In what seems to be an effort to fight off the popularity of “bitter rival” Fortnite: Battle Royale, the first battle royale game to hit the mainstream, PLAYERUKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, will be adding a new “Event Mode” in the next update.
Similar to Fortnite‘s rotating modes (which have consisted of 50 vs. 50 and five teams of 20 facing off), PUBG’s new mode will feature new rotating modes to enjoy the high stakes battle royale game in. According to the blog post announcing the mode, developer PUBG Corp said, “think of the Event Mode as a periodically changing preset Custom Game where we will be trying new things and experimenting with different game parameters.”
The first of the limited timed “Event Modes” will be a match that pits teams of eight players against each other in the infamous gameplay style of PUBG. Set on either of the two maps featured in the game, the mode could feature twelve teams of eight players fighting their way to victory with the help of extra rifle drops all over the map.
PUBG Corp also stated in the announcement of the mode that the feature was just implemented in their systems so the first of the “Event Modes” will stay “basic” but could get bigger in time. Also, it was announced that “Event Mode” would be unranked and would rely solely on matchmaking. This means that “Event Mode” may not be able to be played alongside friends on your friends’ list but only with people found from matchmaking.
Players who play in rounds of “Event Mode” will also still receive Battle Points at the end of the match, allowing them to purchase cosmetic items in the in-game shop. Lastly, PUBG Corp teased a new weapon which will be making its debut in the next edition of the “Event Mode,” a red flare gun!
PUBG Corp has stated, “Once we see that the current test build is in a stable state, we plan to move it to the live server soon. We will inform you on the detailed schedule later on.” So we could be able to see the new mode live on the servers this week.
Meanwhile, PUBG players on the Xbox One can rejoice as the game is set to get another update improving graphic and performance issues. The update, which was announced on the PUBG Forums, is set to enhance stability on the Xbox and will also strengthen inventory management (which has been a significant complaint so far).
Also, PUBG has made its debut on the iOS and Google Play stores with the release of PUBG Mobile. The mobile game plays pretty much exactly like a normal round of PUBG and is currently live to play for free! Download PUBG Mobile App Store in the or Google Play Store now!