PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

PUBG Dev Says Its Destructive New Black Zones Could Come to Older Maps

"It all depends on the community."

PUBG Season 6: You See That House? You Can Blow It Up

It's not quite full building destruction yet, but PUBG is taking a step in that direction.

PUBG's Experimental Camper Solution: Put a Circle in the Circle

PUBG heard you like circles.

A Devolver Co-Founder Makes A Plea For Publishers To Rethink Predatory Microtransactions

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Devolver Digital co-founder Mike Wilson likens addictive titles to crystal meth.

Mixer Doubles Down on Twitch Talent By Poaching Another Popular Streamer

In the wake of recent departures in Mixer's leadership team, Shroud is following Ninja to Microsoft's streaming platform.

PUBG's Next Season Will Have Players Flinging Blades and Pans in a Refreshed Miramar

Season 5 will focus on improving PUBG's second map and adds a number of new features, including the ability to toss items and melee weapons.

PUBG Is Getting Cross-Play on Xbox One and PS4, but Not PC

The consoles are going to crossover, but PC doesn't get an invite.

"The Audience Is Absolutely Ruthless... They Don't Care How Many People Died Making the Product"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Everything feeds into everything else. It's all connected, man.

PUBG Has A Canon Origin Story Now, And It's Bonkers

Coping with trauma by starting a death-game island.

PUBG Corp Hires Former Sledgehammer Co-Founder For "Original Narrative Experience"

Glen Schofield is leading PUBG Corp's new Striking Distance development studio.

All the PUBG Essential Tips for the PC, PS4, Xbox One

This is our PUBG beginner's guide, detailing all the essential tips you need to know for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions.

PUBG Introduces a Free Weapon Mastery System So You Can Earn More Loot

Earn levels on your favorite weapon and get in-game cosmetics.

PUBG Creator Leaves Game to Form a New Development Division

Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene is doing something new within PUBG Corp.

PUBG Map Revamps are Coming, Starting With Erangel

Even apocalyptic battlezones need a makeover sometimes.

PUBG Scores a Surprise GOTY Win From The Steam Awards

Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and Skyrim VR, and Grand Theft Auto 5 also took home awards.

PUBG Snow Map Vikendi Now Available for PS4 and Xbox One

Winter comes to consoles.

PUBG Turns Off Personal Trading To Prevent Third-Party Sales and Gambling

PUBG Corp doesn't want to end up in a gambling situation like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

PUBG's Savage Map Returns With a Smarter, Faster Blue Zone

No waiting around if everyone's dead already.

PUBG's New 4x4 Map, Codenamed "Savage," Is An Answer to the Game's Midgame Problem

PUBG's new smaller map makes for a more chaotic, faster experience.

USgamer Lunch Hour: PUBG Savage Server at 2PM ET / 11AM PT [Done!]

From Far Cry to something like Far Cry.

The USgamer Podcast Team Review Far Cry 5

PODCAST | Caty, Mike and Nadia play Ni No Kuni 2, talk about Dragon Quest XI, and review Far Cry 5.

Why Metal Gear Survive is Both Better and Worse Than You Think

THE USGAMER PODCAST | Nadia, Mike, and Caty talk Assassin's Creed Origins, a Sonic movie, and of course, Metal Gear Survive.

PUBG's Spring Crates are Retro Cool, But Good Luck Getting Them

Looking good on the battlefield takes dedication. Tons of it.

Dr DisRespect's Return to Streaming Crashed Twitch

The doctor is in. Wait no, he's out.

PUBG Will Ban 100,000 Cheaters in One Wave

PUBG Corp wants players to know they hate cheaters too.

PUBG Xbox One Patch Offers a New Control Scheme

The team makes a change to aiming, calls the pistol a melee weapon, and optimizes some server issues.

PUBG on Xbox One Passes 3 Million Players in Only One Month

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on Xbox One is rushing after its big brother.

USgamer Lunch Hour: Team PUBG on Xbox One [Done!]

Nadia rejoins us for the wanton murder.

Upcoming PUBG Patch Lets You Report Cheaters From Replays

Oh, there are some new costumes too.

The USgamer Podcast: What We Played on Our Winter Vacation

PODCAST | We dig into our backlogs, talk about the Switch's outlook for 2018, and ponder the multimedia future of PUBG.

USgamer Lunch Hour: PUBG in 2018 [Done!]

New year, old game.

USgamer Lunch Hour: Team PUBG on Launch Day [Done!]

Today, it's all about squad goals on PUBG, but on PC this time!

Kat's 10 Favorite Games of 2017: Japan Reigns

Japan owns a huge chunk of Kat's favorite games of 2017.

PUBG's Launch Day Sees Server Issues and Connection Problems [Updated]

The team behind PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is still trying to solve several server problems.

PUBG Gives Everyone a Free Chicken Dinner (Shirt) For 1.0 Launch

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has reached its 1.0 version.

PUBG and Path of Exile Highlight Xbox One's Secret Advantage Over PS4

There's a reason that some PC games like Path of Exile are exclusive to the Xbox One right now.

PUBG on Xbox One Has Trouble With 30FPS and Consistency

Digital Foundry finds a rough port on Xbox One.

USgamer Lunch Hour: PUBG on Xbox One [Done!]

Let's kick the tires and see how PUBG does on Xbox One.

PUBG Xbox One Game Preview Trial Missing Due to Server Stability

Microsoft confirms that the PUBG Xbox One Game Preview will receive a trial once player concurrency and server stability are optimized.

Starting Screen | Pokemon is Already an MMORPG

STARTING SCREEN | Pokemon has all the good parts of an MMO while avoiding the bits that we hate.

PUBG's Xbox One Port Has Some Rough Compromises

I am PlayerUnknown's compromised frame rate.

You Can Download PUBG Xbox One Right Now Regardless of Region

Streamers are playing PUBG Xbox right now.

Actually, PUBG Won Best Multiplayer Game at The Game Awards

Better late than never.

The Game Awards 2017 News Recap: Bayonetta 3, New FROM Software Game, Soulcalibur VI, and the Rest of the Reveals

It was a packed night of reveals at The Game Awards. Here are all the announcements!

PUBG's 1.0 Release Coming December 20, Desert Map Available Tonight On Test Servers

PUBG Corp is giving players a special treat launch of the 1.0 launch.

Fortnite Battle Royale Introduces a New 50 Versus 50 Mode

Last team standing wins.

Microsoft Dropping Actual PUBG Prize Crates Over Australia

This seems like an idea fraught with peril.

PUBG for Xbox Was Treated Like a First-Party Title at Microsoft

The Gears of War 4 devs helped bring PUBG to the Xbox One.

PUBG's New Desert Map Finally Has a Name

Players will have to resort to different tactics on this map.

PUBG Won't Add "Anything That Affects The Gameplay" To Its Loot Boxes

Cosmetic items are all on the table though.

PUBG Will Run at 30FPS On Xbox One X

Aims don't always equal reality.

PUBG Will Run at 60FPS on Xbox One X [Update]

Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene confirmed a higher FPS on the Xbox One X.

USgamer Lunch Hour: PUBG Coffee and Chicken #5 [Done!]

Maybe it should be coffee and turkey? Nah.

PUBG's Chinese Release Will Be Changed to Promote "Socialist Core Values"

PUBG Corp. is partnering with Tencent to bring PUBG to China.

The USgamer Podcast: Should PUBG Be Part of the Game of the Year Conversation?

PODCAST | We talk about literally anything but the Star Wars Battlefront 2 controversy. Join us!

PUBG's Test Server Patch Holds Hints of the Desert Map

We have an idea of what the minimap will look like.

Opinion: Nominating PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for Game of the Year is a Terrible Idea

There is in fact a line to be drawn between Early Access and full release.

PUBG's 1.0 Update Drastically Changes the Game

Vaulting and climbing sure, but damage changes and ballistic changes will also shake things up.

Zelda, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and Mario Lead the Nominees in This Year's Game Awards

Here's how to vote for your favorite games.

PUBG Crosses 20 Million Sold Ahead of Xbox One Release

The Xbox One version is coming in December, but PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is still making money.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is Coming Out on the Xbox One in December, No Cross-Play Functionality

4K and the desert map will arrive at a later date.

Fortnite's Pivot to Battle Royale Has Split the Community in Two

Fortnite Battle Royale split the community in two, and it's like night and day.

PUBG Crosses 2 Million Peak Concurrent Players

Choo choo, this train doesn't stop.

USgamer Lunch Hour: PUBG Coffee and Chicken #4 at 11AM PT/2PM ET [Done!]

What happens when man is without coffee and chicken?

PUBG Gets Close to Reaching a New Record of 2 Million Concurrent Players

Another milestone for PUBG is within reach.

Microsoft Reportedly Wants to Extend Xbox Exclusivity Deal for PUBG

If the deal is extended, Xbox could be the exclusive console home to PUBG through mid-2018.

PUBG Review Bombed on Steam Due to In-game ads Found in China

Chinese players are reporting an in-game ad for a VPN in their lobbies.

PUBG Corp Established To Handle All Things PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

Bluehole creates a new subsidiary for its hit title.

Fortnite Battle Royale Reaches 1 Million Users At Launch

The hunger for battle royale games is real.

Fortnite: Battle Royale Fundamentally Misunderstands What Makes the PUBG Formula Special

Yet it does have a strength: it's free and on consoles now.

One Thing PUBG Needs to Steal From Fortnite: Battle Royale

Fortnite: Battle Royale is here and it does have one great idea.

Games as Services Are Changing the Way We Interact With Video Games

Turns out the Netflix for video games is just video games.

PUBG Dev "Concerned" About Fortnite Battle Royale, Pondering "Further Action"

Bluehole feels Fortnite is a bridge too far.

Square Enix: "Gone are the Days in Which Single-player Games Were of Primary Status"

Square Enix will focus on games as services.

USgamer Lunch Hour: PUBG Coffee and Chicken [Done!]

Coffee and Chicken never ends.

Would Cross-Platform for PUBG Work With PC and Xbox One? I Played Against PC Players Using an Xbox One Controller

A little test to see if cross-platform is viable for PUBG on the Xbox One

Fortnite Battle Royale Brings PUBG-Style PvP to Consoles First, Will be Free-to-Play

The mode will be both a standalone release and free-to-play.

PUBG Best Plays - The Best PlayerUnknown's Battegrounds Kills, Vehicle Stunts, and Best Wins

Here's all the best community highlights from Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, including killstreaks, vehicle explosions, and epic finishers.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Bans Thousands of Cheaters Every Day

Over 150,000 hackers have been served a kick in the pants.

Firewatch Dev Issues DMCA Takedown Against PewDiePie After He Streamed a Racial Slur [Updated]

Campo Santo is urging other developers to join them.

PUBG Crosses 1 Million Concurrent Players On Steam

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds continues to take the top spot on Steam.

GTA Online's Motor Wars Is No PUBG, But It Doesn't Need To Be

While it shares some similarities, the play is the thing.

USgamer Lunch Hour: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds [Done!]

This wasn't in the cards, so we draw a new card completely.

Grand Theft Auto Online Releases a PUBG-Style Battle Royale Mode

The Battle Royale craze spreads to GTA with Motor Wars

PUBG Community Divides Over Stream Sniping and Tournament Strategies

The battle royale has expanded outside of the game itself.

USgamer Lunch Hour: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds [Done!]

Caty and Mike hunt for the elusive chicken dinner.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' First Invitational Is a Lonely LAN Party

As the first Battlegrounds Invitational kicks off at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, we assess the familiar layout of the competition.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Offers Another Tease of The New Desert Map

Creator Brendan Greene gives players another sneak peek at the upcoming map.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Hits 8 Million Sold Worldwide

You can't stop this chicken dinner.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Devs Slowing Down Patch Schedule

The weekly and monthly patches won't be coming as quickly as they have up until now.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Offers a Look At Vaulting

Soon, waist-high walls won't be your worse enemy in Battlegrounds

Starting Screen | Should PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds be in the Running for Game of the Year Despite Being Unfinished?

STARTING SCREEN | Trying to sort out a new way of thinking about games.

USgamer Lunch Hour: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds [Finished!]

Caty takes Mike to class, showing him the finer art of PUBG.

Greene: Our Plan is to “Sort of Remake” PUBG's Erangel Map

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Creative Director wants the map to have the identity of a Russian or Crimean island.

Meeting PlayerUnknown, and the Fiction that Inspired the Year's Biggest Surprise Hit

Talking to the known player himself Brendan Greene about the influences of Battle Royale, and the future of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

What PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Looks Like At Other Publishers

Let's imagine that everyone is getting in on the action.

PlayerUnknown Issues a Statement Regarding PUBG's Loot System

The Crate and Key system isn't going anywhere, but will hopefully be improved.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Defines The Next Genre Everyone's Going to Copy

Bluehole's Battle Royal game is bringing an entire genre to life.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Sells Over 5 Million Copies in Less Than 4 Months

Battlegrounds also surpassed Grand Theft Auto 5 in terms of concurrent players.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is Getting Dedicated First-Person Servers [Update]

FOV Sliders will be implemented in the next monthly update.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Pushed Back to Q4 2017

Just a couple months past the promised release date.

Final Fantasy XV and XIV Stormblood, the SNES Classic, and Other Big Headlines From the Past Week

ENDING CREDITS | Taking a look a back at this week's headlines and everything else you might have missed on USgamer.

USgamer's Favorite Games of 2017 (...So Far)

Holy cow, June's already over? This year is flying by.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Adds New Guns, Destructible Shelter, Better Loot in Third Monthly Update

Plus, you can now watch the calming, peaceful sunset.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Takes First Pass at Loot Balance in July Update

Developers are adjusting spawn rates for the first time.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Is Getting a Zombie Mode, Because of Course It Is

Thanks to fan-made "zombie" matches, an actual zombie mode is on its way.

A Twitch Streamer Played PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Using a Blender

And they got to the top ten multiple times!

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' Second Monthly Update Is Live, Sick Motorcycle Tricks Intact

Can't wait to get sniped while popping a sick flip.

Witnessing Your Past Lives in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds; Plus The Intensity of Tricot's Definitive Album 3

Introducing a new weekly, as-of-yet untitled column from Caty, featuring games and whatever else.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Celebrates 2 Million Sold With Charity Tournament

Bluehole's survival shooter is seeing a good deal of success.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Update Lets The Frying Pan Block Bullets

The all-new frying pan meta is incoming.

PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds Dev: "Please Bear With Us" On Memory Leak and Server Issues

Bluepoint is getting fairly aggressive with improvements to its battle royale game.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Taught Me How I'd Actually Do in a Battle Royale

Let's be honest, I'd die within the first week.