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PUBG X DEAD BY DAYLIGHT MISSION COMPLETE EVENT – WINNERSDec 1, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsHello players, After two weeks of the deadly game of hide-and-seek, the collaborative mode PUBG X Dead by Daylight has come to a wrap. We hope you enjoyed experiencing different mechanisms from our classic battle royale gameplay. Today, we’re delighted to announce the randomly selected 350 winners of the Mission Complete event! And as always, we’d like to thank you all for participating and completing missions within the Fog. REWARD The randomly selected 350 winners will receive 1,500 G-COIN (30-day)! WHEN WILL YOU RECEIVE THE REWARD? UTC: December 1 (Thu), 7AM CET: December 1 (Thu), 8 AM CET KST: December 1 (Thu), 4 PM KST PST: November 30 (Wed), 11 PM PST ※ The delivery dates above are subject to change. Winners will be updated in the event of date changes. ※ Winners will receive their reward within the stated date. WINNERS LIST: PUBG-X-DEAD-BY-DAYLIGHT-Mission-Complete-Event-Winners IMPORTANT NOTES Your social media post is required to be PUBLIC without any viewer restrictions during the event period and until rewards are delivered. Your screenshots/videos may be used in KRAFTON and/or PUBG’s official channels. Therefore, please hold on to your original files as we may ask for them later on! Your social media link/account/content may be included in the winner announcement on official websites/community sites. Additional personal information may be requested and collected from winners for account verification and reward delivery. We advise you to not change your PUBG nickname before you receive your reward as issues may arise during the process. Winners who have submitted screenshots/videos that are not their own will be immediately disqualified and have their rewards withdrawn even after delivery. Winners who have not completed the missions will be immediately disqualified and have their rewards withdrawn even after delivery. The G-COIN reward will expire in 30 days. Please reach out to PUBG SUPPORT if you happen to experience issues receiving the reward. LABS mode has come to an end, but the PUBG X Dead by Daylight mode is still available to play in Custom Match! (PC & Console) PUBG X Dead by Daylight – Custom Match End Date: UTC: December 8 (Thu), 7 AM CET: December 8 (Thu), 8 AM KST: December 8 (Thu), 4 PM PST: December 7 (Wed), 11 PM See you at the next event! PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS Team PUBG's best map returns to battle royale game, better than everNov 29, 2022 - PCGamesNPUBG map Vikendi is available to try now on the battle royale game's public test servers, with a full re-release coming in December, as Krafton ups the size of the snow-covered arena and adds new features, vehicles, and systems, presenting some tougher competition for Call of Duty and Warzone 2. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: PUBG and Call of Duty weirdly full of Neymar Jr as World Cup lifts off PUBG update transforms battle royale meta, makes winning even harder PUBG is now a horror game, can be used to play Dead by Daylight Patch Notes - Update 21.1Nov 29, 2022 - Community Announcements21.1 Highlights Live Maintenance Schedule ※ The times shown below are subject to change. PC PST: December 5, 4:30 PM – December 6, 12:30 AM CET: December 6, 1:30 AM – 9:30 AM KST: December 6, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM Console PST: December 14, 8 PM – December 15, 4 AM CET: December 15, 5 AM – 1 PM KST: December 15, 1 PM – 9 PM Map Service Test Server Featured Map: Vikendi Normal Match: Erangel / Sanhok / Paramo AS region: Squad NA region: Squad – FPP Live Server Featured Map: Vikendi Map Selection Region Normal Match: Erangel / Miramar / Taego / Sanhok / Paramo Ranked: Erangel / Miramar / Taego Random Map Region Normal Match: Erangel / Miramar / Taego / Sanhok / Paramo Ranked: Erangel / Miramar / Taego Console (Xbox, PlayStation®, Stadia) Normal Match: Erangel / Miramar / Taego / Sanhok / Paramo Ranked: Erangel / Miramar / Taego FPP Mode (PC) The FPP queue for Solo, Duo, and Squad will no longer be available in KR/JP regions. Not only have we needed to align our available services with other platforms, but we’ve also confirmed the current FPP matchmaking in these regions were not striving enough to maintain the queue. ※ Please keep in mind the features and updates shown below may be modified or even possibly removed due to reasons such as bugs, in-game issues, and/or community feedback. Also, the images shown below are provided as visual guidelines – they may look different in the actual game as builds are continuously developed and fixed before they go live. Vikendi Reborn It all started with the sudden climate change ravaging Vikendi’s lands that once flourished with greenery and crystal clear skies. Habitants of Vikendi were forced to retreat the area as blizzards drove cities to the point they were no longer able to function. No traces of life were to be found for months. Now a desolate snowfield, the northern part of Vikendi is covered with sheets of snow – meanwhile in the south, glimpses of new land begin to peep out; survivors of the cold start to gather back, clutching on to desperate hopes of a new domain. Starting now, Vikendi commences its comeback as a harsh winterland and is prepared to pit players into its ruthless depths of snow. Welcome to the rebirth of Vikendi. Test out Vikendi Reborn TODAY as soon as the Test Server opens! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/4f188f3e7492f6c150cecd99a8400ec174a3482e.jpg Vikendi… Is available as a Featured Map. Has expanded from a 6x6km map to a 8x8km map. Is composed of various environments such as glaciers, snowfields, and greenery. Presents sharp slopes and heavy snow in the north, with relatively less snow and flatter terrain in the south. Features Clear and Cloudy weathers. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/7c0fb1f525f24209a3695b954668d1b60bc71e9c.jpg Dev’s Comment As we resurrect the snowy concept of Vikendi, we also wanted to respond to several in-game issues our community had faced before our previous Vikendi’s remaster. One of the main feedback regarded the restrain players felt on their eyes due to the whit...PUBG and Call of Duty weirdly full of Neymar Jr as World Cup lifts offNov 25, 2022 - PCGamesNPUBG and Call of Duty, the battle royale games from Krafton and Infinity Ward, are both featuring PSG and Brazil player Neymar Jr right now, as World Cup 2022 lifts off alongside Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: PUBG update transforms battle royale meta, makes winning even harder PUBG is now a horror game, can be used to play Dead by Daylight PUBG report from Krafton outlines permanent bans for G-Coin fraud START VOTING FOR FAN ART CONTEST: LOOT!Nov 24, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsHello players! We’d first like to thank every one who participated in the second Fan Art Contest of the year. With the contest’s theme based on one of the most popular equipment – the BACKPACK (LEVEL 2) – we’ve received many submissions from talented participants all around the globe! And of course, selecting the top five was extremely difficult as every design manifested outstanding qualities. But without further ado, let us go ahead and announce the top five finalists. Out of the final five designs below, the final winner’s design will be nominated based on public vote’s results. The design will then be created and released as an in-game skin. We encourage you all to vote for the Backpack design you’ll want to see and equip on the Battlegrounds! Voting will also earn you a cool Spray reward, so make sure you don’t miss out. HOW TO VOTE ACCESS THE 2022 FAN ART CONTEST FINALIST VOTING PAGE] and vote for one out of the five designs. Make sure to select carefully as each account is given only a single chance to vote. You will also NOT be able to change your vote once you submit! VOTING AND WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT SCHEDULE ※ The following dates are subject to change. We will inform you in the event of schedule changes. PUBLIC VOTING PERIOD (CONTEST MENU OPEN PERIOD) PST: November 23, 11 PM – December 7, 11 PM CET: November 24, 8 AM – December 8, 8 AM KST: November 24, 4 PM – December 8, 4 PM  WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT PST: December 12, 11 PM CET: December 13, 8 AM KST: December 13, 4 PM CONTEST PRIZE WINNER (1 PERSON) 10,000 USD The winner is responsible for the payment of taxes and charges applicable when receiving the prize. FIVE FINALISTS (INCLUDING THE WINNER) 50,000 G-COIN VOTERS In-game Spray – Buggy Trail FAN ART CONTEST: LOOT – FINAL FIVE DESIGNS 1. DESIGN BY CRAZYNIGHT-**Z https://global.battlegrounds.pubg.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/FAC_Finalist_1-1024x576.png 2.DESIGN BY LOST_VOD**_ https://global.battlegrounds.pubg.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/FAC_Finalist_5-1024x576.png 3. DESIGN BY GIPSYG**G https://global.battlegrounds.pubg.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/FAC_Finalist_2-1-1024x576.png 4. DESIGN BY DUZZ**G https://global.battlegrounds.pubg.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/FAC_Finalist_4-1024x576.png 5. DESIGN BY MAPS_**E https://global.battlegrounds.pubg.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/FAC_Finalist_3-1-1024x576.png NOTICE All participants of 2022 Fan Art Contest: LOOT] should comply with the “Terms and Conditions” and the “Official Rules” shared via our prior notice. Find more details at 2022 Fan Art Contest: LOOT]. 2022 Fan Art Contest: LOOT] announces the five finalists, and the final winner will be announced once public vote is over. The public will vote through PUBG.com, where the finalists’ designs are displayed, and the winner earning the highest vote will receive the prize money of $10,000. We will collect the winners’ personal information such as name, phone number, account information, copy of identification card etc. used to send the ...PUBG DEV TALK: VIKENDI REBORN - LIVESTREAMNov 23, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsHello players! We’ve already told you through our Dev Plan 2022 that Vikendi will be going through a large-scale revamp that includes new features, shifts to terrain/areas, and more. Vikendi received many love as PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS’ unique wintery map, but it also went through various in-game issues during its service. Thus, we decided to withdraw Vikendi from the pool for a while and work on improving several aspects of the map. After months of improvements, the overhauled Vikendi is now almost ready to reveal itself to you all. But before its grand update, we’d love to meet you via our upcoming “PUBG DEV TALK: VIKENDI REBORN” a livestream where the devs will talk about our new winter wonderland! In the upcoming livestream, we will explain what’s changed and why we’ve decided to remake Vikendi. There will also be a live Q&A session, so make sure to stay tuned! WHEN AND WHERE CAN WE WATCH THE LIVE TALK? LIVESTREAM DATE Nov 26 (Sat) 7 AM UTC Nov 26 (Sat) 8 AM CET Nov 26 (Sat) 4 PM KST Nov 25 (Fri) 11 PM PST Watch the livestream on our official YouTube channel! PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS Youtube (Global): https://www.youtube.com/c/PUBG PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/pubg_battlegrounds PUBG DEV TALK EVENT We’ve prepared quick events for you to take home in-game rewards during the live show. Check out the details below! EVENT 1. We’ll be revealing redeem codes during the live show. Make sure to use them quick to receive 20 Contraband Coupons! EVENT 2. Participate in our survey through the QR Code that’ll pop up during the live show. G-COIN will be delivered to randomly selected participants! 10,000 G-COIN – 5 Participants 5,000 G-COIN – 10 Participants 2,000 G-COIN – 20 Participants Participants will be qualified for the rewards only when they submit the survey DURING the live show. The randomly selected participants to receive G-COIN will be announced before the live show concludes. Participants are required to enter their PUBG nicknames in the survey PRECISELY in order to receive the rewards. EVENT NOTES Additional personal information may be collected for the purpose of this event (participant confirmation, winner selection, reward delivery, etc.). Rewards will be successfully delivered within a day, after the live show concludes. Please refrain changing your PUBG nickname BEFORE you receive your rewards as issues may occur during delivery. We’ve planned out several pleasant surprises for our PUBG DEV TALK: VIKENDI REBORN, so make sure to check in before our winter wonderland makes its comeback this December 6th! See you live! PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS Team NEYMAR JR. SIGNED MERCHANDISE EVENTNov 23, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsHello players! With Neymar Jr.’s return to PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, we’ve prepared a special surprise for you all: a soccer ball with Neymar Jr.’s signature! There is no required procedure to participate: simply play PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, receive the rewards from SPECIAL DROPS 2: NEYMAR JR. IS BACK!, and you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to receive that autographed soccer ball! Will you be that lucky player to receive the soccer ball autographed by the renowned playmaker, Neymar Jr.? HOW TO PARTICIPATE 1. Create a KRAFTON ID (if you do not have one yet) here: https://accounts.krafton.com/. 2. Receive every reward from SPECIAL DROPS 2: NEYMAR JR. IS BACK! Check out the mission details at SPECIAL DROPS – NOVEMBER 2022]. Complete daily missions and exchange your obtained points with the following rewards: 200 Points – Neymar Jr.’s Shirt 400 Points – Neymar Jr. – Helmet (Level 3) 3. Once you receive every reward from SPECIAL DROPS 2: NEYMAR JR. IS BACK!, you will be automatically entered for the Neymar Jr. Bonus Event. WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT AND REWARD DELIVERY A total of 4 random winners will be selected from players who have cleared SPECIAL DROPS 2: NEYMAR JR. IS BACK!. An email with all the details will be sent to the email addresses the 4 winners used to create a KRAFTON ID. Random selection of the winners will begin once SPECIAL DROPS 2: NEYMAR JR. IS BACK! event period ends. KRAFTON, Inc. (“KRAFTON”) collects personal information including addresses from the selected winners for merchandise shipment. Once you receive the email regarding your reward, please send a reply with all your required information. Email address: [email protected] Important Notes The rewards will be delivered once every required information is collected from all winners by the end of December. A winner will be reselected if we fail to contact a winner within 14 days or if a winner refuses to receive the reward. An email will be sent to the reselected winner. Additional charges such as taxes may incur for the delivery of the rewards. Rewards can not be transferred or granted to another person. If you do not wish to receive the reward, please let us know through email. IMPORTANT NOTES KRAFTON, Inc. (“KRAFTON”) may collect additional personal information from winners for identity verification and reward delivery. https://global.battlegrounds.pubg.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Neymar-Jr.-Signed-Merchandise-Event_Reward-1024x576.png Make sure you don’t miss out on receiving Special Drops rewards and an autographed soccer ball from Neymar Jr.! PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS Team SPECIAL DROPS – NOVEMBER 2022Nov 9, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsHello players! Guess who’s back! With Neymar Jr., Special Drops event is back again. Clear as many missions as possible during the event and exchange your points with awesome rewards. Also, don’t forget to come back to the game every day to win the login event rewards! SPECIAL DROPS 1: WINTER PREPARATION EVENT{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/66fd5d92ac2863c664b2e5f72087662c6d01a8b7.png EVENT MISSION Log in every day for ten days to receive all rewards. Continuous login rewards are also prepared, so don’t forget to log in daily! EVENT REWARDS Day 1: 86 Adventure Shoes X 1 Day 2: Soaring X 1 Day 3: CONTRABAND COUPON X 2 Day 4: POLYMERS X 100 Day 5: 86 Adventure Pants X 1 Day 6: Land Loot Survive X 1 Day 7: CONTRABAND COUPON X 2 Day 8: Single Preset Slot Coupon (7 Days) X 1 Day 9: CONTRABAND COUPON X 3 Day 10: 86 Adventure Jacket X 1 Day 11: CONTRABAND COUPON X 3 Day 12: 1/100 Day 13: CONTRABAND COUPON X 5 Day 14: 86 Adventure HatEVENT REWARDS: CONTINUOUS LOGIN REWARDS Day 5: Victory Dance 74 X 1 Day 10: Winner Winner Hat X 1EVENT SCHEDULE PC PST: November 8, 11 PM – November 28, 11 PM CET: November 9, 8 AM – November 29, 8 AM KST: November 9, 4 PM – November 29, 4 PM Console PST: November 16, 11 PM – December 6, 11 PM CET: November 17, 8 AM – December 7, 8 AM KST: November 17, 4 PM – December 7, 4 PM SPECIAL DROPS 2: NEYMAR JR. IS BACK! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/e9305dce5fc32f594bfe64144086c4b7fac1d742.png EVENT MISSION Neymar Jr. is back in PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS! Complete the following daily missions during the event to collect and exchange points for various rewards! Survive 30 min in total. (30 points) In duo or squad mode, spectating time is counted. One kill or assist within 10 min after a match starts. (30 points) Reach Top 10. (40 points)EVENT REWARDS Exchange points you acquired from missions for the following rewards! 400 points – Neymar Jr. – Helmet (Level 3) 200 points – Neymar’s ShirtEVENT SCHEDULE PC & Console PST: November 22, 11 PM – December 4, 11 PM CET: November 23, 8 AM – December 5, 8 AM KST: November 23, 4 PM – December 5, 4 PM REGULAR DROPS: DAILY SUPPLY MISSION {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/23c0c46f1456a3bc3786064e5a2e8fc51cb045e1.png Clear as many daily missions as you can and receive rewards every day with the Daily Supply Mission! EVENT MISSION Survive 4 minutes in a single match. Survival time is based on the longest surviving teammate. Survive 60 minutes in total. Survival time includes time spent spectating your teammates. Survive 120 minutes in total. Survival time includes time spent spectating your teammates. Survive 240 minutes in total. Survival time includes time spent spectating your teammates. EVENT REWARDS Supply Loot Cache One Supply Loot Cache will be provided every time a player clears a mission. A maximum of 4 missions can be completed in a single day; daily missions reset every day at 02:00 UTC. Daily mission reset schedule: 11:00 KST / 03:00 CET / 18:00 PST EVENT REWARDS: CONTINUOUS LOGIN REWARDSEVENT SCHEDULE P...November Store Update 2022Nov 8, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsHello players! As we quickly approach another year’s end, November’s Store update bustles in to help you prepare your end of year plans with various collaborative goods with Neymar Jr. and PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS Partner Forever! We’ve also prepared a Double G-COIN promotion and some sneaky Cat Burglar outfit, new Porcelain Power weapon skins, and many more! New Items and Skins ※ The items shown below may reappear through other in-game platforms (such as the Workshop, Your Shop, etc.) and/or events and promotions even after their sales periods. ※ The sales periods shown below are subject to change. ※ The new Survivor Pass will return in December. Collaborative Skin: Neymar Jr. 2022 Score big with Neymar Jr. Gear! Don’t miss out on every Neymar Jr. goods and bounteous bonus items with the Mega Bundle! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/aac55b5114292387e5cd857e4cb86d1e16dd6ba6.png Items List Set Neymar Jr. Mega Bundle (2550 G-COIN) Includes bonus items: Neymar Jr. appearance, Neymar Jr.’s Backpack (Level 3), Neymar Jr. Logo Spray, Neymar Jr. 10 Spray, Neymar Jr.’s Shhh Ceremony Emote Neymar Jr. Jersey Set (800 G-COIN) Neymar Jr. Hoodie Set (990 G-COIN) Neymar Jr. Weapon Set (1500 G-COIN) Sales Period: PC PST: November 22, After live server maintenance – February 21, 2023, 6 PM CET: November 23, After live server maintenance – February 22, 2023, 3 AM KST: November 23, After live server maintenance – February 22, 2023, 11 AM Console PST: November 22, 8 PM – February 21, 2023, 8 PM CET: November 23, 5 AM – February 22, 2023, 5 AM KST: November 23, 1 PM – February 22, 2023, 1 PM Cat Burglar Show your enemies you’re the stealthiest player on the Battlegrounds with the new Cat Burglar set. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/a5f2785623dce47797b1440452c076a35b798975.png Items List Set Cat Burglar Set (1590 G-COIN) Includes bonus items: Cat Burglar Mask, Cat Burglar Cap, Cat Burglar eyes, Cat Burglar Gloves, Cat Burglar hands Individual Item Cat Burglar Jacket (990 G-COIN) Cat Burglar Shorts (990 G-COIN) Cat Burglar Boots (500 G-COIN) Emote Victory Dance 102 (500 G-COIN) Sales Period: PC PST: November 22, After live server maintenance – December 20, 6 PM CET: November 23, After live server maintenance – December 21, 3 AM KST: November 23, After live server maintenance – December 21, 11 AM Console PST: November 22, 8 PM – December 20, 8 PM CET: November 23, 5 AM – December 21, 5 AM KST: November 23, 1 PM – December 21, 1 PM Emote Sales Period: PC PST: November 22, After live server maintenance – PDT May 23, 2023, 7 PM CET: November 23, After live server maintenance – CEST May 24, 2023, 4 AM KST: November 23, After live server maintenance – May 24, 2023, 11 AM Console PST: November 22, 8 PM – PDT May 24, 2023, 9 PM CET: November 23, 5 AM – CEST May 24, 2023, 6 AM KST: November 23, 1 PM – May 24, 2023, 1 PM Double G-COIN What’s better than G-COIN? Double G-COIN bonus bundles! Double G-COIN promotion is back this Black Friday! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/aa3d62c2d6f8f338c40c76f3...Patch Notes - Update 20.2Nov 1, 2022 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/eb0d6a0e03ec657c28c61786b5537aede7dbbf09.jpg 20.2 HighlightsLive Maintenance Schedule ※ The times shown below are subject to change. PC PST: November 8, 4:30 PM – November 9, 12:30 AM CET: November 9, 1:30 AM – 9:30 AM KST: November 9, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM Console PST: November 16, 8 PM – November 17, 3 AM CET: November 17, 5 AM – 12 PM KST: November 17, 1 PM – 8 PM Map Service Test Server Normal Match: Erangel / Miramar / Taego / Deston AS region: Squad NA region: Squad – FPP Live Server Deston will be coming back to the Normal Match pool for this update. AS, SEA, KR/JP Normal Match: Erangel / Miramar / Taego / Sanhok / Deston Ranked: Erangel / Miramar / Taego NA, EU, SA, OC, RU Normal Match: Erangel / Miramar / Taego / Karakin / Deston Ranked: Erangel / Miramar / Taego Console (Xbox, PlayStation®, Stadia) Normal Match: Erangel / Miramar / Taego / Karakin / Deston Ranked: Erangel / Miramar / Taego ※ Please keep in mind the features and updates shown below may be modified or even possibly removed due to reasons such as bugs, in-game issues, and/or community feedback. Also, the images shown below are provided as visual guidelines – they may look different in the actual game as builds are continuously developed and fixed before they go live. GameplayVehicle Spawn Balance in Normal Matches {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/a2049bf242d6a10614844b16ceb466c67570fcec.jpg Vehicle spawns have been adjusted in Erangel and Miramar for Normal Matches. Erangel UAZ: Increased by approximately 20%. Dacia: Increased by approximately 26%. Aquarail: Decreased by approximately 22%. Buggy: Decreased by approximately 11%. Boat: Decreased by approximately 23%. Miramar Pickup: Increased by approximately 8%. Mirado: Increased by approximately 18%. Dev Comment Based on player feedback on vehicle spawns in large maps like Erangel and Miramar, we’ve increased the spawn rates of relatively hard to find vehicles. Vehicle Skin Removed the special effect when equipping Basic vehicle skins. Pressing the Limited Interaction key will immediately equip Basic vehicle skins. The special effect for Special vehicle skins will still apply.(PC) Radio Message The key binding option for Inventory-related Radio Messages has been added to Settings. Dev Comment The option that was missing from the settings from the last patch is being added this update. You may customize your keys in Settings → Key Bindings. Folded Shield {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/d7660cdc37ac1899b19c4366091e24f30c5497ce.jpg Several improvements have been made to the Folded Shield based on our players’ feedback. Category Current After Update Description Weight 40 30 Vehicle Speed(km/h) 1 km/h 10 km/h Will explode if hit at a speed above 10 km/h. Grenade Damage 100 200 Will get destroyed at this damage. Weapon Damage 1500 1800 Will get destroyed at this damage. Installation Time 3 sec 1.5 sec Reuse Item Unable Able You can now put an installed Folded Shield back into your Inventory.  *Item durability does...What's in my PUBG lobby? - WinnersOct 28, 2022 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/cf1d6d4b61875c11ab30e70d9909ba75a23c594a.png Hello, all lobby customizers! Soon after the introduction of Lobby Customization, we held the “What’s in my PUBG lobby?” to encourage customizing lobbies and show them off to the world. We were stunned and glad to see many players participating in the event. Thanks for all your support. Three hundred players will be randomly selected and rewarded with 1,000 G-Coin to support their lobby decoration. Let’s find out who the winners are! Rewards Details Reward: 1,000 G-Coin (Must be used within 30 days) Distribution PDT: October 28 2022, 0 AM CEST: October 28 2022, 9 AM KST: October 28 2022, 4 PM Lucky Winners (300) And without further ado, let us announce the winners! WINNERS LIST ※ Even if you are included in the list below, unidentified accounts may not be able to receive rewards without notice. Congratulations to all winners! And thank you to all of you who have participated in the event. Before you go, don’t forget to read the important notes on personal information, your submission, and your rewards below! Important Notes Additional personal information may be requested and collected from winners for account verification and reward distribution. Your social media post is required to be Public (everyone can see it) without any viewer restrictions during the event period and until rewards are granted. Participants who submit screenshots/videos that are not their own will be immediately disqualified and have their rewards withdrawn even after receival. We advise you to not change your PUBG nickname before you receive your reward as there may be difficulties during the process. Your screenshots/videos may be used in KRAFTON and/or PUBG’s official channels. Therefore, please hold on to your original files as we may ask for them later on! The winners’ screenshots/videos can be used by the company for promotional purposes, and the screenshots/videos may be transformed freely during the process. Rewarded G-Coins must be used within 30 days. Please reach out to PUBG Support when you have trouble receiving rewards. See you on the next event. PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS Team PUBG X DEAD BY DAYLIGHT - Mission Complete EventOct 26, 2022 - Community AnnouncementsHello players, Congratulations, you’ve unlocked the next step of PUBG X DEAD BY DAYLIGHT: the Mission Complete Event. The required procedure is very simple: complete missions from the PUBG X DEAD BY DAYLIGHT Mission Event, receive rewards, upload a screenshot/video of you using the reward item in-game, and earn the chance to receive bountiful G-COIN! ※ As Console players receive their PUBG X DEAD BY DAYLIGHT Mission Event rewards on a later date, the Mission Complete Event’s participation methods will differ for PC and Console. PUBG X DEAD BY DAYLIGHT Mission Complete Event ※ This event is available on PC (Steam, KAKAO) and Console (Xbox, PlayStation®). {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/dd7d539a20e642f97990aca46837b71ba0bf7e7d.jpg How to Participate Obtain the Dead by Daylight Killers Spray or Dead by Daylight “The Nurse” Mask from the PUBG X DEAD BY DAYLIGHT Mission Event. PC users: Capture a screenshot or video of you using either or both of the reward items on any map. (Including PUBG X DEAD BY DAYLIGHT Mode.) Console users: Capture a screenshot of your “Claimed rewards will be delivered by November 11th 15:00 UTC” button of the PUBG X DEAD BY DAYLIGHT Mission Event page. Upload the screenshot/video to your social media account on one of the following platforms. Twitter Instagram Facebook Please include the following information along with your entry: Your PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS in-game nickname Your game platform (Steam, KAKAO, Xbox, or PlayStation®) Required hashtags #PUBG #DeadbyDaylight #PUBGmissionevent Reward 350 lucky winners will be randomly selected to receive 1,500 G-COIN (30 Days).Mission Schedule ※ The following dates are subject to change; updates will be given in the event of date changes. Submission Period Upload your submission within the following period! Winners will be randomly selected only from posts uploaded within the submission period. PDT: October 26, 12 AM – PST November 7, 10:59 PM CEST: October 26, 9 AM – CET November 8, 7:59 AM KST: October 26, 4 PM – November 8, 3:59 PMWinners Announcement PST: November 30, 11 PM CET: December 1, 8 AM KST: December 1, 4 PM Important Notes Submissions can be made only once per PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS account. Only entries submitted through the provided platforms above (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) will be counted. Your social media post is required to be Public (everyone can see it) without any viewer restrictions during the event period and until rewards are granted. Participants who are not the original owners of their submissions will be immediately disqualified and have their rewards withdrawn any time without notice. Console users who have not obtained their rewards but participated in this event will be immediately disqualified and have their rewards withdrawn any time without notice. We advise you to not change your PUBG nickname after participating in this event as there may be difficulties during reward delivery. Your screenshots/videos may be used in KRAFTON and/or PUBG: BATTLE...PUBG update transforms battle royale meta, makes winning even harderOct 20, 2022 - PCGamesNThe new PUBG update overhauls the weapon meta in Krafton's battle royale game, transforming attachments, gun handling, vehicular combat, and the safety radius in Deston to make everything - from scoring kills to waiting out your opponents - that much more difficult. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: PUBG is now a horror game, can be used to play Dead by Daylight PUBG report from Krafton outlines permanent bans for G-Coin fraud PUBG is too violent and must be banned, says Taliban Halloween with Dead by Daylight: LABS, Skins, Events, and RewardsOct 18, 2022 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/a497fe26d3f5f4a972d6e51ee9c001a8b4e3306c.jpg Hey, are you okay? We don’t have much time, so listen carefully. The Killer’s out there in the Fog and our teammates are currently risking their lives to repair those generators. … I’ve just received word on the last generator’s location. Let’s go. Remember, we must escape together and report back what we discovered! LABS Mode Collaboration: PUBG X Dead by Daylight ※ Dead by Daylight is a multiplayer horror game from Behaviour Interactive Inc., where one player takes on the savage Killer role and the other four playing the Survivors. The Killer’s goal is to hunt down the Survivors while the Survivors work together to avoid getting killed. Download and learn more about the game here: https://www.deadbydaylight.com/ {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/a2957b3b393ac55444a1851dd29bdd38b9930622.png The Killer's out there in the Fog and our teammates are currently risking their lives to repair those generators. One day, everything was consumed by the Fog. Just like that. Nobody knows why. Expeditions were dispatched - us right now - to study and report back the buried secrets of the Fog. But it didn't take us long to find out something more lurked out here... The Killer makes sure many teams don't come back from the Fog. In other words, not only do you have to reveal the Fog's mysteries and escape safely, but you also have to make sure you don't get slaughtered. We call it the Killer. The Killer makes sure many teams don’t come back from the Fog. In other words, not only do you have to reveal the Mist’s mysteries and escape safely, but you also have to make sure you don’t get slaughtered. But before you begin, make sure to read the expedition guideline below for a higher chance of survival. Once a match starts, there will be a number of broken generators (3 greater than the number of Survivors) scattered throughout the map. Survivors (three teammates) will have to work together to repair 1 more generator than the number of Survivors to activate the exit gates’ switches. There will be a single Killer per match. The Killer has one goal: do whatever they can to prevent every Survivor from escaping.Survivors’ Guide 1. To win, avoid the Killer and open the exit gates to escape. 2. Characteristics Three character states exist in this mode. Normal State Sprinting or being damaged/knocked out will reveal your trail to the Killer for 10 seconds. Your heart will beat faster and louder when the Killer is near you. Sprinting will drain your exhaust gauge. If your exhaust gauge is fully depleted, you can not sprint until the gauge regains health. Falling from a high place does not inflict damage, but it will take longer to stand upright again. Damaged State Receiving damage in normal state will bring you to a damaged state. You will drop a consistent blood trail (lasting 4 seconds) behind you every second whenever you move. You will also moan in pain, which may alert the Killer. Using the Med Kit to h...Special & Partner Drops - October 2022Oct 12, 2022 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/2a0cb83a566a8799f997078bcaf896a3d06cd6c9.jpg Hello players! Special & Partner Drops event is back again. Clear as many missions as possible during the event and exchange your points with awesome rewards. Also, don’t forget to come back to the game every day to win the login event rewards! Special Drops 1: McLaren Workshop Event 2 Event Mission Hottest car in PUBG, McLaren GT! The McLaren hype continues with the McLaren Workshop Event 2!  Complete the following daily missions during the event to collect and exchange points for various rewards! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/be9ce9254504278f8e83ef9a9dcac64876be9436.png Survive 30 min in total. (30 points) In duo or squad mode, spectating time is counted. One kill or assist within 10 min after a match starts. (30 points) Reach Top 10. (40 points)Event Rewards Exchange points you acquired from missions for the following rewards! 300 points – McLaren Event Loot Cache x 10 300 points – McLaren Event Loot Cache x 10 300 points – McLaren Event Loot Cache x 10Event Schedule PC PDT: October 19, 0 AM – October 31, 0 AM October 19, 9 AM CEST – October 31, 8 AM CET KST: October 19, 4 PM – October 31, 4 PM Console PDT: October 20, 0 AM – November 1, 0 AM October 20, 9 AM CEST – November 1, 8 AM CET KST: October 20, 4 PM – November 1, 4 PM Special Drops 2: Happy Halloween Event {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/fa4f3c40272fec90dd637944ef50498248d2de44.png Event Mission Trick or treat! Take out your Halloween costumes and log in every day for ten days to receive all rewards. Continuous login rewards are also prepared, so don’t forget to log in daily! Event Rewards: Login Rewards Day 1: Hunter’s Chest X 1 Day 2: Hunter’s Chest X 1 Day 3: Key X 1 Day 4: Hunter’s Chest X 1 Day 5: Hunter’s Chest X 1 Day 6: Hunter’s Chest X 1 Day 7: Red Devil Jacket X 1 Day 8: Hunter’s Chest X 1 Day 9: Hunter’s Chest X 1 Day 10: Hunter’s Chest X 1Event Rewards: Continuous Login Rewards Day 3: Hunter’s Chest X 2 Day 7: Key X 1Event Schedule PC PDT: October 19, 0 AM – November 2, 0 AM October 19, 9 AM CEST – November 2, 8 AM CET KST: October 19, 4 PM – November 2, 4 PM Console PDT: October 20, 0 AM – November 3, 0 AM October 20, 9 AM CEST – November 3, 8 AM CET KST: October 20, 4 PM – November 3, 4 PM Partner Drops Here’s another way to enjoy the most out of PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS. Watch and support our Partners’ live streams within the Drops period and take home a Hunter’s Chest! How-To Guide https://www.youtube.com/embed/Qs41QaiOOWI?feature=oembed Reward {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/f418a706b90078c6cb98aba560dd30a1692eba32.png Receive Hunter’s Chestafter watching at least 15 minutes of a Partner’s live stream.Drops Period PC & Console  PDT: October 11, 5 PM – October 25, 4:59 PM CEST: October 12, 2 AM – October 26, 1:59 AM  KST: October 12, 9 AM – October 26, 8:59 AM Important Notes ※ Drops are only available through our PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS Partners. ※ Rewards are obtainable within the Drops period only. ※ To receive r...October Store Update 2022Oct 11, 2022 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/43c373ccd505570c231ead444f7fe7df9afa5b5f.png Hello players! October’s here and we’re already hearing some cackles, caws, howls on the Battlegrounds as the spookiest season approaches. To help you prepare your best Halloween costume of this year, our Store update brings you PGC 2022, collaborative items, a progressive skin for ACE32, and many more! New Items and Skins ※ The items shown below may reappear through other in-game platforms (such as the Workshop, Your Shop, etc.) and/or events and promotions even after their sales periods. ※ The sales periods shown below are subject to change. Collaborative Emotes: BBoom BBoom The bouncy and refreshing girl group Momoland from South Korea is bringing one of their iconic moves to the Battlegrounds! Put your arms up high in the air and bounce! Celebrate your victory with these BBoom BBoom emote series. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/4de67b71fcdcca4acccec9c6ba493fe1505ba778.png Items List Emote Victory Dance – BBoom BBoom (Part 1) (600 G-COIN) Victory Dance – BBoom BBoom (Part 2) (600 G-COIN) Victory Dance – BBoom BBoom (Part 1 + 2) (800 G-COIN) Sales Period: PC PDT: October 11, After live server maintenance – PST January 9, 2023, 6 PM CEST: October 12, After live server maintenance – CET January 10, 2023, 3 AM KST: October 12, After live server maintenance – January 10, 2023, 11 AM Console PDT: October 19, After live server maintenance – PST January 10, 2023, 8 PM CEST: October 20, After live server maintenance – CET January 11, 2023, 5 AM KST: October 20, After live server maintenance – January 11, 2023, 1 PM PGC 2022 The final event and the World Championship of the 2022 Competitive Season, where only the best are invited, is finally here. Celebrate and show your Esports spirit with our new PUBG Global Championship 2022 skins! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/288d40a4a4a72cccff9134f06771245d68ead350.png PC Items List ※ (PC) Certain PGC 2022 items are purchasable with Esports Points (EP) at the Esports Point Shop. Set PGC 2022 Mega Bundle + Voting Coupon x 10 (5900 G-COIN) Includes bonus items: Hairstyle 35, PGC 2022 Parachute, PGC 2022 Aced Charm, PGC 2022 Spray, PGC 2022 Aced Backpack (Level 2), PGC 2022 Iridescent Danger – Helmet (Level 2), PGC 2022 Aced – SLR, PGC 2022 Aced – Beryl M762, 500,000 EP PGC 2022 Iridescent Danger Bundle + Voting Coupon x 3 (3200 G-COIN) Includes bonus items: PGC 2022 Aced – SLR, 210,000 EP PGC 2022 Tac-Tech Bundle + Voting Coupon x 3 (3200 G-COIN) Includes bonus items: PGC 2022 Aced – Beryl M762, 210,000 EP PGC 2022 Emote Set + Voting Coupon x 1 (990 G-COIN) Individual Items Hairstyle 36 (80,000 EP) PGC 2022 Aced – Groza (210,000 EP) PGC 2022 – Pan (210,000 EP) PGC 2022 Aced Backpack (Level 3) (80,000 EP) PGC 2022 Tac-Tech – Helmet (Level 3) (80,000 EP) “PGC 2022” Coupe RB (210,000 EP) PGC 2022 Emblem (70,000 EP) BP x 1000 (5,000 EP) Key Fragment (6,500 EP) Nickname Change (70,000 EP) Console Items List Set PGC 2022 Mega Bundle (5900 G-COIN) Includes ...2022 Fan Art Contest: LOOTOct 6, 2022 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/432d85914ce9a40cce0298aa827a4a925e83ca2e.png Hello players! Which equipment comes to mind when you don’t have enough hands to hold all your looted items? That’s right – backpacks! Get ready, as the next theme of the 2022 Fan Art Contest series: LOOT is about to start right now! Whip out your design tools, create your own Level 2 Backpack design, submit your awesome works and get a chance to win prizes and see your design spring to life in PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS! You don’t have to design to enjoy our Fan Art Contest this time around; you can also participate by voting for your favorite design during the public voting phase and receive a Spray reward! Read below for the full details. How to Participate Submit your Design Download the attached template. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/65e298bb462652c83b5a56dbb80bf5e4ba148aa3.png Create your Backpack (Level 2)design using the template. Save the file. Submit the file to Google Forms(https://forms.gle/zLVRizaP1b6ePKHF6)! Please make sure to add your PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS nickname, your region, game platform (Steam / PlayStation® / Xbox / etc.), and email address along with your design template file before submission. Vote for a Design Visit our official website once the CONTEST menu is open, vote for your favorite design, and receive a Spray reward! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/2adb320605e9469be5c985bf9325f0db67ff768c.jpg Design Guideline A total of three, colored sketches are required. Front side Half-side ※ Half-side view: The angle between the Front and Side view (approximately 45 degrees). Back side The backpack straps and their design must be clearly shown. Example image of the required angles: {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/eace1864584f5ae0c3855864c6736700933cca6f.png File format: JPEG or PNG Image size: At least 3840px * 2160px Please refrain from adding text/words/letters to your design as they may not be clearly shown in-game. Please keep in mind the final in-game item appearance of the winner’s design may change during development.Please DO NOT… Use any type of design/logo/symbol hinting at a particular religious, organization, or political orientation. Use any type of design/logo/symbol symbolizing a military unit/organization. Infringe the rights of another person’s or organization’s trademark, music, logo, or image without written consent. Use any content that is obscene, offensive; sexually explicit, derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; promotes alcohol abuse, illegal drugs, tobacco, actual firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing) or a particular political agenda; defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies or communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which we wish to associate; and/or violates any law.Contest Process and Judging Criteria We will first internally assess and select the final five designs to be uploaded for public ...Patch Notes - Update 20.1          Oct 4, 2022 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/75043cf7985f0e1d422c53bb2d2623495d01a314.jpg 20.1 Highlights Live Maintenance Schedule ※ The times shown below are subject to change. PC PDT: October 11, 5:30 PM – October 12, 1:30 AM CEST: October 12, 2:30 AM – 10:30 AM KST: October 12, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM Console PDT: October 19, 9 PM – October 20, 4 AM CEST: October 20, 6 AM – 1 PM KST: October 20, 1 PM – 8 PM Map Service Test Server Normal Match: Erangel / Deston / Karakin AS region: Squad NA region: Squad – FPP Live Server AS, SEA, KR/JP Starting this update, Deston has been removed as a Featured Map and will replace Miramar in Normal Matches. Normal Match: Erangel / Deston / Taego / Sanhok / Karakin Ranked: Erangel / Miramar / Taego NA, EU, SA, OC, RU In this update, Deston will be replacing Miramar in Normal Matches. Normal Match: Erangel / Deston / Taego / Sanhok / Karakin Ranked: Erangel / Miramar / Taego Console (Xbox, PlayStation®, Stadia) Normal Match: Erangel / Deston / Taego / Sanhok / Karakin Ranked: Erangel / Miramar / Taego ※ Please keep in mind the features and updates shown below may be modified or even possibly removed due to reasons such as bugs, in-game issues, and/or community feedback. Also, the images shown below are provided as visual guidelines – they may look different in the actual game as builds are continuously developed and fixed before they go live. October 12 – Live Server Updates (PC) Fixed the issue of the PCS7 Mk12 Pack item name appearing differently in Japanese language setting. (PC) Fixed the issue of the number of online friends on the UI being different from the actual number of online friends. Dev Comment Hello players, PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS Team here. A week ago, we introduced our change to map services for the #20.1 patch. In the Normal Match pool, Miramar was to be replaced with Deston. We’d first like to share our intentions on this change. As we monitor graphs on players’ map preference in all regions, we were able to see that players preferred Deston over Miramar. Also, the dodge rate in Miramar was confirmed to be highest in regions with random map selection, while the pick rate for Miramar in regions that had the map selection feature were extremely low during Update 19.1 and 19.2. Therefore, our decision to replace Miramar with Deston in Normal Matches were mainly based on the data above. Additionally, we indeed planned to include Miramar back in to the Normal Match pool as a rotation map in #20.2 so players would be able to practice matches in Miramar before heading over to Ranked. However, as we monitored your feedback on the Patch Notes, we realized we hadn’t relayed this information thoroughly enough beforehand. We understand your opinions on how it’d be difficult to practice new things in a Ranked map that isn’t included in Normal Matches, and we also saw that our intentions and the service our players wanted to experience did not line up. Therefore, we’ve decided to have the map rotation for #20.1 exclude Deston and...PUBG is now a horror game, can be used to play Dead by DaylightOct 4, 2022 - PCGamesNPUBG, the battle royale FPS and staunch rival of Warzone and Fortnite, is transforming into a horror game that can be weirdly used to play BHVR's asymmetrical multiplayer hit Dead by Daylight, in a new Halloween crossover announced by Krafton. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Dead by Daylight "abysmal" as Texas Chainsaw, Killer Klowns move in The best horror games on PC in 2022 Dead by Daylight new map could be a crossover with Ubisoft's For Honor What's in my PUBG lobby?Sep 30, 2022 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/a212201dc266e09956782139a01d7cf067841382.png Hello players! With the recent introduction of Lobby Customization, players can customize their lobbies with their favorite vehicle and weapons skins. We have prepared this event to encourage players to modify their lobbies even more! Read the description carefully and upload your epic-looking lobby on your social channels. We will give away 1,000 G-Coins to support lobby customization to 300 winners, so show off your unique lobby now! How to Participate Take a screenshot or a video of your lobby, and post it on your social media channels! As long as it’s your own work, all screenshots and videos are welcome! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/c378a4cc82a0ec6058a8cb6c1407aeff070c018f.jpg {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/f22e17880250f14cc58c9a51aed3f13dc2cc6ae5.jpg {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/85e03f06581e6ce3c1af2607c003174c93480e5f.jpg Move to “Customize → Lobby” Apply the Survivor Base background (Plus account exclusive) then select “Edit Lobby” to customize your own unique lobby. Take a full screenshot of your lobby and now you’re good to post it on your favorite social channels! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/48976c91e68aa38f01b9a33494f25e86a7288e95.jpg Submit your entries on any of the following social platforms (one per entry, please). Twitter Instagram Facebook When you post your screenshot or video, please include the following information. PUBG in-game nickname Platform you play on(e.g. Steam, Xbox, PSN, Stadia) Hashtags #WhatsInMyPUBGLobby This event is available to both PC (Steam, KAKAO) and Console platforms.Rewards We will carefully review all entries, then distribute 1,000 G-Coin to support lobby customization to the final 300 winners.  Schedule The following dates are subject to change. Updates will be given in the event of date changes. Submission Period What’s in my PUBG lobby? will be available during the following period – winners will only be chosen from submissions made within provided dates! PDT: September 30, 12 AM – October 11, 12 AM CEST: September 30, 9 AM – October 11, 9 AM KST: September 30, 4 PM – October 11, 4 PMWinners Announcement PDT: October 28 CEST: October 28 KST: October 28Important Notes A single PUBG account may participate only once in this event. Only entries posted within the period will be reviewed, so don’t forget to participate within the period! Also, all created content must be shot in lobby. Screenshots or videos must record the entire lobby screen with the Survivor Base background (Plus account exclusive) applied. Only entries submitted through the provided platforms above (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) will be counted. Your social media post is required to be Public (everyone can see it) without any viewer restrictions during the event period and until rewards are granted. Participants who submit screenshots/videos that are not their own will be immediately disqualified and have their rewards withdrawn even after receival. We advise yo...PUBG is on Sale for the First Time Ever After Losing Half of its Player Base on SteamJun 21, 2018 - GitHypDespite still being at the top of Steam as the most played game, things haven’t been going too well for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds over the past few months. With Fortnite continuing to grow in popularity, and new battle royale games on Steam like Realm Royale stealing a few players away, PUBG’s numbers have been on the decline since peaking at 3.2 million concurrent players back in January. In May, PUBG’s average had dropped by 50% when compared to January’s average of 1.6 million concurrent players. And June has been just as bad with an average of only 809k players and reviews from players recently turning to mostly negative. Now, the team at Bluehole are trying to put a positive spin on the game’s declining popularity by recently announcing that PUBG has reached 400 million players worldwide (with Mobile and Xbox included) and to celebrate the milestone the publisher is discounting the game by 33% on Steam. So far, the sale doesn’t seem to be helping the game… and player counts have continued to decline even after PUBG’s first two days of being marked down to $19.99. But with Valve’s Steam Summer Sale about to start any day now, PUBG should see a boost in sales. Last summer, PUBG was the hottest selling game during the Summer Sale, despite being one of the only games sold throughout the sale at its full retail price. Now discounted for the first time ever, Bluehole has clearly marked PUBG down to attract more buyers during Steam’s busiest sales week of the year. And with gamers losing control of their wallets during the beloved Summer Sale, PUBG is likely to see a wave of new players very soon… whether or not it can retain those players is what we’ll be keeping a close eye on in the coming months.February Marks the First Month That PUBG’s Player Base Has DeclinedFeb 12, 2018 - GitHypOver the past year, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has seen a meteoric rise on a level that no other game has ever come close to matching on Steam. But after having one of the best years ever for a new PC game, it looks like PUBG’s growth has finally hit a ceiling. Shortly after leaving early access, PUBG started 2018 strong reaching a new all-time high of 3.2 million concurrent players with an average of 1.5 million players per hour. PUBG’s numbers in December and January didn’t just set new records on Steam, but absolutely crushed the previous record of 1.2 million simultaneous players held by Valve’s own Dota 2. But after hitting 3.2 million players last month, PUBG’s community has been on the decline week after week. So far in February, PUBG hasn’t been able to break 3 million players and this past weekend’s peak was down 17% with only 2.6 million players. [caption id="attachment_326726" align="aligncenter" width="786"] PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Peak Concurrent Players on Steam via GitHyp[/caption] Brendan Greene (aka PlayerUnknown) had commented back in the summer that he was looking to follow League of Legends’ growth and was shooting for 100 million active users a month. A feat which didn’t seem as crazy as it sounded with PUBG being the first game to top Dota 2 on Steam and the first game to top LoL on Twitch back in August. While PUBG is certainly not going to die out any time soon like H1Z1, going head-to-head with League of Legends doesn’t seem possible now due to a few factors leading to the game’s first month in the red. For starters, the developers themselves have been aggressively banning over a million active players each month for cheating. While most PC gamers would approve of Bluehole’s decision regarding bans, players haven’t been happy about the dev's focus on the Xbox One and mobile releases while many major technical issues persist in the full PC version. [caption id="attachment_326727" align="aligncenter" width="786"] Average Viewers per Hour on Twitch in February 2018 via GitHyp[/caption] Another huge factor in PUBG’s decline is the success of Fortnite. The free-to-play cartoony take on PUBG’s battle royale mode has also been exploding in popularity recently. Last week, Epic Games took to Twitter to claim they’ve broken PUBG’s record with 3.4 million concurrent players. Although Epic doesn’t make their player counts available to the public, interest among streamers and viewers on Twitch seems to backup that number. Over the past month, Fortnite just barely edged out PUBG with an average of one thousand more viewers each hour on Twitch. Twitch’s most popular streamer and best free advertisement PlayerUnknown could ever ask for, Dr DisRespect, also took the entire month of January off for personal reasons. Despite often criticizing the game’s technical problems, his viewer base was usually what put PUBG at the top of Twitch and his hiatus has certainly hurt the game’s growth. With the Doc now back at the top of Twitch promoting PUBG over Fortnite, it’ll be interesting to see where PUBG goes from here. His record-breaking return wasn't enough to help PUBG regain the #2 spot on Twitch over Fortnite last week... and if the Doc can’t help stop the bleeding, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds could be in trouble if the developers don’t make some big changes soon.Only One of 2017's Top 10 Most Played Games on Steam was Released in 2017, Compared to Five in 2016Jan 3, 2018 - GitHypLast year, GitHyp reported 2016’s Most Played Games on Steam, and many were shocked to find how similar 2016 was compared to 2015. Although five new games cracked the top 10 when they launched in 2016, not even one managed to hold its position at the top by the end of the year. So how was 2017? Sadly, even worse. Despite more games than ever being released each day on Steam, only one new game cracked the top 10 in 2017, and that was PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. In 2016, there were five new games that made it into the top 10 on Steam: 3) No Man's Sky w/ 212k peak players, 4) XCOM 2 w/ 132k peak players, 5) Dark Souls III w/ 129k peak players, 8) Tom Clancy’s The Division w/ 114k peak players, and 9) Total War: Warhammer w/ 112k peak players. In 2017, PUBG took the number one spot on Steam's top 10 with a record-breaking peak of 3 million players. The next closest new game was Divinity: Original Sin II at #12 with 93k players.
  1. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds -- 3 million peak players (new)
  2. Dota 2 -- 1 million peak players (#1 in 2016)
  3. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive -- 815k peak players (#2 in 2016)
  4. Payday 2 -- 248k peak players (#34 in 2016)
  5. Grand Theft Auto V -- 171k peak players (#6 in 2016)
PUBG’s phenomenal growth also overshadowed one the year’s other biggest success stories: Payday 2’s extraordinary comeback. The four-player co-op shooter released all the way back in 2013 on Steam, but the developer’s unique promotion of giving away five million free copies back in June helped it too explode in popularity over the summer. Just like in 2016, the rankings for new games in 2017 was even worse when looking at average player counts. PUBG also held the #1 position here. While the second biggest launch of the year, Divinity: Original Sin II, dropped from #12 to #58 overall with an average of only 6k players per hour. Payday 2 ended the year with an average of 32k pph, 3x more than its average in 2016. Steam’s highest played new games based on averages were those that benefited from releasing at the very end of 2017. Football Manager 2018 took #14 with 27k pph while Call of Duty: WWII's multiplayer took #25 with 15k pph. Both launched in November and WWII’s player base has already dropped drastically.
  1. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds -- 550k avg. players per hour (new)
  2. Dota 2 -- 532k avg. players per hour (#1 in 2016)
  3. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive -- 370k avg. players per hour (#2 in 2016)
  4. Grand Theft Auto V -- 53k avg. players per hour (#4 in 2016)
  5. Team Fortress 2 -- 52k avg. players per hour (#3 in 2016)
With so many new games missing from the top of Steam, some of the year's biggest stories were the bombs. Conan Exiles started out as one of the most played and streamed games in 2017, but the early access title lost 97% of its player base in the first four months. Ubisoft's For Honor was the year's biggest flop dropping from a peak of 71k players all the way down to an average of 4.4k players. While LawBreakers ended up even worse than 2016's disappointing Battleborn launch with the beta for CliffyB's new shooter peaking at 7.5k players and struggling to break 50 concurrent players by the end of 2017. Other singleplayer games that were considered on many Best of 2017 lists also didn't bring in huge player counts at launch. Prey peaked with 24k players at #61 and ended 2017 with 1.7k pph at #152. Resident Evil 7 peaked with 20k players at #74 back in February, lost 90% of its playerbase one month later, and new free DLC wasn’t enough to help raise its average of only 863 pph at #262. And one of the most rage-inducing/beloved indie games in years, Cuphead, peaked with 19k players at #82 and ended with an average of 3.6k pph at #82. Looking back at 2017 in review, gamers just weren't as hyped for new titles on Steam as they were in 2016. Most looking for a new experience flocked to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Its explosive growth dethroned Valve's own top games, CS:GO and Dota 2, and as a result became Steam's new #1 game -- even with mixed reviews and most claiming it doesn’t deserve to be called "Game of the Year." But aside from PUBG, 2017 was an even worse year than before for new games looking to build their player bases.
PUBG Just Surpassed Dota 2 and Destiny 2’s Highest Concurrent Player PeaksSep 16, 2017 - GitHypPlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds absolutely dominated Summer 2017 with its player base growing by 3000% since hitting early access back in March. The survival shooter has been breaking records week after week, and now, it has set the record for arguably the most important stat on Steam: All-Time Peak Concurrent Players. Last week, PUBG became the second game ever to pass 1 million concurrent players on Steam. An impressive feat for a six-month-old game -- especially considering that the only other game to hit seven figures on Steam has been Valve’s own Dota 2 -- which peaked at 1.2 million players back in March 2016. Today, just one week after joining the dos commas club, PUBG has added another 300k gamers to its player base and set the new all-time peak player record on Steam at 1.3 million players. [caption id="attachment_291248" align="aligncenter" width="770"] PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Peak Concurrent Players on Steam via GitHyp[/caption] To put PUBG’s player base success into perspective, Dota 2 has been the most popular game on Steam for years and Valve’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was the previous No. 2 with a peak of 845k players. Bungie recently touted on Twitter that Destiny 2 also had 1.2 million concurrent players during its launch last week. Unfortunately, only Bungie and Activision know whether that number has gone up or down since then, and sadly even when Destiny 2 comes to PC next month, the sequel won’t be released on Steam for GitHyp to continue tracking the player counts. PlayerUnknown himself, Brendan Greene, has stated in prior interviews that he’s looking to follow League of Legends’ growth with hopes of PUBG some time in the future having 100 million active users a month. Although that number seems crazy at the moment, PUBG’s player base has shown no signs of slowing down and the survival shooter was actually the most watched game on Twitch in August, taking the No. 1 spot from LoL for the first time in years.PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Hits 1 Million Concurrent Players on SteamSep 8, 2017 - GitHypPlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been on an unstoppable run breaking records all summer long. In August, the survival-based shooter dethroned League of Legends as the most watched game on Twitch. And now, it’s the second game ever to break 1 million concurrent players on Steam. Just one month ago, we reported that PUBG’s player base passed Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for the first time to rank in at No. 2 on Steam. A few weeks later, it broke CS:GO’s all-time record of 845k players. As predicted, PUBG is now challenging Dota 2 on a daily basis for the No. 1 spot on Steam. But what’s more shocking, is that the popular battle royale game is already gunning for the No. 1 all-time peak player count record currently held by Valve’s most popular IP. [caption id="attachment_289354" align="aligncenter" width="770"] PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Peak Players per Hour on Steam via GitHyp[/caption] Today, PUBG brought in a new peak of 1,028,540 players. Dota 2 at its peak back in March 2016 hit 1.2 million players. Despite its viewer base on the rise, Dota 2 hasn’t seen over 1 million players since January 2017 and its player base has slightly declined over the past year. Back in June, we reported that PUBG was impressively adding 25k+ new players each week. We expected its growth to continue, but admittedly not anywhere near the ridiculous rate it has been on as of late. More recently, the shooter has been adding over 100k new players each week and is still growing. Based off PUBG’s current explosive growth, the survival shooter is on track to also break Dota 2’s all-time concurrent player record in just the next couple weeks.For the First Time in Years, League of Legends Wasn’t the Most Watched Game on Twitch Last MonthSep 5, 2017 - GitHypSince GitHyp started tracking Twitch’s most watched games back in 2015, League of Legends has been the undefeated champion holding the top spot every single month. But with LoL’s viewership down 15% compared to last year and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds exploding in popularity this summer, August 2017 was the first month that the most popular game in the world didn’t take the No. 1 spot on Twitch. Just like its rising player base on Steam, PUBG’s viewership on Twitch has grown tremendously over the past few months. The battle royale stand-alone had an impressive 70k viewers per hour when it debuted back in March. However, unlike other recent new releases over the past few months which have seen their hype die down after launching, interest in PUBG has actually continued to grow – most recently pulling in 100,864 viewers per hour last month. August 2017’s Top 5 Most Watched Games on Twitch via GitHyp:
  1. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – 100k viewers per hour / 393k peak viewers / 69.8 million viewers
  2. League of Legends – 97k viewers per hour / 377k peak viewers / 67.6 million viewers
  3. Dota 2 – 66k viewers per hour / 845k peak viewers / 46.4 million viewers
  4. Hearthstone – 63k viewers per hour / 209k peak viewers / 44.2 million viewers
  5. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – 35k viewers per hour / 286k peak viewers / 24.2 million viewers
Looking at Twitch’s Top 5 in August, developer Bluehole’s PUBG beat Riot Games’ League in all three major categories: viewers per hour, peak viewers, and total viewers. The only stat PUBG didn’t hit No. 1 for was peak viewers, which went to Valve’s Dota 2 during The International 7’s $24 million tournament. Part of what contributed to PUBG becoming the new king of the hill on Twitch was the game’s own first-ever LAN invitational at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. With $350,000 in prize money on the line, PUBG brought in a new all-time peak of 393k viewers on Twitch during the four-day tournament. Many have debated if PUBG’s unique multiplayer format can truly work as an eSport. That question remains to be seen as the game continues to evolve in Early Access, but the popular survival shooter is without question off to an exciting start – especially considering that it had more total viewers and a higher average viewer count than Dota 2 during the 4-year-old MOBA’s own best month ever on Twitch.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Just Passed CS:GO with a New Peak of 518k PlayersAug 4, 2017 - GitHypPlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has exploded in popularity over the past few months. We first reported back in April that it debuted at #3 on Steam with a peak of 60k concurrent players during its first weekend. Now, four months later, PUBG has hit a new peak of 518k concurrent players. Not only is the 763% increase in players impressive, but the more newsworthy feat is that this new peak number has dethroned the long-reigning #2 most played game on Steam, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, at its own peak of 509k players today. [caption id="attachment_282030" align="aligncenter" width="770"] PlayerUnknown's Peak Concurrent Player Counts on Steam via GitHyp[/caption] When PUBG debuted, it was going head-to-head with H1Z1: King of the Kill for the Battle Royale genre. We originally predicted that it would dethrone H1Z1, but it’s shocking that PUBG is already taking on CS:GO with all signs pointing to it soon surpassing Valve’s beloved shooter for good. Looking at the growing playerbase trend, PUBG isn't showing any signs of slowing down and likely has another game already in its sights. Back in June, PUBG was adding around 25k-50k new players to its playerbase each week. In July it was going up by 40k-60k each week. At this continued growth rate, PUBG will be battling with Valve’s most played game on Steam, Dota 2, in just a few more months with a quarter million concurrent players.PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Debuts at #3 on Steam and #1 on TwitchApr 3, 2017 - GitHypAfter fighting its way back to the top of Steam, H1Z1: King of the Kill now has some new competition. Brendan Greene aka PlayerUnknown, the original developer of the ARMA/DayZ Battle Royale mod (who also worked on King of the Kill), has just released his own take on the survival genre. And in just the first week of early access, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has already become the No. 3 most played game on Steam. While it’s off to a great start, Battlegrounds is still far from topping the King. The two games’ peaks occur at opposite times of the day, so who occupies the No. 3 position changes based on what time you look. King of the King still edges out Battlegrounds holding the No. 3 spot a few more hours each day, but the more important stat is King of the King’s much higher player count numbers during its peak hours. Battlegrounds has been peaking at around 60k concurrent players during afternoons in the US. Those player counts drop by half throughout the night in the US, which is when King of the Kill begins seeing its playerbase rise to over 100k. King of the Kill's all-time highest peak was 124k concurrent players last month, but Battlegrounds is catching up quick and over this past weekend hit a new peak of 86k players. [caption id="attachment_254747" align="aligncenter" width="770"] PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Peak Player Counts Per Day Since Launch via GitHyp[/caption] The success of PlayerUnknown’s new last person standing standalone is in large part due to the game's rising popularity on Twitch. Just as how Twitch’s top streamers embraced H1Z1 over DayZ and helped King of the Kill explode in popularity six months ago, we're now seeing those same streamers switching to Battlegrounds and bringing their viewers with them. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is constantly hitting over 100k concurrent viewers on Twitch where it has taken the No. 1 spot multiple times over fan favorites such as League of Legends, Dota 2, and Counter-Strike. Meanwhile, after peaking at 89k viewers last month, H1Z1 has dropped out of Twitch’s top 10 most viewed games and now averages highs around 30k viewers per hour. Although nowhere near as drastic as the drop-off in viewers after the launch of Battlegrounds, King of the Kill’s player counts have also started to slightly decline after the game reached its record-setting peaks two weeks ago. With the two games now going head-to-head, it’ll be interesting to see which game-changing features help the two games stay at the top of Steam and which game-breaking issues or new entries in the genre cause either of the two to fall off.