Sat, 03 February 2018
What is it?
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a multiplayer online battle royale game developed and published by PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of Korean publisher Bluehole. The game uses the 2000 film Battle Royale for inspiration, with elements from similar entries in the genre such as The Hunger Games.
PUBG drops players into a competitive survival battle where they engage in a heart-racing fight to be the last player left alive. Players loot supplies, find weapons and gear-up to take on the competition in a solo or team squad match.
In the game, up to one hundred players parachute onto an island and scavenge for weapons and equipment to kill others while avoiding getting killed themselves. The available safe area of the game’s map decreases in size over time, directing surviving players into tighter areas to force encounters. The last player or team standing wins the round.
It’s a thrilling concept that keeps you on your toes and creates nerve-shredding and heart-pounding moments in equal measure. You don’t know who is around the next corner or where they’re hiding. The result is a tight, focused, no-frills experience that’s as exciting as it is unpredictable, and where no two games are ever alike.
The two large maps aren’t the best-looking environments in gaming, but they do provide much-needed variety on the battlefield. Both the forested island of Erangel and the sunny desert of Miramar boast an assortment of small towns, large, dense cityscapes, and rural industrial zones ripe with loot. There are some parallels between maps so as not to restrict your options when you’re dropped randomly into either one.