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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

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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.

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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.