PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, or PUBG as it is known, is a multiplayer video game published and under development by Bluehole. In the game, close to 100 (up to 100) players start the game inside a plane with a designated route. They jump out of the plane whenever they want and land on any location of the island with their parachutes. The main goal of players is to kill other players with various weapons they find from various places and become the last player to die. During the game, the safe area on the map of the island begins to get smaller and smaller. As the map gets smaller, players concentrate on a smaller area, making it easier for them to see each other and eliminate each other. The last surviving player/team in the game wins the game.
The game was first released for Microsoft Windows via Steam Early Access on March 23, 2017. It sold over 4 million copies in about 3 months after its release. The first major version of the game was released on the Windows platform on December 20, 2017, out of Early Access. The Xbox One version was released on December 12, 2017. March 19 February 2018 was released for free for Android and IOS platforms after PUBG Mobile made its debut in China on February 9, 2018, with the increase in mobile battle-royale games.
PUBG is a Death Match Game in which close to 100 players attempt to survive by killing each other on a large-scale map. Players can enter the game alone, in teams of 2 or 4 people, or alone against teams of 4 people. Players who choose to enter in groups alone are randomly paired as teams with different players. In any case, players try to become the last player or team to die to win the game. The team does not disband until all the players in the team die.
Each match is divided into a wide map of 8 x 8 kilometers by parachute, jumping at any time from planes traveling on a certain route. when players land on the map, they have nothing to gain the upper hand over other players, except for personal clothing choices that have no effect on the game. Players search various buildings and areas to find various equipment such as helmets, armor, bags, weapons, bombs, vehicles. Equipment such as armor, helmets, bags have 3 levels. At the same time, enhancements such as binoculars for weapons, an extended fast-shooting clip, a barrel, a silencer can be found. Players are more likely to find better equipment and vehicles in some specific areas of the map. As each player wants to find better quality equipment, they flock to these areas more and this makes these areas more dangerous. as the level increases, their capacity and quality also increases. In the game, players are offered 2 different views, and players can play in first-person or third-person shooter mode. During the game, it is possible to change the perspective of the view.
Every few minutes, the map begins to shrink towards a random region. Players are given a certain time to go to the safe area of the map. Unable to reach the safe zone in time, players encounter a blue glowing wall that slowly wraps around the dangerous zone that remains outside. players use various health packages to reach the safe zone. Players who can’t get rid of this blue glow, which causes more and more damage, die.
During the game, bombs fall on a randomly assigned part of the map called the red zone. Players hide inside structures or try to get away from that area to get rid of these bombs.
A full game time lasts on average more than 30 minutes. At each end of the game, players are rewarded with in-game currency based on the duration of their survival, the number of players they have killed, and the damage they have inflicted on players. This award applies to all players, not just the players who won the game. The name of the in-game currency is UC. (Unknown Cash). These in-game coins allow players to receive a free safe. The price of the vaults increases exponentially after each purchase, and it is free to open the vaults, except for event vaults that require keys, and a random item comes out of them. Items that come out of the vaults without opening or if they are opened can also be sold on the Steam Community Market.