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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has partnered with Kong: Skull Island filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts to make a short film for the battle royale game’s impending release on PlayStation 4. If you’ve got a hankering to watch someone take on dozens of people with just a frying pan, you’re in luck.


Before PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds released, it had become a viral sensation on Twitch, sold 13 million copies and even got its own esports tournament complete with a $US350,000 ($497,796) prize pool. It was in early access, a public, but incomplete version of the game sold to help publishers bankroll the game's development and invite user feedback. It was PUBG's crawl towards a full release that tipped me off that "early access" is in fact a meaningless term.


Tencent Games already publishes PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds around much of the world. But why have one battle royale when you can have two? Ring of Elysium is a free-to-play alternative to PUBG, available on PC, that adds an icy setting and extreme sports twist. It might not have PUBG's thrilling tension, but it's still a fun experiment.


PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has had a reward system for quite a while now, but fans don’t exactly love it. You can purchase randomised cosmetic crates with “Battle Points” that you earn in-game, but the system funnels you into spending real money too quickly for some people’s tastes. Enter the new “Supply” system.


The three-day finals for Broadcaster Royale, a PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds tournament featuring 80 duo teams of streamers from around the world, unfolds this weekend at PAX West’s Paramount Theatre. The matches started today at 4AM AEST, streaming on the Broadcaster Royale Twitch channel and also on each competitor’s individual Twitch channel.


Since time immemorial (it’s been a long year), PUBG players have been asking for a training mode. OK, actually they’ve mostly been asking for bug fixes and optimisation, but they’ve also been harping on the whole training mode thing. Soon, they’ll be getting their wish.


PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds keeps on expanding, adding new guns and maps that change the game’s pace into something faster than before. The game now has new rules for armour loot drops and tweaks to the dreaded blue zone.

PUBG’s latest event mode, Early Access Memories, brings back many of the game’s rough edges. Playing it reminded me why I fell in love with the game in the first place.


It’s a cold enough winter to hibernate here in video game land, but esports does not rest. This weekend brings us a packed lineup of Smash, League, Heroes and Fortnite, as well as multiple PUBG and Rocket League tournaments.


Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek, a popular PUBG Twitch streamer known for his skilled play and quick reflexes, recently played alongside a hacker. When fans noticed the hacker on Shroud’s stream and shared clips on social media, it sparked debate over what to do about top players fraternising with cheaters.