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[STEAM] PubG Free to play (June 4-8) & 50% off

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[STEAM] PubG Free to play (June 4-8) & 50% off

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If you are looking to buy Pubg on steam, this might be the cheapest option.

I will probably buy it at 50% off.
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May 22, 2013
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Caveat: in the last patch they added bots to regular games so they've basically destroyed that mode.

To avoid the bots you will have to play in Ranked mode, which is all heavily seasoned players that will tear you apart if you are new.

Basically the player-base is so small now that wait times to fill a game were like 10-20 minutes off-peak hours. Hard-core players stay because the other games are arcadey crap like Blackout and Warzone but the game is
pretty much a dead property.

https://steamcharts.com/app/578080
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Buggiest game ever. Even after years of development it still runs like garbage.

Even free i wouldnt play it.
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There was a big fix pubg thing a while ago? Did they fix whatever they wanted to fix?
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Isn't the game free for Pro on Stadia right now? I would think that would be a better platform to trial the game since you don't have the wait and download the game.
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Cod warzone is better than this game in every regards. Sure cod has its bugs but this game has been out for much longer and made eff ton of money yet so many problems still exist. Not sure why it didnt go F2P a long time ago but I wouldnt support bluehole.
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Get Pubg mobile PC by Gameloop its free and is quite similar in that it has somewhat realistic gun mechanics with arcadey elements that it doesn't feel like a walking simulator
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tatamimat wrote: There was a big fix pubg thing a while ago? Did they fix whatever they wanted to fix?
On Xbox there was at least a 40GB update every month, if not more often, and each update still had incredible bugs. It became unplayable for me, the lag spikes/rubber banding increased as time went on.

Granted it was a free game for me, but I would gladly pay for a more polished game rather than suffer through crashed, frozen and laggy games.

Apex Legends appeared to be better, as far as a free game, definitely more polished battle royale style game. However, lately, the lag spikes are horrible and the game is almost following the same fate.
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E.g Currently it is 9:40am on a tuesday and so far I've waited 15 minutes without finding a game.

Also, they do maintenance on the servers almost every week and it's ALWAYS on a Monday right at peak time in North America. It lasts 4-8 hours, during which you can't play at all.

So forget playing on Monday's from 9pm-1am, and during the day you'll have to wait, and wait.

Edit: still waiting and no game available after 30 minutes.

Edit: not a single ranked game in an hour and a half. Ridiculous. This game is dead

Do not buy this game.
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Damn, had no idea PUBG PC was so dead/crappy. I thought about trying it as I've only played mobile and gotten back into since pandemic hit and it's more than decent. I've never waited more than a minute or two for ranked NA server games and cheating hasn't been too bad yet but I've only hit platinum.
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JmanGTA wrote: Caveat: in the last patch they added bots to regular games so they've basically destroyed that mode.

To avoid the bots you will have to play in Ranked mode, which is all heavily seasoned players that will tear you apart if you are new.

Basically the player-base is so small now that wait times to fill a game were like 10-20 minutes off-peak hours. Hard-core players stay because the other games are arcadey crap like Blackout and Warzone but the game is
pretty much a dead property.

https://steamcharts.com/app/578080
I played the mobile one and won 3 times in a row. I was surprised why ppl suck so bad.
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only 8000 players were playing in teh last 32 mins? Is that real?

That's worst than Dota 2
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Thatdealguy wrote: only 8000 players were playing in teh last 32 mins? Is that real?

That's worst than Dota 2
Apex Legends, COD Warzone, Fornite are all way way better and free to play. I dont understand why anyone would play money to play PUBG. I dont how one of the original battle royals can still be so buggy after all these years.
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Thatdealguy wrote: only 8000 players were playing in teh last 32 mins? Is that real?

That's worst than Dota 2
It was probably right before server maintenance. It's usually every Tuesday evening.

I still play PUBG, and honestly, it's not as terrible as people say. Cheating isn't as rampant as it was a year or two ago. Having tried the other BRs (most recently Warzone), there's nothing quite like PUBG in terms of gunplay. I'd say, if you're even remotely interested, playing it for free to try it out isn't a bad idea. I definitely wouldn't pay full price to play it anymore though. Like others said, it's definitely on its way out, but I don't think it's dead yet. In random squads, you can still find a game pretty fast.

The inclusion of bots has driven a lot of hardcore players away, and it's certainly easier to get into, which, depending on your perspective, can be a good or bad thing. Good, because a casual player can actually make it past the first half of a game without dying a quick death, but bad because you don't learn from the repeated deaths.
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Thatdealguy wrote: only 8000 players were playing in teh last 32 mins? Is that real?

That's worst than Dota 2
Your comment makes it sound like DOTA 2 has no players, when it's quite the opposite.
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DannyH17 wrote: Cod warzone is better than this game in every regards. Sure cod has its bugs but this game has been out for much longer and made eff ton of money yet so many problems still exist. Not sure why it didnt go F2P a long time ago but I wouldnt support bluehole.
Cod Warzone is a glaucoma simulator, no view distance, "filmic" grain effect makes everything look like undetailed garbage even with the option disabled in video settings. Everything is SUPER TACTICAL see ridiculous image. For the same type of gameplay and smooth mechanics Apex is superior

I don't disagree that the PUBG is pretty much dead with bots, there was a sweet spot a year ago where they should have left things and continued to optimize instead of choosing to continue adding gimmicks.

I think a lot of hate still stems from the fact that PUBG is the most punishing of the crop, because if it's clunkiness, but the gunplay and victory is still the most rewarding. Warzone is loud, floaty, hitsscan at close range and is not punishing because you get to go to the gulag. Warzone still needs to be played with friends, good luck with scrub console leavers.
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Jaytee wrote: Apex Legends, COD Warzone, Fornite are all way way better and free to play. I dont understand why anyone would play money to play PUBG. I dont how one of the original battle royals can still be so buggy after all these years.
Warzone does not belong on this list.
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turtleh wrote: I think a lot of hate still stems from the fact that PUBG is the most punishing of the crop, because if it's clunkiness, but the gunplay and victory is still the most rewarding. Warzone is loud, floaty, hitsscan at close range and is not punishing because you get to go to the gulag. Warzone still needs to be played with friends, good luck with scrub console leavers.
Exactly this. I think the number of cheaters is overstated, because many deaths at from the hands of a more skilled player, or even a lucky shot, seems implausible. I'd say I've only run into cheating a handful of times, but then again, I don't play it a ton (about 1000 hours in the two and a half years I've had it).

Warzone ended up becoming very unbalanced after the first month or so. I couldn't play Blood Money without being RPG'd 20 times a round, and overall it just has a more casual feel to it.
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SenatorMcCheese wrote: It was probably right before server maintenance. It's usually every Tuesday evening.

I still play PUBG, and honestly, it's not as terrible as people say. Cheating isn't as rampant as it was a year or two ago. Having tried the other BRs (most recently Warzone), there's nothing quite like PUBG in terms of gunplay. I'd say, if you're even remotely interested, playing it for free to try it out isn't a bad idea. I definitely wouldn't pay full price to play it anymore though. Like others said, it's definitely on its way out, but I don't think it's dead yet. In random squads, you can still find a game pretty fast.

The inclusion of bots has driven a lot of hardcore players away, and it's certainly easier to get into, which, depending on your perspective, can be a good or bad thing. Good, because a casual player can actually make it past the first half of a game without dying a quick death, but bad because you don't learn from the repeated deaths.
I quit playing PUBG maybe 2-3 months ago now and part of me still misses it, but I'm just glad I no longer have to deal with the stupid buggy mechanics. The number of times I would watch a deathcam only to see from their perspective I never fired my gun. This was the main reason I switched to warzone. I'll agree with you, the gunplay in pubg is significantly better and I miss it. But now when I shoot someone, it registers and even if they kill me, from their killcam I can see that I almost had them or missed horribly, but never that I just was standing still while they shot me. I'd love to see pubg make a comeback but even at 50% off I don't see this game being worth it. I can only dream that pubg will be built on something stable like the source2 engine and the netcode will be completely rebuilt to avoid the issues that ruin the game for me currently.

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