PUBG: The Game People Are Going Ga-Ga Over

This online multiplayer battle royale game has got people hooked and non-gamers are just confused with all the hype around 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds'

PUBG: The Game People Are Going Ga-Ga Over

In the last few months, you must've heard people talking about PUBG mobile and comparing their scores with people around. But for those who don't know about what PUBG is, it's the latest online-multiplayer game which has taken the world by a storm and Mumbai is very much part of the fad. Let's see why exactly this game has gone viral and if the hype garnered is worth it.

Loot, Equip, Aim and Kill! 

After Fortnite, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (commonly known as "PUBG") has taken the gaming world by a storm. It is a persistent online game, so you'll need an internet connection to play (get those data packs loaded or find a strong WiFi connection).

This Battle Royale game reminds me of ‘The Hunger Games’ where you start with nothing and have to scavenge and collect weapons and equipment. But while you look for weapons, you have to watch your back as there are 99 players along with you with an aim to eliminate you from the game.

This online multiplayer battle royale game is developed and published by PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of publisher Bluehole.

In the game, up to 100 players parachute onto an island and scavenge 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, forcing surviving players into tighter areas and face challenging encounters. The last player or team standing wins the round. You can play by yourself, with another friend, or build a team of four and try to survive right till the end. 

The island is a mixture of urban and rural environments, detailed in the map in the top right-hand corner of the game, and the full area is initially playable, but the play area decreases in size as time progresses. This game is available on PC, Xbox and Mobile, with the Mobile game providing the same gameplay elements as the other two.

When you win in Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, you see the message: “Winner Winner Chicken Dinner" ! So players dream to actually read that message in the end but that happens only if you survive the chaos. 

This PUBG wave reminds me of Pokemon Go, which is an Augmented Reality (AR) game where people got hooked on to their phones. It has become the best-selling Xbox One game by copies sold (5 million), in the world! Surviving on a confined island with your friends while hunting for weapons and trying to save your self from the people there is what makes this game thrilling. The interface along with the weapon choice has got people hooked to it. 

In simple Mumbai language, it's Maaro Ya Maro!

Here's what the game looks like

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