PUBG is Adding Custom Matches to Test Servers - Four High-Level Modes, Full Setup Instructions, and More! - Dexerto
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PUBG is Adding Custom Matches to Test Servers – Four High-Level Modes, Full Setup Instructions, and More!

Published: 18/Jul/2018 3:22 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Albert Petrosyan

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Popular Battle Royale game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has announced that it is adding custom matches for the first time.

There will be four modes that players can play – Normal, Zombie, War, and Esports – and they are all now available on the game’s test servers.

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The huge announcement was made on July 17, as ‘PLAYERUNKNOWN,’ the Creative Director of PUBG Corp, tweeted this out.

The modes will offer players full customization, giving them the ability to play PUBG exactly the way they want

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When you create your own custom match, you can play PUBG your way. Customize every aspect of the game, from circle behavior, item/vehicle spawn rates, to loadouts and more. You can even create and customize War Mode and Zombie Mode game types, then invite as many (or few) players as you want to join. Create private matches for friends, or public games so the whole world can enjoy your creation.

This experiment is intended to test the limits of these custom matches, and the community’s feedback will be key to improving the modes and fixing any issues.

Remember that this is a test, so some elements might be rough and we’ll need your feedback about the system. Is it easy to find games and create games? How easy is it to get a full lobby? What could be improved with the feature? Just let us know in the comments here (or anywhere else where we have an official presence), and we’ll continue to iterate over time to improve custom matches.

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While these new custom modes will be free to play, there will be a limit to how many matches can be running concurrently, which could result in long queue times and delays,

Throughout the open beta, custom games creation will be limited to 10,000 concurrent running games to ensure a stable service. Creating custom matches won’t have an associated cost during this phase. However, due to the extremely large amount of resources required to allow custom games to be available to all players, we may change this in the future to ensure everything runs smoothly and the system remains sustainable long-term

For the time being, these custom matches will only available on test servers, but PUBG Corp. hopes to extend it to live servers once the modes prove to be stable enough.

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Full details and instructions for setting up these custom matches can be viewed below:

Custom Match Update – Open Beta Test

JULY 17 – HAWKINZ

Hi everyone,

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Earlier this year, we promised to make custom matches available for more players. As our first step towards fulfilling that promise, we’re making custom match access available to everyone on our test servers. Our plan is to expand this test to live servers, once the system is proven to be stable.

When you create your own custom match, you can play PUBG your way. Customize every aspect of the game, from circle behavior, item/vehicle spawn rates, to loadouts and more. You can even create and customize War Mode and Zombie Mode game types, then invite as many (or few) players as you want to join. Create private matches for friends, or public games so the whole world can enjoy your creation.

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Remember that this is a test, so some elements might be rough and we’ll need your feedback about the system. Is it easy to find games and create games? How easy is it to get a full lobby? What could be improved with the feature? Just let us know in the comments here (or anywhere else where we have an official presence), and we’ll continue to iterate over time to improve custom matches. Please be aware that if demand for custom matches is unexpectedly high, servers could become unreliable. We’ll keep you updated and fix problems quickly as they arise.

Throughout the open beta, custom games creation will be limited to 10,000 concurrent running games to ensure a stable service. Creating custom matches won’t have an associated cost during this phase. However, due to the extremely large amount of resources required to allow custom games to be available to all players, we may change this in the future to ensure everything runs smoothly and the system remains sustainable long-term. We’re open to your feedback on this system and we’ll have more details on this aspect of the system later.

We’ve also made some improvements to the UX for custom matches which are rolling out at the same time. Let’s talk about all the changes!

First, whenever creating matches, you’ll first select the high-level mode type. 

Once you’ve selected your mode, you’ll see a list of available custom matches that have already been created.

Basic details like map, team sizes, perspective, current player count, etc. are all shown here. 

You can use the page numbers at the bottom to quickly navigate through the list, or click the “filter” button in the top-right to more easily sort through the available options. 

When you’re creating your own match, each game mode has one default preset available and additional presets which will allow you to easily enjoy other game modes will be added in the future.

Here are a couple of images showing just some of the settings you can adjust:

Once you’ve created your match, you can easily move players around to adjust the team structure.

As before, you can set a password to keep your match private. Soon you’ll also be able to set a “spectate password” for events. 

That’s all for now! Be sure to check out the new custom match UX when PC 1.0 Update #18 hits the test servers.

Thanks,
The PUBG Team

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PUBG Mobile banned in India alongside 100+ China-linked apps

Published: 2/Sep/2020 13:35 Updated: 2/Sep/2020 13:43

by Calum Patterson

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The Indian government has banned PUBG Mobile, one of the most popular mobile games in the country, along with over 100 more apps with links to Chinese publishers.

PUBG Mobile has a touchy history in India specifically. Countless news reports of teens becoming incredibly addicted to the game have filled Indian media for over two year. The game has been blamed for bad exam results, and in some extreme stories, death.

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The controversy around PUBG Mobile in India has prompted calls for the government to ban it in the past, by a student association worried about its effect on education.

On September 2, India’s Interior Ministry banned the game, along with 118 other apps, citing concerns around cybersecurity, as tensions with China rise.

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PUBG Mobile was one of the most popular games on iOS and Android in India.

They said the apps were “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, Defence of India, Security of State and Public Order.”

The move follows India’s previous bans of other Chinese social media apps, including TikTok.

In a statement, the Indian government said: “The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has received many complaints from various sources including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside of India. There has been a strong chorus in the public space to take strict action against apps that harm India’s sovereignty as well as the privacy of our citizens.”

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Other banned apps, via TechCrunch, include Baidu, WeChat Work, Tencent Weiyun, Rise of Kingdoms, APUS Launcher, Tencent Weiyun, VPN for TikTok, Mobile Taobao, Youko, Sina News and CamCard.

PUBG Mobile is notable though, because of how wildly popular it was in the country. In March 2019, police actually arrested ten students who were playing the game because the game had been banned in that specific region.

“Our team caught these youths red-handed. They were taken into custody after they were found playing the PUBG game,” said Police inspector Rohit Raval at the time.

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