Crossbows and ghillies galore in next Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds event mode

You’ll shiver at the sight of shrubs and bawl at bushes in the next three-day event mode coming to Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, because ‘Ghillie Crossing’ will see Erangel swarming with players armed with crossbows and wearing ghillie suits. The only projectile weapons in the four-lad mode will be crossbows, see, and ghillie suits will be found as regular world loot. Never mind the shooter on the grassy knoll; this time, the silent sniper will be the grassy knoll.

Ghillie Crossing is a 100-player mode for four-player squads, developers PUBG Corp explain, played on Erangel. The only weapons spawning anywhere are crossbows, melee weapons, and grenades–no guns–and ghillie suits, which are usually rare loot in airdrop crates, will be found as regular ground loot. You won’t spawn with a ghillie suit, so it’s not a guaranteed shrubfest, but a whole lot of leafy lads will be lurking.

Pushing people closer together, the first safe zone will always spawn around the middle of the map, no vehicles will be found, and blue zone will do more and more damage as the round draws to a close.

So a whole load of people disguised as bushes will be crammed into small spaces, plinking at each other with crossbows or charging screaming with pans held aloft. Good times. In my days I have gone up against a handful of players scarily deadly with the crossbow, and I quite looking forward to having some enforced practise myself.

The Ghillie Crossing event mode will start at 7pm Pacific tonight (which is 3am on Friday the 25th for us here in the UK) then run until 7pm Pacific on Sunday the 27th (3am on the Monday for us).

Ooh it’ll surely be the most people have feared shrubbery since The Day of the Triffids.


  1. Pozzo says:

    Huh? What game? Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds?

    That seems an unwieldy title. If only there was some slightly edgy abbreviation for it

  2. Lord of Beer says:

    Finally something better than the crappy War Mode repeats.

  3. Retne says:

    This should be interesting. No, if only they’d extend the War Modes to last a week – I’m not unique in having restricted gaming hours due to having children who need attention – and wanting to actually spend some time with my wife. Weekends are frequently my least gaming-friendly times so some of these modes have flown right by me, sadly.

    • Catweasel says:

      Yeah the time window is ridiculously short. I’m not sure how a lot of people are supposed to be able to play them at all considering schedules.

  4. BeefsQuatch088 says:

    the crossbow is bug….5m enemy i shot 6 times and 0 dmg always…shitty event^^

  5. bmxbandit says:

    Just played this with my mate. We did a two-man squad and got the chicken dinner fairly easily. As soon as we landed we got the crossbows then found scopes, which we then tested on nearby walls before getting into the mix. Scopes are all way off – the only one that is accurate is the basic scope which is plenty. Cue everyone shooting over our heads and us demolishing four-man squads because all our shots were actually hitting. Couple that with a frying pan for anything remotely close and we ended up with ten kills a piece and barely a scratch. We hadn’t laughed so much in ages though. Fun mode!

  6. freeviruzdotorg says:

    add rewards for these events? pls? :<

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