PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS - Thread

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I do miss the 100 player games to be honest, the ranked mode only has 60 now and I'm not a huge fan of the ranked loot table. There is too much of it, especially on the new map. Pretty much every game i can have whatever loadout i want after 5 minutes. Just landed at a house in Erangel, got a level 2 vest and helmet, level 3 bag, supressed mini 14 with 4x and half completed UZI from that 1 building.

yeah - jump back in last month for a few games it seemed WAY to easy to get looted up - like every building has tons of loot etc....
 
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have a look at Hunt Showdown. Can’t get enough of this game at the moment, every game has a BR feel to it but with different objectives, and the gun play is stellar.

I've had Showdown for years but can't get any of my gaming buddies to pick it up, it's no fun solo - as you say, gunplay is fantastic, it looks gorgeous and fairly unique in the BR genre.
 
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I’ve got a few people I play duos with mostly, sometimes trios. But a few of my duo partners are actually randoms who I’ve had good games/synergy with and ended up befriending.

it’s a really accessible time to get in to the game now, there’s a lot of features that didn’t exist a year or more ago which help newer players, along with more “user friendly” guns that are better for inexperienced players. However once you get up to MMR 5 or 6, the games do become a lot harder. I hold my own, but with 115 hours in the game, I’m routinely matched against people with circa 2000 hours logged. But this isn’t as much of an issue at the MMR 3 or 4 levels.
 
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Just played now they have reverted to the old Sanhok. Good grief what were they thinking. It looks like trash from 2017 and reintroduced all the things that were wrong with the old one. Rivers that were irritating to cross, insurmountable cliffs and removal of interesting landmarks.

The grass and lighting just looks terrible again. I don't get why people have called for this change. I get that its not everybodies favourite map but the new changes are dumb.
 
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Just played now they have reverted to the old Sanhok. Good grief what were they thinking. It looks like trash from 2017 and reintroduced all the things that were wrong with the old one. Rivers that were irritating to cross, insurmountable cliffs and removal of interesting landmarks.

The grass and lighting just looks terrible again. I don't get why people have called for this change. I get that its not everybodies favourite map but the new changes are dumb.

Lol what.

Worse map, got worse?

That one doesn't come up on ranked does it? I've been playing ranked a bit more recently, the gimics are starting to anoy me in regular.
 
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Not played for a month now. Longest break I reckon.

I might pick it up at some point but the recently introduced gimics and lack of map selection just ruined it.
 
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The glowing loot with arrows is a real immersion breaker.
Yeah that got turned off straight away! I pretty much only play ranked now so have no grenade timer either.

Only think that changed for me on this patch was the healing/boosting whilst driving so it actually not been a bad update fromy POV.
 
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F*Hell, 1st game of PUBG after 5 month hiatus, I get a kill and the next guy I run into, watching the replay, wall hacking across the map and then insta one-taps me in the head. And then you check their name/stats and it's just a string of numbers and they aren't on any player trackers. Probably just number 117 throwaway free cheating account.

Don't even know why I bother.
 
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Same here really.

I installed last night after seeing it pop up in my Steam feed and played 2 games, 1st game died nearly immediately on the drop, 2nd made it to the final circle with 5 players and a dude with an AWM took us all out with headshots even though a couple of us were prone and not visible.

Of course it was a random number account and he had 30+ kills.
Not to worry though, they are fixing the animations according to the news...:rolleyes::rolleyes:

Uninstalled.
 
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How does ranked work now? Somebody told me (it may have been this thread) that the lowest ranks are still put in matches with the highest ranks, which seems a really odd way to structure it.
 
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How does ranked work now? Somebody told me (it may have been this thread) that the lowest ranks are still put in matches with the highest ranks, which seems a really odd way to structure it.

Its not perfect as the player base is so small now but generally you get put with similar ranks to yourself, especially at peak times.

It gets a bit messy once you're up to the mid platinums or high platinum as you'll be in the top 5% of players by that point and get put with the Uber elite, head shot only from moving vehicle crowd.

I've purposely ranked low at the start of the two previous seasons and you can notice a gradual improvent of other players as you rank up.
 
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For me it's mainly all the ******** gimics in standard mode I can't take anymore.

Ruin the game, spotter scope and tactical pack etc step too far

Ranked is much more like the game I'm used to, frustratingly the level of skill is a bit higher, for me anyway, but I'll take it.
 
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Ok so I did a little more checking and I think I found a bug. When I died in the game I complained about above, it was to player named "962003" which was very suspicious. That name didn't bring up any player stats. Especially how I get pegged so quick was suspicious. So I just now checked my stats for that game, and it said I didn't die from "962003", but from VSNZ. Who apparently is a pretty good Twitch streamer and has great stats.

So now I don't feel so bad. Who would have thought I would run into a great player unranked in the middle of nowhere the very first game back from hiatus lol.

I guess I will keep playing...
 
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