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Getting a chicken dinner with PUBG's new planes is harder than it looksJan 23, 2020 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunThis is Playstyle Royale, where Matt heads into a battle royale game and is tasked with sticking to his own strange rules of engagement. This time, running someone over in a Plunk plane. Today in Playstyle Royale, the series where I head into a battle royale game and try to earn my chicken dinner while adhering to arbitrary rules, I will run someone over in a plane. They were added to Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds servers last week, opening up a new frontier of aerial murder. I’m not going to give myself any additional handicaps, because I anticipate this will be bloody difficult enough as it is. (more…) PUBG 3rd Anniversary Skin Contest - Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!Jan 22, 2020 - Community AnnouncementsHello Players! Thank you for your enthusiasm during this first-ever community skin event for PUBG. During the voting period, players around the world cast over 470,000 votes for their favorite designs and now we're thrilled to be able to share the winners of the PUBG 3rd Anniversary Skin Design contest. Your winners are... {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/ba97f705c39e878cda1889ef07944a39cb6f029c.png Congratulations to @DY_BUDDY from China, @Karaagekun_kei from Japan, and @Seb34627111 from EU! These three winners came out on top of their respective categories to be named the winners of the contest. Let's have a look how many votes they got! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/a69ae4adc9a5c70d8ac024d73061c9a1891ff417.jpg {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/e497fe6e2f0a2cdaa9ead34f33fdd5317bfac7f4.jpg {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/19bc09b4f1fdc05fba216644f054f5aa2a91b437.jpg These designs will be created in-game and given to all players for free during the PUBG 3rd Anniversary. In addition to their designs being in-game, we're sending some special PUBG goods to all finalists, including special award trophies for our three selected winners. Regional community managers will contact the finalists soon through their social media accounts. Gifts for Voters As an added bonus for helping us decide the winners, we'll be awarding 100 random voters (who shared their vote on social media) some awesome PUBG merchandise as well. We will select and contact the winners soon, so keep a look out for a final list of winners coming soon. Voting event winner announcement: Feb 1, 2020 at 5pm KST Your regional community managers will contact you through your social media account. Please note, you may be excluded from the list if you do not respond within seven days. Skin Release Date: Mar 23, 2020 KST Further details will be announced at a later date. Thank you again for submitting your creative work, and for voting in the PUBG 3rd Anniversary Skin Design Contest. We look forward to finding new and exciting ways for the PUBG community to show off their talents. - PUBG Community TeamPlayerunknown's Battlegrounds added new map Karakin, and rotated out VikendiJan 22, 2020 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun The travel company behind Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds today added a new stag weekend destination, the roasting North African island of Karakin. The new map is the smallest so far, only 2x2km but still cramming in 64 players. It’s hazardous too, because its new ‘Black Zone’ bombings can outright destroy buildings and the new sticky bomb weapon lets players blast holes in some walls too. With Karakin coming in, PUBG Corp are making space by rotating Vikendi out for a while. And lads? Pack sunscreen. (more…) PUBG's new map was designed to keep players on edgeJan 22, 2020 - EurogamerPlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has come a long way. From Steam early access phenomenon to popularising the battle royale genre, PUBG has enjoyed millions of players across multiple platforms. On PC, though, PUBG's peak appears behind it. It has an astonishing all-time peak of 3.2m concurrent players on Steam, but that was achieved two years ago, in January 2018. Nowadays, PUBG peaks in the 600,000s. This is not to say PUBG is done and dusted. It remains a massive game on Steam, the third-most popular game on Valve's platform, in fact, behind only Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. And the developers of PUBG continue to update the game in a bid to keep its playerbase interested and active. Recently, we heard about the experimental Bluehole mode, a way of playing the game that forces "circle squatters" to keep moving. The latest development is a brand new map called Karakin that has something that sounds very much like Bluehole Mode, but with a twist. It's called the Black Zone, and it levels buildings. The idea is it keeps players on edge, discourages camping and gets everyone moving - all across one of the game's smallest maps. Read more Update 6.1 - Now Live!Jan 21, 2020 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/95cd5a10ce946464f9b19ad91e87479750ece91b.png Season 6 kicks off with a bang by introducing the small but intense island of Karakin With only a 2x2 field to work with, drops will be hotter, rotations will be riskier, and the excitement will be non-stop. Not even the cover of a building can save you from Karakin's relentless fury. New Breach Points offer alternative entry, penetrable walls allow clever enemies to fire before you can even see them, and the all new Black Zone lays waste to entire structures- and any survivors unfortunate enough to be caught inside. Karakin isn't just action though, many secrets lie below the surface of the island for those with the right tools to explore. Welcome to Karakin. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/98dc1b9036056c80b606556da10cb7256505b5fd.jpg While survivors are spending time on the beaches of Karakin, Vikendi will be taking a little vacation of its own. Don't worry, Vikendi will be back, and dare we say, better than ever! Season 6 is available now, so Squad Up, Drop In, and Throw Down! Note: In a future update we'll be increasing Karakin loot based on player feedback received during the testing period. We're working to push this update out soon and will share specific details once finalized. For more details, see our complete patch notes here. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/f982f67c1fc7e43fe81832326cf844b3bc894458.jpg Details on Survivor Pass: Shakedown here: can you get a glider in PUBG?Jan 16, 2020 - PC GamerWelcome to our guide to all of the PUBG glider spawns. One of the key risk/reward choices you need to make in any battle royale game is whether you're happy to cover long distances if that means alerting your remaining rivals. Now that the new Motor Glider has arrived for PUBG season 6, that gambit is even more acute.  That's because this bright yellow beast is loud, but you may need to make a last-gasp choice to get yourself out of a hot zone or an area at risk of being consumed by The Circle—if you can reach the necessary speed of 70km/h to take off. You must also fill the engine before it's started, so you'll need to hold your nerve. That said, it helps that the PUBG Motor Glider is a two-seater: one of you can pilot the thing with another providing covering fire. But even if you decide to take the risk on piloting a Motor Glider, you'll need to know where you can find them. So, to rain down battle royale death from above, here's how many PUBG glider spawns there are, and where they're located.   How many PUBG glider spawns are there? After a period of testing of the new vehicle, the number of locations in which you can find the glider has decreased. Originally, according to PUBG Labs, "we used to have 10 motor gliders spawned in 10 spawn locations, so 100% spawn rate on each location." In other words, the glider spawn locations were effectively fixed, but now, once you approach a spawn point, it has a 25 percent chance of appearing now that the glider has transitioned to the live game: "We'll be changing this to 10 gliders randomly spawned in 40 spawn locations." That said, expect more testing, and potential spawn tweaks, to continue. PUBG Motor Glider spawns Thanks to PlayerIGN we know know the locations of all the glider spawn points. In the tweet above you can see the 40 each on Erangel and Miramar, the only two maps to feature the vehicle so far. Remember though, even if you are near one of these spots, there's only a 24 percent chance it'll be there right now. If you're lucky, buckle yourself in and enjoy an airborne chicken dinner on me. PUBG Season 6 and its new 64-player dynamic map are now on the test serverJan 15, 2020 - PC GamerPlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' sixth season is due to begin soon, but ahead of its launch you can take it for a spin in the test server, along with Karain, a new fast-paced 64-player map. Check out some footage of the map in action above.  Karakin is a 2x2km map with five settlements on the coast and loads of big open spaces where you'll inevitably be sniped in front of a Twitch audience. PUBG Corp says you can expect Miramar's tension but the speed of Sanhok. The map's twist is that it's dynamic, featuring a random 'Black Zone' that transforms the areas it strikes.  When an area ends up in the Black Zone, buildings can be damaged or completely destroyed, turning somewhere once full of cover and buildings into a ruined wasteland. You'll have time to escape once you hear the siren, so you'll be able to survive even if the buildings can't. To add to the destruction, Karakin also features breach points that can be destroyed by sticky bombs, an item only available on the island. Breach points aren't just found on walls, either, so you can pull off some fancy assaults by coming in via the ceiling, surprising campers. Some walls can be penetrated by bullets, too. To add to the destruction, Karakin also features breach points that can be destroyed by sticky bombs, an item only available on the island. Breach points aren't just found on walls, either, so you can pull off some fancy assaults by coming in via the ceiling, surprising campers. Some walls can be penetrated by bullets, too. PUBG's first flying vehicle, which players have been able to test in PUBG Labs, has also been added to Karakin, letting you soar above the chaos and, if you've brought a friend, they can rain down death and destruction while you pilot the thing. Pilots can also score some kills with skilful use of the vehicle's rotor blades. There's also a new Survivor Pass, Shakedown, some matchmaking changes and other tweaks you can check out in the patch notes. PUBG is introducing a brand new map with destructible buildingsJan 15, 2020 - Rock, Paper, Shotgun Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds new year action will see players getting to drop in on a brand new 64-player map, the island of Karakin. Set in a delightfully arid desert location, Karakin has completely destructible buildings thanks to an edgy new feature named Black Zone – a hazard that changes the map layout each match. On top of this, players who enjoyed the Motor Glider featured on PUBG Labs last month will be thrilled to hear it hits live servers today. I’m sure it won’t be long now until you’re all swooping cinematically, dodging bullets and debris from all of those crumbling buildings. (more…) PUBG unveils new map as Vikendi goes "on vacation"Jan 15, 2020 - EurogamerPUBG's season 6 is upon us (don't worry, I've lost track too), and with it PUBG Corp is introducing a significant amount of new content. This includes a new map and weapons - at the cost of saying goodbye to Vikendi for a while, as the map has been temporarily removed from public matchmaking. According to the patch notes, new map Karakin is a small 2x2km island providing "the tension of Miramar combined with the pace of Sanhok" for 64 players at a time. There's a mixture of long-range sniping in the mountains, tense urban combat, and claustrophobic underground scuffles to keep players on their toes. A couple of features make this map stand out from the crowd: the first being sticky bombs - a throwable which can be used on breach points to root out campers. Equally, campers can use them to create windows, while explorers may find them useful in discovering the map's secret areas. A little something for everyone. Read more Update 6.1 - Patch NotesJan 15, 2020 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/29f58040fb02d1e2f1c5db1d41f615f0b320df90.jpg Season 6 is upon us and it brings with it a brand new island to the Battlegrounds. Karakin has risen like its namesake from the sea to bring intense action and quick gameplay to PUBG. New dangers, new weapons and a whole new island await, so let’s drop into the action of Update 6.1. NEW MAP: KARAKIN Higher tension, faster pace: Welcome to Karakin. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/e372ca4d50074fe69ea69ee76c62d303cf6291e5.jpg Karakin is a 2×2 km island off the coast of Northern Africa. It’s an arid, rocky environment that provides wide-open terrain and challenging engagements. It’s small, fast, and dangerous: Expect the tension of Miramar combined with the pace of Sanhok. Karakin is a 64 players map. Players should expect long distance rifle engagements in the mountains, tactical urban conflict, and claustrophobic underground combat. And with the introduction of the Black Zone, Karakin reveals its twist: a map that’s layout changes every match. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/d4ff12a86b0a9880d2ee683666bc0972e4309394.jpg {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/cef330ac96a0bfd466782171da8c17f53a3eb5fa.png {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/98dc1b9036056c80b606556da10cb7256505b5fd.jpg {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/05b15ae2d869d7edc3be1cb0f6d46edcd222ef5f.png Black Zone (Karakin Only) {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/54e015ac9c1260b607370b3276a0550b6955847b.jpg Our new hazard, the Black Zone only available in Karakin, levels buildings into smoking ruins. The Black Zone is designed to push players out of the safety of a building. The hazard is random: towns and compounds can be undamaged, totally flattened, and everything in between. The mix of buildings and ruins evolves in real time throughout the match: Meaning don’t always expect that building you run to for cover to be there late in the match. Remember, if you hear the siren, and you are inside that purple circle on the minimap- evacuate! New Throwable: Sticky Bomb (Karakin Only) {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/7344e425c91308054d9947911d1464aaee66fc0b.jpg To change up siege play, we’re introducing Breach Points which can be destroyed with Sticky Bombs in Karakin. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/f982f67c1fc7e43fe81832326cf844b3bc894458.jpg Certain walls and floors have breach points which can be destroyed with Sticky Bombs This feature presents more tools for our players: For campers, it allows more sight lines/windows to be created For squads going on the offensive however, there are new options for storming buildings- “Do we blast in through the back of the building, or through the roof- maybe both?” the choice is yours! And for explorers, we’ve hidden many secret areas for those players with a spare Sticky Bomb or two, and a keen nose for loot {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/bbdf9d0fb8a1508e78dd0f7108fe8860c811b461.jpg Finally, to make interior gun fights a little more interesting, we’ve added bullet penetration to our weakest walls in Karakin. Getting brief glimpses of ...PUBG LABS Report - Motor GliderJan 13, 2020 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/bf9e472933dbc64b6523fa5584c43d049d7bf4bb.png Welcome back to PUBG Labs intrepid survivors! We hope everyone had fun flying the unfriendly skies above the Battlegrounds in our Motor Gliders. We've loved seeing your reactions to the winged wonders as you took to the air, and been more than impressed with many of your dog fighting abilities. Thanks to the monumental amount of support we received for the Motor Glider we will be releasing it to Live Servers on January 15th. The majority of the mechanics for the aviary asset will remain largely the same as we described in our PUBG Labs: Motor Glider announcement with a few changes. Console players will be able to take flight with the launch of Season 6. Motor Glider will be available on Erangel and Miramar Motor Glider has two seats; one for pilot and one for passenger who can shoot and use any weapon from the backseat Motor Glider will be spawned around the map To takeoff, you must gain the necessary speed of 65 km/h then pitch up with the S key. You'll start to take off automatically once you hit 70 km/h. Motor Glider's fuel consumption rate is tied to the engine speed - the more throttle you apply, the faster you will run out of gas. Motor Glider will be spawned with empty gas. Fuel up before starting the engine. There's no maximum altitude you can reach, the sky is the limit! But engine will start losing power the higher the altitude you are at. Controls: Use W/S keys to control the pitch and A/D to control the roll of the aircraft Adjust the throttle by holding Left Shift and Left Ctrl keys Hold Spacebar when on the ground to engage handbrake We will be adjusting the spawn rate to optimize where and how often the gliders spawn. During LABS, we used to have 10 motor gliders spawned in 10 spawn locations, so 100% spawn rate on each location. We'll be changing this to 10 gliders randomly spawned in 40 spawn locations, so a 25% spawn rate on each location. As this is a new content, we'd like to test the spawn balance, so the spawn rate is likely to change a few times. The largest change to the way Motor Gliders operate is that we're challenging you to give it the gas. All Motor Gliders will start on empty to keep you on the edge of your seat until you're in the air. Can you get her fueled up before the enemy is on you? There are many plans in the future for Motor Glider. Our first plan is to add key binding options for each controls. Please look forward to upcoming changes to be made on the flying vehicle. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/37571f222b0d2a6422cdc48d631b3c829d2cd8b1.jpg Breaking It Down Survivors that dropped into Motor Glider mode played on average 4 times and 55mins per day. 60% of the time the motor glider was destroyed via crashing, so you know - fly better. The sharpshooters among you were able to bring down gliders 25% of the time with their gunshots. 13% of the time the Glider succumbed to the Redzone. The fight for the glider led to a lot of players going do...PUBG 3rd Anniversary Skin Contest - Vote your favorites!Jan 10, 2020 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/e3a00b8510bcf00f01883d75ea9620c4777e253c.jpg Hello Players! We truly appreciated your passion for the PUBG 3rd anniversary global skin contest! Truly. To celebrate the 3rd year of our community and shine a light on your spectacular creations, we want you to help with which skins should represent this momentous milestone. There were over 1,200 entries in our communities throughout the world during the entry period (Dec 20, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020). PUBG regional offices and dev teams reviewed every entry and narrowed the designs down to these finalists. Finalists Reveal & How to Vote A total of 15 finalists were selected, five for each item, from all across the globe. You can see the finalists on the official voting page of the PUBG 3rd anniversary Global Skin Contest, and choosing the winning designs to be made into PUBG skins is in your hands. Go to the voting page and choose your favorite designs! The most voted for each item (3 finalists in total) will be distributed as PUBG 3rd anniversary in-game skins for free! Voting page: Click here Voting Period: 01/10/2020 00:00 PST - 01/19/2020 23:59 PST 1 Vote can be cast per player, player item type Special Events for Voters Want a chance to earn your own prize? Click the share button at the top of the voting page to send the link to your social channels with hashtag #PUBGSkinContest. We'll randomly pick 100 lucky voters to win a special gift! You must share using the rules below to be considered. Keep an eye on our social channels @PUBG for the announcement of those amazing prizes! Complete voting for 3 items Share the voting page by clicking the share button to your social channels with the hashtag "#PUBGSkinContest" after voting in the event period. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/c9791ed36a5527a2c12a43439ec1742d9ca91280.png It needs to be open to the public without any restriction to view Event period: 01/10/2020 00:00 PST - 01/19/2020 23:59 PST We will contact the winners of the special event through the social media account you shared with. Winner draw and contact: Starting from Feb 1, 2020 at 12 am PST If you don't respond to our message for 7 days, we will move forward to the next candidate. FAQ Q. How do I know how many votes my design received? A. The voting status for each candidate will be released at the time of the winner's announcement and will show what percentage of the total vote they received. Q. How many winners will there be? A. We're rewarding in three different ways. The top voted entry of each category, the 4 top candidates for each category who did not win, and 100 randomly drawn winners from among the voters who share on social media. Q. How do I know if I won the random draw? A. In early February, after the event, a random draw will be held. If you are a winner, we will then contact you through the social media accounts you shared. Please note, you may be excluded from the list if you do not respond within seven days. Q. What are the rewards? A. The Grand...Season 5 is ending soon!Jan 8, 2020 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/62977d28b3c9989458fe03579f574660d94db71a.png Hello everyone, SEASON 5 which began in October, will end soon! Read on for more information on the SEASON 5 end date, Survival Pass, Title System, rewards and distribution schedule. Season 5 End Date: PC - 2020 January 14, 16:30PM PT / 2020 January 15, 1:30AM CET Console - 2020 January 21, 1:00AM PT / 10:00 AM CET Survivor Pass: Badlands The premiums Survivor Pass: Badlands will be available until 2020 January 14, 16:00PM PT (Console 2020 January 20, 1:00 AM PT). Players will be unable to purchase level up items or achieve missions after the season ends. Unused level up items can be used in the future seasons. Unclaimed skins, coupons or XP can be claimed by clicking "Claim All" button. Rewards can be only be claimed before live server maintenance on 2020 January 22 PT (Console January 30). You won't be able to receive them after the end of the claim period, so be sure to obtain all the rewards you've acquired within the season period. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/68bc1569f3eab51f1a1956c9b8672f0dc418f2e9.jpg Survival Title System Title rewards can be claimed by going to "SEASON → OVERVIEW → TITLE REWARDS" in the lobby. Coupons earned during Season 5 will all be deleted on 2020 January 22 (Console January 30), so make sure to use them all. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/fc7a3f2e3ce07141ab4c5dcbb6a312d4c2e602ff.png Survival Title Season Rewards will be distributed to those who have achieved higher than a Novice title according to the achieved survival titles after live server maintenance on January 22 (Console January 30). Rewards will be distributed sequentially and should all be distributed within one day. If you haven't received the reward after the announced date, please contact Customer Service. Any players who are found to have obtained a Survival Title by violating operational policies may be subject to account restriction and/or removal of seasonal rewards. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/722e131cef13f6daf956027bf588b001e9393245.png Your Survivor Title will be soft reset once the new season begins, taking the players' previous season title into account when determining their initial placement in the new season. Thanks, The PUBG TeamSkill Based Rating - Test EndJan 2, 2020 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/efc042c22721204e24ab8d599c5f90a012285dfe.jpg Hello everyone, Skill Based Rating test will end on PC January 2 12:00PM PST / 9:00PM CET, 2020 after its 6-week run. We thank everyone for their participation and feedback. We hope you enjoyed testing this system and we greatly appreciate all of your feedback thus far. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/eeb846f2c9e429bf99c3e09e73a65ea851fd1386.jpg Be sure to participate in the feedback survey via the main menu on PC – January 2 ~ January 9. While the survey is active, you’ll also be able to review your final rating achieved during the testing period. What’s the next step for Skill Based Rating? We’ll be returning with another testing phase in the future after analyzing gameplay data and making additional changes based on player feedback, with the goal of providing the best player experience possible. Thanks, PUBG Labs teamYou can test this silly plane car in PUBG Labs for two daysDec 20, 2019 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunBack in November, PUBG introduced PUBG Labs. It’s a sort of middle ground between the cordoned off test server and the final, public version of the battle royale ’em up where players can opt in to try new features while they’re still on the cooling rack. The latest addition to PUBG Labs is this daft plane that you can try flying for the next two days. (more…) Test PUBG's first flying vehicle this weekendDec 20, 2019 - PC GamerA new feature is being tested out in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, specifically in PUBG Labs, which players will be able to put through its paces all weekend. Finally, PUBG is experimenting with flying vehicles.  All you'll need to sacrifice is your dignity, as you obliterate your foes while floating in something that looks less cool than Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. But you're still flying! That's the important thing, and nobody can take that away from you. Unless you get shot down.  The motor glider has room for a pilot and passenger, and it spawns around the map like other vehicles, though presumably it will be less common. You'll also need plenty of room for take-off, which requires the glider to hit 65km/h first. You'll need to keep an eye on your fuel, too, which will drain faster when you apply more throttle.  If you're piloting, you'll need to rely on your passenger to kill other players, but you could get a few kills yourself if you manage to hit a player with the rotor on the back of the glider. And if all the death gets too much for you, just keep going up into the clouds and escape the mayhem. The only limit to how high you can go is your fuel. The glider is available now in PUBG Labs, specifically for squads in Erangel and Miramar, but will disappear on December 23.   PUBG 3rd Anniversary Skin ContestDec 20, 2019 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/0707cd3ca8a8e2e4643da0a7bb368183e0aec87e.jpg Got some killer PUBG skin ideas in your head? With the PUBG Community Skin Contest, your ideas come to life and best of all, have a chance to be added to the game! Submit your best designs for the M416, a custom hoodie or parachute. Each item category will have one winner, with the three winning designs getting turned into official PUBG skins! To enter, simply download the template, create your design and then share it on your favorite social media platform with the hashtag #PUBGSkinContest and tag our official account on that platform, which is usually @PUBG. Our team will choose our favorites and upload the finalists to The winners will be chosen by community votes. So even if you don't want to design a skin, you can still vote for your favorites. More information and official rules can be found below! Thank you for taking this journey with us and we can't wait to see the creativity you bring! Which Skins? {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/451fc4c76a7beccadc769c100314daa36764c406.jpg M416 Templates: JPG / PNG Hoodie Templates: JPG / PNG Parachute Templates: JPG / PNG How to Participate Skin Designers Download one of the skin templates above and design an M416, Hoodie, or Parachute! Upload your artwork to your social accounts with #PUBGSkinContest and tag our official account on that platform. Platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Weibo Voters Visit the voting page once finalists have been uploaded and cast your vote! You can vote for one design per category. How to Win1st Round: PUBG chooses the finalists Judging Criteria Creativity Accuracy based on design guidelines Correlation with PUBG brand identity 2nd Round: Public Voting on The most voted items in each category will win Contest Period Submission Period: Dec 20, 2019 – Jan 5, 2020 Finalist selection Period: Jan 6, 2020 – Jan 10, 2020 Public Voting Period: Jan 10, 2020 – Jan 20, 2020 Winner Announcement: Jan 21 Skin Release: Mar 23, 2020 (PUBG 3rd anniversary!) *Dates subject to change. Notifications will be given in the event of date changes. PrizeThe top voted entry in each category will be created and distributed free to all players on PUBG’s 3rd Anniversary! Winners and finalists will all receive special gifts for their impressive work! RulesSubmission GuidelinesAll artworks you submit must use the original templates provided above You must keep your original file in case we request it later Sign your artwork with your social account ID and one of your in-game identities in the live server (Steam in-game ID / PSN ID / XBOX Gamertag) on the template Please put your IGN or ID with the platform. (e.g. PSN ID – xxxxxx) Invalid or unidentified nickname/social accounts will not be considered Artwork must be submitted through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or weibo Submissions need to be open to the public without any restriction to view You must use the #PUBGSkinContest hashtag in your entry pos...PUBG Labs - Motor GliderDec 18, 2019 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/de6aa2005692f6f8e670084b74e21b9a25b5b8c1.png Update Dec 23: Thanks to all the feedback and participation from the community, the Motor Glider LABS test will be extended. Fly above the skies of Erangel and Miramar on the Motor Glider until December 29 11pm PST / Dec 30 8am CET! Players can find information on LABS Skill Based Rating via the "PLAY → LABS" menu in the lobby. The Motor Glider is available in PUBG Labs on Dec 19 11pm PST - December 29 11pm PST. You’ve been hittin’ the roads on the battlegrounds pretty hard, but where we’re going, we don’t need roads. Final boarding call for the Motor Glider mode only available for a limited time. Take to the air in the new Motor Glider and get the drop on enemy squads wherever they are. The Motor Glider can transport you and a squadmate in the air and get you to the far side of the circle in no time. To take off, you’ll need to get the speed up to 70km/h (so not quite the 88 miles per hour you’d need for time travel) and once you’re moving you can use sticky throttle to lock in your forward acceleration. Be careful around the rotor or you’ll learn who wins in a faceoff between your face and a mower.  While in the air, using the high ground to their advantage, passengers can rain shots and molotovs. Only the engine can be destroyed with wings taking less damage compared to the body, but the tires can’t be damaged - so you’ll be able to keep it moving even after your engine is disabled by gliding and landing. PUBG Labs is a space where we introduce experimental in-game features to you, the community, and collect your feedback. The most important takeaway from PUBG Labs is your valuable opinions! Please feel free to let our Community Managers know about what you think of your experience on whichever social platform you prefer, just tag us @PUBG. The Motor Glider is available in PUBG Labs on Dec 19 11pm PST - Dec 22 11pm PST. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/7a725c6c19ca56bbb5231fcb46ae6e3d61d43984.jpg Mechanics "Fly like an Eagle." Motor Glider has two seats; one for pilot and one for passenger who can shoot and use any weapon from the backseat Motor Glider will be spawned around the map To takeoff, you must gain the necessary speed of 65 km/h then pitch up with the S key. You’ll start to take off automatically once you hit 70 km/h. Motor Glider’s fuel consumption rate is tied to the engine speed – the more throttle you apply, the faster you will run out of gas. There’s no maximum altitude you can reach, the sky is the limit! But engine will start losing power the higher the altitude you are at. Controls: Use W/S keys to control the pitch and A/D to control the roll of the aircraft Adjust the throttle by holding Left Shift and Left Ctrl keys Hold Spacebar when on the ground to engage handbrake {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/6775c458430a01abc38493658dd1568b1f862ed4.jpg Period: Dec 19 11pm PST – Dec 22 11pm PST / Dec 20 8am CET – Dec 23 8am CET Perspective: TPP/FPP Mode: Squad Map: Eran...PUBG's last update of the year is live with blood and holiday cheerDec 18, 2019 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunNary a game is safe from a December makeover complete with snow, fir trees, and presents. PUBG‘s 5.3 update has migrated from the test to public servers and although the patch notes make mention of actual quality of life changes, I admit I got distracted by the uncannily cheery change to its lobby. The last 2019 update for Plunkbat brings blood splatter changes, gun favoriting, and this very charming hearth screen. Did you spot the face in the window? I just did and now I won’t sleep tonight. (more…) Update 5.3 - Now Live!Dec 18, 2019 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/5d62c7f1fc1c7c65506b0ea76c2fb2304770ae96.png Welcome back survivors. We hope you’ve enjoyed all the updates and content we’ve brought to you in 2019 and we can’t wait to show you what we have in store for 2020. Patch 5.3 is here and we’re taking the opportunity to make a number of QOL updates and a special holiday themed lobby. Thank you for your commitment to our game and we’ll see you all next year! For full patch notes, click here: Survivor Pass: Badlands is in its final sprint, so finish off those missions, unlock those rewards and get ready to celebrate all of that sweet, sweet loot. You can get all of the details of our current Survivor Pass here: 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.