PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds by the numbers


PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds released a new infographic showing some of the games most important statistics from Steam Early Access. In other PUBG news, there's a new Xbox One bundle releasing later this month, and both the PC and Xbox One versions receive an update.

"Players, we have created an infographic poster summarizing some of the key stats from our time in Steam Early Access," announced via the official PUBG Twitter account. "We can never thank you enough for your generous support and dedication to PUBG. Here's to many more chicken dinners to come! #WinnerWinnerChickenDinner"

The most significant number for me is the total number of copies sold - over 26 million! Even though the tweet states that the stats were pulled from Steam Early Access, the footnote in the image indicates sales numbers from Steam and other platforms, meaning Xbox One. Another important number is the peak concurrent players - 3148k, which also marks the Steam record. Given the above two numbers, I find it interesting that this morning's Steam Stats show a current player number of only 67 240. Could the game's hacker issue be the reason players are leaving Battlegrounds? Talking about cheating, the most important number is missing - how many cheaters have been banned in total?

The rest of the infographic shows things like most popular weapons and vehicles, as well as total playtime, chicken dinners won, and other interesting stats.

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The PUBG dev team released a small update on PC about the new anti-cheat system as well as well as an update for Red Zone sound. Last week, the developer announced that the new anti-cheat system would start rolling out on PC, and some users might need to reinstall the game. Since that announcement, there have been some issues with the anti-cheat program, and the live server update has since been delayed (announced via Facebook). The latest news is that yet another update for the test servers, and the promise that when it has proven to be "stable" that it will roll out on the live servers. You can read the patch notes on Steam here.

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When it comes to the PUBG Xbox One version, we also have a small update on the Preview program. The most important point in the patch notes is that the developer decided to roll back vehicle damage to what it was before the previous update. Below are the patch notes.

  • We received a lot of great feedback following the changes made to vehicle/player damage. We continue to tune and balance this element of gameplay and are therefore reverting back to increased damage if a player is struck by a vehicle.
  • Resolved an issue preventing players from vaulting over specific ledges and/or windows
  • The camera will now remain in the correct location following player death
  • Vehicles will no longer relocate to another position on the map after the player disembarks

Lastly, a new PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Xbox One S bundle will be released later this month.

  • 1TB Xbox One S + PUBG game + controller
  • Release date: 20 February
  • Price: $300
  • Extra: 1 month Xbox Live Gold free trial
  • Extra: 1 month Xbox Game Pass subscription

We will update this article once we have confirmation if the new Xbox One S PUBG bundle will release in South Africa.

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