PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) was released on March 23, 2017  by Bluehole who also developed the game. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is an isometric and first/third person shooter. PUBG is a last man standard action shooter. The action is fast and a low lag internet connection is important.

The Xbox One version was developed with assistance from the Collation who is known from for Gears of War 4.

Starting with nothing, players must fight to locate weapons and supplies in a battle to be the lone survivor. This realistic, high tension game is set on a massive island with a level of detail that showcases Unreal Engine 4’s capabilities.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds AKA Brendan Greene who is a pioneer of the Battle Royale genre. He is the creator of the Battle Royale game-mode found in the ARMA series and H1Z1 : King of the Kill, Greene is co-developing the game with veteran team at Bluehole to create the most diverse and robust Battle Royale experience to date

The game is played on a huge 8000×8000 meter island which will afford lots of room for players to use.  The game then sends up to 100 players parachuted onto a map, who then have to scavenge for supplies, upgrade weapons and attempt to be the last person standing.

The game offers crates to provide for some extras, they are increasingly expensive to keep the game better balanced. Wanderer & Survivor are two available free crates. The crate prices reset weekly and the game is not a pay to win title.

Depending on the server, solo and duo have first person only servers. These are NA and EU servers at present. Additional servers are being added to handle the player volumes.

One interesting feature is the ability to replay the last battle. The game does this internally rather than using some saved video. This makes it possible to track the player and others withing a 1 km radius. This also makes it dramatically easier to stream with a lot less overall bandwidth.

The developer has worked hard to get rid of cheaters. Over 1.5 million accounts were banned during the beta testing. Cheaters seem to be plentiful whenever a game is very popular.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Operating SystemWindows 7 x64 or better
CPUIntel® i3-4350 or better
AMD FX-6300 or better
Memory6 GB or more
Hard Drive Space30 GB
Graphics HardwareNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660 or better
AMD Radeon™ HD 7850 or better
NetworkBroadband Internet Connection Required