PUBG Mobile has come a long way to establish itself as a globally popular game. The game was first launched for mobile versions in 2018 and today as it stands, the game has surpassed 1 billion downloads accumulated downloads outside China. This article has shed a light upon some lesser-known facts of PUBG Mobile.
PUBG Mobile is an online multiplayer game published & developed by PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of a South Korean gaming company Bluehole which is now known as Krafton. The game was initially launched for PC versions and later introduced for gaming consoles as well as mobile phones. PUBG Mobile has also conducted several eSports tournament which is one of the main reasons of its popularity. The director of Tencent Games unveiled PUBG Mobile Global Championship (PMGC 2021) which is set to be the biggest eSports tournament of PUBG Mobile.
Almost every gaming enthusiast has played this highly popular game but many players are unaware of some interesting facts about this game.
5 untold facts of PUBG Mobile
1. Why was it named so?
Everyone is aware of the fact that PUBG is known as Player’s Unknown Battlegrounds but do you know why was it named so? The developer of PUBG, Brendan Green was himself an avid gamer, he used the name tag PlayerUnknown, in the game DayZ:Battle Royale, an offshoot of popular mod DayZ. He wanted to create some more random aspects so that players would not know what to expect & this was done by creating vastly larger maps that could not be easily memorized, he also took help from a book ‘The Hunger Games’ which gave him the idea to place the loot at different locations.
2. Concept of Bots
You’ve often heard about bots in PUBG Mobile. Bots are the computerised players that is based on AI (Artificial Intelligence). They won’t kill you or seek for advanced supplies in the map. They fire in a single mode, often known as bot-firing. Now, you might thin why were bots introduced in this game? Well, players aren’t able to get hang of the game right from the beginning, but these bots can get you free kills to boost your confidence in the game.
3. Game’s advertisement on Indian television
PUBG Mobile was the first mobile game whose advertisement was casted on Indian television.Later on, Free Fire joined the list. Prior to the game’s ban in the country by the government citing privacy concerns, Indians had a lion’s share in the downloads of PUBG Mobile. The TV ad had a spot of 27 seconds and ran on multiple Indian channels like &Pictures. You can watch the video by clicking here.
4. Winner Winner Chicken Dinner
Everyone craves to see these words after entering the battlegrounds. But do you know that this phrase has a deep connection with history? Yes, you read it right. The phrase Winner Winner Chicken Dinner was used by gamblers in 19th century, after winning all the money on stake, they exclaimed this phrase which means the winner will have chicken at dinner tonight. Although one good fact is that you don’t have to gamble in the game to win chicken dinner.
5. Real places
Did you know that some locations in different maps of PUBG Mobile can be visited in real life? One of those places is Sosnovka Military Bridge. If you’ve ever been to Howrah, West Bengal, you’ll see the popular Howrah Bridge which looks exactly similar to the Sosnovka Military Bridge. Another location is the church of hot drop Pochinki which has a striking resemblance to the church situated in Pochinki, Russia. It’s a small village in the Mordovia region.
These are some of the lesser-known facts of PUBG Mobile. Were you aware of any of these facts before? Drop down your comments!