Top Twitch streamer Dr Disrespect has predicted doom for battle royale giant PUBG, breaking down all of the reasons why he thinks that “nobody is playing the game.”
Once on top of the battle royale genre, there is no doubt that PUBG has slipped down the totem pole over the past couple of years.
The emergence of rivals Apex Legends and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout has certainly played a role in that, but both pale in comparison to the dominance that Fortnite has had since it was released in September 2017.
One top streamer who has stuck with the game, however, has been Dr Disrespect, who continues to play the game on stream from time to time, despite consistently reminding his large audience of its shortcomings.
That said, even he believes that the end of even relative prominence is near for PUBG, especially with Modern Warfare set to be released at the end of October.
In iconic Doc style, the Two-Time went on a rage-filled spit-flying rant about the state of PUBG, and why its downfall is all but inevitable.
"Guess what, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, we've got a couple of more weeks, and then guess what - Battlegrounds, we'll probably never hear from it again," he said. "It's too bad, but you never f*cking fixed your game! You never did anything with your game!"
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He then went on to list some of the things the developers could have done to prevent their game from reaching this tipping point.
"You never made it feel really good and smooth! You never added any new content, you didn't add any servers, so I'm not playing on 90 ping every game! You didn't do anything Blue Balls! That's why nobody is playing your game!"
It's very clear that, judging by the passionate way he conveyed the message, the Doc actually cares about PUBG and would love for the game to reach prominence again.
However, this is hardly the first time he's sent such a warning to developers, and with the game never fulfilling the Two-Time's full expectations, it's hard to blame him for being so frustrated.
That said, while Doc's prediction may be worth listening to, there are also actual hard player-count statistics that can be analyzed to project in which direction PUBG may be headed.
According to SteamCharts, the average number of players has gotten no higher than 390,000 since April 2019, and has been on a steady decline overall ever since peaking at over 1.58 million players on average in January 2018.