PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) Features

Glen Schofield on Going From Dead Space and Call of Duty to Being Given "Carte Blanche" in the PUBG Universe

The former Sledgehammer head's studio is building a PUBG experience with narrative at the forefront.

The 25 Best Xbox One Games

Our always rotating list of the best games on Microsoft's console, and its premium partner the Xbox One X. Now updated for 2020!

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.

Battle Royale at an Itty Bitty Scale: Why Recent Efforts Like Red Dead Online's Fall Short

Games are starting to implement their own battle royale modes, at all sorts of scales.

PUBG Can Still Teach its Biggest Competitors Something

With Vikendi and a PS4 port, PUBG's bustling with life again.

CoD: Black Ops 4's Blackout Reflects All the Ways the Battle Royale Genre Has Evolved Past PUBG in the Past Year

Thanks to Easter eggs and a lively map, there's more going on in Blackout than initially meets the eye.

Steam Turns 15 Today: The First Games We Bought on Valve's PC Marketplace

It's Steam's 15th anniversary, so we dove into our purchased history to track down when we started using the platform.

Fortnite and PUBG Were a Study in Contrasts at PAX West

Fortnite had youthful energy to spare at the show.

The Glory of PUBG's New Muscle Car

Update 12's new Mirado vehicle is indicative of the future of PUBG: a game with more character.

The USgamer Podcast on PUBG's New Map and Ready Player One

PODCAST | Mike, Nadia, and Caty play PUBG's new map, talk about Ready Player One, and discuss Dragon Quest Builders 2.

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.

The Future of PUBG: We Talk to PUBG's Creators About its Eventful First Year and the Road Ahead

We spoke with Creative Director Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene and PUBG Corp. CEO Chang Han Kim about where PUBG is headed this year, and beyond.

Theorizing Gaming's Version of the Rap Beef: Fortnite Battle Royale vs. PUBG

Post Malone is pro PUBG, while Drake and others are pro Fortnite Battle Royale. When will the horror stop?

H1Z1's Auto Royale Shows the Way Forward for the Battle Royale Genre

Battle royale games have to embrace goofy ideas if they want to succeed.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Has a Big Mid Game Problem

It's common for 40 to 60 percent of players to die in just the first few minutes of matches now, and players are hunting for a solution.

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.

USgamer Lunch Hour: Team USG in PUBG [Done!]

The chicken forever eludes us.

Behind the Backlash Against Miramar and What PUBG's Developers Are Doing About It

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' new map went from hyped to hated in just a few weeks. We track the reasoning of the shift.

USgamer Lunch Hour: Team USG in PUBG #3 [Done!]

The chicken forever eludes us.

The Joys of Watching Friends Play Games

From Bloodborne to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, sometimes video games are better spent watching a loved one play than playing yourself.

The Notoriously Unfashionable PUBG Tries Its Hand at Higher-End Virtual Clothing

The Steam Marketplace is the Ebay and Depop for virtual clothes.

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

Nadia rejoins us for the wanton murder.

USgamer Lunch Hour: Team USG in PUBG at 11AM PT/2PM ET

The team tries for chicken dinner again.

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.

2018 Is the Year PUBG Proves It Has Staying Power

2018 is a make-or-break year for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

USgamer Lunch Hour: PUBG in 2018 [Done!]

New year, old game.

USgamer's Top 20 Games of the Year 2017: #10-#6

On Day Three of our Top 20 countdown, we crack the top ten.

Caty's 10 Favorite Games of 2017: Nierly Perfect

Phantom Thieves weren't the only things that stole my heart this year.

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.

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

Today, it's all about squad goals on PUBG for Xbox One.

USgamer Lunch Hour: PUBG's Miramar [Done and Won!]

New map, who dis?

The USgamer Podcast: PUBG Makes Its Big, Messy Console Debut

PODCAST | The crew talks Breath of the Wild's fresh DLC, Predator sneaking into Ghost Recon: Wildlands, and PUBG's new port and map.

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

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

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.

Exploring The Terrifying Unknown of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' New Map Miramar

The purity of the single map PUBG experience is tainted, but it's honestly better this way.

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

Maybe it should be coffee and turkey? Nah.

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!

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.

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

What happens when man is without coffee and chicken?

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.

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

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.

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.

The USgamer Podcast: Otakon Fun, Sonic Mania, and PUBG's Eligibility for Game of the Year

PODCAST | Join Kat, Caty, Nadia, and Mike as they talk about cosplay, hedgehogs, hedgehog cosplay, and lots more.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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