PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds now available on iPhone and iPad

Following Fortnite, another titan of the battle royale genre is coming to iPhone and iPad: PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds today announced that PUBG is today debuting on iOS (free).

Battlegrounds Mobile is a ‘faithful adaptation’ of the popular PC first-person shooter game, where 100 players land on a map and try to survive until just one squad remains.

Battlegrounds for iOS has been developed by Tencent. Whilst the mobile game will not have the same graphical fidelity and depth as the PC title, the core gameplay has been preserved.

Players drop into an island map alongside 99 other competitors and pickup items and weapons off the ground to help them survive. Players can strategically take cover or ambush their enemies, aiming to kill everyone else off until they are the last person alive.

Get to the end and you win the infamous chicken dinner accolade. Like the PC game, PUBG Mobile includes drivable vehicles like cars and boats, and a wide variety of guns and melee weapons to equip. Voice chat is also incorporated to chat with allies.

As always, the foibles of iOS gaming is the lack of physical buttons and joysticks. PUBG Mobile uses onscreen virtual buttons to compensate although it remains to be seen how annoying it is to aim up a headshot with the touch controls.

Here’s some gameplay from a beta tester:

The game is launching today in the United States App Store after a beta period in Canada, as well as a few other countries. The company says more regions will be added soon.PUBG Mobile is available to download from the App Store for free. optimized for iPhone and iPad. The developers recommend using an iPhone 6 or later for best performance.

PUBG creator on the rise of China and the future of Battlegrounds

Warns players that xenophobia has no place in his community

As of November 2017, Steam, the world’s largest online marketplace for PC games, is no longer a primarily English-speaking platform. More than half of its users read and write Chinese. The sudden transition is, in no small part, due to a single game: Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds.

“I didn’t understand the scale of China when I first started this,” said Brendan “Playerunknown” Greene, the game’s creator. We spoke with him on Dec. 21, the day Battlegrounds left early access.

“You hear things like, ‘Tencent’s WeChat has a billion users.’ A billion people use this single app in China. What the fuck? The literal scale of the player base in China is crazy. … It kind of blew me away.”

Most troubling, however, has been the reaction of some of the game’s fans in the West. Amidst the rapid growth in the Chinese player base, racial slurs have begun flying on social media. Some have even called for Chinese players to be booted onto their own dedicated servers. Greene strongly condemns the behavior.

“It’s quite disgraceful to see,” Greene said. “The Chinese player base is very passionate for Battlegrounds and they love our game. They’re the reason we have such a high number of concurrent users. Yes, there’s some cheaters that come out of there, but the majority of our Chinese players just love our game and love playing it.

“This kind of xenophobic attitude that a lot of Western players seem to have online is just disgraceful. It’s 2017! We live on one big planet together! What the fuck? I’m quite ashamed of those players that shout these things out. We want to create a great space for everyone to enjoy across the globe and locking one region out … I don’t know what the fuck they’re thinking.”

When we spoke to Greene, it was mere hours after the game’s 1.0 launch. He and his team had spent most of the morning load-balancing servers and troubleshooting the game. He admitted that, even after that “official” launch, the game is still a work in progress.

“1.0 was a milestone for us,” Greene said. “It wasn’t the end of development by a long shot. … We look at this game as a service. We look at this as moving into a permanent beta where we will continually upgrade and improve. I think Facebook says the same about their system.

“We have the game relatively feature-complete, so for us that’s 1.0. Now we can really focus on optimization and polish and then really get the systems that we have in the game rounded out and feeling complete and bug-free. So that’s still going to take us some time. We want to continue supporting this over the coming 10, 20 years.”

The biggest challenge right now, he said, was the so-called “rubber banding” effect seen by some players in matches. A player avatar will appear to be in one place at one moment, and then glide or warp a short distance away. The issue has cropped up on the Xbox One version of the game as well, and Greene and the rest of the team at PUBG Corp. are focusing all of their attention on mitigating it.

“There’s no ETA,” Greene said, “but it will be fixed. People ask me, ‘Are you going to fix this?’ Yes, of course. Why wouldn’t we fix it?”

We also asked Greene about Battlegrounds’ controversial loot crates. Players are able to earn currency by performing well in-game, and that currency can then be spent on a roll of the dice for random cosmetic items. But, earlier this year, PUBG Corp. rolled out another tier of crates which could only be opened with a key that cost $2.50. Fans were angry, and Greene apologized at the time for how the announcement was handled.

But, going forward, he said loot crates will work pretty much the same way.

“We have some stuff to announce with cosmetics going forward,” Greene said, “but right now we want to get the servers stable. … We are happy with the system. We think it worked quite well. I think, moving forward, that’s what you can expect.”

Finally, we asked Greene about issues with hacking in the game. He said that his team had made huge strides to try and reduce it, but he is pragmatic about his chances of ever truly eliminating it.

“Hacking is always going to be an issue with multiplayer games, especially at our scale,” he said. “Over the last two months or so, we’ve really been trying to implement more and more measures to protect against cheaters.”

One such measure is an auto-ban for team-killing, the practice of killing allied players in duos or squads. When reports are made now, an automated system reviews the action and hands out bans on the spot.

“We’ve reduced hacking by 67.5 percent with these types of strategies,” Greene said. “We’re building these tools, we’re analyzing the vast amount of data we get and really trying to build out the system. We’re seeing progress, and this is something we’re going to continue doing because we want to provide a competitive platform and a fair place for people to play in.”

In the meantime, Greene said he’d appreciate it if fans could just chill out and let his team do the work.

“Calm the fuck down,” Greene said. “Excuse my French. As I said, we had a plan last year to get the game out in a year, or get the game out by the end of the year, and we did that. And we’ve planned for next year to continue to upgrade and improve the game, so we’re going to do that.

“This idea that we’re going to run [away now that the game is launched] or ‘pump and dump,’ that’s not true. We’ve shown now that we care about this and we want to support this game for years.”

 

PUBG Mobile Army Attack Assault Download Available Now

PUBG Mobile Army Attack Assault

For those looking to download a Battle Royale game on their Android device, there’s more on the market than the upcoming Fortnite release. PUBG Mobile and the unique Army Attack Assault game mode is now available from Timi Studio to be sideloaded onto your device.

PUBG, or PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, originally released on PC to rave reviews and continues to see a massive player base across multiple platforms. However, PUBG and the Army Attack Assault mode were released for Android devices on the Chinese Play Store. This may seem like Western users are out of luck, but before long people were working out how to download PUBG on Android regardless of your location, and working their way through the Chinese language that would be foreign to most users around the world.

At this current point in time, it’s not possible to download PUBG for Android in an official capacity outside of China. That doesn’t keep those from other places from getting their hands on the APK, however, and there are now several ways in which you can download PUBG and the Army Attack Assault mode through a more unofficial capacity.

However, if you don’t want to slog through a language that you don’t understand, Tencent Games in collaboration with Quantum & Lightspeed Studio did release a new English version on the Canadian Play Store. It’s important to recognize, however, that this version was only for the “Exhilarating Battle” version of the game.

If you’d like access to the Army Attack Assault version, you can download the APK onto your Android device and experience the PUBG mobile experience – provided you’re okay work battling through narration and menus written in Chinese language. The Army Attack Assault version features the land, sea, and air version of the PUBG game created by Timi Studio alongside Tencent Games.

One other obstacle that you’ll need to climb over is the need for a WeChat account – a popular Chinese messaging service. This is more of an inconvenience than it is an actual hurdle, but it’s a step you’ll have to go through if you’d like to start playing PUBG on your Android phone. The process is pretty self-explanatory and is similar to how you’d sign up for any other sort of messenger or social media account. It does ask for a phone number, however, so if you’re hesitant to give that out you might be out of luck when it comes to giving Army Attack Assault a try.

PUBG mobile experience is a little different from the original PC version of the game but still manages to capture the magic of the main game’s Army Attack Assault Mode. While the original PUBG release was not the first game to introduce this concept to the mainstream, it was the first release to see such a viral implementation. It has since revolutionized the genre and spawned a number of similar games, although competitor Fortnite seems to be gaining ground to the point that that game will be the topic on everyone’s mind. Additionally, with a mobile release rolling out on iPhone today and Android in the coming months, Fortnite might have a leg up on PUBG when it comes to gaming on Android.

If you’d like to sideload the PUBG Army Attack Assault onto your Android phone, you can download the APK and give it a try. Just keep in mind that there will be a bit of a language barrier. At its core, however, the enjoyment of the genre transcends barriers, so you should find yourself picking up the basics pretty quick. As long as you’re not expecting a like-for-like version of what we saw on the Xbox and PC, you’ll be in for a good time.

A Detailed Guide to Enjoy Remarkable PUBG Gaming Experience

If you are playing PUBG in order to have some fun, you are probably not concerned enough to memorise tips and tricks. However, if you crave badly for that “Chicken Dinner”, you may want to keep reading. This article will inform you about the small things in the game that most people ignore.

Those who do ignore such things and still want to win are usually the ones who use a playerunknown battlegrounds hacks. However, one can also win without hacks that include things that you already know of, but for those who do not, this will feel right at home.

General Settings

In order to enjoy a competitive game, you need to be good at it. The first thing that you need to ensure in order for that to happen is to have your settings at an optimal position. There are many tweaks that you can apply to your system, but here are some of the most important ones:

  1. If you do not have a powerful PC, it is always better to keep the graphics settings at minimum. When playing online, FPS is the most important thing. Low FPS can be rage inducing to the point where you may consider the use of a pubg hack.
  2. Make sure the audio settings are at the maximum. Footsteps, gunshots and vehicle noises are extremely important to keep track of. If you are in a squad, make sure you have a microphone to communicate with them.
  • Mouse sensitivity is also an important thing when it comes to any shooting game. Make sure that your mouse DPI is at the optimum quantity because it will help you aim properly in a firefight.
  1. For more flexibility in terms of settings, you can always access the “GameUserSettings.ini” file for the PUBG game. Here, you can manipulate more settings to get the desired kind of performance.

Game Senses

Using pubg aimbot as well as training your game senses to the point where you can always take the right decision is a must. Here are some ways you can do so. You should keep an eye out for these things:

  1. Having a pubg aimbot would make shooting a lot easier. But you can achieve similar results also by simply improving your target designation skills. In a confrontation with a group, always shoot the one who is shooting directly back at you. This will allow for higher chances of survival.
  2. Also, when shooting long distances (preferably with a sniper rifle), it is best if you can go prone. This way, you will always have a higher accuracy.
  3. Whenever you shoot, make it a habit to crouch. This will also increase your accuracy by a lot.
  4. Learn to switch gear from inventory as fast as possible. Assign hotkeys if you need to. Just make sure, you do it fast and you do it in cover.

A pubg hack could take care of all these things. All you would need to do is search it up on the internet and download it. This will make your PUBG experience a lot better and you will definitely win a lot more. So keep that in mind if you are desperate about winning.