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Playerunknown's Battlegrounds

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An online shooter with elements of survival, focusing on a Battle Royale type of competition (the last man standing wins). Playerunkown’s Battlegrounds is a game from the developers of TERA MMO and the creator of Battle Royale mods for Arma II and Arma III. The rules of the game are simple: a large number of players are put together in a big closed location with only one mission – to eliminate everyone else. A game ends when there is only one player left alive. Participants start off completely unarmed, so the first phase is basically a race for the best weapon. Players can make use of various kinds of traps, and the game offers much freedom when it comes to choosing the methods of eliminating enemies. An extra help for that comes from a simple crafting system, which lets you construct items from gathered resources. Playerunkown’s Battlegrounds’ fast-paced gameplay is further increased by the fact that the map is gradually getting smaller, making confrontations between players more frequent.

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PC / Windows
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Playerunknown's Battlegrounds

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds | PC

Action, FPP, TPP, sandbox, FPS, survival, multiplayer, TPS, co-op, shooters, Battle Royale

Companies responsible for Playerunknown's Battlegrounds

Bluehole | game developer

Official website

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds release date for PC:

game language:
English

20 December 2017 | Worldwide

20 December 2017 | Europe

20 December 2017 | USA

Game mode: multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Expectations: 6.9 / 10 calculated out of 777 players' votes.  

Microsoft XBOX ONE
Game Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (XONE) Cover
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds | XBOX ONE

Action, FPP, TPP, sandbox, FPS, survival, multiplayer, TPS, co-op, shooters, Battle Royale

Companies responsible for Playerunknown's Battlegrounds

Bluehole | game developer

Official website

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

2018 | Worldwide

Game mode: multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Expectations: 8.5 / 10 calculated out of 87 players' votes.  

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds for PC / Windows is an online Battle Royale game developed by the Korean Bluehole studio led by Brendan Green – known to the gaming community under the alias PlayerUnknown. Green has been responsible for developing the Battle Royal mods for such games as Arma II and Arma III; moreover, he has been working on the King of the Kill mod for H1Z1.

Mechanics

In terms of its mechanics, the PC / Windows release of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds resembles a mixture of the realism known from the Arma series, and the arcade nature distinctive for H1Z1. As befits a Battle Royale game, PUBG delivers matches, in which a large group of players is thrown right in the middle of a large map with one objective – to survive longer than the other players and eliminate all the opponents. An additional difficulty lies in a continuously shrinking area – a player has to be inside an electric barrier limiting the battlefield; otherwise, they’re as good as dead.

Players’ characters are transported over the battlefield with an airplane. It is up to a player to decide where do they want to begin the match – it only takes a parachute jump from the plane and plummeting towards the selected region of the map. Upon landing, one can select between first-person and third-person perspectives. Then, players have to set off to explore the abandoned and devastated post-communist buildings in order to acquire weapons, armor, and other pieces of gear that might provide a tactical advantage over the enemies. Some of the items, such as backpacks and bulletproof vests, have three levels of quality that ensure various statistics for the character. Moreover, players can modify their weapons with multiple upgrades, e.g. extended clips, silencers, buttstocks, ammunition bags, special gun-sights, and many more. Each upgrade changes weapon’s parameters and significantly influences the gameplay. The key to success lies in the utilization of proper tactics allowing a player to eliminate the largest number of his opponents and surviving for as long as possible.

Additionally, players get at their disposal different vehicles that facilitate the movement around the vast maps – one can drive an off-road vehicle, a sedan, a modern buggy-type vehicle, as well as a motorcycle. Each vehicle requires fuel – a player has to tend to it before each ride.

When traversing the map, a player can utilize a clear map and use markers for planning the tactics. As a result of continuous effort and inevitable gunfights, one’s character is bound to lose his energy and health shown in two separate bars in the interface. In order to regain the lost portion of health, a player can reach for energy drinks, painkillers, medkits, and many other first-aid items.

For each match, a player is awarded a certain amount of points, which can be increased for each kill, damage, and ranking score. These points can be spent on crates with random pieces of gear as well as weapons’ modifications, additional pieces of equipment, and modification of character’s appearance (this regards character’s sex, face, and hairstyle).

Game modes

The PC / Windows release of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds offers multiplayer modes only – up to 100 players can play simultaneously in one match. Nonetheless, one can choose if he wants to enter the battle alone or in a team of two or four. When playing in a team, player’s character does not die upon losing all his health points – he falls to the ground and has to crawl to the nearest ally before a new bar that is activated disappears. A player has a limited amount of time to find someone who will give him a new lease of life.

Technical aspects

Unlike his previous projects, Green has decided to base the PC / Windows release of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on the technology offered by Unreal Engine 4; nonetheless, the number of modifications implemented into the engine makes the game much different from similar productions using the same technology developed by Epic. This results in mediocre optimization and only a decent level of visuals. None of this, however, stands in developers’ way to continuously support the game with new content.

System requirements

Minimum: Intel Core i3-4340 3.6 GHz, 6 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660/Radeon HD 7850 or better, 30 GB HDD, Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds Release Date Trailer

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Playerunknown's Battlegrounds Game Guide

game guide 14 April 2017

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds game guide provides useful advice that will surely help you get your foot through the door of the unforgiving game world based on survival and Battle Royale rules.

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds new patch is now on the test servers

News 12 September 2017 12:22

Bluehole is almost ready to roll out a new patch for Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, which introduces a new weapon, foggy weather and other stuff. The update is currenlty available on the test servers.

No more Playerunknown's Battlegrounds weekly updates

News 17 August 2017 14:42

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds dev is giving up on weekly and monthly updates. Instead, Bluehole will be releasing patches at its own pace, having first made sure each one is ready to be rolled out.

What PC do you need to play Playerunknown's Battlegrounds at 60 FPS?

News 26 July 2017 14:20

The official minimum PC system requirements for Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds may be enough to launch the game, but are far too low to play it at comfortable 60 FPS. Find out what PC you really need for the game.

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds introducing microtransactions to cover e-sport tournament prize pool

News 26 July 2017 13:55

Despite its promise not to introduce any form of monetization in Playerunknown's Battlegrounds before the game leaves Early Access, Bluehole has announced that micropayments are going to make it into the game next month. Find out why.

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds to get FPP-only servers soon

News 14 July 2017 15:16

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds developer noticed some players frowning at the fact that the game offers both FPP and TPP at the same time. That's why they're introducing FPP-only servers.

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds getting new weapons and performance tweaks this week

News 28 June 2017 10:47

Bluehole continues to upgrade Playerunknown's Battlegrounds. This week the popular competitive online shooter is getting two new weapons as well as performance and balance tweaks.

Playerunknown's Battleground earns $11 million in three days

News 28 March 2017 17:58

Bluehole Studios shared some impressive facts regarding Playerunknown's Battleground. In the three days since its Steam Early Access launch the game earned $11 million.

Arma III Battle Royale mod creator's Battlegrounds to enter closed beta this month

News 08 February 2017 13:10

On February 24 players will get to beta test Battlegrounds, a Battle Royale type of game, created by an experienced mod designer and the developers of TERA.