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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds fixing faulty region sorting

Adding automatic region sorting to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds was supposed to solve the problem of jerks disrupting games by connecting to distant servers where they'd lag around with high pings. In reality, last week's update caused more problems. Players could find themselves sorted--and locked--onto servers that clearly weren't in their local region, and in laggy games with folks thrown in from all around the world. Not…

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has banned over 13 million cheaters

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has long struggled with cheaters, popping up from nowhere to headshot you from across the map and possibly through some walls. For 16 months, the developers have been posting weekly accounts listing how many players they've permanently banned for cheating – a number that now adds up to over 13 million. That's about as many people as live in the whole nation of…

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds brings back map selection, kinda

On paper, the big update which hit Playerunknown's Battlegrounds in the wee hours sounds pretty good. It adds a new anti-cheat system, brings back map selection, whacks in a ranking system to climb, and enables automatic region sorting to hopefully keep distant players from lagging up our rounds. In reality, ah, it seems little it might be a little messy.

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PUBG best weapons: a complete rundown of the guns in PUBG

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has a massive range of guns currently available, each with its own set of scopes and attachments to glue on. It’s fair to say that keeping track of them all can be a little difficult,s o this weapons guide aims to make that easier. With the random nature of the shrinking blue zone, you only have limited control over what situations you’ll get…

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds guide: tips and tricks to win

It's been over a year since Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds launched into early access, and yet somehow it's still drawing the crowds, much to John's chagrin. It now has three maps, with a fourth one on the way, and an expanded weapon set too. Its popularity may be waning a little in light of stiff competition, but it isn't a surprise that it's still massively popular: Dumping…

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds adding flare guns and ranking system

It's Plunk a go-go today with many titbits of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds news. To summarise: 1) A new event gives the opportunity to earn a fantastic giant hat, the sort of enticing hat that tourists on a stag or hen weekend would instantly buy. 2) The flare gun seen in the Metal Rain event, which can call in a special huge airdrop or an armoured vehicle,…

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds new event mode is all about that VSS

As a fan of any video game gun best described as "endearingly crap with a real knack to it", I am delighted that the latest temporary event mode in Playerunknown's Battlegrounds focuses on its worst sniper: the VSS. Y'know, that one with a wooden stock and built-in silencer, the one which plings lazy 9mm bullets like a child throwing pebbles, the one which is so…

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Training day in Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds plus tuk-tuks, lasers and a new rifle

A bundle of new stuff has arrived on Playerunknown's Battlegrounds's test servers today. Heading up Update 21 (find the full notes here) is Training Mode, a small practice map for up to 20 players where nobody dies (even if you kill them), and there's plenty of toys to test this newfound immortality on friends and strangers alike. There's a new assault rifle - the 7.62mm MK47…

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PUBG Erangel: where to loot, how to win

Still wildly popular to this day, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds has now seen multiple maps release in the past year or so. However, it's rather difficult to forget the first. Erangel's Russian inspired island is full of dense forests, abandoned towns and military complexes, and so many vantage points that danger could be around every corner. This guide will show you where to loot and tell you how…

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Parp parp! Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds adds a scooter and new gun

A new weapon and a cute scooter have arrived in Playerunknown's Battlegrounds overnight, bringing new ways to murder and new ways to live your best stag & hen weekend. Two folks can sit on the scooter as it whines along, so you might want to have a chugging contest to decide who rides with the bride. The new assault rifle seems a right good'un too,…

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds adding training map in September

At last, the final piece of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds lore will fall into place when a 'Training Mode' map is added next month. Along with the oft-requested shooting range to test out weapons and figure out how the heck this whole 'ballistics' thing works, across four square kilometres it'll include shooting target courses, a spot to practice parachute drops, places to clamber around, tracks to race…

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds new event mode makes it worse on purpose

The latest temporary event mode Playerunknown's Battlegrounds calls back to its days in early access, when the game was worse, and I can't help but suspect the devs are doing this on purpose to show how far it has come. Live until the end of the weekend, the 'Early Access Memories' mode pulls terrible tricks like putting the Tommy Gun back in care packages and…

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PUBG puts down its guns, picks up many grenades for War Mode: Dodgebomb

One of my main takeaways from watching the PUBG Global Invitational, apart from disappointment, was "huh, I really should use grenades more". My psyche has clearly resonated with that of whoever comes up with the War Mode ideas for Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, because this weekend's deathmatch event hands every player 20 frag grenades while removing all their other toys. Apart from a frying pan, obvs.

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Does PUBG work as an esport?

There are problems with claiming that Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds doesn't work as an esport. Thousands of those problems packed themselves into Berlin's Mercedes Benz arena for the PUBG Global Invitational, whooping, cheering and clearly getting their money’s worth from their tickets. At times, I whooped with them. I still think the whole idea is fundamentally flawed.

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds launches FIX PUBG campaign

"It's time to FIX PUBG," declare the makers of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds as they launch a new campaign detailing the many technical improvements and fixes they're working on. Framerate stuttering, rubberbanding players, desynced murders, and those dastardly cheaters are among the problems the devs list, detail, and plot the demise of on the new Fix Plunkbat campaign minisite. They've been putting out fixes and tweaks for…

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The PUBG Global Invitational finale: blow by blow

“I’ll write a blow by blow report of the final”, I said. “That should be fun”, I said. The final match of the third-person perspective competition at the PUBG Global Invitational had too many blows for one man to report, but it turns out you can still tell a good story if you focus on the most important. “When we are in game we are…

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds casting dynamic weather across older maps

After seven months of digital drought, the rains will finally return to Erangel in the next Playerunknown's Battlegrounds patch. Now live on the test server and due on the main client soon, update #19 adds variants of Erangel and Miramar with the dynamic 'overcast' weather which drifts between cloud, fog, and rain. I'm so happy to see that return--and spread--after they were pulled for December's…

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The best moments (and winners) of the PUBG Global Invitational

I spent the past five days watching the Playerunknown's Battlegrounds Global Invitational, looking on as people shoot at each other in showdowns that aren't officially stag and hen dos gone wrong. But don't listen to Brendan "Plunk" Greene. PUBG isn't about winning, it's about watching people get away with stuff that they shouldn't and laughing when things go horribly wrong.

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds new event mode is totes pr0

After the big teams, big bants, and beefy vehicles of last weekend's Metal Rain, things will take a turn for the serious with the next Playerunknown's Battlegrounds event mode. Inspired by the PUBG Global Invitational tournament raging over in Berlin, this week's event will play by the official digital sports rules, where the tingly blue circle moves faster, the red bombing zone is disabled, good…

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Brendan Greene doesn’t think Fortnite is eating his lunch

I've been watching the PUBG Global Invitional on the ground in Berlin (yep, it's even hotter), but before the pro-plunkers went to bat I got the chance to sit down with Playerunknown himself. Playerunknown is also known as Brendan Greene, the lead designer of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds. I asked Greene about how PUBG Corp handles player toxicity, and failed to convince him to embrace the objectively…

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