First Impressions: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

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The first few weekends of a new year tend to be spent playing the new video games that you may have gotten during the holiday season. Whatever you’re playing, I’m hoping you’re having a great time!
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You’ve all heard of this game, I assume? PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (usually shortened to PUBG) is a multiplayer online battle royale that took the video game world by storm last year, despite being only in Steam’s beta mode until December. Steam has over 24 million copies sold, while the Xbox One version sold over one million copies in just three days after its release.
I’ve never really played a shooter game. They weren’t the types of games that we had in our house, with us growing up with family-friendly Nintendo consoles. However, Rachel and I have seen Let’s Play from some of our favorite Twitch streamers and YouTubers, and we wanted in on it. PUBG was one of the first games we bought and downloaded on Steam, and we finally got the chance to play it the other day.
We, uh, didn’t do too badly? We don’t think so, anyway, haha! We took turns doing the solo player campaign, and our gaming styles showed through with our strategies. Rachel did very well with looting and trying to avoid others while making her way to the safe zone. I was interested in finding a gun as quickly as possible and exploring enough to find someone else to try to take them out. Neither of us got any kills, but I did get hit points in a couple of matches! Rachel, with her hide-and-sneak strategy, tended to last longer than I did.
We’d like to be able to play together in a duo match soon, but I believe you’d need two separate Steam accounts and games for that. Considering we each got a couple of Steam gift cards for Christmas, perhaps we’ll splurge on that at some point. Another option would be to wait until there is cross-play between the Steam and the Xbox One versions of the game. We shall see!

Have you played PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds? What do you think of it?

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Readers Comments (9)

  1. Great post! I have yet to play PUBG but I love me some multiplayer shooter games. I’m happy that you both were able to experience the game and have fun at the same time. It gets easier the more you play and pretty soon I’m sure you will be tag teaming the enemies! I would recommend trying out fortnite as well. It’s free to play on steam and Xbox so you can try out the battle royale mode. They even have a “Squads” mode where you and Rachel can play together! Have a great day!
    -Luna 🙂

  2. I’ve played a bunch of Battlegrounds over the weekend. I’ve played the game both solo and with friends and I tend to enjoy the game more with friends in a squad. The tension of playing by myself is a little too much for me but when playing with others, even if they were eliminated they were able to help me out and that lowered the tension a bit. Super fun either way but I don’t think it will become my go to shooter, just one I play occasionally.

    • We’re hoping that there will be cross-play between Steam and Xbox One with PUBG at some point so Rachel and I can try to play the duo mode together. Sitting next to one another while playing solo was fun, but it’ll probably be even better if both of us could play at once. We’ve heard from a few people that playing with friends was a great way to experience PUBG! 🙂

  3. Many of my chums got into this during Early Access on PC, I always said I would buy it when it was released fully. Well that day came and I bought the game, playing around 6 hours of it in total. I haven’t played since, it just isn’t clicking for me, but I don’t know why.
    Overwatch is far more entertaining right now. I’ve heard good things about Fortnite Battle Royale, so I might take a look at that instead!
    I don’t consider it money wasted, they’ll continue to evolve the game over time, so I will dip in occasionally to see what is going on.

    • I think you played longer than us, haha! We honestly haven’t gotten a chance to get back into it, but I think that’s also because we would prefer to try to play it together on a team rather than just watch each other play solo.
      I got Overwatch for Christmas, but I have to set it up. I’m looking forward to trying it out, even though I’m definitely not that practiced at shooting games! Someone else mentioned Fortnite as well, so we’ll have to check that out too. Let us know what you think if you get a chance to play it before us!

      • Overwatch is great, there’s something for everyone 🙂 I’ve recently just been grabbed by it completely, I’m not really playing anything else at the moment.
        I quit games like Counter-Strike because I’ve been playing FPS games for over 20 years and my aim will never be any better than it already is. I just couldn’t compete and it was very frustrating.
        Overwatch has many heroes, some of which require very little skill, they can still make a difference and contribute to a round. What you need, if you want to win, is a good team, but if you like winning, Overwatch probably isn’t the game for you 😉

        • Gaming isn’t about winning, it’s about having fun, right? 😉 Glad to hear that Overwatch is still going strong! I’ll have to install it soon.

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