Is Playerunknown's Battlegrounds the H1Z1 Killer?
In today’s article we will be looking at a game called PLAYERUNKNOWN's BATTLEGROUNDS and no I’m not shouting the game’s name because of excitement, the actual game’s title is in uppercase; but because it is a long title I will simply refer to as PUB from now on. The game is currently in Early Access and available for purchase at Steam. The developers behind it are Bluehole Inc. and Brendan Greene. For those that don’t know him, Greene is the creator of the Battle Royale mod in Arma series and H1Z1: King of the Hill.
People who have played any kind of last man standing game, like the ones mentioned above would be familiar with what I am about to explain, so feel free to continue to the next part. For those who haven’t any previous experience with battle Royale game. Here’s a little info about this game:
What is PLAYER UNKNOWN BATTLEGROUNDS exactly?
PLAYERUNKNOWN's BATTLEGROUNDS is a last man standing shooter game. Players are dropped off a plane when the match begins and their goal is simple. Stay alive and kill all the others.
The game takes place in an 8x8 Km island map with a lot of diverse and distinctive locations. There are the mines, a military base, farmhouses scattered across the map, a couple of small towns, forest areas, open fields, water areas and others. All in all it is a very rich playing environment.
Just like in H1Z1: King of the Hill, the game starts with an airplane drop. You are in the airplane along with 100 other players and as the plane flies over the island, one by one you jump off it. Some would say that the game begins once you land on the ground, but truth is that the game has started even before that. Your first major obstacle is surviving the parachute drop. Seeing where people drop and picking your own uncrowded landing spot is what you ought to do once the match begins.
Afterwards, just like the others last man standing games, your goals are simple, find guns, ammo, supplies and kill all the others. The game world is filled with a large variety of equipment all across the map. Weapon’s mods, medical supplies, grenades of differing types, clothes and of course guns!
Because a good defense is a good offense!
There are quite a lot of guns in the game, sniper rifles, assault rifles, handguns, shotguns, SMGs, in order to satisfy every playstyle.
Aside from equipment and supplies, you can also find vehicles, to help you traverse long distances faster. Most of the vehicles are often located in urban areas, but it is not unusual to find a car in other places. The vehicles’ types range from normal cars to trucks and even boogie cars, like the one below.