PUBG Mobile Has Been Downloaded Literally One Billion Times
PUBG Mobile has just surpassed a frankly enormous 1 billion downloads worldwide.
The news was revealed by the official PUBG Mobile account on Twitter. A commemorative video has been released alongside the news, thanking players for their continuous support.
— PUBG MOBILE (@PUBGMOBILE) March 22, 2021
Krafton and PUBG Studio CEO C.H. Kim delivered a special message to fans to mark the occasion, which also happens to be the third anniversary of the game’s launch in March of 2018. Kim told fans to “stay tuned as PUBG Mobile continues to evolve.”
It’s not clear how the game will coexist with PUBG: New State, the sequel to PUBG Mobile set in 2051, with futuristic equipment to utilise. The new game will add in-game weapon customization, drones, a combat roll ability, destructible windows, interactable objects, futuristic ballistic shields, and new environments to explore, including a defunct shopping mall.
PUBG Mobile recently introduced a number of music-based abilities as part of the Hundred Rhythms update, which sees players using musical armbands to commit abilities and thwart foes. Back in November of 2020, a special version of the game was reintroduced to India after the game was banned in the country. If you’re just digging into the new content, here’s a video covering everything you need to know about PUBG Mobile’s Season 18.
Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.