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PUBG Releases Desert Map Screenshots, Weapon, and Vehicle

With the continued excitement for PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS’ new desert map (now revealed to be “Miramar”), the creators of the wildly popular battle royale game have made several more announcements in the last couple of days about the map. After debuting several weapons, and the data mining community uncovering a plethora of skins that we should be expecting in PUBG down the road, the future is looking bright and full of surprises.

First and foremost, the long sought-after details of Miramar itself have been released. With a fresh terrain for epic battles to take place in, BlueHole has shared with us the official bird’s-eye view of Miramar as well as its points of interest. From their announcement:

Los Leones

  • The largest city in the region, Los Leones features ample shopping, a skyline filled with new construction, and a glorious, golden-hued City Center. Players should secure high vantage points by exploring the numerous construction sites, and loot for gear in the cavernous, abandoned commercial buildings.

El Pozo

  • El Pozo is a city known for its large industrial and entertainment districts. Players can test themselves against all comers in the Luchador Arena, put their motorcycle skills to the test In the death bowl, or hunt in the ruins of the long dead textile factories.

Monte Nuevo

  • Monte Nuevo is the picture of a town besieged. Ramshackle walls built to protect its residents now allow players ample cover to explore the well-stocked compound.

Valle del Mar

  • Valle del Mar is a colorful oceanside town bisected by the De Toro bridge. To the West of the bridge is a quaint school, and to the East, a beautiful church. The key to holding this town is bridge control, as it’s the only direct route between mainland and the island.

La Cobreria

  • The shipping and transport capitol of Miramar, La Cobrería’s most prominent feature is it’s enormous Rail Yard. Here, players will hunt and be hunted among the half-buried cargo of a long dead industry. Careful players should loot the schools and campuses that dot this town before attempting to hold the Yard.

San Martin

  • San Martín is located just west of Hacienda Del Patrón. Checkpoints and barriers have transformed this once-quiet small town into a war zone. Both sides of the town have overlooks, so careful players should scout first, before charging into town.

Pecado

  • Once a tourist destination featuring the largest casino in the region, Pecado continues to thrill players to this day with its mix of high-value loot and dangerous sightlines. Aggressive players will immediately loot the Arena and Casino, but savvy players should check out the 4 story hotels between them.

Chumacera

  • Chumacera is the husk of Miramar’s once thriving textile industry. Long abandoned factories overlook a main road lined with residential and commercial buildings. Verticality in both the buildings and terrain make this town an exciting location to loot- high risk, high opportunity!

Additionally, it was revealed that another desert map exclusive gun would be joining the roster, this time in the form of a lever-action shotgun known as the Win94. This weapon will be a world spawn and not exclusive to crates.

A pickup truck will also be joining the fight as a Miramar exclusive. There is a good chance you will be able to fit a fully stacked team by seating two in the front and two in the back as gunners.

It’s safe to say that we’ve got a lot to look forward to when Miramar is finally released. Until then, we anxiously count down the days until this content drop lands in PUBG for all of us to enjoy.

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PUBG Test Server Update #3

This week PUBG continues its march to launch with the release of its second update to test the 1.0 build of the game. While this patch doesn’t feature anything that seems to change the game as dramatically as the release of vaulting, it seems as if its intended to build and refine upon the first test server update.

This weeks test will run on the following dates:

  • PST: November 21st 11:00PM – November 23rd 11:00PM
  • CET: November 22nd 08:00AM – November 24th 08:00AM
  • KST: November 22nd 04:00PM – November 24th 04:00PM

First on the list of changes coming with this week’s update is the one everyone always craves the most, Optimization. It will feature updates to character rendering, character animations, various effects, and adjustments to memory usage.

Next is some interesting gameplay changes, such as changes to damage, changes to scopes, new water, and finally bullet penetration through the water.

The UI will finally be getting an update with this patch as well, which is something that players have requested for a while. From the In-game Hud, to the inclusion of a new minimap the whole UI of the game has been touched-up or redesigned.

Finally, and what most people will enjoy the most is the addition of 2 new guns for the game! The first being the DP-28 and the AUG A3 Bullpup which is only obtainable via supply drops.

For a full list of the changes coming with this update be sure to head over to PUBG’s Official Steam Page for a full break down of the patch notes. Also, check out our article about the 45 potential new skins that have been found in the game and let us know which one is your favorite!

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45 New Skins found in PUBG Game Files!

The first test of the PUBG 1.0 build has come and gone, overall the patch has been a hit with the community. While we wait for the next official test the community has taken to digging deep into the files of the game to see if they could find any hints; surprisingly they stumbled across 45 new skins!

Source: https://skin-tracker.com

The 45 new skins were spotted by the team over at Skin Tracker, and while we have no official news on these latest skins and when or if they might become available, Skin Tracker has also found the Xbox One exclusive skins. These skins are coming with the Xbox One port of the game launching December 12 to early access.

The skins include a ton of new shirts, trench coats, and even hats that fit the theme of items currently in the game. The patch also has new parachute skins that could potentially become available as the game moves closer to launch.

Source: https://skin-tracker.com

Be sure to check out all 45 new skins over at Skin Trackers and let us know what skins you would pick up if this collection is included in the game!

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IEM Oakland: Everything You Need to Know

The Intel Extreme Masters in Oakland is quickly approaching, so it’s only right that we give you a rundown of everything you need to know leading up to the event. You can expect non-stop action from not only the world’s best in CS:GO, but also PUBG! For the first time ever, PUBG will be joining the IEM lineup as it continues to make a case for it’s place in eSports. Without further adieu, let’s get into all of the exciting details of the event.

COUNTER-STRIKE: GLOBAL OFFENSIVE

It’s time to gather the best players in the world yet again to prove who is #1, and who deserves the 1st place prize of $300,000. With the likes of FaZe, SK, Gambit, recent IBP Master winners Cloud9 and many more, we’re in for a weekend of epic matches to say the least. Below you will find your favorite teams in their assigned groups, as well as the full CS:GO event schedule:

GROUP A

  • Astralis
  • EnVyUs
  • SK Gaming
  • NiP
  • The MongolZ
  • Cloud9

GROUP B

  • FaZe
  • OpTic
  • Team Liquid
  • Renegades
  • Gambit
  • G2

PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS

After last month’s highly-anticipated announcement, PUBG will finally be making it’s stadium debut at IEM Oakland. This weekend, 20 teams from North America and Europe will be pitted against each other for the 1st place prize of $200,000, and of course, a chicken dinner. Below you will find all teams participating in the tournament and when Squad matches will be going down:

INVITED TEAMS

  • TSM
  • Team Liquid
  • Noble
  • Luminosity
  • Cloud9
  • FaZe
  • NIP
  • Alliance
  • Penta
  • Evil Geniuses
  • Tempo Storm
  • Method

QUALIFIED TEAMS

  • Crimson Esports
  • Wind and Rain
  • Digital Chaos
  • Ghost Gaming
  • Miami Flamingos
  • Corn Shuckers
  • Ronin Esports
  • AAA Gaming

You can enjoy IEM Oakland live on Twitch at: https://www.twitch.tv/team/esl

 

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The Most Expensive PUBG Outfit (Excluding the PLAYERUNKNOWN SET)

The PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS Marketplace has been quickly growing over the last few weeks, leaving many to wonder if PUBG will turn out the be the next gold rush for skin traders. Continuing in our coverage of the growing PUBG Marketplace, this week we will take a look at the most expensive outfit in the game. We excluded the big-ticket items from the PLAYERUNKNOWN SET, which has already had many of its items reach the price limit it can be traded for on the Steam Marketplace.

Once you take away the PLAYERUNKNOWN SET, the price of items in the game drop rather dramatically.  For example, instead of paying $444 on the PLAYERUNKNOWN’S Trench Coat you can get the COAT from the SURVIVOR CRATE for $50. Also in comparison, the GREY SHIRT runs for $80 and the RED HI-TOP TRAINERS for $230, whereas the SCHOOL SHIRT (OPEN) runs for $11 and the SNEAKERS (WHITE) for $25. This is a price difference of almost $700.

Moving down the list you start to come across some lower priced items such as the FINGERLESS GLOVES (LEATHER), CAMO CAP, and TWITCH PRIME BALACLAVA which are all under $15 an item. Up next is the oddest item on the list: the PROTECTIVE GLASSES from the WANDERER CRATE. They are currently sitting at $25 on the OPSkins Marketplace. Finally, to close out the list of the most expensive items in PUBG excluding the PLAYERUNKNOWN SET, is the SCHOOL SKIRT. The SCHOOL SKIRT is currently sitting at $255.

The total price of the current most expensive outfit is $378.66 at the time of publication. While still quite expensive, its nowhere near the price of the PLAYERUNKNOWN SET, which is currently $1,748.89 for the complete set or $1,553.33 if you buy the items individually from the OPSkins Marketplace.

So, what do you think about the most expensive outfit excluding the PLAYERUNKNOWN SET? Do you have any of the items? Any specific item you’re looking to pick up on the market? Be sure to let us know by dropping a comment below!

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Instant Sell is Now Available for PUBG and H1Z1: KotK!

Looking to sell your PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS or H1Z1:KotK items quickly? We got you covered! Traders now have the ability to instantly sell your PUBG and H1Z1: KotK items by using the Instant Sell Feature!

We rolled this out a few months ago for CS:GO but based on it’s success, we recently expanded it to include these two games. Instead of listing your item for sale and then waiting for a buyer to purchase it on the marketplace, you now have the option to directly sell your PUBG and H1Z1: KotK items directly to OPSkins for the price that we offer you.

In return for your item, when you use Instant Sell you will have the choice of getting either regular OPSkins Wallet Funds which you can cash out for real money, or Operation Points (OP) which is basically OPSkins store credit that can be used to buy other items on OPSkins (from any game).

So how do you use Instant Sell on OPSkins?

  1. Visit the Instant Sell Page
  2. Select the items from your inventory that you wish to Instant Sell
  3. Then choose your earnings preference – OPSkins Wallet Funds or OP

It’s that simple. So if you have any CS:GO, PUBG or H1Z1:KotK items you are looking to sell quickly, head on over to the Instant Sell Page now.

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The Hottest New Shirt In PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS!

With the limited amount of skins available in PUBG, any new item that’s added to the game quickly becomes sought-after by the top players and traders. Most recently, this has been the case with the shirt called the DMM T-Shirt.

The PUBG DMM T-Shirt was originally released as a promotion for a PUBG event held in Japan by DMM, a Japanese entertainment site. Following the event, PUBG DMM began giving away codes for the shirt to anyone who purchased PUBG through the DMM store. The limited method of obtaining the shirt, combined with its inability to be traded, made this shirt one of the most sought-after PUBG items during the last week.

Once this was learned by the community, sites such as Skin Tracker quickly began posting guides for users on how to pick up the shirt through the DMM Store. This led to many players flocking to buy the game so they could get access to this extremely rare shirt. However, as the news broke and more players flocked to DMM to pick up the shirt, DMM quickly suspended automatic distribution of the code to players who purchase the game. This shut down access to the shirt and increased the rarity of the item.

While the item is not currently tradable in the game, many are speculating that the item might become tradable after a short period of time like the Twitch Prime set did after its original release into the game. If the item does become tradable, due to the limited means of currently acquiring the shirt, the prices are sure to quickly rise on the market.

As of now, the only way to secure the PUBG DMM T-Shirt is through traders willing to sell the codes they managed to stock up on during the promotion, and no one knows if it will ever become more accessible.  These factors have led the DMM T-Shirt for PUBG to be now one of the most highly coveted items in the game.

As always, the team at OPSkins is closely monitoring this new PUBG DMM T-Shirt and will let the community know if the shirt becomes tradable. Until then what are your thoughts on the newest item added to PUBG? Do you love it, do you hate it, have you picked one up? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Is PUBG The Next Trader’s Gold Rush?

Since its release, PLAYERUNKOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS has been growing at an outstanding rate. Record after record has fallen to the game as it has climbed its way to the top of the Steam charts, becoming the game with the most concurrent players in the history of Steam at over 1 million. Which the game growing so large and seeing so much success it’s important to take a look at the history of the marketplace so far and consider that PUBG may be the next huge trading market.

Source: SteamDB

One of the goals for the developers at Bluehole since the game hit early access has been building a successful marketplace. Creative Director Brendan “Player Unknown” Greene believes a PUBG marketplace is vitally important for the game to remain successful after launch.

When the game launched into early access, those who had pre-ordered the game were given the PLAYERUNKNOWN SET. This Crate was the first release of rare items into the game and quickly became highly coveted as the most-wanted outfit. For those who didn’t pre-order, the only way to acquire the outfit is to purchase it through the marketplace. This has caused the price of the items in the crate to quickly go from the $487 on 4/27/17 to its current price of $1,299.50 at the time this article was written.

The release of the August Update saw the addition of new items inspired by the Battle Royale movie which inspired the creation of the Battle Royal game mode seen in Arma, H1z1, and not the newest and most successful interation PUBG. These skins were added to the Survivor Crate, Wanderer Crate, as well as the inclusion of a new Gamescom Invitational Crate. While the Wanderer Crate and the Survivor Crate were free to open, the Gamescom Invitational Crate could only be opened with a key purchased for $2.50 each. Not only did this update add new cosmetic items, it also added a rarity level for items which consisted of the following, in order from most to least rare: Red, Pink, Purple, Blue, Green, and Gray.

The release of the Gamescom update pumped new life into the PUBG Market. The rarest items quickly grew in value on the marketplace, such as the School Skirt which became the most valued item in the new update and currently sits at $244 on the marketplace. The introduction of the new rarity levels also helped increase the values of the free to open crates, leading to a price increase of the rarer items with the top items such as the PLEATED MINI-SKIRT being valued at $135. After Gamescom, the Gamescom Invitational crates were pulled from the game which made the marketplace the only place to obtain the crates and the skins in them. However, the items available in the Wanderer Crate and the Survivor Crate still remain available in the game to be earned via Battle Points.

While the Gamescom Update was mainly used as a test for the crate system, it also gave traders a look at the direction Bluehole might take with the future of the crate system. If Bluehole continues in the direction of adding limited edition crates to be opened with keys, and the addition of new skins in the Battle Point, it will create a two-tier system which will continue to help the growth of the marketplace. The limited edition crate items should keep rising in price as they are removed from the game because there is no more supply, while items from the Battle Point crates continue to be available and so priced lower. This will close the gap between the price ranges on the marketplace, helping to provide an entry point for traders not wanting to spend hundreds of dollars for a single item. This system will also allow dedicated traders to play the market as prices fluctuate, earning enough through trading to give them the ability to pick up the limited edition higher priced items as they grow in rarity, and allowing them to increase their profits.

With the success of the game, the rapid growth of the user base, and the success of the games marketplace, all trends point to PUBG quickly becoming one of the largest economies in the world of in-game trading. With the relatively new trading scene, it’s easy to deduce that the market will only continue to grow as the game is released and more items are added. This makes it the perfect time for a player to become a trader.

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AMA: Creative Director Brenden “PLAYERUNKNOWN” Greene

Brenden “PLAYERUNKNOWN” Greene dropped by the Top PUBG subreddit today to answer some questions from the community. While we didn’t get any groundbreaking info from the Creative Director, we did learn some interesting details on what to expect moving forward and some answers on some of the more frustrating issues players have experienced with the game.

Some of the biggest issues that players face while playing PUBG is the net code, server tick rate, and hit detection in the game. These have been issues that fans have been waiting to see improvement on since the release of early access and when asked about the net code issues Brenden gave the following response:

“This is not an easy task, and may take many months to implement but I understand your frustrations, and while I can’t speak to specifics about what and how we will optimize the net code (as it’s beyond my understanding) we will continue to apply optimizations and work to improve all the things you mentioned. It is one aspect of the game we want to improve!”

As we move later into the year, and the list of features being added to the game continues to grow, many have started to wonder if PUBG will keep its official release window and what features will be included when it moves from early access to launch. Thankfully, Brenden touched on the subject by giving a hard list of features that will be in release and reassured players it will be moving from early access before the end of the year.

“So, just to clarify what we will 100% be adding for the full release:

  • User interface rework
  • Profound debugging of the vehicles physics (This will be an ongoing process continuing after full release)
  • Bullet physics rework
  • Audio mix and volume rework
  • Client heavy optimizations (This will be an ongoing process continuing after full release)
  • Network code, predictions and tempo management heavy optimizations (This will be an ongoing process continuing after full release)
  • Improving server’s stability, and increase in performance and tick rate (This will be an ongoing process continuing after full release)
  • 3D Replays

Again, I just want to remind everyone that full release of the game doesn’t mean we stop development. We are building out a service that we intend to improve on over the coming months and years, and even if we don’t get everything into our full release, we will be working to add any missing features in the months and years following our move to 1.0”

Along with touching on net code and the features that players can expect to be added before the game moves into full release, Brenden also dropped a few new surprises that will be coming to the game. These surprises include improvements and reworks of Erangel, major improvements to the FPP experience, 3 new vehicles, and crosshair customization.

For full details on everything that was discussed be sure to head over to Reddit and check out the Full AMA. Also, be sure to drop a comment and let us know what you thought of the AMA and what features you are looking forward to the most for PUBG.

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PUBG Releases September Update

The time has come! Today PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS has released its latest update to the live servers!

This patch brings many new features to the game that should spice things up for players as they strive to secure their chicken dinners. The first on that list is the highly anticipated Foggy Weather setting. The Foggy Weather setting has a low probability to occur during a match once the patch hits the live servers. The setting will hinder players sight, making it difficult to spot opponents at range, thus, forcing players to engage at closer distances.

The patch also brings the addition of the Mini-14 to the arsenal of weapons available to players on the island of Erangel. The Mini-14 is a semi-automatic marksman rifle that can equip sniper rifle attachments for both muzzle and magazine slot and can also equip any optic in the game. While the Mini-14 has lower damage than the other DMR’s in the game, it makes up for it with its very high muzzle velocity and low bullet drop. As we mentioned in an earlier post, only apparel items are available for trading but hopefully soon though we will see some amazing Mini-14 skins available to rock in our loadout.

When it comes to the map itself, there are also some major changes to the northeast sector. The changes are as follows: a rework of Stalber to include various military base style buildings and new houses, as well as the addition of a brand new city named Kameshki which is located east of Stalber.

Finally, along with the new additions to the game, the patch also promises better optimization, optimized UI, new crosshair settings, and various other updates. For the full patch notes be sure to head over to the PUBG site and be sure to let us know what you think of this newest patch!

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