PUBG Leaves Early Access

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. What a journey this game has been on in its short life. Already out of Early Access and onto bigger and better things!

The PC and Xbox One exclusive received its official launch from Early Access, after being released in March. Since then the title has been met with a snowballing amount of affection, criticism and drama. From streamers complaining about horn honking (seriously) and the game just straight up not working, it’s come a long way.

The game revolves around you picking up loot as you explore the map. Engage enemy players, or simply wait for the opportune moment. It’s your choice.

This newest update is the official 1.0 patch, which includes everything we were promised all those months ago. The battle royale is now hosting more than a dozen different weapons and clothing options. It boasts two maps, which the most recent being the desert map. A vaulting mechanic, where you can jump in and out of buildings with ease.

Performance has improved drastically. From only getting around 40fps on average on its initial release, even my relatively low spec rig can get 60fps in most areas. Which is brilliant. This is a case where Early Access worked. They gave us all we wanted and more.

But what’s next?

Well, rumours are already circulating of a tundra-like map, surrounded by snow and forests, which would be cool. Vehicles are expecting a rework too, to make them feel weightier, instead of the floaty death boxes they are now.

The changes brought to the game are much needed and appreciated. The desert map is dope.

The Xbox One version of the game attracted over 1 million players in the first 48 hours of its release too, which retails at $30. That version received its first patch a few days ago, squashing several bugs and visual glitches.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is the most played game ever on Steam in the last decade. We can’t wait to see where it will go next.