What is PUBG? Introduction to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

The ultimate Battle Royale experience.

  • System: Windows [Steam], Xbox One
  • Developer:Bluehole Studio Inc.
  • Release Date: 2017

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Overview

Welcome to the Introduction for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds! A lot of you out there may be wondering, just what is PUBG and why has it become such a popular title in both the casual and competitive scene? Well, before we get into all the nitty gritty let’s begin with the origin of the actual name. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds or ‘PUBG’ as it’s quite commonly known, was developed by Bluehole Studio Inc., a Korean based developer that was founded in March of 2007. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds came from Brendan Greene, who is the game’s creative director and worked on other popular Battle Royale based titles such as Arma and H1Z1. The Battle Royale mode was a mod for Arma 2 where Greene (known as PlayerUnknown) would spend most of his time playing, since his dream was to create the ultimate Battle Royale experience.

Some of PUBG’s inspiration came from the Japanese movie of the same name (Battle Royale), which pits players against one another in an all out fight to determine the last person standing. Unfortunately due to copyright risks and other legalities the team wanted to avoid, they eventually stuck with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds which we now all know and love. PUBG is still in early access on Steam and is going through constant refinement to ensure players who purchase the game are rewarded in the long run, with extra maps, features and more. So now that you have an idea of what PUBG means, let’s dive a little deeper so that everything is a little more clear.

A Battle Royale Experience

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a game in which 100 players are thrown into an open world island where their ultimate goal is to be the last person standing. You have access to a number of weapons and vehicles to choose from, which you’ll be using to traverse your way around to different houses in order to loot them. Since the island is a large open environment, trying to discover where your opponents are located is what creates the immersiveness and tactical appeal of PUBG. You can choose between a male or female default character and as you continue to play through the game, you earn Battle Points which can be used to purchase new clothing to make your character stand out via crates (items can also be purchased on Steam via real money). All of you start off on a far away island from the main island you'll be going to, and once you're ejected from the plane it's pretty much up to you to survive. As a reminder, this is simply just a brief overview of the game and so, more articles will be released which will detail a lot of the more intricate ways of coming out on top.

Modes to Choose From

In PUBG you have two modes, TPP which stands for Third Person Perspective and the newest addition FPP, which stands for First Person Perspective. Depending on which view you choose the experience will be entirely different, so picking one based on your personal preference is surely the way to go. Once you’ve locked in and you’re running around frantically the whole premise is simple: survive at all costs. It’s simple in that you don’t necessarily need to have prior experience with shooters to understand the concept, but where the challenge comes into play is understanding player psychology and learning how to fully grasp every gun's strengths and weaknesses in the game.

You have the option of going in Solo via the Solo mode or teaming up with friends and taking on other formidable opponents in both the Duo and Squad modes. The last person standing is then rewarded with the illustrious ‘Chicken Dinner’ which is a gambling term used to emphasize that, the winner now has enough cash in hand to buy a delicious meal. In this case your meal was to eliminate everyone in sight and now you can bask in all the glory!

Easy to Learn but Hard to Master

As we stated earlier in the previous paragraph, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a game which places a lot of emphasis on tactical thinking, risk assessment and an array of other things you’ll need to be on the lookout for. It’s a game where there’s very little room for error and being able to determine a solid gameplan from the beginning is what will get you those delicious Chicken Dinners. It’s easy to pick up because for the most part, much like any other shooter on the market your first goal is to grab a gun, grab ammo and whatever other health items you need and head into battle.

The hard part is knowing just when to shoot, why you’re shooting, where you’re shooting from, where to hide and just how long it will take you to move onto the next safe zone on the map. We’ll get into safe zones in another article but as a brief explaination, safe zones are sections on the map where you’ll need to be at all times, and anything outside of that zone (known as the blue zone) is where you’ll need to avoid otherwise your health will deplete as the zone starts to shrink. PUBG requires a lot of patience but more importantly, it encourages you to think outside of the box at all times. That’s where the mastery of the game comes into play because throughout your experience playing, you’ll always be trying to refine your playstyle and coming up with effective ways to survive without becoming a target. Whether you're trying to outsmart a group of players within the School grounds and grab as much strong loot as possible, or dashing away in a car to avoid near death of the blue zone, PUBG has just about everything you need to keep you coming back for more and to motivate you in order to become the last one alive.

Final Thoughts

That pretty much sums up PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) in a nutshell and we hope you found this quick overview to be insightful. Look forward to more in depth articles which will go over the specific weapons in the game, vehicles to choose from, popular looting spots for beginners and much more. PUBG at the moment is growing in popularity at a rapid rate and so we encourage you to give it a try because it’s truly a spectacular experience. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is slated to release later this year with a plethora of new content being thrown in such as new maps, vehicles, weapons and a wicked zombie mode! We hope to see you on the battlefield and until next time, for all things gaming always keep it locked here on Honey’s Anime.


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Just reading this, I feel a little excited to try PUBG. I may not be the best at shooters but I do like the whole survival experience!

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Perhaps it's best if we play together since we can learn and evolve as a team and rule the PUBG realm!