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An action-packed battle royale

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) pits you against 99 other players in the ultimate battle for survival. After parachuting onto an island, you'll need to scavenge weapons and supplies to defend yourself and kill enemies. If that wasn't enough, the island's safe zone decreases over time, forcing you into smaller areas and increased encounters. The last player or team alive is crowned the winner. 

PUBG was first released as an early access beta in early 2017 and fully released a few months afterward. The game quickly grew to become one of the most played video games of all time, selling over 70 million copies. Today, it's still viral, with millions of online players battling each other for the number one spot. If you enjoy this type of genre, you can also try other popular titles like Fortnite, Apex Legends, and Call of Duty: Warzone.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds gameplay 

PUBG is an online multiplayer action game with up to 100 players fighting in a battle royale until the last person standing. You can play solo or team up with 2-3 other people to form a squad. If your squad is the last alive, you all win. 

Instead of starting on the ground like most games, PUBG implemented a fresh new take. Every player starts the round inside an airplane with a variable flight path. Players need to make a quick decision when to jump and parachute to the ground. It's vital to your strategy if you know where specific items, weapons, or strategic locations are. 

Jumping earlier than everyone else will let you hit the ground faster, search out weapons and possibly get the jump on your opponents. However, jumping into the middle of nowhere where a lot of loot is located, can put you in even more danger as many players will also converge in the same area. 

Equipment distribution is randomized to an extent, but it pays to learn where the best weapons and armor are more likely to spawn. Randomizing the flight path and equipment locations helps to create an even playing field.  

Once you have made contact with the ground and lost your parachute, you can start to search the area for equipment. The maps contain buildings, small towns, and other exciting sites where all sorts of valuable items are scattered around, including drivable vehicles like cars and quad bikes. Motorbikes and buggies are quick but vulnerable to enemy fire. The UAZ and van are much slower but more durable. 

While the maps start off significantly in size, with every passing few minutes, the safe zone begins to shrink. Not only does this stop players from camping, but it also forces everyone to constantly move. The safe area is also randomized, making it impossible for players to know where it is before jumping. Players caught outside the safe zone continually take damage until they enter it or are killed by the damage. You can see the safe zone on your map as a shimmering blue wall.

Another danger to watch out for is the random bombing attacks. During the game, random areas of the match are highlighted in red and bombed for a short while. You'll get a warning a few minutes beforehand, but the bombs will cause severe damage, so don't wait too long to evacuate the area. 

Some of the best items in the game are unobtainable except when airdropped by a plane. These items randomly fly over the map. Players can also summon the plane by shooting a flare gun into the sky. The plane drops a highly-prized loot package which blows out red smoke to make it visible. Players who triumphantly claim the loot may find ammo, weapons, equipment, and healing items. But due to the red smoke, expect a fierce fight before claiming any of the loot. 

At the end of each game round, the winner sees the phrase ‘Winner winner chicken dinner’, and players will earn a reward depending on their performance. The in-game currency is called G-Coins and can be spent on crates containing cosmetic items for character and weapon models. You can also purchase crates with real money, but the developers made sure that none of the items affect the gameplay or your chances to win in any way. 

PlayerUnknown's Battleground system requirements

PUGB will run well on most PCs, as long as you have an average graphic card and 8 GB of RAM. You'll also need at least 30 GB of storage. 

PUBG minimum requirements

  • OS - 64 bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
  • Processor - Intel Core i5-4430 / AMD FX-6300
  • RAM - 8 GB
  • Graphics Card - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB / AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB
  • DirectX - Version 11
  • Network - An internet connection is required

PUBG recommended requirements 

  • OS - 64 bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
  • Processor - Intel Core i5-6600K / AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • RAM - 16 GB
  • Graphics Card - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB / AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB
  • DirectX - Version 11
  • Network - An internet connection is required

The best battle royale PC game

Since its initial beta release, PUGB took the gaming world by storm, and it continues to gain popularity. The game is now also available on iOS and Android if you enjoy mobile gaming or want to play on the go. While there are still bugs and some balancing issues, PUBG continues to receive updates and patches to improve the performance, gameplay and add new content like guns, equipment, and maps. 

If you enjoy online multiplayer games that require brains and brawn, you should download and play PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. 

PROS

  • Huge maps to explore
  • Lots of guns and equipment to find
  • Easy to pick up and play
  • Quick matchmaking due to high popularity

CONS

  • It takes time to learn the best item spawn points
  • With 100 player servers, you'll face stiff competition
  • It still has some bugs


User reviews about PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS

  • lcirun11

    by lcirun11

    those this really work

  • elvin latade

    by elvin latade

    amazing game that it was cool to play.. everyone can play;,, these is for adult game so definitely need the guidance of the parents.

  • deva dass

    by deva dass

    best game ever nice and addictive game love it a lot make more like this need to see more

  • Aneeq Kashif

    by Aneeq Kashif

    GOOD GAME TO PLAY WITH OTHER PLAYERS.I REALLY LIKE THIS GAME..BIG MAPS,GUNS, PLAYERS ETC

  • Naseem Nakhili

    by Naseem Nakhili

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  • confirm Idea

    by confirm Idea

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