PUBG: Battlegrounds is a battle royale game. Up to one hundred players parachute onto an island where they scavenge for weapons and equipment to kill other players. The last surviving player (or team) wins the round.
PUBG Mobile has accumulated more than 1 billion downloads and grossed over $8.42 billion on mobile devices, making it the fourth highest-grossing mobile game. PUBG: Battlegrounds was first released for Windows via Steam's early access beta program in March 2017, with a full release in December 2017.
The game was also released by Microsoft Studios for the Xbox One via its Xbox Game Preview program that same month. PUBG Mobile, a free-to-play mobile game version for Android and iOS, was released in 2018, in addition to a port for the PlayStation 4.
A version for the Stadia streaming platform was released in April 2020, with Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 versions being released in November 2020.
1. Creator of PUBG:
We all know the game, but do we see the man behind it? Brendan Greene is credited as the creator of PUBG. The Irish-born game developer got the game idea after reading the Hunger Games books. It is said that Greene did not know anything about programming and learning it to develop the game. In recent news, Greene has said that the sequel to the game, purportedly PUBG 2 is not on the schedule and might never get released as he is done with Battle Royale as a whole.
2. The Reason Behind The Name:
The full form of PUBG is PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds as mentioned above. The name is pretty weird and not exactly relevant, and there is a good reason behind it. It is because the creator of the game Brendan Greene was also an avid gamer, and the name he used for his player in the games he played was Player Unknown. All of it makes so much more sense now.
3. What is Playerunknown?
As we all know, PUBG Mobile’s full form is Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. Now the question is who is this Playerunknown? Well, the answer is quite simple. In the early days, the creator of the game Brendan Greene‘s in-game name in other multiplayer games was ‘Playerunknown’. Yes, the Playerunknown is Brendan Greene himself. From that reference, he named his creation Playerunknown’s Battleground.
4. The Rarest Item In The Game:
The Virtual Red Bandana is one of the rarest items in PUBG. When the game was launched in 2017, the pre-orders were bundled with the item and were available in loot boxes. After a while, the boxes stopped or rarely featured the bandana so its rarity increased manifolds. Kotaku reported the same year that a user bought the in-game item for as high as US$ 1000 (Rs. 69,000).
5. How Erangel Got Its Name:
Erangel is the most recognized and primary map in PUBG. But does the name mean anything or is it just fictionary? The name Erangel was inspired by the creator Brendan Greene’s daughter Eryn. So combining ‘Eryn’ with ‘Angel’ gives us one of the most recognizable places by any gamer who has played PUBG.
6. Bots In PUBG Mobile:
If you’ve been playing PUBG Mobile for a while now, you would know that the game has bots in places. They are AI-generated players that are purposely bad at shooting. But why introduce them in the first place when there is no lack of players in the game? It is said to ease new players into the game, they are made to play in a game with mostly or all bots. This is said to be done until level 10. It is subjective, but many people still think bots ruin the intense, action-packed gaming experience that it so promises.
7. Zero Investment Advertisement:
The parent company of PUBG for PC and consoles, Bluehole corporation didn’t spend any money on advertising the game. It is claimed to be because the word of mouth was so strong that they didn’t need to. On the other hand, PUBG Mobile is one of the first mobile games to have its advertisements broadcast on television in India. This should give you an idea of how popular the game really is. It would be a shame if you have not played it yet.
8. You can be Banned for a long time:
Cheating is never tolerated anywhere in the world. PUBG is the same, as many people, who allegedly cheated in the game have been banned for as many as 100 years! According to the company, cheating is defined as using inappropriate programs, bug abuse, etc, and can result in a permanent ban. If you get banned for 100 years, having a chicken dinner can be your last wish or your grandchild's first wish!
9. There was No Royal Pass Season 1:
One of the most interesting facts is there was No Royal pass in the 1st playing season of the game. Yes, you read it right. One of the most popular features of the game, the royal pass was first introduced in season 2, where the highest RP rank was 70. India’s one of the biggest PUBG Mobile (now BGMI) content creators, Mortal signature dress Hazard Jacket first came in the S2 royal pass.
10. Most Simultaneously Played Game:
PUBG holds the world record for the most simultaneously played game. In December 2017, the game hit 3,106,358 people playing the game simultaneously. Interestingly, the game broke its own record made in September of the same year. Even today, PUBG is in the top five most-played games by current count.
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