We Survived PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

Playeruknown’s Battlegrounds mixes tactics and battle royale bloodshed into a tense experience. We sit down to sneak around, gather an arsenal, and kick everyone’s butt in this Kotaku Plays.

This post originally appeared 4/26/17.

Holy crap! We did it. Faced with 100 other players armed with shotguns, assault rifles, and frying pans, we somehow persevered to come out on top. Battlegrounds is a killer game that perfect expresses how long stretches of quiet can lead to explosive results.


Shaking from too much cold brew, I make plenty of mistake. But Battlegrounds offers a lot of flexibility in how you want to approach the match. Survival takes all forms from actively chasing down players, staying at the edge of the battle and picking your shots, or just hiding in the bathroom. It’s exciting and terrifying. Death can come at any time.

But hey, we made it. A few shotgun blasts later and we stand alone, Highlander-style over our enemies. Next time? We’ll probably just get shot in the back or something.

Former Senior Writer and Critic at Kotaku.

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Wow, that was awesome. It’s crazy how few people you came across considering how actively you were moving around and looking for trouble. From the Giant Bomb streams I’ve watched, even when you play carefully there tends to be a bit more action moment-to-moment.

But when you did get into fire fights, you played super well, so kudos. Definitely a well-earned victory.