PlayerUnkown's Battlegrounds


Steam Awards Gives their Game of the Year Title to PUBG

The Steam Awards have announced the winners of the 2018 round, and in a surprising upset, their Game of the Year award went to PlayerUnkown's Battlegrounds. Other nominees for the 2018 Game of the Year award included Monster Hunter: World, Kingdom Come Deliverance, Hitman 2, and Assassin's Creed Odyssey. While several big name games from 2018 were […]

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National PUBG League Announces North American 2019 Schedule

The National PUBG League, the premier esports league for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in North America has released the schedule and format for 2019. The 2019 NPL season is being produced in partnership with OGN and will consist of three distinct phases. Each phase will feature four different types of events: The National PUBG League, which features […]

X018 – PUBG comes to Xbox Game Pass

PUBG Issues Bans Against Pros and Thousands of Players

PlayerUnkown's Battlegrounds may have pioneered the Battle Royale genre and launched a thousand clones, but the game has been plagued with cheaters since its full launch in summer of 2017. Following the cheating kerfuffle, PUBG Corp and developer Bluehole issued several waves of massive bans against cheating players from the game's servers. Their efforts to […]

PUBG is Opening its First North American Esports League in January

This one will probably come as a surprise to you, but despite its popularity, Bluehole's PlayerUnkown's Battlegrounds doesn't have a North American esports league. However, PUBG Corp will be changing that come January, according to a recent report by Variety. The National PUBG League or NPL will start its inaugural season in 2019 with a $1 […]


Fortnite Players Keep Trying to Build in PUBG and H1Z1

Fortnite has changed a lot of things about the landscape of video games in general, but one of the less-reported side-effects of the ridiculous amounts of popularity for Fortnite: Battle Royale is the tendency for hardcore players to forget that building is not a thing in other games. Yes, players are now starting to report hilarious […]

PUBG Mobile Adds Miramar Map and New Progress Mission

The latest patch for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Mobile adds the Miramar desert map, a new progress mission, as well as language-specific chat channels, a new shop, and secret stash. Tencent revealed the news on Twitter, alongside a brief rundown of the patch's biggest additions. Welcome to #PUBGMOBILE050. ✔️ Miramar Map✔️ Season 2✔️ Progress Missions✔️ Secret Stash✔️ Local […]

How Fortnite Eclipsed PUBG as the Biggest Gaming Phenomenon

On the surface, both PlayerUnkown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite are rather similar games. Both are battle royale multiplayer machines that drop players off on a deserted island in groups of 100 so they can take eachother out in insane free-for-all style. There are some key differences – you jump out of a plane in PUBG, the […]


Fortnite is Now the Most-Watched Game on Twitch with 5 Years of Streamed Content

Despite being PUBG's zany cousin/knockoff, Fortnite has gone on to become the most-watched game on Twitch. Part of that is likely down to accessibility and lack of cheaters, as Fortnite is available on more platforms than PUBG, and doesn't have the same cheating problem that has plagued Bluehole's battle royale game since launch. Both of those factors have led […]


PUBG's New Xbox Update Removes Starting Arena to Prevent Lag

The Xbox One version of PlayerUnkown's Battlegrounds will be getting an update on Friday, which you can check out now in Xbox Game Preview. The major change coming with this update is the loss of the starting arena where you spawn at the beginning of a match. This is mostly to deal with the extreme amount […]

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PUBG Corp is Wiping PlayerUnkown's Battlegrounds' PC Leaderboards Today

PUBG Corp has announced that they will be wiping the PC leaderboards for PlayerUnkown's Battlegrounds today at 6pm PST. While you might have been thinking the wipe was due to another round of major cheater bans, the wipe is actually coming because of the game's next multiplayer season. That new season will "be announced soon" according […]


PUBG Sales Reach 30 Million as PC Player Base Drops Off

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has hit a whopping 30 million sales this week, but the game is seeing its daily active player base on PC decline. The decline appears to have been steadily increasing since just after the new year. Bloomberg tech reporter Yuji Nakamura shared the news on Twitter, suggesting that cheaters could be to blame for the drop. This is […]

Bleeding Cool Game Awards 2017: Results

  In case you missed them, we ran our own Game of the Year awards during the final hours of 2017, and to save you all the clicking, we've dropped the results right here for your reading convenience. Because we're sure most of you have been partying since early in the morning yesterday. After all, […]

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Bleeding Cool Game Awards 2017: Game of the Year

And now, the moment you've all been relentlessly checking your feeds for, it is time to announce Bleeding Cool's Game of the Year 2017. The nominees are: Cuphead Destiny 2 Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Super Mario Odyssey Horizon Zero Dawn The judges scores were: Games Madeline's Score Patrick's Score Gavin's […]

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Bleeding Cool Game Awards: Best Shooter of 2017

For Bleeding Cool's Best Shooter of 2017, our three esteemed games judges were asked to weigh in on the best of the first and third person shooter market to determine which was the absolute best shooter of the year. It was a pretty stiff competition that mostly came down to three games, PUBG, Destiny 2, and Call of […]

Bleeding Cool's Game of the Year Awards are Here!

  Bleeding Cool is offering up our own take on Game of the Year awards this year, with all three games contributors (Madeline Ricchiuto, Gavin Sheehan, and Patrick Dane) scoring games in categories like Game of the Year, Best RPG, Best Shooter, and Best MMO. All of the scores were added up, and the games […]

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PUBG Corp Has Partnered With TenCent To Publish PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds In China

PUBG Corporation, the Korean branch of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds development, announced today that they has signed a partnership with Tencent, the leading provider of Internet value-added services in China, to publish and distribute PUBG in China. "PUBG has sold more than 20 million copies since we released the game in March 2017, and we expect our […]