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How to claim PUBG’s free in-game anniversary baseball cap

Published: 25/Mar/2019 9:50 Updated: 25/Mar/2019 10:30

by Connor Bennett

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To celebrate its two-year anniversary, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is giving away an exclusive in-game item to fans who have stuck around.

The popular battle royale title launched on March 23, 2017 and has gone through a number of different phases, at one point being the most popular battle royale game in the world. It has since fallen behind Fortnite and Apex Legends, but a hardcore and loyal fan base remain – continuing to drop into the game’s three different maps.

Now, to celebrate the title’s second anniversary, PUBG Corp are giving players the chance to redeem an exclusive in-game baseball cap that won’t be around for long.

PUBG Corp.PUBG Corp have continued to support the battle royale, even though it has fallen behind it’s rivals.

The cap marks the anniversary of the game by displaying the number two at the front, with angels wings attached at either side of the number and the letters ‘ND’ underneath to signify second. There is also a PUBG logo on the side of the hat, so you don’t forget which game you’re playing.

To secure the hat, PC players will have to log into the game, visit the in-game store and hit ‘purchase’ on the item between March 27 and April 24. The item will be free in the in-game, and selecting purchase in the store will just unlock the cap.

Players who are still trying to secure Winner Winner Chicken Dinners on console will have to wait just a little bit longer. Console fans will unlock the baseball cap if they boot the game up between April 9 and May 7.

PUBG CorpPlayers will only have a limited time to claim the in-game baseball cap.

The exclusive cap isn’t the only thing that Bluehole have done to commemorate the two-year anniversary of PUBG. The game’s developers have already rolled out changes to the iconic Erangel map – adding improved and increased loot.

It remains to be seen if there are more celebrations planned for PUBG’s second anniversary in a possible bid to lure players back to the once mega-popular title.

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Blatant PUBG cheater gets banned by a dev live on Twitch

Published: 22/Nov/2020 0:33

by Alan Bernal

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A known cheater in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds managed to get hit by the banhammer while he was streaming live on Twitch, creating a wave of cheers among community members.

The Twitch account under question goes by the name of ‘vesprine,’ but the player himself is widely known in PUBG lobbies and online communities for perpetually making new accounts just to use cheats.

“He keeps resurfacing. Same guy over and over. He tries to join Plausible and gets insta-banned,” Reddit user ‘The-Basic-Bro’ said. “He needs a hardware ban at this point. He legitimately cheats non-stop… He has joined looking for squad groups on Reddit and the last two times I have called him out and disgraced him and had him banned.”

While some players want to see more stringent action taken against the player, PUBG Community Manager who goes by ‘Hawkinz’ did his part to stymie the cheater’s effect on the game.

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PUBG has come a long way since its launch, but hackers have still been a major problem.

During one of his streams, the player had resurfaced to show off more PUBG gameplay supplemented by the use of in-game hacks.

In the middle of his broadcast, he got a notification in PUBG that read: “Restricted Account – Your session will be terminated due to use of hacks.” Though not much has survived the Twitch account since he was banned, a screengrab by user ‘701dirty’ immortalized Hawkinz’s incredible response as the moment played out.

According to 701Dirty, the ban happened shortly after over a hundred people clipped and reported the streamer while he was playing.

“A few hours later over 100 people clipping and (saying) they got one of his accounts,” 701Dirty wrote. “I saw him have two accounts banned after matches and he tried logging into several already banned accounts… crazy.”

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Since its launch, PUBG’s servers have been swarming with hackers that have put a damper on the once-dominant battle royale.

The developers have issued multiple ban waves since the game’s launch in 2017, but are still combating the prevalence of cheaters years later.

Unfortunately, unless more meaningful action against PUBG’s hackers is taken, players like vesprine are going to continue to ruin matches, get banned, then reappear under another name.