Conventional wisdom says you probably shouldn’t launch a blockbuster video game four days before Christmas, but then conventional wisdom never met PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, which emerged from early access at
2 a.m. 3 a.m. this morning while breaking every other rule too, reinventing and popularizing its own genre. Glitchy as hell, big in China, and ridiculously popular on Twitch, the game set records for Steam concurrency and sales even before today’s launch.
It does appear that the game hit some technical snags overnight, bumping into EU server caps, leaderboard bugs, and PC downtime, and crate key confusion. In fact, as I type this, the servers are offline.
Are you playing PUBG?
- Yep, playing currently. (13%, 15 Votes)
- Nope, used to play but quit. (16%, 18 Votes)
- Nope, never played. (68%, 78 Votes)
- No response / view tally. (3%, 4 Votes)
Total Voters: 115
Players, we will be leaving Early Access and launching PC 1.0 on Dec 20 11PM PST. The maintenance on live servers for 1.0 will start Dec 20 6PM PST / Dec 21 3AM CET and last for 5 hours. 1.0 release patch notes and our plans beyond the release will be shared with you soon.
— PLAY BATTLEGROUNDS (@PUBATTLEGROUNDS) December 20, 2017
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