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What’s the most popular PUBG map? Poll reveals player favorites

Published: 4/Jul/2019 14:10 Updated: 4/Jul/2019 16:11

by Paul Cot


PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds players wondering which is the most popular map in PUBG might finally have their answer. 

The official PUBG Twitter are running a poll to determine which map should be the featured map for July, when the next update for console is released. While this isn’t directly asking which the best map is, it certainly suggests as much.


Erangel remains on top

The overwhelming answer to the question is Erangel – PUBG’s first map. Of course, the other options include Miramar, Sanhok and Vikendi. Erangel is currently serving as June’s featured map following some much anticipated loot balance changes and by the looks of it, it will continue for a second straight month.

As of the time of writing, Erangel is in the lead with 50% of the vote followed by the smaller Sanhok with 22%. PUBG’s biggest map Miramar, at least in terms of land mass, and its newest, Vikendi, both have 14% each.


Considering there are four options to choose from, winning 50% of the vote is a feather in the cap of Erangel, which is testament to its longevity and simplistic design. Years after the game’s initial release and three maps later, Erangel has remained the fan favorite map.

Will console get Erangel remastered?

The PC version of the title, which runs far better than its Xbox and PS4 counterparts, has recently introduced a remastered version of Erangel which may have spiked interest in the iconic map once again. Currently there is no word when, or if at all, the remastered version will come to console.

PUBGErangel’s remaster brings the game up to 2019 standards…

PUBG leading the way in terms of maps

This isn’t to say the other maps are unpopular. In fact the general sentiment is that all maps have been positively received – an element PUBG is currently unrivalled on in the battle royale scene. 


No other battle royale game has introduced more maps, especially for zero cost, with other games such as Fortnite and Apex Legends opting to make alterations to their core map.

Elsewhere, Call of Duty’s Blackout has added a new map but in comparison to the original, Alcatraz is a fraction of the size.

It will be interesting to see if Erangel’s popularity continues into the following months, but as of now PUBG players don’t seem to be getting bored of it anytime soon.


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


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.


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.

PUBG Corporation - PUBG Mobile
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.”


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.