Tuesday, 23 January, 2018

PUBG has already sold three million copies on Xbox One

Tonight's PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds patch adds loot crates and a new report function PUBG Announces Loot Box Item Drop Rates In New Update Patch Notes
Terence Owen | 12 January, 2018, 15:08

In a move that's likely to make Sony and PS4 owners green with envy, Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg revealed that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has 3 million players on Xbox One.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds was well on its a way to growing its user base to such a large size after its launch on Xbox One, despite the game releasing in a relatively poor state on the platform previous year. In fact, it was the first game to achieve the massive milestone of two million concurrent players, and it doesn't look like the player base has any signs of shrinking.

The missing Battle Points in "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" will be returned, but players want the game's developers to focus on something else. Whether you're streaming in the HypeZone on Mixer or battling for a chicken dinner with your squad, players on Xbox are helping build and improve the game on console. Have any of you played PUBG on Xbox One since it launched? Thank you for your incredible support! The most popular game in the world is coming to a more accessible platform. The Xbox One version is expected to receive that map update sometime this year. It originally launched on Steam through its Early Access program, and only actually launched properly on the main Steam page in December 2017 with its PC 1.0 Update.

Skype partnering w/ Signal for new 'Private Conversations' encrypted messaging feature
You can drop us a line or two if you have had the opportunity of using the new end-to-end encryption launched by Microsoft. This means that Skype users may see a complete roll out of end-to-end encryption in the coming days if all goes well.

The most recent updates have brought first-person support for solo, duo, and squads gameplay and they are "just getting started".

Alongside this compensation, the Early Bird key used to open the Desperado and Gamescom crates have now been placed back on sale following scheduled maintenance.

Both new lootboxes have a 40% drop rate and the previous Wanderer and Survivor lootboxes have a 10% drop rate. The lowest odds are for the Sleeveless Biker Jacket (Brown and Black), and the Cloth Mask (Checkered).

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