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  • Developer KRAFTON, Inc.
  • Version 15.2
  • License Freeware
  • Language en

PUBG: Battlegrounds, previously known as simply PUBG, and also known as PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS, is the forerunner of modern battle royales and the greatest inspiration for other references of the genre such as Fortnite and Free Fire. Born as a mod of Arma 3 back in 2015, it slowly gained popularity until it became an independent game in 2017. Since then, its community of players and streamers on YouTube and Twitch has only grown.


  • Regular Updates: New maps, weapons, and vehicles are added every few weeks, as well as gameplay and visual improvements.
  • Realistic Graphics and Physics: Without being a military simulator, the PUBG gameplay moves away from the arcade approach that most games of this style have opted for and tries to add more realism.
  • Stable and active community: PUBG has stood the test of time and fashions and continues to retain a very loyal audience.
  • Not Pay to Win: Although there are micropayments within the game, they do not, in any case, give an advantage when competing with other players, they are cosmetic.
  • PUBG Online: PUBG is an online-only game.

Graphics and sound

This game boasts outstanding graphics quality, despite not usually being one of the strong points in battle royale video games. The audio also contributes to offering a realistic and immersive gaming experience, being able to hear the direction of the enemy's footsteps or the origin of a gunshot. We strongly recommend you to play with a gaming headset to take full advantage of the sound effects.

Duration and game modes

PUBG: Battlegrounds is an online multiplayer game that, apart from the classic Solo free-for-all, allows you to play in pairs (Duo) or as a team (Squad) in different modes, such as Arcade, Zombies and 8v8 Team Deathmatch. The duration of a typical PUBG match ranges between 10 and 35 minutes.

What do the reviews say?

PUBG: Battlegrounds for PC has been rated 86/100 on Metacritic.

"PUBG has managed to create experiences you can't find anywhere else (or at least, you couldn't). It needs to improve some aspects and polish some things to become a legend, but the foundations are already very, very good." (Vandal)

Age rating

The game is rated PEGI 16, due to frequent moderate violence towards human characters and encouragement of drug use.

Is PUBG Free?

Until recently, PUBG: Battlegrounds for PC was only available for purchase. However, from January 12, 2022 the game has become free-to-play for everyone. Players who have purchased a copy of the game before the F2P transition will automatically receive the PUBG: Special Commemorative Pack, including a free Battlegrounds Plus upgrade and several in-game rewards.

Is PUBG crossplay?

For some players, the answer is yes, for others the answer is no. If you are playing on an Xbox or PlayStation, then cross-platform play is a possibility between these consoles. Unfortunately, crossplay is not an option for users on a PC or mobile device, and KRAFTON doesn't seem to have plans to facilitate this any time soon.

How many people play PUBG?

Ever since its official public launch in 2017, PUBG: Battlegrounds has been a considerably popular video game among gamers from all corners of the world. In January 2018, the game reached its all-time peak of 3,236,027 active players simultaneously on Steam. However, from the second half of 2018, the average number of daily players started to shrink lightly, from 688,620 daily players in July 2018 to 153,670 average daily Steam players in December 2020.

On January 12, 2022, after going free-to-play, the average amount of daily players suddenly doubled for a couple of weeks. So we expect PUBG: Battleground to stay relevant for at least 1-2 more years.

PUBG maps

There are currently 5 PUBG maps, you can access interactive versions of them by clicking on the following links:

Minimum requirements

  • Operating system: Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 64-bit.
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4430 / AMD FX-6300.
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM.
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB / AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB.
  • Storage: 40 GB.

Other platforms

You can also play PUBG on PS4/PS5 and Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S. Furthermore, there is a mobile port of PUBG: Battlegrounds for Android and iPhone.

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