Pubg  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Pubg  RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network New Bug in PUBG Mobile Costs Players Hard-Earned Chicken Dinners Tue, 03 Apr 2018 12:59:21 -0400 Will Phillips

Within the last 24 hours, there has been a new bug plaguing those playing the popular battle royale game PUBG Mobile. I myself have unfortunately faced this bug, as have many others according to the frequency of posts about it in online forums. This bug essentially makes it so the number of “alive” shown is way higher than the amount of players that actually are alive.

creeping by a beige building in PUBG Mobile

In the earlier circles, this issue can just seem like an odd game with an unusual amount of people surviving. However, some players have gotten to the point where there is no denying that there is an issue with the number of “alive” being represented.

Picture used via courtesy of Reddit user u/RemlyVS

Image courtesy of Reddit user RemlyVS

The worst part about this is that even if you’ve fought to be the last one standing, if the game still considers there to be “10 alive,” then you're going to get 10th place. This makes it so many players, myself included, aren’t getting the rightful chicken dinners or increased ranks that they deserve.

My theory on what is causing this bug is that there is an issue with the game not spawning the proper amount of bots from the get go, and then not updating the number of alive shown to properly compensate.

Fortunately, Tencent has been amazing with communicating with their players, and have already let players know that they’re working on a fix. This is comforting to know, and forecasts that the future of this game will be a healthy one.

Message from Tencent to PUBG Mobile community indicating that a fix is being worked on

In the meantime, if you care about your rank at all, I would suggest you choose a different game to pass the time with until they fix this issue.

PUBG Mobile Adds Temporary Clothing and Why That's a Bad Thing Fri, 30 Mar 2018 17:57:53 -0400 Will Phillips

PUBG Mobile recently rolled out an update for their game. For the most part, it was just bug fixes and optimizations. However, there was one new addition in particular that stood out to me. That one thing is temporary clothing drops. Basically, they added a new loot box called an Outfit Box III.

What these boxes drop are a limited pool of some of the rarer clothing. What’s different about these crates as opposed to the normal Soldiers Crate is that the clothes they give you can only be worn for a limited number of days after opening them. I personally feel that this is a step in the wrong direction for PUBG Mobile, and I’m here to let you know why.

My first thought after seeing these clothes was Why did they think players wanted this? As far as I know, the addition of temporary clothes was only done for mobile. Given that they haven’t monetized the game yet, it seems as though this is the first step towards a skeezy loot box system. I don’t say "skeezy" just because it’s loot boxes, but because the rewards are temporary.

I’m a person who likes my characters to look their best. On top of my playing The Sims Mobile for the past couple of weeks, my attention to my outfit has been more keen than ever. That being said, I don’t mind dropping a couple of bucks for a chance to get some sweet threads. However, I can guarantee you no matter how good the clothes look, I’m not spending a dime if it only lasts for a week.


Another thought towards this recent change is that these temporary rewards are taking the place of permanent rewards. My logic here being that if they didn’t have the option to give us temporary loot, they would give us permanent loot instead. Nowhere is this more infuriating than the reward for getting gold rank this season. Up until the update, we were all led to believe that if we got gold before the next season, we would be getting this sweet jacket.


And that’s a great reward. It’s an exclusive item that after a certain point can’t be attained. So if you get it, it’s an exclusive trophy to display your accolades. It’s a meaningful piece of loot because not everyone can get it.

After the update, all players who have played in at least five gold matches will still receive that jacket, but the jacket only lasts 80 days. This isn’t too bad. You still get to wear it for a whole season before ideally attaining the reward for the next season. However, I would much prefer to build a collection of my high-rank rewards, having something to look back on that represents my accomplishments. This is by far my biggest gripe about this feature, and has now made me lose interest in getting gold whatsoever. And that leads me into my final point.

It’s a pretty simple concept that you want your players to enjoy buying things in game. If your players actually feel good about spending money, then of course they’re more likely to spend more of it. Personally I’m a player who doesn’t mind throwing some money at a mobile game if I enjoy playing it. While I can’t speak for everyone, I can guarantee that I will not spend a dime on cosmetics if I can only have them for a limited time. Regardless of how rare the item is, if it vanishes in a week, the best reaction I will give is a disinterested “cool,” and that is not a feeling worth spending money on.

I guess at the end of the day, I’m just confused. Confused about why anyone would want this and why the creators who implemented this thought players would. It’s an addition to their current loot system that only diminishes its value and disincentivizes people to potentially spend money in the future and rank up in order to get seasonal rewards. Now to be fair, we’re talking about cosmetics here, and nothing that significantly impacts your ability to play the game. That being said, I still felt the need to express this is a bad direction for the game, for the creators, for the players … for everyone.

Why Bots Are Great for PUBG Mobile Wed, 28 Mar 2018 15:03:06 -0400 Will Phillips

You may have seen some headlines recently about how the recent mobile release of PUBG populates its matches with game bots. I understand that this fact won’t sit well with everyone. Some of the more hardcore audience might have fears that this makes the game too easy. Yet despite its possible drawbacks, I believe that the benefits bots bring to the game far outweigh the negatives.

Reason 1: Newbies

It’s been touched on before, but a lot of people have been talking about how bots help introduce new players to the game. Bots let them get a grasp on the fundamentals before being tossed into the lion’s den with 99 other live players thirsty for blood. This is an excellent decision, given that new players to the series would be scared away if they kept loading into games and seeing this screen within a minute:

A black screen like the one you receive when dying early in a match of PUBG

You would rather them have their first couple of games be a positive experience, which the bots help to make happen. And don’t lie, even if you went into your first mobile PUBG match knowing it was mostly bots, you still felt great getting that chicken dinner.

Reason 2: Learning Touch Controls

Noobs aren't the only ones who could stand to benefit from having a game to acclimate themselves; bots are great even if you’re a veteran PUBG player. This is because no matter how many hours you've dedicated towards mastering the game, everyone will have to come face to face with the new challenge of touch screen controls. Don’t worry, you’ll more than likely get the hang of them after a couple of rounds, but that process is made all the easier by the fact that you’ll have some moving targets to practice on.

touch control screen for PUBG Mobile

Reason 3: Easy Loot

Bots don’t necessarily pack the best loot, but it seems that they prioritize most things that your auto loot prioritizes, including med kits, decent weapons, ammo, etc. So bots can essentially be a care package of sorts, filling out your pack with items you may not have come across. This especially helps out the people who like to hold it down in one location, giving them replenishment on items after they’ve already looted their territory.

Four useful items that can be acquired in PUBG Mobile

Reason 4: More Engaging Gameplay

This is probably the most important reason to me. One of the biggest critiques I and others have about PUBG is its long and boring segments of game play where nothing is happening. Don’t get me wrong, I think that the constantly shifting pace of PUBG makes it great, but I think most would be lying if they said they’ve never once felt bored when lying prone in a single spot, just because they conveniently kept getting circle. Halving the time a game takes definitely did its part to speed things up, but I believe that bots contribute to the increased pace just as much if not more.

When you hear footsteps, there’s no way to decipher whether they belong to a human or a bot. So while bots don’t often kill you, you have to treat it as though it can until you’re sure it’s a bot. This helps add a little more spice to the times that would otherwise be spent in silence and speeds up the pace a little overall. And I think everyone can agree that bot or not, PUBG is always better with something to shoot at.


What are your thoughts on bots in PUBG Mobile? Have they helped or hindered your experience, and do you have any suggestions on how they could be better implemented? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned to GameSkinny for more PUBG new, tips, and guides.

PUBG Developers Unveil MMORPG Ascent: Infinite Realm Thu, 09 Nov 2017 10:56:53 -0500 Luke Luby

The developers of PUBG have unveiled a new MMORPG called Ascent: Infinite Realm, and the folks at Kakao Games will be in charge of publishing it in Western territories. During the announcement, the developers released a reveal trailer for the game, which you can see above.

The media briefing showcased Ascent: Infinite Realm’s open world―marrying a steampunk setting with high fantasy magical elements―as well as the Realm vs Realm (RvR) aerial combat feature that pits all kinds of fantastical ships against one another.

Speaking at the announcement, Minsung Kim, CEO of Kakao Games Europe, said:

“All of us at Kakao Games are very proud to be able to work with the remarkable talent at Bluehole and bring their new AAA MMORPG to Western audiences. We are confident that we can localize their creative vision effectively and help make A:IR into a massive global success.”

The MMORPG is set to have a number of features, including:

  • Explore a beautifully designed high fantasy steampunk world
  • Discover a fusion of classic MMORPG elements with multi-dimensional gameplay encompassing both land and sky
  • Choose from five fully customizable classes
  • Conquer the skies with A:IR’s Realm vs Realm mode and experience massive aerial battles

Ascent: Infinite Realm takes place in a high fantasy steampunk world where machines and magic rule and everyone is dependent on flight to explore, travel, and conquer. In search of a new home, adventurers take to the skies using a wide selection of airships, vehicles, and flying mounts to traverse the games open, highly vertical world.

Kakao Games expects to prepare a first Beta test for Ascent: Infinite Realm in the first half of 2018. Initially, Kakao Games intends to localize the game in English, German, and French.

PUBG Test Servers Add Vaulting and Climbing Sat, 28 Oct 2017 23:37:26 -0400 spacechaser

In an entry to their dev blog, the Player Unkown Battlegrounds (PUBG) team announced Friday that the test servers for version PC 1.0 of the game will include a vaulting and climbing system. This much-anticipated feature is new to the game, and can vary depending on the height of the climbable object, the speed at which you approach it, and whether or not a player character can stand on it.

At a panel during PAX Aus, the creator of PUBG, Brendan Greene said, "vaulting will change the game severely." Furthermore, in an interview with GameSpot after the panel, Greene explained that the reason vaulting hadn't been included in the game originally was because he, "thought it was not critically important to the overall experience" of the game.

It's unclear when the PC 1.0 build test servers will go live, only that they will sometime this week. The dev team expects there to be bugs because of the way the vaulting system works, and are hoping to iron out any wrinkles during this test period.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more PUBG news!

PUBG Guide: The Best Looting Tactics For Every Phase of the Game Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:36:11 -0400 Sergey_3847

With the new September patch for PUBG introducing the Mini 14 sniper rifle, a fog map, and the Kameshki location, it becomes really important to know the best loot places and what tactics to apply in order to get the most out of these additions.

Apart from the wealth weapons and armor lying around the map, you can also find useful attachments of all sorts in huge numbers if you know where to look for them (and not die in the process). In this PUBG guide, we'll go over some tips and best practices for looting the map so you can greatly increase your chances of survival in this battle-royale shooter.  

Early Game Looting Tactics for PUBG

The early game is the most important part of PUBG, since it determines whether you'll find the best loot in the initial part of the match, or get yourself killed by landing in a high-risk area where even the best players have no chance of surviving.

When you first drop in, make sure that you travel all the way to the western part of the map to the city of Georgopol -- this is the safest bet for looting in the early game. Almost nobody goes this far in the beginning of the match, so you will have no trouble looting the buildings without getting killed on the spot.

When you’re done with Georgopol, start moving south by the shoreline until you arrive at the Hospital location. It is highly advisable to loot it from top to bottom, so you won't miss the best items. This is also a great place for finding a vehicle -- usually there is at least one you can use for transportation and four-wheeled destruction.

Mid Game Looting Tactics for PUBG

While choosing the safest place for early game is essential, you can take some bigger risks in the mid game, since you will already have at least one decent assault rifle and armor if you've followed the steps above. So where do you go from the Hospital in the west?

In the mid game, try to move closer to the central and eastern part of the map, where the Prison is located (just a bit to the south of Lipovka). Approach this location with great care, as it is a popular hot spot for looting -- so expect some company to deal with.

Your best friend in this endeavor is the sniper rifle. Position yourself on the cliffs behind the prison and take out all enemies that you see in the open. Check the windows and the watchtowers before making a move, then as soon as the territory seems more or less clear, move out onto the location itself -- but again, do so with great caution.

From the Prison, you can move down to Mylta Power. This area also has a high chance of netting you a free vehicle, some solid firearms, and powerful armor.

Late Game Looting Tactics for PUBG

In the late game, you can finally travel to the southern island of Sosnovka. This is where the Military Base is located. The base is definitely the most dangerous place on the entire PUBG map -- a choice location for the most qualified and experienced players. You can get to the island by boat, via the two bridges that connect it with the main island, or simply by swimming.

The Sosnovka Military Base has the finest loot that you can get -- both in terms of the building itself and in the drops you'll grab off killed players. If you decide to drop here from the plane, then at least choose to land a bit to the east of the base. This will put you at the Novorepnoye location, which is still very dangerous, but not as much as the base itself.

You can take a slight detour from the base into the hills surrounding it with a huge radio antenna overseeing the location -- a favorite place for many snipers and looters alike.

Getting Loot from Air Drops in PUBG

Apart from the typical looting places in each phase of the game, you can find more rare weapons and attachments in one of the random air drops. Just take note of the buzzing sound of the approaching plane, and look out for red smoke that will indicate the crate dropped from the passing aircraft.

Below is a list of rare items you can find only in air drops.

  • Weapons:
    • AWM
    • M24
    • Mk14 EBR
    • M249
    • Kar98k
    • OTs-14 Groza
  • Attachments:
    • 4x ACOG Scope
    • 8x CQBSS Scope
    • 15x PM II Scope
    • Suppressor for Assault Rifle
    • Suppressor for Snipers
  • Clothing:
    • Ghillie Suit
  • Equipment:
    • Spetsnaz Helmet (Level 3)
    • Military Vest (Level 3)
    • Backpack (Level 3)
  • Consumables:
    • Adrenaline Syringe
    • Medical Kit


That wraps up this guide to looting! If you want some extra tips and tricks, check out the rest of our PUBG guides to make sure you survive in this unforgiving shooter: 

How to Bind Crouch Jump in PUBG Thu, 07 Sep 2017 16:23:52 -0400 Jeffrey Rousseau

PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS sure does have a lot of things going on every time you hop into a match. After all, you're going up against 99 other players. It's one hell of a battle royale.

Out of all the battle tactics, weapons, and action plans players have at their disposal, one question has been cropping up fairly often. How do you bind crouch jump?

This move can be very helpful in helping you reach high ground and taking vantage points, so it's natural that players want to bind it to a key for easy access. Luckily, this is a relatively simple task on PC. 

To bind crouch jump in PUBG, you want to open the settings menu and locate the controls section. Then scroll down to the controls for sprint, jump, and crouch. By default, spring should be bound to Left Shift, jump should be bound to Spacebar, and crouch should be bound to Left Control. 

From here, all you need to do is set some secondary controls for crouch jump. Add the Shift + Spacebar macro as the secondary input for both jump and crouch. Once you've changed these bindings, you can use crouch jump to your heart's content!

Simple as that! Now you should be getting as much air as an NBA player. But if you want some more tips and tricks to help you survive this massively multiplayer battle royale, check out the rest of our PUBG guides for everything you need to know!

GTA Online Smuggler's Run Guide: Motor Wars Mode Wed, 06 Sep 2017 11:29:17 -0400 Sergey_3847

The latest update for GTA Online, titled “The Smuggler’s Run,” added a new adversary mode to the game called Motor Wars. It's a Battle Royale mode that puts 2-4 teams of 4-28 players into a post-apocalyptic warzone littered with weapons and vehicles.

The mode is very similar to another popular Battle Royale shooter -- Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, and that’s why this GTA Online mode is now ironically called “GTA 5 PUBG.” However, in Motor Wars you play in a team of several players against other teams. So it's a true team-based cooperative shooter that is quite different from PUBG.

In any case, whether you are an experienced player or you’ve never played a last-man-standing Battle Royale kind of game in your life, this guide will give you a few essential tips on how to get going in this new and fun adventure from Rockstar.

Vehicles First, Weapons Second

Every round of Motor Wars starts with a typical drop from the plane and a parachute-assisted landing -- just the way you start in PUBG.

However, unlike PUBG (where you are first determined to get a better gear and weapons from the nearby buildings and then search for a transport), in Motor Wars it is far more important to get yourself and your teammates into a vehicle before anything else.

Why? Because the cars in Motor Wars are not ordinary cars -- they're military vehicles equipped with powerful turrets and machine-guns. Remember that there are three other teams looking for the best and quickest ways to kill you, so having such a vehicle would give you a massive advantage.

A military car is capable of protecting you and your teammates, letting you move around more quickly so you can gather together the rest of your team, and shoot the enemies on the spot.

Work as a Team, Win as a Team

Here is another significant distinction from PUBG -- you need to be co-operative and play for your team. Motor Wars is not a 1v1 mode, but a team vs. team mode where teamwork is the guarantee of your victory in each round.

Everything should start with communication and planning out a common strategy. Then, when you land on the map, try to stick to at least another one of your teammates so that it won’t take you an infinity to find each other.

Unfortunately, many new players find it more fun to go on their own little journey, but usually this ends up in a quick death and a lost round for your team. So if you do decide to play the game, then you should work for your team and not against it.

Best Strategy for Winning in GTA Online: Motor Wars

Your highest priority on any of the seven available maps in Motor Wars is to find the most efficient way of dealing with the enemy vehicles, whether you want to blow them up with a bazooka or crash into them with your own armored car. If your enemies are driving such an armored vehicle, the only way to get them is to shoot precisely through the windows.

Since each team consists of several players, it would be wise to split into two to three subteams and find a separate car for each of them rather than trying to jam into the same vehicle. One of the two teammates should operate the vehicle itself, while the other one should be controlling and shooting the weapon.

The winning strategy requires you to locate the enemy vehicle and try to block its path from several directions, and gradually narrow down the area of interception. As soon as you approach the enemy team, you need to make sure that they leave their car so that you can easily finish them off in the open.

In case a big shootout takes place in such an open area, try to locate the highest point and get there. You will see and aim much better from above than you would if positioned on the same level as your enemies.

Best Defensive Strategy in GTA Online: Motor Wars

You’re not always going to be in a winner’s position. So how do you try to prevent yourself from dying? If you’re being threatened inside a vehicle, you should immediately leave it and run to the closest hiding place, preferably where an enemy vehicle will not be able to get you too swiftly.

Then, check your mini-map for the location of your other teammates and try to move closer to them. If you can find another vehicle or a good weapon on your way, then it would be a plus. Protect your teammates with a covering fire and get to the safe area, but try not to leave the bounds of the map too far away.

Lastly, don’t worry too much if you do get shot -- you will continue following the round in the role of a spectator. After that, you can return to the game and play another round just like nothing happened.


These are the main points you should consider when playing the Motor Wars mode in GTA Online. For other useful tricks and tips, check out the rest of the guides below:

PUBG: The "Matching Failed Try Again" Error Is Often a Server Issue Sun, 27 Aug 2017 11:29:02 -0400 Bryant Pereira

As with any other online-centric game that serves millions of players, when connectivity issues arise in PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS the internet starts to riot. Players will often find a million different reasons why they can't connect to their favorite online games game -- but in the case of PUBG and its recent bout of "Matching Failed" errors, most connectivity issues are server based.

The past week was rough for players of the immensely popular online battle royal game. The days leading up to, and during, the Gamescom PUBG Invitational, gamers were running into an error while connecting to matches.

The "Matching Failed. Try Again" error filled PUBG forums and Steam pages, without any real resolutions. While players all over the world were trying to figure out what was wrong with their connections, many may not have realized that the issue wasn't on their side at all. 

Considering the game is still in Early Access and the fact that people are buying it in droves, it's no surprise that there are occasional hiccups on the server side. Luckily, the developers are well aware of the issues and do their best to fix it in a timely manner.

Occasionally, there are issues on the player side that can be easily fixed and get players back into the game as soon as possible. Here are a couple common troubleshoots for connections issues:

  • Restart your computer. It's the cure-all resolution for minor problems that come up with updates.
  • Restart your modem. (Ever seen that South Park episode? It works.)
  • Make sure all game files are present. In the Steam menu, right click on the game and then click on the Properties tab followed by the Local Files tab. Then, click "Verify Integrity of Files", where Steam will replace any missing or out of place files.
  • Make sure your Windows Update is up to date.
  • Update all of your graphics drivers.
  • Disable any firewalls/antivirus during play.
  • Run the game/Steam as an admin. Right click and click "Run as Administrator".

If none of these solutions worked for you, chances are it's an issue on the server side. Your best bet is to wait it out, and hope that the developers fix it up in a timely manner. Generally, major updates will cause some connection issues for a number of players -- but as the game gets closer to an official release, these issues should start to dwindle.

For some extra tips and tricks to get you through this shooter phenomenon, check out some of our other PUBG guides below!

PUBG Guide: How to Get Crate Keys Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:28:10 -0400 LuckyJorael

Recently, PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS introduced a new line of Battle Royale-inspired clothing to the game. While the clothing is purely cosmetic, some players became a little... concerned about paid cosmetic content in an EarlyAccess game, while others thought the idea was okay.

Regardless, the new outfits are here to stay, so here's how to get all the newest clothing in PUBG. You'll need to get Crate Keys in order to unlock some of the special crates that contain these items.

How to Get Keys for Gamescom Invitational Crates in PUBG

Just like the other crates, you'll need to purchase Gamescom Crates with your BP, and you're limited to 6 Gamescom Crates per week. But the Gamescom Invitational Crates come with a lock -- so you'll also need to purchase a key. First, here's what these special crates will cost you in BP:

  • 1st Crate: 1,200 BP
  • 2nd Crate: 2,400 BP
  • 3rd Crate: 4,800 BP
  • 4th Crate: 7,200 BP
  • 5th Crate: 9,600 BP
  • 6th Crate: 12,000 BP

Each crate you buy also needs a key, which you can go about getting in a couple ways:

  • Buy one through the Steam store.
  • Purchasing a key beforehand (also from the Steam store) using this handy link.
    • Note: The link provided there allows you to purchase one key at a time, and you can change the number of keys by changing the last number in the URL.

Once you have a key, you can open the Gamescom Crate and get to the sweet, sweet clothing inside. Each Gamescom Crate has a collection of Battle Royale-inspired clothing, and none of the clothing that was already in the game. Here's the loot pool that the crate pulls from:

  • Tracksuit Top
  • Tracksuit Pants
  • BR Cap
  • BR T-Shirt
  • Camo Hotpants
  • Tracksuit Top (Yellow)
  • Tracksuit Pants (Yellow)
  • Mandarin Jacket (Black)
  • School Shirt
  • Pleated Mini-skirt (Black) / Slacks (Black)
  • School Jacket
  • School Shirt with Blue Necktie
  • School Pants / School Skirt
  • Sneakers (White)
  • Velcro Trainers
  • Bloody Sneakers

The Gamescom Invitational Crates will only be available until August 27th. After that, you'll only be able to get the crates on the Steam Community Market. Keys for the crates will remain on the Steam store and in-game.

Survivor and Wanderer Crates in PUBG

When you decide to purchase a crate with your hard-earned Battle Points (BP), head to the in-game REWARDS page. You can buy a maximum of 6 crates per week, and the game determines randomly if you get the Survivor Crate or Wanderer Crate once you spend the BP.

Each crate you purchase costs more BP than the last, and you're locked out of buying more once you purchase the 6th crate. But at least for this set of crates, you don't need extra keys to open them. Here's the pricing scheme:

  • 1st Crate: 700 BP
  • 2nd Crate: 1,400 BP
  • 3rd Crate: 2,800 BP
  • 4th Crate: 4,200 BP
  • 5th Crate: 5,600 BP
  • 6th Crate: 7,000 BP

Both the Wanderer and Survivor Crates get you ONE clothing item from the Battle Royale movie-inspired sets, as well as some clothing items that were already in the game before the latest update. These other clothing items were previously available from the now-discontinued Pioneer Crates.

Note that the Wanderer and Survival Crates do have a different loot pool. The Survivor Crate has Trench Coats, for example. Wanderer Crates have the Mandarin Jacket (Blue) and Pleated Mini-skirt (Blue) / Slacks (Blue) clothing set, and Survivor Crates have the Women's Tuxedo Jacket (Purple) and Mini-skirt (Purple) / Slacks (Purple) clothing set.


That's everything you need to know about these special crates, the keys needed to open some of them, and the Battle Royale-inspired clothing inside. If you still need more tips and tricks related to this popular shooter, check out the rest of our PUBG guides for extra info!

PUBG: Textures Not Loading Fix Mon, 10 Jul 2017 16:57:33 -0400 Valoryan

Recently, users in PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS have been experiencing a problem with textures not rendering properly. While there are many factors that can contribute to a slow render, the general consensus seems to be that no matter what the cause, the rendering issues have gotten worse with the most recent patch -- with the most common complaint being bad render times on buildings after players parachute to the PUBG battleground

This is detrimental to a game that involves going in buildings and looting them -- because if the textures don't load, it makes it very difficult to get inside and interact with objects. This rendering glitch can be a game-breaking bug, and unfortunately a lot of the fixes subtly imply that you might have to upgrade your computer to handle the demands of the game.

But depending on how much power your rig is packing and how often the render issues occur, some other fixes might work for you. So in this guide, we're going to go over all the options and workarounds the PUBG community has found thus far. 

How to Fix Textures Not Loading Properly in PUBG

Fix 1: Turn off Nvidia Shadowplay

This is one of the easiest fixes for people with a Nvidia Graphics card. All you have to do is turn off Shadowplay. To do this, simply open your GeForce General Settings menu and turn off the Share option. 

Fix 2: Move the Game Files to Your SSD

A slow render time can be caused by the slow transfer of game files from hard drive to RAM. One way to get the files quickly to RAM is by booting them from a Solid State Drive (SSD) instead. So you'll want to transfer the game folder onto your SSD.

If you don't have space on your SSD, you can just transfer over the pagefile (virtual memory) and it should render quicker. 

To transfer the game, you will need to go to:


This will get you into the game's folder. Then you just drag and drop it into your SSD's Steam folder.

If you don't have a Steam folder on your SSD, you'll have to make one by going to Steam's Settings. Here's the step-by-step:

  1. In the Settings menu, go to Downloads and find Content Libraries (at the top).
  2. Click on Steam Library Folders
  3. Hit Add Library Folder
  4. Select a location on your SSD and hit New Folder. It should prompt you to add a name, so name the folder whatever you want
  5. Drag and drop PUBG into that new folder

If dragging and dropping doesn't work, you can either download the game into the new folder by selecting its destination on the download screen, or you can back up the game and restore it onto the SSD. To back up a game, follow these steps:

  1. Right click on the game and click Backup Game Files.
  2. Choose a destination for the backup to go and let the program run.
  3. Once complete, you'll want to restore the backup by going to Steam and clicking on Backup and Restore games.
  4. Select "Restore a Game"
  5. Select the file that the game's backup is in
  6. Restore it to the location you want it
Fix 3: Change Your View Distance in the Game Files

The third fix does not work for everyone, but it does work for some. This fix requires changing the view distance from 1 to 2. For some reason, view distance 1 seems to be correlating with a slow render time. To do this, open the following file:

AppData\Local\TslGame\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor GameUserSettings.ini

In this file, find ViewDistanceQuality=1. Change the 1 to a 2 and save. Then reboot the game and see if it works better.

Fix 4: Trick the Game Into Pre-Rendering

This trick involves forcing the game to render most of its assets before you hit the ground from parachuting. 

After you drop out of the plane and aim yourself where you want to go (hold W through the entire thing), hit TAB once your parachute auto-deploys.The game should freeze for a while, but it will come back with all the buildings loaded.

Fix 5: Check for Memory Leaks

For some people, mainly those with low RAM, a memory leak is the cause of rendering issues because there is simply not enough space to hold the game. If you're sure you have enough RAM to run PUBG in the first place, you'll need to clear more space on it by closing other programs or restarting your computer. (Before I play PUBG, I usually restart my computer so I know I have enough available memory to support the game.)


None of these fixes are guaranteed to work or completely solve your rendering woes, but at least one of them should let you work around the problem while the developers get the game in working order. The game is still in Early Access and is getting closer to their full launch, but for now we're just going to have to tough it out. 

If you need more help troubleshooting issues with this frenetic battle royale shooter, check out the rest of our PUBG guides for all the fixes you need:

Everything to Know About PUBG's Groza Wed, 05 Jul 2017 16:52:06 -0400 Michael Dellapi

PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS is constantly pushing out new content and adjusting its features based on player feedback. With its latest update, which rolled out in June,comes a slew of balance changes -- and most interestingly, a new weapon. This shiny new toy is an assault rifle is called the Groza, and it will likely be very popular for what it offers as part of a player's arsenal.

Let's break down what this weapon does, what situations it's good for, and where in the world of PUBG you can get it for yourself.

What Does the Groza Do in PUBG, Exactly?

This assault rifle takes 7.6mm ammo and can hold 30 bullets per mag -- each of which will pack 48 base hit damage. It has two firing modes: single-fire and fully automatic. The fully automatic mode boasts a pretty fast firing rate, with just 0.080s between shots.

The Groza is incredibly lethal at close to mid-ranges, boasting some impressive accuracy. That makes it a great choice for players who often find themselves battling it out inside of buildings and other close-quarter situations. 

How Do You Get the Groza in PUBG?

The Groza is only available from care packages, not world spawns. This means that if you hope to find one you, better be prepared to fend off other players. If you are playing with friends, have some of them watch your back to secure the care package. 

Considering how new it is, many players are going to be more aggressive in securing care packages -- which is why it's so important to stock up on ammo and supplies before going out to hunt one down. 

What do you think about the newest addition to PUBG? Any tips on how to secure a care package to get one of your own? Let us know in the comments! And be sure to check out the rest of our PUBG guides to make sure you're getting the most out of your efforts on the battleground.

What Makes the P18C So Good in PUBG? Wed, 05 Jul 2017 16:12:29 -0400 Valoryan

The new P18C has been out for about a week now in PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS. And it's been shown time and time again to decimate some enemies at close range. But is it really as awesome as everyone seems to think?

In base terms, the P18C is just a normal pistol with short range; however, it does have an automatic feature. When describing it to other players, I call it a pre-nerfed vector in pistol form. It is a fun addition of PUBG, but I don't forsee it changing the pistol meta very much in the long run.

Let's break down what this weapon really does and whether it's worth all the hype.

When is the P18C Useful?

The P18C is only useful in close range combat in PUBG. It is best used when you're surprising your enemy, because once you use your first clip -- which is enough to kill someone -- you will easily be taken down. So you need to get the upper hand as quickly as possible, then make sure your enemy goes down before they can turn on you.

Which Attachments Are Best for the P18C?

There are only two attachments that are key for using the P18C to its fullest potential in PUBG -- the suppressor and the extended clip.

The suppressor allows you to hide better after assassinating your target and limits the sound to less than 100 meters -- compared to the normal 300 meters. This makes it perfect for stealth operations.

The extended clip is a must for this pistol because you can run out of ammo so quickly. The difference between 17 and 25 shots is enough for an additional kill if managed properly. And with the extended clip, the P18C has the largest pistol capacity in the game.

What Makes the P18C So Desirable?

The automatic functionality of the P18C allows this gun to shoot quicker than any other. This means that it does the most damage per second. However, on paper, this pistol is actually the weakest among its peers. You need to land at least 4 shots to get a kill, but it does fire at 1,000 rounds per minute -- so if you get lucky or have a steady hand, you're in good shape. But if you don''s a different story.

Another plus is that the spray pattern of the P18C is very predictable, because it goes straight up. All a player has to do is slowly move their screen down to compensate for the recoil, and it is an easy kill with an accurate shot. It's also useful that this pistol is one of the easiest weapons to use without a scope.

You also have to account for the "new gun hype", where everyone wants the gun just because it is new. 

Is the P18C Actually Good?

Not really. This weapon is limited to close range combat and falls off on long range. With the decrease in draw time for pistols, it is now preferable to pull your pistol in the middle of a fight if your primary weapon runs out.

If you are mainly fighting in close range, the P18C is going to be a good gun, but other pistols will do more damage allow you to be more accurate and do more damage per hit. With the P18C, you're going to have to get up into your opponent's face and spray him down -- and with armor in the late game, it is going to be like shooting your opponent with a pea shooter. It will sting a little, but it will not do any permanent, life-threatening damage.

That wraps up this guide! Hopefully it helps you make smart loadout choices when you're on the ground in this frenetic arena shooter. Be sure to check out the rest of our PUBG guides for even more tips and tricks that will help you come out on top. 

PUBG's Zombie Addition Will Blow CoD's Zombies Mode Out of the Water Tue, 04 Jul 2017 08:00:01 -0400 Valoryan

PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS is getting behind a trend that has been getting more and more popular: player-controlled zombies.

Through a series of tweets during E3, we learned PUBG is getting a Zombie Mode. This upcoming mode will allow players to fight against hordes of player-controlled zombies. Currently this mode is still in development, so the exact details are far from hammered out. All we know is that it will happen, and it will take another step forward in the zombie franchise. These zombies are going to be better than those in Call of Duty.

Call of Duty might have originally came up with the idea of a zombie mode, but other games improved the zombie game franchise. I believe that PUBG's addition to the zombie genre will be more similar to H1Z1 than CoD Zombies. And that's a good thing.

Unlike Call of Duty's mode, PUBG's zombie mode should add more scenarios and require good strategy from both the survivors and zombies. Players should be engaged in planning their survival -- not mindlessly shooting zombies with their teammates. 

Since the PUBG base game starts with everyone being at the same level, it is safe to assume that the zombies will all be the same. I expect PUBG's zombies to be better than CoD zombies because there will be more consistency with the zombies' levels, which should allow for proper planning against the hordes.

Planning and teamwork will be important for the player zombies themselves. Being a zombie will require coordination with other zombies. Dealing with one zombie is easy, but dealing with fifty is a nightmare.

It will be interesting to see how the game progresses, and what the developers do to balance the zombie mode, and make it fun and engaging for everyone involved. There are a lot of different avenues they can explore, and we're looking forward to see which they choose.

Either way, PUBG's zombie mode is one every PUBG player should look forward to.

What are your thoughts on this upcoming zombie mode? Do you agree? Disagree? Let us know in the comments!

How to Fix Being Stuck on the Loading Screen in PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:02:16 -0400 Valoryan

PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) is a popular game that is currently in Alpha and purchasable on Steam. When in the lobby, you spawn on a small island with all other players in the match, with a countdown of 60 seconds as you wait for everyone to load in. But sometimes you never load in and instead get stuck on the loading screen. 

Since it is in Alpha, it is understandable that there will be problems with the game and it can do weird things at times. Here is a fix to one of the most annoying and game-breaking problems in PUBG.

What Causes This Bug?

PUBG is run on the BattleEye client, under a process called "BEService.exe". When it stops working, you have to restart the game manually -- but you cannot close the game while still in it, so instead you just get stuck on something like the loading screen. 

How To Fix Getting Stuck on the PUBG Loading Screen

The fix for this is pretty simple. You'll have to basically force-close your game and thus forfeit the match, but at least you'll be able to jump into another one once you get off that pesky load screen. 

This fix requires accessing your computer's Task Manager. But sometimes, PUBG can make it difficult to open Task Manager. So if you're running into this issue with relative frequency, I would recommend opening it before starting the game, just in case.

If you're stuck in the loading screen and can't progress, here's what you need to do:

  1. Go to Windows Task Manager (CTRL+ALT+DELETE)
  2. Navigate to the Processes tab
  3. Under Background Processes, find BEService.exe and click "End task". 
  4. This will result in an error and crash the game. 
  5. Relaunch the game and you should be good to go!
Not working? Kill the game task instead.
  • In Windows Task Manager, find the PUBG program (TslGame)
  • Hit "End Task" and it should close the game. 
    • Sometimes, the game will not close all its processes, and you'll have to hunt through Task Manager to find them. That is why I recommend the above fix instead.

It's important to remember that this game is in Alpha, so it will still have some problems. PUBG's development team is surely working to fix the problem, but it will take time and patience. At least there is something of a fix for this nuisance of a bug.

If you need any extra help with troubleshooting bugs or simply getting ahead in this game, check out the rest of our PUBG guides for everything you need to know!

Why Do So Many PUBG Players Want the Trench Coat? Sun, 11 Jun 2017 21:24:45 -0400 Klinestife

The trench coat is one of the rarest items in PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS. There's only two ways to get it: a hard way and a harder way. 

One way is to have preordered the $40 deluxe edition of the game. Anyone who did so obtained the PLAYERUNKNOWN costume set, which included the trench coat among many other things. As of now, you can purchase the costume set on the Steam Community Market, but it will cost upwards of $466.

The other way to get it is to simply purchase the trench coat on its own. As of right now, it costs $185, and the price will continue to steadily climb because of the high demand.

There's no free way to obtain this item, and you could purchase 3 games with the money you spend to get your hands on it. Why is it so sought after?

Because there's a practical reason for it. This black coat is good camouflage in dark environments, making it hard for somebody to spot you. That means it's easier for you to ambush people, evade trouble, or simply sit and wait for everybody else to kill each other.

Of course, there's also the fact that it simply looks cool. Ever since The Matrix, or maybe even before, trench coats have always carried the connotation of 'badass'. As Counter Strike: Global Offensive has shown, people are willing to pay ludicrous amounts of money to have a cool looking skin that has no effect on gameplay. Perhaps that's all there is to it.

Either way, you're going to have to seriously shell out if you want this trench coat -- and all its advantages -- for yourself. It doesn't look like it's going to get cheaper any time soon.

5 Craziest PUBG Kills And Killing Sprees Tue, 23 May 2017 12:35:40 -0400 Dan Roemer


I Love It When a Plan Comes Together


YouTube and Twitch user DatGuyLirik, within only the first minute of this highlight video managed to pull of a sweet plan for survival -- find a vehicle, get a crate drop in hopes of picking up an LMG, then camp the bridge. 


Sure enough he did exactly that (while killing someone along the way) and quickly found a crate drop with an LMG. So he camped out on the bridge north west of the military base, where the circle seemingly was destined to close in.



Then began one of the most satisfying killing sprees I've ever seen. What makes this killing spree even more special is that Lirik wasn't playing in solo -- he was playing in a game with squads of 4, by himself.


This killing spree ended up being so massive because of how many players tend to group up in a vehicle -- so taking those out multiplied Lirik's kill count to an insane number. By the time it was all said and done, Lirik was winner winner chicken dinner with 22 kills under his belt. And it's one of the best sprees I've ever seen in PUBG. 




What are your favorite highlights in PUBG? Post them down below in the comments -- I'd love to see more! And if you want to embark on your own insane killing sprees, be sure to check out our helpful PUBG guides:




Playing Like Evel Knievel


Sometimes you just gotta be absolutely insane to survive in BATTLEGROUNDS. Twitch user jbellizzi253 understands this well, and performs an incredible jump over an entire building with a motorcycle. He dismounts in mid-air, sticks a solid landing (barely escaping death from the impact), then quickly dispatches two unfortunate players who didn't even see it coming.



Some advice for other players out there: check the skies! This is just another highlight that keeps me coming back for more punishment and death in PUBG -- and makes me want to drive around like a mad man and try some of these crazy tricks the next time I play.


Hiding in Plain Sight


Sometimes the best method of killing someone is with sheer numbers -- and it's even better when you murder someone with sheer numbers when they least expect it!



As Twitch user PaperbagNinja lives up to his username by brilliantly hiding with three fellow players in a flipped Jeep, waiting for victims to run by and popping out when they least expect it -- then leaving them filled with bullet holes and looking like Swiss cheese by the time it's all said and done.


Frying Pan is Love, Frying Pan is Life (or Death)


If you don't think the frying pan is the best melee weapon in PUBG, you're wong. The frying pan defends. The frying pan protects. The frying pan can do it all. 


YouTube user TheDocsavag3 knows this, and puts the frying pan's killing potential on display in the video above -- shutting down a non-believer who doubted its power.


To borrow a quote from his video description:


"Just gotta be like neo and matrix that sh1z.”


Very true words to live by in PUBG.


Lend a Helping Hand


When you're playing solo in PUBG, friends are pretty much non-existent. But Twitch streamer alanzoka decided to lend a helping hand to a player in need during a fire fight... Then obviously shot him as well.



I'm sure you could spin a metaphor out of this, like keeping your friends close and your enemies closer or something. But I'd like to just pretend for one moment he honestly just wanted to help a guy in need -- before killing him, live on the internet in front of thousands of viewers. Savage.


Getting a surprise kill or the drop on somebody in PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS is one of the best feelings in the world. I can't think of a game in recent memory that has given me an adrenaline rush like PUBG can.


PUBG forces you to be quick on your feet, or end up dead even quicker. That means the ways to kill (or be killed) are nearly endless. From getting a surprise drop in an inventive way, to going on an insane spree, there are lots of crazy moments that happen in this battle royale. 


The next five slides include what I believe are some of the best kills and sprees we've seen in the game so far. I won't be including long-range kills here, because there are plenty of montages for those on YouTube, and shots like that tend to be more luck-based than some of the other maneuvers you'll see here. 


If you want to see any more awesome highlights from the game, I highly recommend you check out YouTube user dearsomeone. Hands down, he creates some of the best highlight reels in the PUBG community, and has some serious editing skills with a great taste in music. Check out his videos after these clips for even more insanity.

PUBG Pioneer Crate Guide: What's Inside, and When You Get Them Thu, 18 May 2017 17:15:43 -0400 Tobbpitt

PUBG's Pioneer Crates are your primary source for cosmetics in-game, and their allure is one reason (among many) to keep you playing.

So how many Battle Points (BP) do you need to get a crate, and what can you get out of them? If you're relatively new to the game or are simply curious, we've got you covered on that front. In this guide we're going to go over how much BP you need per Pioneer Crate as well as what you can get in them.

You gain BP at the end of a round, and the amount you gain is based off how well you do. Stay alive a long time or rack up kills, and you'll get more BP than you would by dying often or flubbing shots -- so you've got to work hard for maximum BP gains.

How Much BP Do You Need Per Pioneer Crate in PUBG?

  • First Pioneer Crate: 700 BP
  • Second Pioneer Crate: 1400 BP
  • Third Pioneer Crate: 2800 BP
  • Fourth Pioneer Crate: 4200 BP
  • Fifth Pioneer Crate: 5600 BP

You can continue to gain crates past the fifth one, but every Pioneer Crate from 6 onward costs 7000 BP. That's a lot!

Keep in mind that your crate open number resets each Monday, so you can put the same amount of effort into getting crates each week and get the same amount.

So what's actually in these things? A lot of items you can either wear in-game or sell on the Steam Marketplace, that's what. Below is a list of all of the cosmetic items you can get from Pioneer Crates in PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS.

  • Padded Jacket (Urban)
  • Padded Jacket (Purple)
  • Padded Jacket (Camo)
  • Padded Jacket (Khaki)
  • Padded Jacket (Grey)
  • Padded Jacket (Beige)
  • Long Sleeved T-shirt (Light Blue)
  • Dirty Tank-top (Grey)
  • Bloody Tank-top (White)
  • Bloody Shirt
  • Shirt (Black)
  • T-shirt (Red)
  • Tank-top (Charcoal)
  • Dirty Tank-top (White)
  • Shirt (White)
  • Long Sleeved T-shirt (Striped)
  • Long Sleeved T-shirt (Black)
  • Combat Pants (Camo)
  • Combat Pants (Blue)
  • Combat Pants (Grey Camo)
  • Combat Pants (White)
  • Grey Boots
  • Working Boots
  • Boots (Punk)
  • Fingerless Gloves (Tan)
  • Fingerless Gloves (Leather)
  • Vintage Baseball Hat (White)
  • Baseball Cap
  • Gas Mask
  • Gas Mask (Half)
  • Glasses (Punk)
  • Sunglasses

It may not seem like a lot, but there's enough to be found in Pioneer Crates to get your character fully decked out and looking somewhat unique. What's here so far isn't much, but it is just enough to get you looking good.

If you need more help with PUBG and want some tips for getting the most out of each game, check out the rest of our guides: 

PUBG Known Bug Fixes and Workaround Guide Wed, 17 May 2017 10:46:28 -0400 Marc Hollinshead

PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS has been host to some whimsical entertainment for many gamers since it was let loose in the community. However, this outrageously addictive FPS isn't without its fair share of bugs in this early stage. Bluehole Inc. is hot on the heels of these bugs and does plan on making several fixes, but currently they're still causing problems for players.

If bugs in PUBG are interfering with your game, here are a few workarounds for the most prevalent and irritating bugs that players have encountered.

Fixes For Bugs and Glitches In PUBG

Infinite Loading Screen

The infinite load screen seems to be an issue with the integrity of the game files. Some players are able to fix this fairly quickly, while others have to do a fresh install to get things working right. 

Here are some possible fixes:

  • Grab yourself an SSD and transfer the game onto it.
  • Verify the game's files in Steam.
    • To do this, find the game in your library, then right click and select "Properties".
    • Click the "Local Files" tab, and then "Verify Integrity of Game Files".
  • Check your PC for updates, and then restart
  • Uninstalling and then installing the game again has also occasionally yielded results for players.
Denied Healing Item Usage

The workaround for this bug is a bit weird, but here's what you can do:

  1. Drop whatever weapon you're currently wielding
  2. Drop all your items and only pick up healing items
  3. Fire your weapon just once
Matchmaking Issues

If you're unable to get into a game or matchmaking gets cancelled every time you queue up, this seems to be some sort of account issue that is only fixable by playing through a different account via Family Share. Here's what you need to do:

  1.  Either create a new account on Steam, or log into one that does not own PUBG.
  2. Proceed to log into the affected account.
  3. Enable Steam's Family Sharing feature from the affected account to the new one.
  4. Use the new account to continue playing.

Note: Progress unfortunately doesn't carry over when you play with this method.

Team Revival Glitch

Some players are running into issues where they're unable to revive a specific teammate. If this is the case, there's a one-step fix:

  • Swap your weapon to a different one, then try again.

There is also another revival-based glitch that currently has no fix. If a teammate is reviving you and gets shot the split second you're restored to health, you will be in a permanently downed state so that you cannot be killed, but still have full use of movement and weapons. 

Teams have been able to exploit this bug for a cheap win, but we highly recommend that players refrain from attempting it. If a stalemate is reached because two opposing players have become immortal with this glitch, the match is totally ruined. 

The fix? Don't do it.

Server Connection Issues

If you can't seem to connect to PUBG's servers at all, it's likely that your computer's firewall is interfering. So to fix it, you need to:

  • Permanently turn your firewall off (with extreme caution, of course)
    • The above isn't recommended unless you know what you're doing. A safer (but more complex option) for fixing this issue is to create a new outbound rule in your firewall.


All of these bugs are incredibly annoying, but thankfully the developer is on the case -- so these are only temporary fixes for the time being. There's rarely a fool-proof way to thwart bugs until they are patched out, but these tips should make your life a little easier.

Take a look at GameSkinny's other PUBG guides for some extra assistance:

Why a Skin Economy is Only Helping PLAYERUNKOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Get Bigger Mon, 15 May 2017 17:54:10 -0400 ReverendShmitty

Love them or hate them, microtransactions are a modern staple in video games that won't be going anywhere anytime soon. From tiny indies to massive AAAs, nearly every video game that hits the market has microtransactions in some capacity.

Massive franchises like Call of Duty and Battlefield offer supply crates that give you weapon and player skins. CS:GO's cult following has kept the game alive and strong, even though it came out nearly five years ago, by purchasing crates for weapon skins. Even Overwatch -- beloved for its stance against hiding champions and maps behind a paywall -- offers loot boxes in exchange for money, which can net you sprays, emblems, skins, and a variety of other cosmetics.

Grand Theft Auto V, already one of the bestselling games of all time, made over $500 million dollars last year in microtransactions alone, with a nearly 100% profit margin given how simple and cheap it is to make them.

Now, PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS, the latest in a long line of competitive arena shooters, has joined the microtransaction fray.

Players can now buy, trade, and sell skins they unlock from Pioneer crates which are purchased with in-game currency called Battleground Points (BP). Then, many players turn around and sell the items they don't want through the Steam Marketplace and third party sites like OPSkins. And some of them are already calling for insanely high price tags -- the Trenchcoat, for example, is already going for a whopping $190.39. 

But are there consequences to this sort of practice? Certainly -- but not necessarily negative ones. 

Players Keep Coming Back to PUBG

This sort of miniature economy inevitably leads to players posting their skins for sale, and wanting to get even more skins to better their chances of finding a rare one.

This in turn leads to an increase in hours played for gamers that want to unlock the skins with in-game currency, and crates purchased for real money (when the option goes live) for gamers that are willing to spend it. Both put more money into Bluehole's pocket, meaning the developer is able to push out updates to support BATTLEGROUNDS, while also working on new projects for the future.

Fortunately, Bluehole has set their BP reward amounts to correlate directly with how well players place in their match. This means players are unlikely to ghost through games only in search of BP, as this would cost them far more time. The most efficient manner to get Pioneer Crates would be to practice and try hard to place highly -- or win altogether -- and get the maximum round reward. So in a way, the microtransactions in PUBG are actually encouraging players to improve their in-game skills.

There will inevitably be those who play only for the money. But in a title where the main objective is to kill absolutely everyone around you, that's okay. They don't need to be a good teammate when anything that moves must die. And if they do make the active decision to play Duos or Squads, then they'll likely have friends just as serious as they are about winning -- because everyone knows games get taken more seriously when actual money is at stake.

With the BP reward setup, players will continue to try their best in-game so they can get better rewards and make more money in the marketplace. Those who don't want to participate in it at all won't have to -- but should the more casual player happen to find themself in custody of a rare item, then the option to sell it is always there.

In the end, the market is completely optional and every skin in the game is unlockable purely by playing. They're also purely cosmetic and offer absolutely no advantages whatsoever. So these microtransactions aren't making PUBG play-to-win, and players with deeper wallets aren't getting any inherent edge over the rest of the competition. All they're really doing is encouraging people to keep coming back for more.