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Looks like self-pickup is coming to PUBG in the next updateJun 20, 2021 - EurogamerFollowing the release of a new video teaser showcasing what's new in the upcoming TAEGO update for PUBG, fans think they've discovered new features coming the original battle royale game, including new weapons, vehicles, a new zone feature, and even self pick-up. According to an analysis by dataminer PlayerIGN (thanks, PCGN), as well as self-pickup, TAEGO's new 8x8 map will also feature a new Pony Coupe vehicle, 5.56 K2 Assault Rifle, 5.56 K12 DMR, a "new airdrop type", a possible new Zone feature, and the return of Paramo's Chinook helicopter. A second teaser and screenshots released in Korea also suggest we'll see a palace and a school on the new map, with rumours the new content will be available to play on the PC Test Server from 30th June. Read more Self-pickup, new guns, and Pony Coupe coming in PUBG's Taego updateJun 20, 2021 - PCGamesNThe new PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds map is coming next month and a new trailer has been released to tease upcoming features being added in the next update to the still-popular battle royale game. Fans have dug through the PUBG Taego map trailer and have spotted new guns, vehicles, and a possible self-pickup ability. As developer Krafton revealed last week, the new Taego map is headed to the game in the 12.2 update - which is set to release in just a few weeks on July 7th on PC (July 15th on consoles). Like PUBG's original Miramar, Taego will be a massive 8x8 km map, but otherwise there hasn't been any firm facts about what players can expect from it - leaving fans to do the dirty work. PUBG dataminer PlayerIGN has already indicated that there will be a new respawn system "where players fight for their revival" on a small Gulag island, but now they're back with a list of potential new features uncovered in the latest PUBG trailer. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: PUBG gets its first 8×8 map since Miramar with 'Taego' next update PUBG bots' reign of terror has ended PUBG gets a new way to keep track of live events in-game PUBG's new 8x8 map Taego is coming in the next patchJun 16, 2021 - The LoadoutPlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is going back to its roots for the next big update with a new map that's the same size as both Erangel and Miramar. PUBG fans have known about Taego for a while, but only by its codename Tiger. Details have been pretty few and far between, but now we've finally got our first glimpse of it in a teaser video, which you can watch down below. In short though, it looks like a reversed Erangel. What would be Erangel's military island is to the north, connected to the main part of Taego by six or seven bridges. A smaller island, to the west of the map, is connected to both parts of the island by two bridges. The poster in the teaser trailer also indicates we'll see multiple care package drops on the map, as well as big cities and structures, like stadiums. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: We're giving away two PUBG Continental Series 4 swag bags! PUBG's "year of the large map" features Miramar makeover and two new maps PUBG Ranked: Ranks, RP, rulesets, and more PUBG gets its first 8x8 map since Miramar with 'Taego' next updateJun 16, 2021 - PCGamesNPlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds gets back to its roots when the battle royale game's next patch rolls around, with a new map on the way that'll pit players against each other in the style of its second-oldest map, Miramar. Krafton has unveiled Taego, a new PUBG map headed the game's way with its next major update, patch 12.2. Like Miramar, it'll be an 8x8km map, so we can expect what will be one of the game's biggest battlegrounds. Details are light for now, but the studio has posted a teaser introducing the map on YouTube, which you can check out below. All we can see is a plane following a flight path over the map as it changes to a poster reading: "Code name: Tiger", and revealing that the release date is July 7 for players on PC (July 15 for our friends on consoles). Fans have already begun trying to decode the map, though, with one Redditor having put together a "hand-drawn" map that aims to reflect its apparent features might be from the teaser's brief snapshot. It's just guesswork for now, though, as there aren't any details from Krafton just yet. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: PUBG bots' reign of terror has ended PUBG gets a new way to keep track of live events in-game PUBG's latest Labs mode looks like a mash-up of Mario Kart and Mad Max PUBG's first full-sized map since Miramar is dropping next monthJun 16, 2021 - PC GamerNext month, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is getting its first full-sized map in almost three years with the addition of a new arena, Taego... Read more.PUBG Fashion Week Social Media Event - ResultsJun 15, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsHello PUBG fans! Last month, we held an event for all PUBG fashionistas to show off their characters' styles with the chance to win great prizes for their creativity. There were two entry categories, Fashionista and Fashion Pioneer, to take part in, and now, we're proud to present the winners! Before announcing the results, we would first like to tell you that our judges were amazed by the submitted work. Your Avant-garde fashion sense far exceeded our expectations, making it difficult for the judges to select the winners. Enough said, here are the winners! Fashionista {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/99b64b7fb420887186fea401569b3485585c2391.png PUBG ID: Mi_Dan*** Platform: Steam {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/49005c57661479c1988ad712e5e35a84b9735a46.png PUBG ID: kdh4*** Platform: Kakao {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/e3148070e44f347a9188203ceec4574d9f7d51c7.png PUBG ID: Li*** Platform: Steam {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/985dfd9c5295f6d4080e9aa162c258143a586641.png PUBG ID: kay*** Platform: Steam {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/337c0ef741fb60d195b175cd285c6720983ffb19.png PUBG ID: Indzai_J*** Platform: Steam {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/0ea4c2b67a4e62b5779f8c479100249c0371b1f7.png PUBG ID: BB_En*** Platform: Steam {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/682c54d589f90ced8ffbb50da6681a585be26686.png PUBG ID: eil*** Platform: Steam {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/dda23157845be49c6c755cabedaa26bec344352d.png Fashion Pioneer {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/7a5c5b6431849d128b5b1636814234d99bfc0196.png PUBG ID: Langx1a*** Platform: Steam {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/af2409e717c603dfebd950e525d9d1e80e1cec24.png PUBG ID: Hardfow*** Platform: Steam {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/222852d2c1775b9b846063018b019a92b14cb710.png PUBG ID: yumeno_me*** Platform: Steam {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/fc91123531b1cc9c97c3515485bc0349be08f5f2.png PUBG ID: AJA_Jin*** Platform: Steam {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/3194211dc3abbd15ef82ae3249921e8a7fd86faf.png PUBG ID: iAMJee*** Platform: Steam {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/f6eb1e80bbaf6cce40a40fae06cc60ef347cb193.png PUBG ID: mxnzxn*** Platform: Xbox {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/17af774116fa326ec2342487fe9f0a92f5122427.png PUBG ID: NomadR*** Platform: Steam {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/5fccb25bbc5ed6bfd66295a931b1755b3cf2af45.png Rewards The winners in each themed category will be rewarded with new clothing skins, limited to items that can be purchased with G-Coin (excluding bags, parachutes, weapon skins, and esports) to be released between July and September 2021. They can be found added to your account under Customize on the day of release. Thank you for showing your enthusiasm in dressing up your characters! For further details on the winners, please check your region's community announcement. See you on the Battlegrounds! The PUBG Team. PUBG's terrifying bots have been toned back downJun 10, 2021 - PC GamerPlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has released an emergency hotfix to tone down the battle royale's killer robot problem... Read more.PUBG's "cheater bots" have finally been told to calm downJun 10, 2021 - EurogamerPUBG's bots have never been particularly popular with the community ever since they were introduced to public matchmaking, but a recent update transformed the bumbling bots into something far worse: horrifyingly accurate aimbots. Patch 12.1 brought with it some changes to bot AI, which were - in theory - supposed to improve their behaviour, but it seems PUBG Corp made them a little too good. Players took to Reddit to document these machines of terror, pointing out that they were behaving like cheaters. Those who spectated the bots or replayed death cams discovered they effectively had wall hacks and aimbot enabled, with the bots spinning around to obliterate players with unnerving speed and accuracy. "They're 'aim bots' now and that's no joke," said appropriately-named Reddit user Morbidly Tortured. "I got taken out by a bot from 200 meters out. It auto locked on to me and hit every shot. I almost reported it until I spectated for about three minutes and noticed it was a bot with how it was running, stopping, going prone." Read more PUBG bots' reign of terror has endedJun 9, 2021 - PCGamesNPlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' bots have been a tad strong of late. Over the past week, clips of players getting owned by their new, superior overlords have flooded the battle royale's subreddit. The bots were quicker to draw their gun, and some appeared to track enemy players through walls. Fighting against a rabble of Terminators isn't many people's idea of fun, though, so the PUBG team has reined them in a tad. The update reduces bots' overall firing accuracy, and you'll have to get closer to them before they switch using the full-auto firing mode on their guns - if you keep a reasonable distance, they'll stick with using the single-fire mode. You'll also find that their reaction times have been slowed down, with bots now engaging with their targets less quickly after spotting them. The update is out now, so you should find the bots' nerfs already in play. Having bots in PUBG can be a tricky topic. They can balance out lobbies nicely and lead to less waiting for a game, but they can also run amok when doing their best Terminator impression. Earlier this year, players found that the number of bots in their game shrunk after an update, which went down well. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: PUBG gets a new way to keep track of live events in-game PUBG's latest Labs mode looks like a mash-up of Mario Kart and Mad Max PUBG Update 12.1's release time is nearly here PCS4 Broadcasting Channels and TalentJun 8, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsHello, PUBG Esports fans! 2021 Global PUBG Esports competition, PUBG CONTINENTAL SERIES 4 (PCS4) is just around the corner! As always, we’re providing English broadcasts for PCS4 across all regions, as well as multiple other languages with the best PUBG Esports talent and casters for every match around the world. PCS4 Global (English) Feed {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/6682d08a7cefea2c5e4ef22f3ad01a9b20ba8f64.png Where to watch: Twitch: Youtube: Facebook: Tiktok: Map feed: In addition to Global (English) streaming, PCS4 broadcasts in additional languages as shown below! PCS4 ASIA Broadcasting Schedules & Channels {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/ba31d975fb49f2126505e389ccf897564dc0b763.jpg Week 1 June 12-13 19:00 (KST) Week 2 June 19-20 19:00 (KST) Week 3 June 26-27 19:00 (KST) Regional Broadcast & Channels English Talent: Paperthin, Nick Korea Talent: Sanghyun Park, Minjoon Chae, Jisoo Kim, Jungmin Shin, Dongyeon Kim, Hyunkyung Lee, Soyoon Meng China Talent: XIEYAN, YINXI, XIAOXIAN, XIAOTONG, YEHAO, FENGZHENG, XINBA, MIFAN Japan Talent: abara, Shinichiroo, Kimari=Ronzo Chinese Taipei Talent: Nia, KMoMo, Krapy, AsSen, Paul Thailand Vietnam Talent: Trong Linh, Lynx, Huy Lova, Cuong OT, Gary La, Tuan Tai PCS4 APAC Broadcasting Schedules & Channels {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/d487dbe7105e9d7d4460a9ac2462ceb632fad4d8.jpg Week 1 June 10-11 18:00 (ICT) Week 2 June 17-18 18:00 (ICT) Week 3 June 24-25 18:00 (ICT) Regional Broadcast & Channels English Talents: Zenox, Elfishguy, Chunks, Saga Vietnam Talents: Trong Linh, Lynx, Huy Lova, Cuong OT, Gary La, Tuan Tai, DjChip, Rambo, Nhism, Pino, Thao Trang, Xia Xia Thailand gets a new way to keep track of live events in-gameJun 7, 2021 - PCGamesNThere's a new way to keep track of events going on in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, following an update that folds in a handy new in-game feature. Plus, developer Krafton has detailed two new events running in the battle royale game this month. "Today, we're introducing our newly improved in-game Events Page to showcase ongoing and upcoming events to participate in and earn rewards," Krafton announces in a new blog post. This is a pretty basic but handy feature that lets you browse a list new events going on, and jump into them more easily by hitting a 'participate' option. From the snapshots included in the post, we can see the duration of the event displayed, along with rewards up for grabs (which can only be grabbed while an event's live), and your progress towards goals. The new Event Page can be found via a 'care package' icon in the right-hand corner of the game's lobby screen, and you'll now see notifications pop up in PUBG's notifications hub when event-related news drops. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: PUBG bots' reign of terror has ended PUBG's latest Labs mode looks like a mash-up of Mario Kart and Mad Max PUBG Update 12.1's release time is nearly here PUBG's latest Labs mode looks like a mash-up of Mario Kart and Mad MaxJun 5, 2021 - PCGamesNThe latest PUBG Labs mode is in, and it'll look familiar if you're a fan of Mario Kart. It's just called Racing Mode for now, but it features everything you'd expect - you pick a vehicle, race your buds to the finish, and pick up power-up boosts and ammo to try and throw them off. Before you start, you've got to select your vehicle. You've got the motorcycle, buggy, Couple RB, dirt bike, and Mirado. Each of them has its stats, but they've each got a unique weapon, too. You won't be able to attack players or destroy stuff until your ten seconds in, and players who do get taken out will get a five-second grace period to stop them from being eliminated off spawn. Both race tracks take place on the Miramar map and are one way. You'll need to make your way through checkpoints to progress through the race, and those checkpoints will be your respawn points, too. Oh, and be careful about going off track as you'll blow up if you're gone for too long. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: PUBG bots' reign of terror has ended PUBG gets a new way to keep track of live events in-game PUBG Update 12.1's release time is nearly here The $77 million PUBG cheating empire smashed by the Chinese cops—and the founder who escapedJun 2, 2021 - PC GamerCheating has been around in video games forever, but the industry's meteoric success over the last few decades has turned it into a genuine side business. You don't need to look hard to find them: any game worth making cheats for will have someone, somewhere, beavering away on a method of breaking the rules. And, almost always, charging for it... Read more.Update 12.1 - Now Live!Jun 2, 2021 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/ba17cc62ff325f2306c542a84f9e43be0d1de84a.jpg Update 12.1 has arrived on the Battlegrounds! We’re excited for you to get your hands on our biggest Miramar update to date! Sweeping changes have been made map-wide, including improved textures and an overhaul to lighting. Major points of interest will still feel familiar but fresh, with adjustments to building interiors and reduced object clutter to enhance ease of movement throughout the map. Put your marksman skills to work with the armor-piercing Lynx AMR sniper rifle and traverse the updated desert landscape of Miramar on the new Quad off-road vehicle. We appreciate everyone who had time to play the changes on the test server and graciously offer feedback. Based directly on your feedback, we’ve reduced bloom in certain weather settings to improve visibility. Please keep the feedback coming; we’ll continue to monitor your feedback closely. That’s not all; tomorrow we’re adding a new limited-time mode to PUBG LABS – Racing Mode! Check out the Racing Mode announcement to learn more and view the full patch rundown in the patch notes. See you on the Battlegrounds.PCS4 Pick'Em ChallengeJun 2, 2021 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/ef9746473c91eb17a9ad8bd84c2117667847e639.png Hello PUBG Esports fans! The fourth iteration of the PUBG Continental Series is right around the corner! Get ready, as PCS4 commences June 10th; watch the best teams from across the globe compete to be crowned their region's best. The competition will be fierce on and off the Battlegrounds, as we're back with the Pick'Em Challenge for PCS4. Use your PUBG Esports knowledge to predict winners and win prizes. Read on for full details on how to participate, watch and show support to your favorite teams! PUBG ESPORTS TAB The PUBG Esports tab has returned! Esports fans, starting from June 2nd for PC, check out the Esports Tab to get information on your favorite players and teams, match schedules, tournament stats, and more. Take a deep dive into key performance indicators from regional qualifiers and find out which teams and players to keep an eye on once the tournament gets underway, and help make your best predictions for the Pick'Em Challenge. ESPORTS ITEMS Check out the new PCS4 items available in store. Crash Test AKM & Coupon Bundle + (1 voting coupon) Crash Test Gear Bundle + (1 voting coupon) Crash Test Costume Set + (1 voting coupon) Crash Test Motorbike & Coupon Bundle + (1 voting coupon) Crash Test SKS & Coupon Bundle + (1 voting coupon) Crash Test Emote & Coupon Bundle + (1 voting coupon) Crash Test Value Pack + (5 voting coupon) Crash Test Weapon & Bike Bundle + (3 voting coupon)* 30% of PUBG net sales of PCS4 items will be distributed to teams across the four regions. Half of it being added to the overall prize pool and the remaining half being distributed equally to the participating teams. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/ca0dc071a3b2e4b7fe8e49aa0e30aaa586824a2f.jpg PCS4 items sale period: PC: After maintenance June 2 – June 24, 6 pm KST Pick'Em Challenge event period: After maintenance June 2 – June 24, 6 pm KST Esports Shop items sale period: After maintenance June 2 – July 14, 11 am KST Pick'Em reward claim period: June 29 - July 14, 11 am KST Pick’Em Challenge Details Matches for the PCS4 Pick'Em Challenge begin on June 2nd with Pick'Em entries closing just before the last match of PCS4 on June 24th at 18:00 KST. Don't forget to participate in all the challenges before it's too late! Event 1: Pick the Winner The first event is very simple: predict who you believe will become the four regional champions of PCS4. Vote for up to 7 teams per region, with correct predictions granting 100,000 EP per correct regional selection. Correctly guess the winner of all four regions to win a grand total of 400,000 EP! Event 2: Team Face-off Free to enter, correctly guess the winner of two rival teams to earn EP. Each region has 4 team pairs to vote on, so do your research and predict which team will perform better; it's free, don't forget to participate for a chance to win free rewards! EP payouts are based on total voting amounts, predicting an underdog win can net you a much bigg...Introducing the new event page and upcoming events!Jun 2, 2021 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/6c8466e346853c2a761fd2b1925b7b77b5071767.png Hello Survivors! Today, we're introducing our newly improved in-game Events Page to showcase ongoing and upcoming events to participate in and earn rewards. Let's get right into it! Read on for more details, including our two upcoming events. Event Page {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/8162acf0d8c273904dace783ad4da8f4179aaa9e.jpg Find new events to participate in, with the PUBG Events Page! Browse through the Event List and click 'Join Event' to participate. Event rewards can only be redeemed during the event period. There are more events to come! Keep an eye out for future event announcements Event 1: El Solitario Collaboration Event {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/8b1c2acdbc4228839d22db4bd54347c5e034e2ea.jpg Our first event celebrates our collaboration with El Solitario! Click 'Join Event' on the Event Page to participate. Play and complete daily missions to earn Event Points. Collect points to redeem awesome El SOLITARIO skins! Rewards: El Solitario Wolf Sweater, El Solitario Wolf Face Scarf Event Schedule PC: June 2 - June 22, 16:00 KST Event 2: Weapon Skin Upgrade System Update Event {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/9040e62a97c495b6b6ffb13fdc2981ec1bd40b13.jpg To celebrate the launch of our Weapon Skin Upgrade system, we're giving you the opportunity to earn some free Contrabrand coupons! Click 'Join Event' on the Event Page to participate. Play and complete daily missions to earn Event Points. Collect points to earn Contraband Coupons! Multiple Contraband Coupons can be used to open Contraband crates. Rewards: 90 Contraband Coupons For more details on the Weapon Skin Upgrade System, check out the Update 12.1 patch notes! Event Schedule PC: June 2 - June 15, 16:00 KST  FAQ Where do I find the Event Page? {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/96f9ced4f9febf0e6d798adc8bb1780cb4aa0b1c.jpg Access the event page by clicking the Care Package icon at the top right corner of the main lobby screen. {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/7b5c775b03ee058312f3f10a6c4579fcc606278e.jpg Push notifications are also sent via the notification center. Event Points Points acquired from each event will expire once the event period ends. Don't forget to use up all your points prior to the event's end! The PUBG TeamPUBG LABS: Racing ModeJun 2, 2021 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/2b75ee75f5da477140be293c8d3bbf3e6b047805.png Hello Survivors! Racing Mode will soon arrive in PUBG LABS! Experience a new way to play on the Battlegrounds as you battle your opponents and race across tracks on the newly updated Miramar. Choose your vehicle, buckle up and race hard! Race Preparation {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/64b9b1d8f4b6cc61208e0142523371afbafadbdb.jpg Select your vehicle at race start. Available Vehicles: Motorcycle, Buggy, Coupe RB, Dirt Bike, Mirado. Each vehicle comes equipped with a set of different weapons. Use the F8 key (Console: D-Pad down) to toggle the vehicle selection UI and change vehicles. Upon respawning, your selected vehicle will be spawned. Race Start Players are spawned in their vehicle as the race countdown begins. You won't be able to move or attack other players until the race starts. Once the match starts, destroy anything in your path! At match start players are invincible for 10 seconds and 5 seconds after each respawn to prevent the frustration of being spawn killed. Racetracks {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/d70d00abb48df9c2dcadc7ba82a2602dfb1b405e.jpg {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/8b576de510c8cc8e26d27ea2f4004f59008e07c8.jpg Racing Mode takes place at one of the two tracks shown above. Both tracks are 1-way, with a static start and finish line.Checkpoints {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/6d14fcca2546f2575a0a72e6bb4f25a74c1fe6d9.jpg Checkpoints serve as respawn points and you must drive through them to progress in the race. Going off-track for too long engages an out of bounds timer and when the countdown hits zero, you will be respawned near the latest checkpoint you've passed.Boost Crates {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/1e81c7bb78444c2207eef8e871d7339d72954d4f.jpg Drive through red crates to collect boosts. Boost crates respawn a short time after being collected. Boosts can be engaged with the shift key. Using a boost brings you to FULL-SPEED. Send it! When killed, you will respawn with your boost gauge set to max. Motorcycles and Dirt Bikes are unable to use boosts. This is for balance gameplay balance reasons. Ammo Crates {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/f9629ef9f014a4a1e17baa9a35fbec665bf38e44.jpg Drive through blue crates to collect ammo. Crates provide a small amount of ammo for your equipped weapon. Ammo crates respawn a short time after being collected. Race Completion {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/27971017/1fc532f1aa92d21e8fa2d1fbcd4b13e0317f33da.jpg The first player that crosses the finish line grabs the checkered flag and wins the race for their squad! 60 seconds after the winner crosses the finish line, the match will end.Service Schedule LABS: Racing Mode will take place over two weeks, with Squads up first, followed by Solo matches. PC Week 1 - Squads: June 3, 11 am - June 7, 4 pm KST Week 2 -  Solo: June 7, 16:30 - June 14, 16:00 KST Console Week 1 - Squads: June 10 after maintenance - June 14, 16:00 KST Week 2 - Solo: June 14, 16:30 - June 21, 16:00 KST Match Settings Miramar, TPP only S...PUBG Update 12.1's release time is nearly hereJun 1, 2021 - PCGamesNPUBG's new, big update is hitting the live servers on PC soon. Community manager Hawkins confirms on the battle royale's Discord server that live servers will enter maintenance for eight hours starting 5:30pm PDT / 8:30 EST on June 1 and 1:30am BST on June 2. While maintenance should take eight hours, keep in mind that something unexpected may pop up. Once everything is looking in top shape, update 12.1 will hit the live servers for you PC players out there. You're getting the new and improved version of the classic Miramar map, which comes with visual improvements to terrain and foliage, less clutter in packed spaces to make for better shootouts, and more defined cliffs. The new Miramar is more than a pretty picture, though. You're also getting a chonky new sniper called the Lynx AMR that can damage military equipment and armour. You can get it out of special creates, though that does mean that ammo is finite. If you fancy going fast, you can also hop on the new Miramar-exclusive quad bike. The other standout features include a weapon skin update system you can use to add new features and styles to your favourite guns and a scrap shop you can spend your, well, scrap at for contraband creates. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: PUBG's publisher is making a new game based on a series of Korean fantasy novels PUBG's latest Miramar map rework is on the test server PUBG has a Red Dead Redemption 2-like spinoff on the way PUBG's publisher is making a new game based on a series of Korean fantasy novelsMay 30, 2021 - PCGamesNThe company that now owns PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Krafton, is working on a new game based on the series of popular Korean fantasy novels The Bird That Drinks Tears. While there's not a lot of information on what the game itself will look like, Krafton has enlisted the help of a Hollywood concept artist to establish a look and ambience for the game. Dubbed Project Windless, Krafton's plans for The Bird That Drinks Tears extends beyond a single game - it aims to create a "larger multimedia franchise" based on the intellectual property. The novels are set in a distinctively Korean fantasy world that's populated with mythical creatures like dokkaebi (sometimes thought of as a 'Korean goblin' or nature spirit) and naga, and characters learn the Korean folk wrestling style of ssireum. Artist Ian McCaig, who has done concept art for Star Wars characters and franchises like Harry Potter and The Avengers, is working with Krafton to visualise novelist Yeong-do Lee's universe. An early piece of art shows a wooden structure built high on a stone tor above the desert, with a long platform extending on one side. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: PUBG Update 12.1's release time is nearly here PUBG's latest Miramar map rework is on the test server PUBG has a Red Dead Redemption 2-like spinoff on the way PUBG is adding respawns, footballs in the lobbies, and a gun you can't reloadMay 27, 2021 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunI never got into PUBG. I didn’t enjoy putting all that time and effort into the game only to die once and be returned to the main menu. That’s why I spend my battle royale funtimes in Warzone, where I can at least punch my way back into the game. But in Playerunknown's Battlegrounds’s 2021 roadmap, they’ve announced a new map that will allow players to respawn. Depending on the turnaround time, I might just have to get back into Plunkbat. Read more 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.