Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds sales pass 8 million

You like big numbers? Here’s one for you: eight million. Big, I know! And yet it’s a number insufficient for how many copies of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds [official site] has sold. Bluehole’s fab multiplayer-only Battle Royale ’em up has now sold more than eight million copies, creator Brendan ‘Playerunknown’ Greene confirmed during Microsoft’s Gamescom present-o-rama stream yesterday. Plunkbat passed that sales milestone during the second weekend of August, which means by now it surely has an even bigger number. It could even be eight million and two. That’s not half-bad for a game which launched into early access less than five months ago.

Plunk was there to gab about the Xbox version of Plunkbat or something but the point is: big number.

Also over the weekend, during the developer-ish strand of Gamescom, the Plunkgang showed off some new terrain tech they’ve been working on. It makes the ground look like those Skyrim ‘HD’ texture mods where contrast and sharpness are amplified so much even mud looks it’s strewn with boulders and deadly crevices.

Ah it’s fine: I’m sure none of that will even be visible with the low graphics settings I need to play Plunkbat on.

Bluehole recently announced plans to reduce the frequency of their patches and updates, after one under-tested update caused lag problems which mostly ruined the game for a day.

10 Comments

  1. FredSaberhagen says:

    Just got this, playing on a steam controller, can’t figure out how to switch weapons or use scopes. Still fun!

    • vahnn says:

      Try tapping the button you use to aim to switch to scope view.

  2. Bashmet says:

    Crazy. It’s a map. Good for those guys though.

  3. moltenblackbird says:

    PUBG’s sales pass 8 $million yet they cant put in a simple climb mechanic. they have to put in a vault mechanic which would have more problems than the climb mechanic that would be more useful

    • Asurmen says:

      How is climb simple? How is it more useful? How will vault have more problems?

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      DuncUK says:

      Watch the update video of the new vaulting mechanic, it includes climbing as well.

  4. LagTheKiller says:

    8 million copies of overrated Arma mod. I mean its bugged and lagging like hell. Aiming/shooting/driving models are minecraftish. Graphics is not important if its fun but in game there are like 4-5 buildings copy pasted in more or less dense areas. Also scopes literaly wins the game. This game is fun. Sometimes. Rarely. When u can have a decent weapon decent scope, ammo, be in right place,when you are not killed in first minute by somone who found kalashnikov in the building next to you when u have a frying pan a smoke grenade and combat pants (blue). Oh and also lag wont struck when ur running or trying to shoot or aim at the door. Also pray the zone wont close on some open ground bcs guys with hundred oirs and brawl kings from school (xd), prison, military base came equipped wih one or two hiiting snipers with 12x scopes. GL&HF wih ur M16 with holographic sights. At best.