PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) News

Google Stadia Picks Up More Games, Including Octopath Traveler and PUBG

Eight friends gather in the cloud.

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.

Here's a Trailer For Something By PlayerUnknown Called Prologue

It's a new project from the maker of PUBG.

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

PUBG heard you like circles.

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.

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.

Stardew Valley Battle Royale Mod Lets You Harvest the Flesh of Your Fellow Farmers

Water the fields with the blood of your neighbors.

PUBG is Coming to Xbox Game Pass Next Week

PUBG is dropping to Game Pass.

PUBG Could Come to PS4 as Early as Next Month

At long last.

A Slasher-Style PUBG Halloween Event Has Been Teased

Fans react by moaning about the buggy state of the game.

PUBG Update 22 Introduces Rankings, Map Selection, and Region Locks

PUBG introduces a ladder.

New PUBG Update #21 Adds New Training Mode, Strange Rewards System

There's a new progression system for rewards, but it's a bit weird.

PUBG Finally Introduces a Training Mode as Part of Fix PUBG Campaign

Fix PUBG campaign continues with the long-awaited Training Mode.

PUBG Promises To, Well, "Fix PUBG" by End of October in New Development Roadmap

Server optimization, anti-cheat, and more in PUBG's new development roadmap.

Marketers in Spain are Trying Real Hard to Connect Battle Royale Novel to Fortnite

The original Battle Royale, now in book form.

PUBG's Popular Metal Rain Event Mode Returns, Focuses on Flare Guns and Armored Vehicles

PUBG continues to experiment with limited time event modes.

Xbox One Kicks Off a "Summer of PUBG" With Live Events, Chance to Win a Big Bus

PUBG is coming to San Diego Comic-Con and PAX West.

PUBG Xbox's June 26 Patch Will Improve Performance and Fix Game Crashes

Less game crashes, more car crashes.

PUBG Introducing New "Event Pass" Progression System Later This Week

PUBG's getting a Fortnite Battle Royale-like Battle Pass-y thing this week.

PUBG's Third Map Launches on PC This Friday

Sanhok has been put through its paces and it's ready for prime time.

Fortnite and PUBG are Going to Court in Korea Over Copyright Violation

PUBG Corp. and Epic Korea are taking it to court.

Test the Miramar Map on Xbox One PUBG One More Time This Weekend

Play the Xbox One PUBG Miramar map one more time before it becomes public property.

Here's the Most Popular Spot to Land in PUBG Mobile

Most PUBG Mobile players prefer landing in the one spot that simultaneously makes the most and least sense.

PUBG's Sanhok Island Map Suddenly Has a Bunch of Mysterious Golden Treasure Chests

What's in the chest? (Spoiler: We don't know yet).

PUBG Mobile Gets the Desert Map Miramar Today in New Update

A week before PUBG on Xbox.

PUBG's Codename Savage Map Returns to Test Servers Under a New Name

We can finally stop calling it "Codename Savage."

PUBG Mobile is the World's Most Downloaded Mobile Game but it's Not Making Money

The kids, they love to download, but they don't like to make microtransactions.

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.

Major PUBG PC Update 12 Adds Map Selection, Overhauls All the Game's Weapons

New vehicles, new map changes, and much more.

PUBG's Miramar Desert Map Finally Has a Release Date For Xbox One

We finally know when exactly Miramar is coming to PUBG on Xbox.

PUBG Mobile Update 0.4.0 is Giving Away Free Loot While Adding New Features

Celebrate PUBG Mobile's latest update with free stuff!

PUBG's Miramar Map is Coming to Xbox One Test Servers Tomorrow

Players will have to download the test server from Microsoft stores.

The Netherlands Find Four Games in Violation of Country's Gambling Laws

The games have eight weeks to comply or face fines and bans.

PUBG is Finally Getting Map Selection

PUBG players will soon be able to choose their destiny.

Report: Battlefield 5 is Testing a Battle Royale Mode Also

A battle royale, except between companies working on battle royale.

Upcoming PUBG Event to Featured Armored Vehicle

New Jeep, new event.

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

No waiting around if everyone's dead already.

PUBG Savage Map Code Giveaway—Get Access to PUBG's Second Beta Test Now

We've got 2500 codes to give away! Here's how to jump in to the beta.

PUBG Testing "Savage" Island Map Again Tonight, Teases Three New Areas

Load up the experimental map again tonight.

PUBG War Event Mode Now Live

Oh, you thought PUBG was a war zone before? No. Now it's war for real.

PUBG Savage Map Beta Test is Back Next Week

PUBG's Savage Map is being tested again, and you're invited to try it.

PUBG Outfits Do Give Gameplay Advantage, Dev Confirms

What you wear on the battlefield can mean the difference between winning and losing.

Miramar Xbox One Confirmed for May as Deadmau5 Tries to Play PUBG Wearing 18 Pound Helmet

It was a rough time for the EDM legend, but at least we we know when Miramar is coming out.

PUBG New War Mode Brings Deathmatch to Battle Royale

It's currently available as a custom game.

Tequila Sunrise PUBG Event Goes Live Today

Enjoy a beautiful sunrise and a hail of bullets to the face in PUBG's latest event.

PUBG Adds Spectator Modes to Its Kill Cams

I know who killed me.

PUBG Player Gets Wasted by Hacker Flying Through the Air Like Superman

"It's a bird! It's a plane! It's oh shucks I'm dead."

PUBG's New 4x4 Map Will Be Playable Next Week

Test for the new map, "Codename: Savage," begins next week on PUBG test servers.

Over 1 Million People Watch Fortnite Live Stream on YouTube

That's over [counts on fingers] two million eyeballs focused on Fortnite!

PUBG Creative Director Shows Off Teaser of New 4x4 Map at GDC 2018

Get an early look at PUBG's upcoming fast and frantic battleground.

Fortnite's Making More Money Than PUBG

It also has more players, and is more relevant in pop culture.

PUBG is Getting an Event Mode, Starting With 8-Person Teams

PUBG wants to remind you the most effective predators hunt in packs.

PUBG Xbox Patch 11 is Out Now, Focuses on Improving Performance

Exploring your inventory should be a little easier now in PUBG Xbox.

PUBG Creator Brendan Greene: "Region Locking Just Doesn't Work"

Cheating's an epidemic in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, but the team are working fast to try and stop it.

PUBG Mobile Out Now, Goes Toe-to-Toe with Fortnite Mobile

War never changes. Except when it gets smaller and smaller.

Fortnite Mobile on iOS Doing Incredibly Well in US Despite Being Invite Only

Pick up your phone and play Fortnite. Everyone's doing it, apparently.

Fortnite Streamer "Ninja" Makes an Obscene Amount of Money

Well, fights to the death have always been big-ticket entertainment.

PUBG Considering Region Locking Servers to Fix "Poor Matchmaking"

Friends in different regions will still be able to play with each other.

Fortnite Battle Royale is Coming to Mobile With PS4 Cross Play [Update: Live on iOS]

Fortnite Battle Royale continues to dominate the scene.

PUBG Xbox Hits 5 Million Players, and Everyone Gets a Free Jacket

Dress to party, dress to die.

PUBG Mobile for Android is Out Now, Sort Of

If you're a Canadian with an Android device, Tencent wants to extend a special invitation to you.

How Epic Made Fortnite Battle Royale so Quickly

If it seems like Fortnite Battle Royale appeared overnight, that's because it practically did.

PUBG Is Better Than Fortnite, Claims Spongebob's Patrick

"No, this is Patrick's unsolicited opinion."

PUBG Patch Adds 12 Emotes, With More Planned

You can beg for mercy, but you probably won't find any.

Fortnite Battle Royale iOS Registration is Live, Android to Follow

War is now pocket-sized for your convenience.

PUBG Xbox Patch 10 Fixes Revival and Footsteps Issues

The PUBG Xbox revival fix arrives just in time for Easter.

PUBG Xbox Roadmap Makes Optimizing Performance a High Priority

PUBG Corp is ready to get to work on PUBG for Xbox. Also: Miramar is coming very soon.

PUBG's 2018 Roadmap Promises More Frequent Updates as Fortnite Surges Past

PUBG's 2018 roadmap demonstrates it's ready to go battle royale on Battle Royale.

PUBG Creator Teases Content Roadmap for 2018

What's in store for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in 2018?

PUBG Xbox Patch 10 to Fix Double Reload Sound, Revive Bug, and More

We've got another big bug-squash going on in PUBG's neighborhood.

Fortnite Battle Royale Teams of 20 is the Next Limited Time Mode

We already shot each other in big teams. Let's do it again, but with smaller teams.

Upcoming PUBG Patch Prevents You From Blocking Bullets With Your Hands

Flash the Jazz Hands at Death while you still can, PUBG fans.

Xbox PUBG Update 9 Improves Frame Rate, Retires Hot Bull

PUBG should play more smoothly on the Xbox One now, and that's no bull.

PUBG Gets a Nod in the Wreck-It Ralph 2 Trailer

But it's otherwise light on game references.

PUBG Mobile Makes Big Compromises to Run Smoothly

PUBG on phones eschews detailed textures, lighting effects, and other fattening features.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wins Big at 2018 DICE Awards, Including Game of the Year

Cuphead, Horizon Zero Dawn, and PUBG also won awards.

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

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

PUBG Xbox One Livestream Will see PlayerUnknown Give Tips to Walking Dead's "Carl"

May the odds be ever in your favor, gents.

PUBG's Third Map May Be Out Sooner Than You Think

A new content roadmap will detail PUBG's 2018 plans, including a new map.

NFL Star JJ Watt Asks: What's Better Fortnite or PUBG?

This could get messy.

PUBG is Still Hot, but its Momentum is Slowing Down

Cheaters might be the problem for the slowdown of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, but a combination of issues is likelier to be the culprit.

New Chinese PUBG Trailer Actually Makes a Good Case for a Live-Action Movie

Okay PUBG. You might be onto something here.

PUBG Producer: "I Wouldn't Change Anything in the [Desert] Map"

But there's one thing he'd do differently about the release of the map.

Take-Two CEO: Battle Royale Clones Risk Being "Derivative"

Will Take-Two games push battle royale? Hold your horses.

Microsoft Announces a Xbox One S PUBG Bundle for $299

A pretty good chicken dinner bundle.

Dr DisRespect's Return to Streaming Crashed Twitch

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

PUBG Xbox Patch Improves Game Performance, Fixes Bugs

All the better to pump your quarry full of lead, my dear.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on Xbox One is Celebrating 4 Million Players With Free Loot

A new milestone for PUBG on Xbox One, and some free swag to celebrate.

Upcoming PUBG Update Improves Lobby Performance

Your last moments on Earth may as well be free of lag.

PUBG Corporation Talks About Expansion, and Why a PUBG Movie Probably Isn't Coming Soon

PUBG is growing up and out, but don't expect it to hit the silver screen anytime soon.

PUBG Killcam Catches Cheater in the Act

Somewhere over at PUBG Corporation, someone is pinching the bridge of their nose and sighing.

PUBG Will Ban 100,000 Cheaters in One Wave

PUBG Corp wants players to know they hate cheaters too.

China Cracking down on PUBG Cheaters with Arrests, Jail Time

Tencent wants to keep the battlefield honorable.

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 Corp. Apologizes for the BP Mistake, Will Offer Compensation

PUBG players will be getting some BP after a mishap following the 1.0 launch.

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

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

PUBG Reveals Insane Drop Rates for Its Rarest Items

Transparency is nice, but it doesn't change the fact that I'll never get a PUBG bandana.

Upcoming PUBG Patch Lets You Report Cheaters From Replays

Oh, there are some new costumes too.

LawBreakers Publisher Writes Off Game, Says PUBG Success Helped Create Low Sales

LawBreakers underperformed and Nexon is not having any of it.

PUBG CEO Wants to Develop Potential Battlegrounds Spinoffs for Film and TV

PUBG Corp. CEO also talks about Xbox One sales, other console versions, and the upcoming snow map.

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's Creator Wishes Games Had Better IP Protection Because of Copycats

"I want other developers to put their own spin on the genre... not just lift things from our game."

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 for Xbox One Lets You View PC Settings with a USB Keyboard

Unsurprisingly, compromises were made.

PUBG on Xbox One Has Trouble With 30FPS and Consistency

Digital Foundry finds a rough port 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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

Black Riddles Studios Wants to Give the Nintendo Switch Its First PUBG-Style Game

The Nintendo Switch has a chance at its own Battle Royale game with Crazy Justice.

PUBG Crosses 2 Million Peak Concurrent Players

Choo choo, this train doesn't stop.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

The Battle Royale craze spreads to GTA with Motor Wars

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.