PUBG War mode silently launches for custom games

Yesterday, PUBG received a new limited-time game mode called Tequila Sunrise, but it looks like it didn't launch alone. Apparently, a second new mode called "War" has been added to the game, though you won't hear about it from the development team. There's no mention of War mode anywhere in PUBG's Steam announcements or on Twitter, so it seems that this mode is getting something of a quiet launch.

For details, we turn to GameSpot, which spotted the mode today (no pun intended). PUBG's War mode seems similar to the more conventional deathmatches we see in other multiplayer games. Players are restricted to a small area on the game's Erangel map, ensuring combat will begin almost immediately and death will come quickly. How the new mode handles death is actually the most interesting part of War, as it allows players to respawn after they've been killed – a first for PUBG.

It sounds like an interesting mode, but unfortunately, not everyone is going to get the chance to play it. It's only available through PUBG's custom games menu for the time being, and only those who have been granted the status of PUBG partner can create custom games. That's mostly limited to streamers who broadcast the game, but the good news is that you can still check out the mode if you manage to get into one of the custom games they host.

For everyone who can't access War mode at the moment, there's always PUBG's newest limited-time game mode, Tequila Sunrise. Tequila Sunrise launched late last night and will run until 7 PM Pacific time on Sunday, April 8, giving players 72-hours to check it out. The game mode restricts weapon drops to just shotguns and melee weapons, while the safe zone is smaller to start and progresses faster throughout the match, ensuring that players find themselves in up close and personal conflicts.

As for PUBG Corporation's goals for War mode, we'll just have to wait and see if the company ever talks about it officially. Check it out if you get the chance, but otherwise, make sure you give Tequila Sunrise a spin before it disappears Sunday night!