What you need to know
- PlayerUnknown's Battleground is a battle royale game which is quite popular on consoles and PC.
- The game is getting a massive update soon.
- The "Erangel" map has received a visual overhaul.
- You can purchase the battle royale game for $19 on Amazon.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is a battle royale game focused on scavenging weapons and using stealth or other tactics to be the last person alive. While the player count has dropped in recent months, it's still one of the most popular experiences out there.
One of the main reasons why the title is so popular is the continued support. PUBG: Season 4 promises significant changes when it hits PC on July 24 and consoles later this summer. The biggest tweak has to be the new look of the game's first and most iconic map. The classic "Erangel" map now features new building styles, more realistic scenery, better terrain, and some changed areas within the map.
If you purchase the PUBG: Season 4 "Survivor Pass," you get access to unique missions and rewards. A new feature called "Co-op Missions" will allow group progression.
If you're on the fence about PUBG, you can play it through Xbox Game Pass. The subscription gives you immediate access to over 200 games for one monthly price.
Best of the best
Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold in one
Xbox Game Pass gives you access to over a hundred games for one monthly fee. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate also adds Xbox Live Gold to the package so you can play online with your friends. Right now, you can purchase a three-month subscription for $45 through Amazon.
Excellent and affordable Xbox accessories
Up your Xbox experience with one (or all) of these budget accessories, all of which are approved by the gamers of Windows Central.
PowerA Play & Charge Kit for Xbox One ($15 at Amazon)
This charging kit keeps your Xbox One wireless controllers juiced up, and it offers batteries for two controllers. At just $15, this is hands-down our favorite budget charging companion.
ElecGear 4 Port USB Xbox One S Hub ($19 at Amazon)
This brilliant little USB splitter hub attaches perfectly to the side of your Xbox One S console. It's ideal for use with chargers, controllers, headsets, and more.
Controller Gear stand ($13 at Amazon)
Proudly display your Xbox gamepads with this stylish and functional stand. The licensed design is minimalist and black, and it has a hidden storage compartment, making the price of $13 a real steal.
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