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PUBG: Battlegrounds

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Krafton
Release Date: 2017

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'PUBG: Battlegrounds' v14.2 Update Will Add New Weapons, Chickens That Will Reveal Your Position And More - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 27, 2021 @ 1:25 p.m. PDT

PUBG: Battlegrounds expands the core Battle Royale experience into a highly competitive player vs. player (PvP) game in a vivid open world.

Welcome to the ultimate battle for life and death

PUBG: Battlegrounds will expand the core Battle Royale experience enjoyed by millions of players into a highly competitive player vs. player (PvP) game in a dynamic open world.

PUBG: Battlegrounds will put up to 64 players on a remote island for a winner-takes-all showdown where strategic gameplay is as important as shooting skills. Players will enter a last-man-standing battle where they try to locate weapons, vehicles and supplies in a graphically and tactically rich battleground that eventually forces players into a shrinking safe area as they engage in a tense and spectacular fight to the death.

When the match starts, players have no items or weapons. To progress, they can try to commandeer a vehicle to discover a high-value location, search for weapons or employ other diversified tactics with a goal of being the last man standing. All weapons can be upgraded with attachments such as sights and suppressors and both road and off-road vehicles will be available to players.

Kill or be killed in a fight to be the last man standing.

PUBG: Battlegrounds v14.2 releases on Nov. 3 for PC and Nov. 11 for consoles, players will be able to test out a few new weapons including the Taego-exclusive Mortar that be used to engage enemies at range, and the M79 which launches smoke grenades that can be used to “blind” enemies.

The patch will introduce new interactable feathery creatures to the Taego map: Chickens! While the Chickens are designed to amuse players even while they’re in the most intense battles, players must be careful when encountering them as they may give away their position to nearby enemies. 

But that’s not all - see below for a full rundown of Update 14.2: 

  • New Weapon - Mortar: The new Taego-exclusive weapon is easy to use in combat situations, but it can take a lot of practice to achieve reasonable accuracy. First, players must calculate the distance to the target and the expected movement path. Skillful players will be able to attack behind ridges where grenades can't reach or when defending specific areas. 
  • New Weapon - M79 Smoke Grenade Launcher: The new M79 is a smoke grenade launcher that was created to provide quick smoke cover on longer ranges. Players can blind their enemies, cover downed teammates or make grand escapes from a losing battle
  • New Feature - Down But Now Out (DBNO) Swimming: To improve the survivability of players inside water, the game will support DBNO Swimming. Previously, a player who entered DBNO while in the water would skip DBNO and instantly die. This made any deep water a hazardous area to traverse. Now players will instead enter Swimming DBNO, a slow swimming state which gives them a chance to reach the shore and be revived by teammates.
  • We are proud to introduce the Chicken, a new creature that will hopefully amuse many players during fierce combats in Taego! “Chicken? Why the heck?” you might wonder. The answer to this question is left to your imaginations.
  • Five new Taego areas have been added to the Team Deathmatch preset in Custom Matches.
  • Improvements have been made to Team Deathmatch Taego areas.
  • Based on community feedback, we have adjusted the Taego and Paramo rulesets and spawn tables to better suit the Ranked play experience.
  • Quality Of Life Improvements

Survivors who want to preview Update 14.2 can do so today on the PC Test Server.

For more information on Update 14.2 please view the full patch notes HERE

Key Features:

  • Custom Games: Being implemented after Early Access, this feature will allow select groups of players to create and host their own games with special server configurations, such as the number of players, option to spectate the round, play or set the game as private with password and more. Additional information about custom games will be announced after Early Access launch.
  • Realistic Gunplay: Players use real-world weapons found via supply drops to create an authentic and visceral experience.
  • Massive 8km x 8km World: Players begin as weak survivors and develop into powerful soldiers on a massive, deserted island set in Eastern Europe.
  • Built with Unreal Engine 4: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds utilizes the latest development tools to deliver realistic visuals, animations and gameplay.
  • In-Depth Loot System: Players will uncover a wide variety of weapons, armor, attachments, and much more as they explore – and battle – across the world.
  • Player-Focused Metagame Tools: Leaderboards and statistics plus replays and spectator mode tools are coming after Early Access launch.
  • Loads of Localization: Launching into twelve languages (English, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Arabic) with translations coming directly from the community.

PUBG: Battlegrounds is currently available on PS4, Xbox One and PC (Steam).

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