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UPDATED: PUBG PS4 Release Date & Details

Published: 13/Nov/2018 17:09 Updated: 1/Dec/2018 19:03

by Paul Cot


Official: PUBG is coming to the PS4! The hugely popular Battle Royale, Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, game will be released on December 7.

Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds PS4

It has been rumored for several months now, but Sony have now made it official. PUBG will release on December 7.

PUBG was considered the first “realistic” Battle Royale game with its competitors, upon its initial release, being Fortnite and H1Z1. An early access version of the game first came to PC in March 2017. A game preview edition would then release for Xbox in December 2017 also. 

The PUBG PS4 release will be the full version.

PUBG PS4 Release Details

100 players will be competing for the coveted Chicken Dinner in Erangel, Miramar and Sanhok. That’s right, all three maps will be available on release day with a further “winter map” coming in December.

The standard 100 man Battle Royale will be available alongside custom matches, event mode, trophies, a ranked system and “much, much more”. The following versions are available to pre-order:

  • Disc Edition
    $30 USD, £24.99 (MSRP)
    Includes: Base Game
  • Looter’s Digital Edition
    $30 USD, £24.99 (MSRP)
    Includes: Base Game
  • Survivor’s Digital Edition
    $50 USD, £39.99 (MSRP)
    Includes: Base Game, Vikendi Event Pass, 2,300 G-Coin Pack, 20,000 BP
  • Champion’s Digital Edition
    $60 USD, £49.99 (MSRP)
    Includes: Base Game, Vikendi Event Pass, 6,000 G-Coin Pack, 20,000 BP

PUBG PS4 – Miramar was the second map introduced to the PUBG game…

Why the Delay on PS4?

There is no official reason why the PS4 release has come so long after the PC and Xbox versions. There do appear to be two primary reasons though.

Firstly, the Xbox release was dubbed as a console exclusive. Consequently, many assumed this would be a year’s worth of exclusivity, which based on the December release date would be correct.

Also though, the Xbox version has been plagued with bugs and performance issues. These issues were so prevalent that it was rumored Sony wanted all of the issues ironed out before allowing it to release on PS4.


The versions of PUBG on the OG Xbox differed from the Xbox One X. It has been confirmed that the PS4 Pro will offer performance improvements. More specifically the PS4 Pro will offer HDR lighting on compatible TVs.


The OG Xbox ran PUBG in 1080p whilst the Xbox One X outputted the game at 4k. Both games were programmed to run at 30 FPS but in truth it frequently fell below this number. 

This was one of the performance issues that frustrated the PUBG Xbox community. As a result Bluehole have confirmed they are working on performance options for the Xbox game.

Better on PS4?

Optimistically, yes. It has been suggested Sony’s release process is stricter than Microsoft’s. This suggests any issues will be at least diminished when PUBG is released on PS4. 

The base PS4 system is more powerful than the OG Xbox also, meaning the game will have more power to play with. The PS4 Pro isn’t as powerful as the Xbox One X though.

The official listing for Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds on the Playstation store states the video output is 720p/1080p. Furthermore it has been confirmed on the official PUBG website that 4k has been ruled out for the Playstation cosole.

Consequently it appears the PS4 may have a base resolution of 720p whilst the PS4 Pro runs PUBG at 1080p. The resolution could also be dynamic whereby it changes depending on what is happening in the game.

The official PUBG website also states the game will run at 30FPS. This will be disappointing for console gamers who were optimistic the Playstation may out-do the Xbox and run at 60FPS.

Hopefully it results in better peformance than the Xbox experienced.

PS4 Mouse and Keyboard Support?

It has also been confirmed there won’t be mouse and keyboard support for the PS4. Interestingly, the website listed this news as “unfortunately” it won’t support it.

This is interesting because the majority of console gamers don’t want mouse and keyboard integration on PS4. A game like PUBG, which has no aim assist, gives mouse and keyboard users an often unsumountable advantage.


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Blatant PUBG cheater gets banned by a dev live on Twitch

Published: 22/Nov/2020 0:33

by Alan Bernal


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.

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.