playerunknown’s battlegrounds

Official Site: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
Studio: Bluehole
Launch Date: N/A
Genre: Stealth shooter battle royale
Business Model: B2P with microtrans
Platform: PC

PUBG’s Sanhok map enters the final testing stretch

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As PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds runs its new and highly anticipated Sanhok map through a fourth round of testing, players can at least be consoled with...
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Trace the history of the battle royale genre from inception to now

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It all started with a new mode for DayZ. No, it all started with Minecraft. Wait, maybe it started with deathmatch games. There's a...

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds apologizes for communication deficiencies, lays out top priorities

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Players frustrated with the spotty communication from PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' development team may have a legitimate reason for complaint. In a letter posted over on...
Everyone shoots everyone else!

Data show that battle royale gamers tend to spend more money on games

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So, how are battle royale fans different from any other sort of competitive gamer? A recent study put out by market intelligence firm Newzoo...

Atlas Reactor arrives in China via Steam

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Atlas Reactor really needs to be given some credit for striking out in a different direction when the rest of the PvP scene was...

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds tackles frame rate drops, looks at the next mobile patch

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds dropped a patch earlier this week, but don't get too excited: It was mostly bug fixes and balance adjustments for the battle...

Hands-on with Bless Reborn at Neowiz’s San Francisco media reveal

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As you probably have heard, there was a Bless influencer event this week, with a couple of media and a smattering of MMO streamers...
Such a compelling narrative of 'gun'

PlayerUnknown’s Battleground radically rebalances weaponry with its latest patch

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There's going to be a big downtime for a patch for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds tonight; don't count on playing in tonight after 10 p.m. EDT....

Chinese authorities arrest 15 more accused PUBG hackers, fining them over $5M

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Bluehole and PUBG Corp are apparently continuing their government-backed crackdown on PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds cheaters. Last week, PUBG Corp told Steam players that it takes cheating...

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds balances weapons, brings Miramar map to the Xbox One

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds isn't giving up the fight against Fortnite for the market share of the battle royale crowd. The PvP shooter has a ton...
lol, valve

Dutch Gaming Authority calls out four games as violating its lootbox policies

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If you had expected the Netherlands to be leading the fight against lootboxes, you may be more clairvoyant than the rest of the population....

Coming soon: PUBG will finally let players block their most hated maps

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Mappety map map maps. Soon you can pick your own map in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and won't be stuck in Miramar. According to PUBG Corp, people...
All is well.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds adds map changes and red zone shrinkage

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Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene does not have kind words for people who dislike the red zone in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. In his own words, people who...

The MOP Up: Seal Online embraces a cartoony spirit (April 15, 2018)

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The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...
Chronicle of a Death Foretold.

MOBAs provide a template for the future of the battle royale genre

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So where will battle royale games be in another five years? We don't know just yet, but from a purely business standpoint we can...
What you are chasing and will not get.

Perfect Ten: Why trend-chasing doesn’t work at all for online games

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Video games have always been a remarkably insular field; that's the nature of development. Someone produces Super Mario Bros, and a few years later...

PUBG Corp sues Netease for cloning PUBG in Knives Out and Rules of Survival

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Let the battle royale lawsuits begin! TorrentFreak caught wind of a new lawsuit in California that ought to set all the cloners on edge:...

GDC 2018: Ready Player One Now, billion person gaming, and mitigating abuse

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It's no surprise that Ready Player One was constantly being referenced at GDC 2018, especially in VR, AR, and MMO panels. It's not just because of...
ride eternal shiny and chrome

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds celebrates a year of early access

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Can you believe that it's been a year since PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds first launched into early access? Probably. There's a video to celebrate the anniversary...

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds resists region-locking, copies Fortnite’s events

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Some calls from players urging the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds studio to region-lock Chinese players into their own segregated area are being resisted by the game's...

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