Player Unknown’s BattleGrounds (PUBG), a game that can accommodate as many as 99 people, is currently one of the most popular online games. The incredible visuals, realistic circumstances in which a map and a task are assigned, and dealing with enemies lurking in hidden places are just a few reasons why this game is so popular.
At the start of the game, up to one hundred players parachute onto an island and hunt for weapons and equipment to kill others while avoiding getting killed themselves. The available safe area of the game’s map decreases in size over time, directing surviving players into ever-decreasing areas to force encounters. The last player or the last team wins.
This battle royale game, developed and published by PUBG Studios, is based on previous modifications (mods) created by Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene. The map offers players many options for strategic gameplay. The buildings are based on the brutalist architecture of the Soviet Union during the 50s in which weapons are concealed to encourage players to make strategic decisions about finding them without being penalized if they do not find them within a certain amount of time.
The free fall from a plane at the start of each match encourages the choice to stay with a pack of players or to play individually, giving the player a better chance of finding good loot. There are three possibilities with the added parachute drop: the airdrop during which the player must work out the best time to jump and where to land, the loot game of choosing how to gather the best equipment, and the combat game with other players. Winners of a match will hear the words, ‘winner, chicken dinner’.
PUBG is as popular as Grand Rush and you will see people playing it at cafes, schools, and offices. It can be played on a PC or laptop and the good news is that players do not need high-end hardware to run the game. All you need to do to play PUBG is download the Tencent Gaming Buddy emulator, ensuring that you do not download a fake version. Once the download is complete, run the software and it will download the required files. When the emulator is installed, you simply launch the game.
Why PUBG Is So Popular?
The imagery, mechanics and style of the game are realistic encouraging players to run from gunfire and scavenge for supplies to stay alive. PUBG relies on realistic art to raise the stakes for the player, making each round more exciting than the last. Players report that the game is so intense and exhilarating it gets their blood pumping and their heart racing. The realism extends to the ammo and the different types of guns.
Just like in real life, gun-specific recoil forces the shooter to adjust their aim after each shot. Reloading speed also varies according to the type of weapon being used – it doesn’t happen instantly with the click of a button. Gunfights are long-distance so the characters are more difficult to hit. The game rewards players who strategize and anticipate their enemy’s next move. The game is serious and violent but is not without moments of levity: there is a frying pan weapon that can kill the enemy with one blow to the head. All in all, PUBG offers an immersive and intense playing experience and has won several Game of the Year nominations.