PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, or more popularly known as PUBG, is a multiplayer online battle royale game developed by PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of publisher Bluehole. The game is available on Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, Android, and iOS. It was released in the Steam’s early access on March 23, 2017. The game’s full release came on Dec. 12, 2017, to Xbox One and Dec. 20, 2017, on Microsoft Windows. It was later released on mobile platforms on March 19, 2018.
The premise of the game is a player-vs-player action game in a battle royale format, where last player standing is the winner. Up to 100 players can play in a single match together. Players can play solo, in duos or up to a four-man squad. In duos and squads, it is the final team standing that is the winner. There are other custom game modes in PUBG, but the battle royale game mode is the current competitive mode.
Players are flown into the map via a plane where they are required to parachute out onto a map area. Players begin with no gear beyond clothing. Once players land, they must go from building to building to find weapons, armor, and medicine that are randomly placed throughout the map. Every few minutes, the playable area shrinks down to a random location, with any players outside of the area suffering damage.
The playzone is the area where Players must remain throughout the game. If a player is caught outside of the playzone, they will begin to take damage over time. This forces players to progress to a random spot on the map and speed up the game. The time between entering the plane and being able to jump is about 10 seconds, and the time span from entering the plane and seeing the first circle is 2 minutes.
During the match, players must be aware of the bombing zones and supply drops. Bombing Zones will be randomly placed throughout the match and will be highlighted on the map by red. Supply drops will also randomly occur throughout the match and drop at a random location in the current playable area.
The original playable island map is Erangel – an 8x8km abandoned Russian Island where military occupation was controlling the island. After a resistance attack on the island, it became abandoned. The points of interest within Erangel are Sosnovka Military Base, the School, Novorepnoye, Primorsk, Georgopol, Pochinki, Rozhok, Stalber, Mylta, Mylta Power and Lipovka.
The second playable map is Miramar, an 8x8km city-centric map with an open desert plain and rural areas in Central America and Mexico. The points of interest within Miramar are El Pozo, Los Leones, Valle del Mar, San Martin, Monte Nuevo, Pecado, Hacienda del Patron, Graveyard and the Prison.
The third playable is called Sanhok and is based within the Southeast Asia region. The island size is 4×4 km, half the size of Miramar and Erangel. The map became available on June 22, 2018 for PC. The points of interest in Sanhok are Ban Tai, Camp Alpha, Camp Bravo, Camp Charlie, Ha Tinh, Khao, Pai Nan, Tat Mok, Cave, Bhan, Bootcamp, Docks, Lakawi, Mongnai, Na Kham, Resort, Tambang, Temple/Ruins and Quarry.
There are currently three different classic game modes to choose from, Solos, Duos and Squads. Each version can be played in either first-person perspective or third-person perspective. The default perspective is third-person, and you can swap to a first-person perspective during the match. Although, if you play in a match that is first-person perspective (FPP) specific, you aren’t allowed to change to a third-person perspective.
Listed below are the weapon types that you’ll find in PUBG:
Listed below are the consumable types that you’ll find in PUBG:
Listed below are the equipment types that you’ll find in PUBG: