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PUBG Season 4 trailer hints at evil mastermind and ominous Erangel backstory

Published: 17/Jul/2019 15:22 Updated: 17/Jul/2019 18:12

by Paul Cot

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Gone are the days of pointlessly jumping into PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, as PUBG have hinted at an evil mastermind controlling Erangel, finally providing a backstory to the game.

Ahead of the next big update, PUBG shared a new cinematic trailer providing the first insight as to why you’re jumping into a deserted island and fighting against 99 other players.

While the trailer is vague, it does reveal a potentially intriguing backstory, giving some much needed context as to the true purpose of fighting to the death. In addition to offering a narrative, it adds an ominous backdrop ,with a previous survivor of Erangel treating the Russian island like his own playground.

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What’s PUBG’s backstory?

The trailer starts in 1965 where one boy narrates is homeland being invaded. He goes on to note that he was “the first lone survivor of Erangel” and that “he would not be the last”.

After Erangel showed that he could survive, the boy eerily wants to know if you can do the same. The scene then pans to Erangel in the modern day with soldiers trying to survive.

From there the camera zooms out showing the boy, now an old man, sitting at a desk with multiple computer screens in front of him, watching new players, or competitors, battle it out, in what looks to be for his own entertainment.

The trailer concludes with him saying “welcome to my battlegrounds” perhaps hinting that this boy was PlayerUnknown all along.

PUBGIs that PlayerUnknown watching the action unfold in Erangel? It certainly seems so…

Fans loving the narrative

If you thought there was no logical backstory for PUBG then you thought wrong. The team behind PUBG have come up with a tantalizing and somewhat realistic backstory, which leaves us with more questions than answers.

One comment on the video summarized the story brilliantly: “So are you telling me that PlayerUnknown was a lone survivor and now he’s a billionaire who organizes BR matches on a private island? Nice.”

Another theorized that the winner is invited for a chicken dinner with PlayerUnknown himself.

A new era for PUBG?

Could the huge changes coming in PUBG Season 4 along with this new backstory reinvigorate the battle royale game back to its old heights?

Only time will tell but it certainly leaves PUBG with a lot of options going forward.

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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.