PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is an online multiplayer battle royale game developed and published by Tencent Games' PUBG Corporation. The game that defined the battle royale genre in 2017 received multiple game of the year nominations and also won the Best Multiplayer Game of the Year at the 2017 Game Awards.
- Gaming platforms
- Gaming modes
Gameplay in PUBG
PUBG centers around the concept of survival of the fittest. Players will have to drop from an aircraft at any desired location within a map, collect weapons, attachments, throwables, healing items, vehicles, etc to defend themselves from opponents. However, things get interesting over time as the playable area constantly shrinks due to the presence of a powerful field, effectively enforcing faster pace and increased battle scenes towards the end of the game. In-game loot and supply drops allow the player in PUBG to replenish supplies to stay competitive in the game and the last player to live wins the chicken dinner.
Gaming platforms that support PUBG
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) was initially rolled out for Windows PCs. It was eventually expanded to Xbox one, Android and iOS mobile devices. The latest additions to these are the PUBG Lite versions for Mobile and PC. While the Mobile version released on July, 2019, PUBG Lite for PC is set to release on the 10th of October 2019.
Gaming modes in PUBG
Classic mode in PUBG
The classic mode typically has 100 players fighting it out at the battlegrounds as solos, duos or squads. The classic mode currently has four maps including Erangel, Miramar, Sanhok and Vikendi in the PC and mobile versions. Camp Jackal is an additional map present in the PC versions.
Arcade mode in PUBG Mobile
The arcade mode has four gaming modes including Quick Match, Sniper Training,
War and Mini-Zone available in Erangel, Miramar and Sanhok maps in the mobile versions.
EvoGround mode in PUBG Mobile
The EvoGround consists of Team Death Match mode set in a warehouse map. Besides, it also has a Zombie mode in three variations: Infection, Survive till Dawn and the Darkest Night in the mobile versions.
Esports for PUBG began with a charity tournament in 2017 marking the sales of 2 million copies. Post this multiple tournaments across platforms including ESL, NPL and various other regional and international level tournaments were inagurated. Currently, PUBG Mobile Club open, an international tournament is ongoing in various regions across the globe. Click here to know everything about PMCO 2019.