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PUBG’s new ranking system explained – How does it work?

Published: 4/Oct/2018 15:32 Updated: 4/Oct/2018 16:09

by Matt Porter

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The much anticipated Update 22 for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has gone live, bringing with it a brand new ranking system.

First announced in the Update #22 Patch Notes, ranked play will begin with 10 placement matches – players will earn or lose ‘Rank Points’ based on their performance in-game.

Players will then be placed into one of the eight different ranks, and will be able to move up and down ranks depending on the amount of Rank Points they have.

The new ranking system features eight ranks, starting at Bronze and working their way up to Grand Master. The full ranking progression is:

  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Platinum 
  • Diamond
  • Elite
  • Master
  • Grand Master

PUBG Corporation believes that the introduction of ranked play will lead to “fiercer competition” as players “put everything they’ve learned to the test as they climb the ranks.” 

Ranked play is a feature that fans of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds have been requesting for a long time,  now they will get ready to find out exactly how good they really are. 

The new ranking system officially went live with the release of Update #22, which included the return of map selections, allowing players to choose where they would like the action to take place.  A Quick Join button has also been included for players who are happy to take on any terrain, which will throw players into the first available match regardless of map. 

Also integrated into the update is a new way to trade up your skins in-game. Players can select multiple items of the same tier, and trade them in for a brand new skin at the next highest tier.

Update #22 is officially live, and available for players on PC right now. There is currently no information as to when Update #22 will go live on other platforms. 

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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.”

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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.