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With India ban imminent, PUBG cuts ties with China’s Tencent

With India ban imminent, PUBG cuts ties with China’s Tencent

Last week, PUBG Mobile was banned in India following a government crackdown on mobile apps and games that have some connection to China. That was bad news for PUBG, which has found a lot of success on mobile, so obviously this was no good for PUBG Corporation - especially since India is such a large market. Today, PUBG Corporation announced that it's taking matters into its own hands, which involves taking over the publishing duties for PUBG Mobile in India itself.

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PUBG Mobile banned in India amid 118 app government crackdown

PUBG Mobile banned in India amid 118 app government crackdown

PUBG Mobile has been banned in India, a huge blow to the incredibly popular game, as part of the government's increasing crack-down on mobile apps connected to China. Today's ban - which affects 118 apps in total - extends a June 2020 decision by the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology that saw TikTok and WeChat impacted.

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PUBG Mobile v1.0 major update revealed with ‘mysterious surprise’

PUBG Mobile v1.0 major update revealed with ‘mysterious surprise’

The PUBG Mobile game is about to get a major update to version 1.0, adding a number of major changes, including more realistic graphics, a new interactive lobby, easily accessible pages for social and stores functions, and more. In addition, the company revealed plans for a new mobile esports tournament that will have a $2 million prize pool. The event will take place with players around the globe and will be the largest PUBG Mobile esports event to date.

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OnePlus owners get exclusive access to PUBG Mobile’s new 90fps support

OnePlus owners get exclusive access to PUBG Mobile’s new 90fps support

PUBG Mobile, the version of the battle royale game designed for smartphones and tablets, is now available with support for 90fps gameplay...but only on certain OnePlus phones. The companies announced a partnership last week that gives OnePlus 7T series, 7 Pro, and 8 series device owners access to this smoother gameplay, but that exclusively won't last forever. Certain countries are excluded from the feature, as well.

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PUBG Mobile’s big Tivik map update has arrived

PUBG Mobile’s big Tivik map update has arrived

Earlier this week, Tencent announced that PUBG Mobile would be getting a new map. New maps aren't the rarity in PUBG that they may be in other battle royale games, but this new map was slated to be a special one. When Tencent made its announcement, it revealed Tivik, a new map made specifically for PUBG Mobile players using smartphones and tablets.

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PUBG Mobile adds Livik map made specifically for phones and tablets

PUBG Mobile adds Livik map made specifically for phones and tablets

PUBG Mobile players now have access to a new map made specifically for people who play the battle royale game on tablets and smartphones. Called 'Livik,' this is the first time the PUBG team has developed a smaller map exclusive to the mobile version of the game, one that will result in shorter matches across a smaller landscape. The update was released on July 5.

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PUBG on PC adds bots to help newbies despite controversy

PUBG on PC adds bots to help newbies despite controversy

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, more commonly called PUBG, has received an update that adds bots on the PC servers, helping newbies get some kills and win some rounds. The topic of bots is controversial among PUBG players, as it is among Fortnite players and those in a number of other games, too. Game update 7.2 is also bringing a new Ranked Mode, weapon balance tweaks, and more.

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Google Stadia Pro adds PUBG today, Electronic Arts titles on the way

Google Stadia Pro adds PUBG today, Electronic Arts titles on the way

Periodically, Google adds new games to its Stadia Pro lineup, which are games that are free to play for anyone who has an active Stadia Pro subscription. Today, Stadia Pro got a whopper of a free game: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, which is arguably the biggest free game offered through the service yet.

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PUBG 7.1 update arrives with overhauled Vikendi and Cold Front pass

PUBG 7.1 update arrives with overhauled Vikendi and Cold Front pass

Battle royale game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds returns with its seventh season this week, bringing an overhauled version of the Vikendi map that features substantially less snow, as well as an updated 'Dinoland' destination, adjusted climate options, and a new railway system that runs around the map. In addition to Vikendi's features, it has also lost some previously available items.

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PUBG is getting a new map and sticky bombs for season 6

PUBG is getting a new map and sticky bombs for season 6

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is about to kick off its sixth season, and when it does, players will have a new map to do battle on. Today PUBG Corp revealed Karakin, a new 2km x 2km map that promises some intense action. Karakin will also bring a new map mechanic called the black zone along with it, which will change the map as matches play out.

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PUBG loot boxes are about to undergo a big change

PUBG loot boxes are about to undergo a big change

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is about to get some big changes to monetization. Since shortly after launch, the game has relied on a crate and key system to make additional money past the initial cost of the game. Crate and key systems are nothing new, but they are somewhat annoying for players, as loot crates require keys that often need to be purchased separately before they can be unlocked.

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PUBG Mobile update adds Royale Pass Season 10 and special perks

PUBG Mobile update adds Royale Pass Season 10 and special perks

PUBG Mobile, the slightly more realistic battle royale alternative to Fortnite, has been updated to version 0.15.5. With this update, players get access to the new Royale Pass Season 10, as well as some limited-time perks that will disappear in a few days. Among other changes, players can now give the Royale Pass as a gift, there's a new TDM-exclusive map called 'Ruins,' and more.

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