Bluehole, the developer behind PUBG has announced that the game will soon be getting custom game types as part of a new Event Mode. The news was revealed via a post on the game's Steam Community page in which the new mode was outlined. It will involve periodically rotated custom games with their own rules, unique content, and spin on the classic battle royale formula of the base game. Some of the content featured in these custom games will only be available for a limited time and will be exclusive to each mode.
The first Event Mode is currently in testing phase and will be pushed live very soon. It involves a game type where rifle drop rates are doubled and players can jump into teams of eight to battle it out. The post outlines the need for this initial game mode to be as simple as possible, stating:
"We know it’s not a huge change from the public matches but as mentioned above, this is just to get things rolling. The future of the Event Mode holds exciting things"The new Event Mode will be available for all players who own a copy of the game and can be accessed from the main menu. It's worth noting that the first Event Mode only features third-person play on the Erangel map. The post concludes with a look at an exclusive item which will feature in the next iteration of Event Mode, a flare gun.
The developer then details how players will be notified of when the Event Mode will go live:
"Once we see that the current test build is in a stable state, we plan to move it to the live server soon. We will inform you on the detailed schedule later on."
It seems that PUBG is starting to vary its gameplay a bit. Many have drawn comparisons to the way their direct competitor, Fortnite Battle Royale, uses event-style updates to keep the game fresh. With Fortnite Battle Royale dominating the concurrent player charts and being the most streamed game on Twitch, PUBG is having to play catch-up, especially after losing players back in January due to an influx of cheating players. Both games recently released mobile versions, adding another platform for the two to battle it out on.
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