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Leak states PUBG is coming to the PS5

Published: 22/Apr/2019 10:42 Updated: 22/Apr/2019 15:08

by Paul Cot

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It’s no secret that in terms of performance, PUBG has been a huge disappointment on console. Could a leak stating that PUBG is coming to PS5 change that though?

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When PUBG was first announced for console, Xbox players were excited at the opportunity to play, which at the time, was the most popular battle royale game around.

Although there were performance issues on the PC, by console standards PUBG offered a smooth and pure battle royale experience. The months that followed PUBG’s release on Xbox saw a game plagued with bugs, poor performance, and even frequent game crashes.

Even when the game didn’t crash, the performance of the game was a fraction of what PCs offered. Consequently, both Xbox and PS4 players are still hopeful of a PUBG experience that mirrors the performance of PC.

MicrosoftPUBG first came to console in December 2017…

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It might be a way off yet but PUBG console players have been offered some light at the end of the tunnel. This is thanks to a recent leak that correctly revealed an array of PS5 details. These were specific PS5 specs including CPU, GPU and other details.

Within that leak is the claim that the PS5 will be launching with a free to play 4K version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. No further details were revealed beyond that and despite the leaker being correct with previous information, it certainly doesn’t mean it’s definitely true.

Nevertheless, the leak does provide a glimmer of hope that PUBG might yet become a game that performs as well as the concept of the game deserves.

PUBG 2?

The incredible popularity of PUBG, along with the bugs on all platforms, has resulted in players asking for an entirely new game to be made. As it stands, PUBG 2 is nothing more than a pipe dream.

While the leak states that this is a 4K remaster, could the apparent eventual PS5 version of PUBG essentially be PUBG 2?

SonyThe PS5 is rumored to be announced at an upcoming PSX event…

The PS5 is going to provide far greater power than any console has previously been capable of. Therefore, it isn’t an unreasonable expectation that PUBG could perform as well as a mid-range PC with PUBG.

Whether or not the developers will utilize this power or just simply change the resolution to 4K remains to be seen.

Net Code issues

The net code behind PUBG has been roundly criticized so it’s possible that the game is just unfortunately incapable of performing well on console.

Even so, the prospect of PUBG on the PS5 will excite PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds enthusiasts and, until proven otherwise, provide hope that the game does have a future on a console.

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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.”

Cheater banned in real time from PUBATTLEGROUNDS

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.