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Plunkbat servers crash in first 24 hours of 50 player deathmatch

Bluehole ran into a serious issue this week, as their servers crashed 24 hours into the return of their 50 player deathmatch mode. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds War was the temporary return of the team deathmatch from last month, which breaks from PUBG’s traditional ‘once you’re gone you’re gone’ structure and allows you to respawn. There are ten teams of five and everyone starts with top-tier loot.…

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Get rewarded for the Plunkbat weapon balance survey

The folks of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds have made one of the most significant adjustments to how the game is played, via the Weapons Balance Update (Patch 12), which re-balanced everything from damage to scope reticle to movement speeds while certain weapons are equipped. It's such an intricate and deep re-alignment of the entire game that Plunkbat players are encouraged to take part in a new survey…

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is going to War (mode, again)

I was just about to tell you how I'm looking forward to War mode, the (sorta) new event for Playerunknown's Battlegrounds. Then I got caught off guard by just how edgy and ridiculous it sounds to get excited about something with a double-barrelled reference to conflict in its name. It's a travesty that there's nothing else we could call it. Warm Plunkbat is the imminent…

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds adds map select tonight

The Playerunknown's Battlegrounds servers will go down for maintenance tonight then return with a map selection option, a boss new muscle car, a big weapon rebalancing, a new rifle, loads of extra scopes and grips and bits, and other shiny newness. This is all in Update 12, the rad big patch which has been in testing for a week, see. What I've played on the…

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds anti-cheating crackdown leads to arrests

Not too long ago, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds was a scruffy little also-ran in Early Access, barely evolved past its Day Z mod roots. Now, it's multi-billion dollar business worldwide, especially in growing eastern markets. Big money protects itself, for better or worse, and a recent crackdown on the creators of popular cheat tools for Plunkbat has resulted in the arrest of 15 individuals in China, according…

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Playerunknown’s Battleground update 12 bringing map select, weapon rebalancing, muscle car with fluffy dice

The long-awaited map select option, a muscle car with fluffy dice hanging from the mirror, a new marksman rifle, new weapon attachments, and a big weapon rebalance will drop into Playerunknown's Battlegrounds in the next update. After weeks of minor updates, this sounds a good'un - or at least an interesting one. The rebalance aims to even out assault rifles so none is a clear…

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds’ official big-league begins with a 20-team invitational throwdown in Berlin

Plunkbat (Playerunknown's Battlegrounds for short) may have taken over the world already, but it's not quite made the inroads into esports that you'd expect, leaving the likes of Overwatch and Counter-Strike to fill the vacuum. Well, as we all know, there's only one solution to a lack of esports representation: Fat sacks of cash-money, and PUBG Corp. are providing as 20 teams congregate in Berlin…

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds map select option “almost complete”

The long-promised option to choose which map you play on in Playerunknown's Battlegrounds is "almost complete", developers PUBG Corp said today, though we will need to wait a little longer. If you fancy skipping one map or playing a particular one, you'll have that option. The devs had expressed concerns that adding map select might increase matchmaking times an unpleasant amount but, after analysing data…

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds testing Savage again, adding fancy pan skins

Codename: Savage, the new 4x4km map in development for Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, today is back in closed beta testing after handing out more keys over the weekend. Savage returns with several new areas, dynamic weather that continues to change throughout the round, and some interesting changes to the safe zone. Developers PUBG Corp say that Savage's blue ring of death can now "calculate and adjust its…

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds new event is 10v10v10 deathmatch, new map back in testing next week

Grab nine of your closest murderpals because the latest Playerunknown's Battlegrounds event mode is going big. War, as it's named, is a 10v10v10 team deathmatch mode going down in static small circles. Players rain down from the skies already equipped with random gear, then battle to be the first team to hit the frag limit. And yup, this mode does have respawning. War may be…

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds removes everyone’s clothing, and not even in the fun kind of way

Another day, another patch for Plunkbat, that semi-popular game colloquially known as Playerunknown's Battlegrounds to some people called Brendan. It's a game-changer today, making the murder-fields tragically less fashionable, but slightly more functional. From this day forth, no longer will random, extraneous items of clothing be spawned in the middle of otherwise-useful piles of weaponry. End of an era, I know.

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Playerunknown goes to bat against ‘Plunkbat’

Now that every last Playerunknown's Battlegrounds player has settled on using the nickname 'Plunkbat', what does creator Brendan "Playerunknown" Greene think? "No," he told Shacknews over the weekend as they discussed nicknames then teamed up to shame us all. "I don't get that. Like, really. It's people trying to be edgy, and it's like I'm not a fourteen-year-old kid, you know what I mean? It's…

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds shotguns new event mode, quietly adds team deathmatch custom mode

A new event mode starts in Playerunknown's Battlegrounds tonight, and it focuses on something close to my heart. For three days, the Tequila Sunrise squad mode will arm everyone with only shotguns and melee weapons for a showdown on Miramar starting with a smaller safe zone. I'm delighted. I'm a sucker for the tension and risk/reward of weapons which fire slowly but can spit wild…

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds will let you spectate your killer

One of the great comforts in Playerunknown's Battlegrounds is knowing that the squad which killed you and the lads absolutely, definitely, 100% went on to win the game - who else could defeat you? This week, the battle royale FPS will start letting players verify this by watching the rest of the round through their killer's eyes. Then through the eyes of their killer's killer…

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds adding weapon skins, considering server region lock

In the ongoing war against lag in Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, the developers are considering a soft form of region lock to stop distant players lagging up other regions' servers. Should the plan go ahead, Plunkers won't be able to see and play on a server outside their region unless they're in a squad together with someone who is in its region. This still just a potential…

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds’ devs give thanks and a teensy peek at the next map

The very surface of the games industry as we know it is still a free-flowing mass of magma, all recognizably solid ground reduced to dust by the shocking impact of the hyper-popular Battle Royale shooter genre, accelerated to planet-smashing speeds by the rise of high-end PC gaming in China. With the very future of the industry still unsure (well, more unsure than usual), it's almost…

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds introducing event modes

To help keep the action spicy, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds is introducing special time-limited event modes. They'll change the rules of the 100-player murderfest, and sometimes introduce new items. The first mode of Event Mode, as it's named, doubles squad sizes to eight players. Four players is an okay stag or hen weekend, but with eight you'll have a gay old time belting out songs while bouncing…

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds updates adds emotes

Tensions run high in Playerunknown's Battlegrounds but the emotions are simple: I would like to shoot you; I would prefer you not shoot me; oi oiiiiiii! These can be deduced by context but, for players who believe they have rich emotional lives which absolutely must be shared with everyone, the battle royale 'em up now has little emote animations. These carefully express emotions ranging from…

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds rolls back anti-cheat update after a wonky weekend

If you tried to take the laaads on another Playerunknown's Battlegrounds stag do over the weekend but found the game stumbling and crashing even before the Jägerbombs started to fall, know that it was caused by a wonky update to the game's cheat-blocking technology. Developers PUBG Corp launched a new anti-cheat update on Friday morning but, after two days of complaints about crashes and poor…

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds next map is a little one

The next Playerunknown's Battlegrounds map will be a little 4x4km one--25% the size of its current two--and we'll get to play it on test servers next month. Developers PUBG Corp today laid out some of their plans for Plunkbat across 2018, which range from fancy additions like the little new level to refining and overhauling a number of existing parts. Expect prettier houses, new game…

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