PC game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has sold 4 million copies in less than 3 months on Steam Early Access, making it one of the most successful releases so far this year. …Read More The post PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Sells 4 Million Copies Within 3 Months on Steam Early Access by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.
After a difficult string of placement matches for the current Overwatch competitive season, the unthinkable happened. I dropped to a lower tier. I had spent multiple seasons comfortably sitting in the Platinum tier, and suddenly I was Gold. I have become obsessed with undoing this demotion. I like to think that I’m a decent video game player. In most games, I straddle the line between intermediate and advanced. Sure, I have bad games now and then, such as a recent Quake Champions game during which I demonstrated a reckless disregard for the movement techniques I mastered years ago. But in general, I know I’m pretty good at video games. Not great but still dang good. With Overwatch, I’ve consistently ranked in the Platinum tier each time I’ve made the effort to qualify. Until now. The criteria for Overwatch ranks is unclear at times but the progression of ranks is straightforward: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Master, and Grandmaster. There’s also a separate rank for the top 500 players. You’re given an initial rank after ten placement matches and can work up to the next through strong individual play and winning matches. I’ve been content with a consistent Platinum that signals…
Battlegrounds Normally in Battlegrounds, players crouch behind bathroom doors, waiting to shoot whomever bursts in. A few weeks ago, fans riffed on that theme with Battlegrounds’ zombie mode, where instead of hiding in crevices, players gun down hordes of ravenous player-controlled zombies. It was an instant success in the community and on Twitch. Yesterday, Battlegrounds devs announced that they’ll be making an official zombie mode for the game. In zombie mode, a squad of players will defend themselves against a server full of zombies. It will be bloody and there will be neck-biting. Check it out: Initial reactions were mixed. On Twitter, hundreds of fans celebrated Battlegrounds’ next play mode. On top of yesterday’s news that devs are adding in climbing, vaulting and weather, a zombie mode is just another facet of an increasingly deep game. But a nearly equal contingent begged Battlegrounds devs to just optimize the dang game instead. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
GIF Remember, as fun as it is, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is still a work in progress, so lots of things are going to not just change, but be added to the game as well. Stuff like climbing, vaulting and weather. The climbing looks incredibly useful! The vaulting looks like something that is going to glitch out a lot and send people flying off cars. And the weather looks like something I hadn’t even noticed was missing in the game but will be glad it’s there when it arrives. You can see all three in action in this trailer shown at the PC Gaming Show at E3 (via PC Gamer). They’ll be in the game…sometime in the future. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
At the Microsoft E3 2017 press conference, popular PC third-person survival shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was announced to be coming to the Xbox One as a “console launch exclusive.” The wording used could mean that the game will come to the Xbox One only as a timed exclusive possibly implying that it could also come to the PlayStation 4 eventually. This isn’t the first time a game has come out on consoles as timed exclusive. Rise of the Tomb Raider was exclusive to the Xbox One for an entire year before it came out on the PlayStation 4. We’ve contacted PlayerUnknown for more information and clarification and will update this article if and when we hear back. We’ll keep updating this post as new information becomes available. In the meantime, check out all our E3 coverage here. READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is coming to Xbox One. It appears to be timed console exclusive for this year. PUBG is a competitive game where 100 people hit each other with frying pans to decide who gets to use their frying pan to cook a chicken. The game’s still in early access, but already, it’s taken PC by storm—thanks, in part, to how damn entertaining it can be to watch folks stream it. PlayerUnknown himself said it’ll be coming to Xbox later this year as part of Microsoft’s E3 press conference. Here’s what it’ll look like on Xbox: READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
GIF Battlegrounds/DefendTheHouse Survival shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is massively popular, but because it’s in early access, it’s not exactly polished. That makes it ripe for mythmaking. Can you block infinite crossbow bolts with a frying pan? Can you punch someone out of a moving car? The answers to both are yes, according to a new YouTube video by myth-busting channel DefendTheHouse. In the video, DefendTheHouse tests several Battlegrounds myths, including trying to shoot grenades out of other players’ hands and landing a double flip on a motorcycle. DefendTheHouse commented under the video that, in the process of filming, he and his teammates went on to win zero games. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
In celebration of the expansion of the Twitch Prime program, players can pick up some exclusive in game items for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. …Read More The post Twitch Prime Is Giving PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Players Exclusive Items Starting June 9 by Marc Villa appeared first on DualShockers.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a battle royale game where players fight to be the last person standing. It can be overwhelming for new players, full of different weapons to choose and smaller mechanics that aren’t readily apparent. These tips will help you survive the battle royale and win yourself a glorious chicken dinner. Prepare to lose While you should always play to win, the most important thing to know about Battlegrounds is that you will lose more rounds that you’ll ever win. You will get flashbanged, sniped, shotgunned, and beaten with frying pans. Don’t worry about it; it’s all part of the process. You can play alone or in squads Battlegrounds offers three games modes: a solo mode with 100 players, a mode that pairs everyone up into duos, and a final mode that tosses folks into four person squads. You can queue up for any of these, but unless you have some buddies to play with, I’d suggest solo-play for learning the basics. If you can survive on your own, you’ll be able to contribute well to a group too. Mute voice chat The game turns on proximity voice chat by default which means a lot of READ FULL STORY…
It’s the weekend and we’re hunger for some chicken dinner, which means we’re suiting up to shotgun a It’s the weekend and we’re hunger for some chicken dinner, which means we’re suiting up to shotgun and snipe our way to the top in Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds right now on Twitch. [embedded content] Staff Writer at Kotaku READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
In PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, squads live and die on effective communication and, when all else fails, gutsy bravado. There are worse things you can do, then, than pretend to be an over-the-top military commander. In a video posted over the weekend, StoneMountain64 dropped into a random matchmaking squad and immediately began acting like an absurdist pastiche of a soldier man. “We are gonna win this operation, squad, but we need to have positive on comms to do so,” he shouted in the pre-match lobby as people punched him and poured bullets into his face. Once the match started, his teammates were skeptical. “If you suck, I am gonna roast you so hard,” one of them said after Stone called out orders, berated his teammates for not having “confirmation” to give him orders, and forced one of them to lay on the ground in a show of deference. A fistfight even broke out between Stone and one of his “subordinates.” When shit hit the fan, however, his oddball tactics proved pretty dang useful. He called out people’s locations and got kills. However, he also… abandoned his squadmates when both of them went down. With the circle closing in, he READ FULL STORY…
Can we survive Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds and win ourselves some chicken dinner? Can we survive Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds and win ourselves some chicken dinner? We’re definitely going to try and you can watch right now on Twitch. [embedded content] Staff Writer at Kotaku READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
EA’s FIFA 17 tops SuperData’s digital sales charts for the month of April, while PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds racks in an impressive $34 million. …Read More The post SuperData Digital Sales April 2017: FIFA 17 No.1, Persona 5 No.8; PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Made $34 Million by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.
GIF Today on Highlight Reel we have Shovel Souls, perfect grenade tosses, For Honor dodges and much more! Watch the video then talk about your favorite highlight in the comments below. Be sure to check out, like, and share the original videos via the links below. Subscribe to Kotaku on YouTube for more! Highlight Reel is Kotaku’s regular roundup of great plays, stunts, records and other great moments from around the gaming world. If you record an amazing feat while playing a game (here’s how to record a clip), send it to us with a message confirming that the clip is yours at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, if you see a great clip around that isn’t yours, encourage that person to send it in! READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!