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The Fix PUBG campaign is over: What’s next for ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’?

The development team of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has declared the Fix PUBG campaign over, setting the stage for the game’s 2019 roadmap. The campaign was announced three months ago, with the goal of addressing the worst bugs and performance problems in the multiplayer Battle Royale shooter. It was launched in the middle of Fortnite‘s rise to […]

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PUBG fixed? New patch addresses the desync problem

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds developer PUBG Corp. is still running its “#FixPUBG” campaign. The studio has promised to deal with common problems that have ruined a significant percentage of matches for players. Of those issues, “desync” is the most obvious and lamented. But PUBG Corp. rolled out a server patch last night that seems like it could […]

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As PUBG for PS4 looms, Xbox unofficially responds: have the game for free

Enlarge / It’s not as solid as the PC version, but at least today, it’s free-er. Xbox/PUBG Corp. Performance issues have plagued the Xbox One version of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) long enough to make us wary of recommending the game at its $ 30 retail price point. But at the low, low price of totally […]

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Helpshift and Alegion on AI customer support: It can field 911 calls … or PUBG woes

If you’ve reached out to customer support recently, there’s a pretty good chance your email, chat message, or phone call was fielded by artificial intelligence (AI). Gartner reports that some 85 percent of business-to-consumer transactions will take place without human interaction by 2020. And according to Linda Crawford, CEO of Helpshift, and Nathaniel Gates, founder […]

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PUBG Mobile’s progression pass boosts revenue 365%

All anyone in the video game space was talking about for most of last year and the first half of 2018 were loot boxes, but it’s a different world now — a premium progression pass world. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on PC in the middle of its Sanhok Event Pass now, meanwhile PUBG Mobile introduced its Royale […]

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Fortnite sued for 'copying' rival game PUBG

The makers of Fortnite, one of the world’s most popular video games, have been accused of copying rival title PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG). The studio behind PUBG has asked a court in South Korea to determine whether Epic Games copied its intellectual property. Fortnite and PUBG have both attracted millions of gamers with their huge “last […]

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‘Fortnite’ collides with ‘PUBG’ in this amazing live-action short

[embedded content] While the battle royale genre is starting to fill out with games like The Darwin Project and, more recently, Radical Heights, it’s pretty clear that the debate will center around PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and the game it inspired, Fortnite, for quite some time. To celebrate the PUBG versus Fortnite battle, YouTuber Nukazooka created a live-action short movie pitting […]

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The latest ‘PUBG’ update looks to significantly alter the pace of play

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds latest PC update changes the makeup of blue zones and adds some life to Miramar, the game’s second map. The update is available now on the live server after spending a few hours on the test server. The blue zone, which effectively controls the pace of each match by shrinking the playable area, […]

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PUBG creators finally decide a copycat game has gone too far, file suit

Enlarge/ How often do you see a frying pan meme in a lawsuit? PUBG Corp As expected, the massively popular online shooter Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) has been followed by a wave of imitators, particularly on smartphones. But it has been unclear if or when the game’s creators would ever consider legal action against any of these copycats. […]

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PUBG Corp. preps test of smaller map — here’s how to get in

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is going back into a testing phase as The PUBG Corporation invites fans to try out a smaller, unfinished map codenamed “Savage.” This new level is a quarter the size of Erangel or Miramar, which are the two existing maps that are live on the servers right now. To ensure that Savage is […]

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Newzoo: Fortnite wins the global battle royale, but PUBG maintains Chinese dominance

Epic Games’ Fortnite: Battle Royale might not have chicken dinners, but players are finding it tasty. It’s been duking it out with PUBG Corp.’s PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds for the No. 1 spot for the last couple of months, and market analyst Newzoo has some new numbers about the standings. Fortnite has claimed the top honors as […]