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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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Feature: "Why do you call it Plunkbat? Why?"

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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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds kicks off Invitational with free outfit

After a slapstick competitive debut with 2017's PUBG Invitational, where some matches stalled with players hiding in the sea or the 'dangerous' blue zone, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds today starts its first "major" official tournament. The PUBG Global Invitational [pubwha? -bants ed.] will bring five days of competition from twenty teams, all scrapping to be the last lads standing and claim their share of a $2 million…

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds raining armoured vehicles in Metal Rain mode

Today's forecast for Erangel is spicy with outbreaks of banter and light showers of armoured vehicles, as the 'Metal Rain' event mode returned to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds this morning. Running for three short days, it features eight-player teams and lets us find flare guns to call in supply planes dropping either a family size care package or an armoured UAZ. As for other newness, remember that…

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Now YOU TOO can create custom games on the Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds test server

When I saw that Playerunknown's Battlegrounds had given everyone on its test servers the ability to create custom matches, I shrugged. I'm sure some are interested in fiddling with circle behaviour, loadouts and vehicle spawns, but not I. I was content to continue with vanilla Plunking, especially when today's update also includes a car and a new DMR for my favourite map. Then I learned…

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds keeps fixes rolling

While the makers of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds work away on undoing some of its more enduring technical problems, fixes are still coming for the more immediate stuff. This past week saw the launch of an update aimed at reducing lag problems on the North American servers by fixing an issue which stopped their matchmaking from filtering people by ping - which turned out to have combined…

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds investigating causes of connection problems

The makers of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds say they have found one potential reason why some recent players have grumbled about being shot by people so far around corners they hadn't even seen them. PUBG Corp say the update last Wednesday, July 4th, unintentionally broke the North America servers' ping-based matchmaking restrictions which are supposed to keep high-ping lagjerks out. I find it extremely validating when my…

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds unleashes close-combat team deathmatch on Sanhok tomorrow

I've come to accept that battle royale shooters aren't usually my thing, but knockabout team rumbles like tomorrow's Plunkbat 'Huntsmen Vs Marksmen' War event and Fortnite's 50v50 mode are right up my alley. Tomorrow, the cozy new battlefield of Sanhok plays host to a fast-paced team deathmatch, with players dropping in (and respawning) with shotguns and pistols, while supply drops promise rare and highly contested longer-range…

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds fixes Sanhok glitches, but wider tech improvements still coming

While Fortnite is intentionally creating holes in its world, this week the handymen of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds are patching up accidental holes. The latest patch is bringing fixes for several irksome spots on new map Sanhok where dastardly players could creep under the ground or inside rocks to hide and even shoot out unseen. As for bigger fixes the game could still use, particularly to improve…

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DropAdvisor: Paradise Resort, Sanhok
“Bit of a tip, but a top time”

Pros: Great vibe, top banter, cracking japes. Cons: Bit of a dump, no bogs. In brief: A slice of heaven for any stag or hen weekend. Rating: ★★★★☆ "Heaven is a place on Earth," Belinda Carlisle sang. I had always thought that sentiment trite, but after visiting Paradise Resort I know it's true. I've returned from one final prenuptial jolly with the lads on Sanhok,…

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Feature: Battling is for chumps

A tourist’s guide to Sanhok

I’m a little bit in love with Sanhok, the new Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds map. It's packed with specific locations that have grabbed my attention in a way that nowhere on Erangel or Miramar has managed, but I’ve also been struck time and time again by its incidental loveliness. Come and join me on a little tour of this lush, vibrant jungle. There’s a nice bridge.

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite Battle Royale end mega-daft legal battle

The makers of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds have dropped their lawsuit against Fortnite Battle Royale makers Epic Games, ending a battle whose premise was even dafter than their own 'stag & hen weekend banter gets out of hand, escalates to murder'. PUBG Corp and parent company Bluehole had long griped about how similar Fortnite was to Plunkbat then in May escalated their discontent to court, claiming Epic…

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds making Event Pass less stingy

The very nature of 'battle passes' in multiplayer games is grinding through challenges to unlock cosmetic shinies, but the one Playerunknown's Battlegrounds launched last week to celebrate its new map, Sanhok, was taking the Michael a little. Sure, the beachwear it can eventually unlock is quite nice, but getting there is quite a task - especially with stringent restrictions on levelling up the Event Pass.…

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds teases shield, snow map

Amidst all the announcements of games coming out next year, Microsoft's E3 pressblast included three tasty bits of news for future Playerunknown's Battlegrounds updates from developers PUBG Corp. 1) The new map, Sanhok, will launch properly on June 22nd. 2) A ballistic shield is coming later this year, for cowards. 3) The whispered-about snowy map is expected to launch this winter. The devs also blast…

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds extending Sanhok test, getting sniper War mode

Whether you fancy a tropical getaway this weekend or to skulk in a rainy field with a bunch of folks dressed as bushes, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds has you covered. To start, the final public beta test of the battle royale shooter's third map, Sanhok, has been extended once again, this time until Monday. The tropical map been pretty wonky on the test servers, with players stuttering…

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds extends final Sanhok test

If you fancied visiting the third Playerunknown's Battlegrounds map before it officially launches later this month but missed the public test over the weekend, good news: it's been extended. The final beta for Sanhok, the 4x4km Southeast Asian island, was due to end today at noon but will now run until Thursday the 7th. That's three extra days to creep through paddy fields, master skydiving…

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds adding Sanhok in June

The tropical new island of Sanhok will properly arrive as the third Playerunknown's Battlegrounds map "near the end of June", developers PUBG Corp have said ahead of the final public beta test's launch tonight. If you haven't dropped on Sanhok yet, you might want to get the download started early today, as it uses a whole separate client. Stag & hen parties who'd rather not…

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Plans for Plunkbat include planning for more plans

This morning, the PUBG dev team put out an elaborate letter to update the community about coming changes, priorities, plans for what comes next for the game, and how they plan to make their plans better known. You know, plans for planning plans. Some of this is probably related to recent server crashes, but there's also an extensive list of upcoming changes for Playerunknown's Battlegrounds…

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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…

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds tweaks directional bangs

If things have sounded a little off in Playerunknown's Battlegrounds lately, no, your ears haven't broken. Developers PUBG Corp today confirmed that they have quietly tweaked how the game's sound works, and apologised for not being clearer about it. They've been reworking its simulation of directional sound, trying to make it clearer for us to hear whether shots are coming from above or below, ahead…

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