Now that we have looked at an estimate of how big of a game and it’s plus sides let’s discuss some lows of the game and its community. When the game was first launched it was filled with people shouting racist, homophobic and sexist slurs at each other and this was relatively easy as PUBG offers voice chat for teammates and all chat for everyone to talk with each other. There was one instance where popular streamer DrDisrespect was banned by game director Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene for teamkilling a scenario where a player kills his own teammates via grenades since you can’t shoot them down, the matter escalated so far that DrDisRespect threatened to roundhouse kick Greene in the chest!
There were also accusations of players stream sniping a scenario where you watched pro or popular players stream online and get into a game and kill them by finding out where they were located on the map. Hackers have exploited bugs or modified the game from time to time and abused it for their own benefit. But the good thing is PUBG has come a long way from that and continues to improve and impose restrictions and bans where they suspect misplay is happening. So that’s assuring for us who enjoy playing the game.
Now that we know the pros and cons of the game we love let’s look at some fun facts. Below listed are some fun facts about PUBG.
Pubg broke all records in 2017: In September 2017 PUBG set an unbelievable record of reaching 1,342,857 of total concurrent players, meaning all these players were active and were playing the game. Overtaking Dota 2, an esports game by Valve. PUBG is not a free game and considering that it is a great achievement.
Pubg can ban you 100 years: Yes, they very much can with all the hackers abusing bugs and altering the game thus making the game unplayable for genuine players. The good thing is PUBG is getting strict day by day and ensuring this can be reduced so they are banning players for a long time who they suspect.
Every single gun in the game has unique physics: all the guns available in the game work different from the other, there are assault rifles, shotgun, snipers, SMGs, pistols and much more and every game has different mechanics and recoil.
Won several awards from 2017-2018: Here is the list of award categories PUBG won.
Now that you know some interesting facts what are the FAQ about PUBG? Let’s have a look.
Q: Is the game Official?
Yes, Gamepedia partnered with PUBG.
Q: What is PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS?
PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS is PLAYERUNKNOWN’s first standalone game.
Q: How much does the game cost?
$29.99 (Steam) / $29.99 (Xbox) / $29.99 (PlayStation)
Q: What VOIP provider does PUBG use on PC?
Q: What Anti-cheat does PUBG use on PC?
PUBG uses 3 anti-cheats. 1) BattlEye, 2) Their own created anti-cheat system 3) Unknown
Q: How does Bans work?
Bans (justice) will be distributed to the cheats in the form of Waves (like in Rainbow Six: Siege), which is believed to be the most efficient way of doing to catch a large number of cheaters.
Q: Is the game 64 bit or 32 bit?
Q: Does it run on Linux or Apple?
“There’s just not enough Linux players. The same is true for Mac. We just do not have enough resources at the moment. It’s not on the roadmap.
Q: What game engine is it running?
It’s running on Unreal Engine 4.
Q: Does it support Console?
Q: How big is the map?
Map Erangel and Miramar is an 8×8 km map, while Sanhok is a 4×4 km map.
Q: Why does Erangel take place in Russia?
Because PLAYERUNKNOWN likes abandoned Russia feel and he loves the brutalist architecture.
Q: Will there ever be dynamic weather (i.e changing from sun tonight) in a match?
A: “No, since the matches only last 30 minutes so it doesn’t make sense.” As of August 8th, the feature is now applied in all maps, you will usually get Sunny weather that won’t change throughout the match, but when the weather is cloudy, there’s a great chance that it will be Raining or Foggy depending on the server.
Q: Why is the game so familiar?
It’s a mixture of PLAYERUNKNOWN’S mods from Arma 2/3 and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S licensed Battle Royale mode in H1Z1 KotK.
Q: If I’m getting great FPS in the test server, will that transfer over to the stable version?
When playing on the test server, take it with a grain of salt. Test servers aren’t being stressed out to the max which means the servers on the test server will give you better performance.
Q: how does In-game text chat work?
“That was just as intended. Nobody wants to supervise an in-game text chat. We should have had to build bots to monitor the news. We would need word filters, people would have to kick or even banish – there was simply no reason for that. There are just so many trolls. Many players use our voice chat.”
Q: what about e-Sports?
PUBG wants to have 4 major events (maybe 4 times a year) for the top players on the leaderboards, alongside the big streamers and YouTubers to raise serious money for charities. Then, with the custom servers (later on down the road), you will have the ability to rent servers with leaderboards attached so that people can host their own leagues on their own servers.
Q: What do the numbers under the health bar mean?
username, the #/version of the update the game is on and your server code (to report server lag, etc on the forums).
Q: Can your family share on Steam?
Yes and no. If someone played PUBG for the first game and created a username, that username will then be played by that username on all the family share accounts you shared PUBG too. Family share for new usernames got disabled/removed to prevent trolls and cheaters.
Q: What are the characters modeled after?
They are modeled/designed to look like battle-hardened mercenaries to fit Erangel lore. The female is based on ‘Sarah Connor (Terminator)’ and for the male, there just based on gritty action movies.
So there you go an all you need to know about PUBG the game that took the entire gaming world by storm on its release and still continues to dominate to this day, we tried to cover all the pros and cons regarding this amazing game, hope you have a fun read would love to know your feedback and what’s your take on this game. Peace!