PUBG Adds Spectator Modes to Its Kill Cams

PUBG Adds Spectator Modes to Its Kill Cams

I know who killed me.

While everyone is busying themselves with PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds' new test map, Codename: Savage, PUBG Corp. announced some new updates coming to the main PC build of the game, including a kill cam system that seems a bit familiar.

PUBG is adding a kill spectator mode that will let players spectate their killer by clicking the "watch" button on their match result screen. There will be some differences to the spector mode depending on whether you're playing solo or squad mode.

In solo mode, players can immediately spectate their killer upon their death. If you're murdered by a Blue Zone, Red Zone, or from falling you'll be able to spectate the nearest player from your death location. When the player's killer they are spectating dies, they can then spectate their killer's killer.

In Duo or Squad, the same rules apply, but players can only spectate the enemy team after all your team members are dead. This is presumably so that if you die before the rest of your team, you can't spy on an enemy team and feed your teammates information.

The kill cam is similar to the one found in Fortnite Battle Royale, though of course kill spectator cameras have been a long fixture in competitive multiplayer games for years. Still, this won't stop courting questions about similarities between the two most popular battle royale games.

PUBG is currently testing its new 4x4 Island map. You can read our conversation with PUBG creator Brenden Greene about the new island map, or check out our contest page for a chance to win a code for the new PUBG map.

For more on PUBG's new 4x4 Island map, check out our complete guide with all the latest info about the public test and tips and tricks to get you started.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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