PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is one of the most popular and bestselling online multiplayer battle royale game. Developed and published by PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of South Korean video game company Bluehole, the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was released for Microsoft Windows via Steam’s early access beta program in March 2017, with a full release on December 20, 2017.
With insane popularity of the game, the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds soon arrived on mobile devices. The PUBG Mobile (in addition to two localized versions of PUBG Mobile) was released by Tencent Games for iOS and Android mobile devices, which was equally impressive yet less resource hungry. In this post, you will know some interesting facts about PUBG(PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds)!
Here is a list of some interesting facts about PUBG(PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds) you probably didn’t know:
8: Do You Know What Does “PlayerUnknown” Actually Mean In The Title Of The Game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds?
“PlayerUnknown” is the game name (also online handle) of lead designer Brendan Greene who developed or created the game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds with the help of Bluehole Studios.
7: The Origin Of The Victory Message ” Winner Winner Chicken Dinner”
The origin dates back to old times from alley craps back in the depression. They used to play craps in alleys and didn’t always use the money, but if they did it using money and they were winning, it meant they could afford chicken for dinner that night. A chicken dinner in Las Vegas used to cost less than $2.00 and the usual bet at that time was $2.00, so when you won you had enough for the chicken dinner. Hence “Winner, winner, chicken dinner!”.
6: More Than Half Of PUBG PC Players Jumped Over From Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO)
According to SteamSpy, a third-party platform that analyzes data obtained directly from Steam, 55 percent of the overall player-base of PUBG used to actively play the competitive first-person shooter from Valve. These very players spent nearly 50 percent more time playing CS: GO than an average person. However, they now play less than 30 percent after shifting to PUBG.
5: PUBG Set The World Record For Most Simultaneous Players At Once
On December 29, 2017, PUBG shattered its previous concurrent-players record by more than double the amount, peaking at 3,106,358 players a day. PUBG also won Guinness World Records for “Most actively played game on Steam,” “Most concurrent players for a Steam Early Access game,” “Most concurrent players on Steam for a non-Valve video game,” and “First non-Valve video game to be the most played game on Steam.”
4: A Virtual Bandana On PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Sold For Over $1000
A virtual red bandana known as PlayerUnknown’s bandana was sold for $1,015. The bandana in question is found in loot crates that some players received as a reward for pre-ordering the deluxe edition of the game prior to its release for a mere $40. There are just a few copies of this item in existence. That’s why they are so valuable – people are ready to pay hundreds of real dollars for this bandana.
3: PUBG Became The Best Selling Game On A Single Platform For 2017
In late August 2017, PUBG became the best selling game on a single platform for 2017.
2: The Developer Of PUBG Got The Idea From DayZ & H1Z1 Game’s Battle Royale Survival Mods
The game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is based on previous mods that were created by Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene for other games like ARMA 2 mod DayZ: Battle Royale and he also used the year 2000’s Japanese film Battle Royale for inspiration, then expanded into a standalone game under Greene’s creative direction.
1: BlueHole Studios Didn’t Invest Any Money For Advertisement Of PUBG To Make It Popular
BlueHole Studios didn’t invest any money for advertisement of PUBG. PUBG became popular through its unique gameplay and word of mouth.