the fact that it will have teams of eight players competing against each other. To make things a bit more interesting, the rifle drop ratio during these matches will be twice as much than usual.

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New Flare Gun Update

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Sounds like the devs are already planning to rip the old rules apart and introducing new twists out of their sleeves. The only downside we can see right now is that Event Mode is dependent on matchmaking and instead of letting you group-up with your friends, you've got to hang out with random strangers. Have we mentioned yet that they will add a flare gun for the next limited-time mode? Well, we just did now.

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Currently, Fortnite Battle Royale is having their very own special timed event Blitz Mode and Epic Games have added this from last December. It happened just the time when PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds came out of Early Access on PC and is finally released for Xbox One. Though PUBG Corp. haven't dropped any official date for their event to launch but hopefully, it will be live on game’s test server soon right after they finish testing.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wins Game of The Year at DICE Awards

Last year, Nintendo's open world action-adventure game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was released from Legend of Zelda series. The game was exclusively dropped on Nintendo Switch and Wii U, which ended up receiving critical acclaim as well as breaking Nintendo's sales records of the past by selling over six million copies. On Thursday night, the game won big time at the 21st DICE Awards.

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Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wins Game of The Year at DICE Awards

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The latest installment from Legend of Zelda franchise won prestigious awards like Adventure Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Game Design and Game of the Year at the event. Genyo Takeda, executive and designer of Nintendo received Lifetime Achievement Award at the same night for his contributions to gaming over the years.

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Genyo Takeda Accepts Lifetime Achievement Award

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Four other games that won the night from Nintendo in Handheld Game of the Year, Mobile Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design and Racing Game of the Year for Metroid: Samus Returns, Fire Emblem Heroes, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Mario Odyssey respectively. With that, Nintendo takes eight trophies home from the 21st DICE Awards this year.

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DICE Award Winners 2018

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Battle royale sensation, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds becomes Action Game of the Year and gets another for Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay. Styled in 1930's era of animation, run and gun indie title Cuphead from StudioMDHR gets award for Animation, Art Direction and Original Music Composition. Horizon Zero Dawn was picked for both Outstanding Achievement in Story and Outstanding Technical Achievement.

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Other achievements worth mentioning are FIFA 18 for Sports Game of the Year, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Senua for Outstanding Achievement in Character, Injustice 2 for Fighting Game of the Year and Nier: Automata for Role-Playing Game of the Year.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

PUBG Becomes Best-Selling Video Games Ever

Video game industry witnessed a new record-breaker that made its debut in 2017 and it is a multiplayer online battle royale game. We are talking about PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds from PUBG Corporation and many of you may have already guessed that even if you have missed the title somehow, because it's so obvious. The game ruthlessly dominated the market last year and made it to the top 10 best-selling video games of all time.

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PUBG Becomes Best-Selling Video Games Ever

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We are now in 2018 and the game isn't showing any signs of stopping or slowing down on increasing sales. Even though PUBG faced some competition from Epic Games' free-to-play battle royale game Fortnite, the major issue they are facing is the ever-growing number of cheaters in-game. In a last-man-standing shooter of a maximum 100 players, the constant cheats are ruining the experience for everyone.

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So far, the developers are regularly banning hundreds and thousands of cheaters worldwide, taken legal action against the cheaters in China and added a replay option to detect and report a potential cheater with suspicious activity. The majority of players who suffers from this are mostly on PC and many of them are with PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds till the beginning when it haven't even fixed issues and wasn't released officially.

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Battle Royale Game Competition

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Most recent chart indicates that 30 million copies of PUBG have been sold for PC and another 4 million sales came from Xbox One version release. With that, the total estimate sales is over 34.193 million and that earns PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds seventh position on the best-selling video games of all time list, beating games like New Super Mario Bros. and Wii Sports Resort. Considering the game started out on Steam's Early Access, this monumental achievement is quite impressive.

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Previously known as Korean publisher Bluehole, PUBG Corporation presents PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is a third-person shooter for PC and Xbox One. Despite the setbacks with cheats, the game also holds record for the highest number of concurrent players on Steam, leaving Dota 2 at second place. The Xbox One version issues though but that doesn't mean they can't be fixed. With every other game trying to introduce their very own battle royale mode, PUBG better start working on some new maps for the fans.

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

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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.

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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?

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Monday, February 5, 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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.