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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Review
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Posted: 19 months ago, last updated 7 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer, Rich Adams and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Playunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is a battle-royale shooting game where you take on 100 players. Like a more realistic version of Fortnite, you collect supplies and out strategize your opponents to become the last person standing.

As you play you must stay in a shrinking safe zone, that pushes players closer to one another and ramps up the action. If you fall outside the zone you take damage. You only have a single life each round, when you die you are out the game.

Unlike Fortnite that has Cross-Play feature between systems. PUBG Mobile is separate to the console and PC versions. PUBG does, however, offer a wider range of items and weapons than Fortnite.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Release Date: 20/12/2017, updated in 2018

Price: Free

Platforms: Android, PC, PS4, Stadia, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Action, Open World and Shooting

Accessibility: 4 features

Developer: PUBG (@PUBG)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 3 minutes and half an hour to play a round of this game. Depends how long you survive in a round.
 
Players: You can play this with 100 players online.

CostsCosts

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

XBox Store Xbox One Free
Stadia Free
PlayStation Store PS4 Free
Steam Store PC Free
App Store iOS Free
Android Store Android Free
 
This game is free to play. Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. This includes a regular subscription fee (known as a 'battle/season pass') to unlock access to reward items and other aspects of the game.  

You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4.
 
You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One. The game is free on console, PC and smartphone. However, Battlegrounds Plus, is a paid (optional) premium upgrade that allows players to access a variety of new and exclusive in-game features. While all new players will start with a Basic Account that offers access to most game features, they can upgrade to Battlegrounds Plus for a one-time fee of $12.99 and gain access to the following:
  • Bonus 1,300 G-COIN
  • Survival Mastery XP + 100% boost
  • Career - Medal tab
  • Ranked Mode
  • Custom Match functionality
  • In-Game items, including the Captain’s Camo set, which includes hat, camo mask and camo gloves

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 due to frequent moderate violence towards human characters and encouragement of drug use. Violence in the game consists of using a variety of firearms and melee weapons to kill as many opponents as possible to leave you as the only surviving player. Characters react realistically when shot as they groan in agony and fall to their deaths. There is no dismemberment that occurs nor visible injuries shown on their bodies.

Players are also encouraged to take painkillers and use adrenaline syringes in order to restore and/or boost their health. This act is not shown as it transpires inside the inventory screen.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Account Rating

You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One.
 
You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4.

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