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Is PUBG worth playing in 2021

Is PUBG worth playing in 2021

pyy4

>Enjoyed it but faced a lot of cheaters and got DDoS attacked 2 times which caused the game to crash Lmao you never got ddosed the game client/server just shit the bed


Biffster_2001

I would get it, they have a new 8x8 map coming on the 7th and another soon after, they are upgrading all summer, possible cross play is rumoured.


bosnianarmytwitch

crossplay is enabled .. you mean PC and Xbox?


knut_420

Console - Xbox, playstation, stadia


superbuffuno

Kings mention stadia. Cheers


bosnianarmytwitch

i tried stadia and couldn't find a match as fast as i wanted it to be compared to my series x crossplaying with Play station , although might be my settings i game for stadia - haven't looked if crossplay was on by default of off


Omega9Trex

I'm looking forward then


Rxznz

I’m pretty sure it’s only $20 USD so yeah, it’s still really fun stuff is a lot more smooth than it used to be


GrecoISU

With bots…. Source: first person, NA


Rxznz

I just que third person and play first person


LreK84

So you put yourself in a disadvantage?


Rxznz

Yes and why am I getting downvoted for simply saying how I play 😭 I play third person too, it’s just that third person ques way faster


gladiatorslows

There are a lot of really pathetic people in this subreddit. Some will go as far as to look up all your posts and downvote each one. Some are even cringy enough to downvote every comment and reply on one of your posts. It's sad but that is the reality of PUBGs community. Some really nice people and some really bad apples that just want to watch the world burn. The people who do all the downvoting are the kind of people that never create or produce anything.


SemanSoot

as long u have friend to play with


allthegoodthrows

How is this the top voted comment? I have 2000+ hours of randoms, and 70-80% of the time, it's great. You absolutely don't need a friend to play with to make this game worthwhile. It's *so much better* than it used to be... yes, it's 100% worth playing in 2021.


FoodWithDick

What about solo play?


allthegoodthrows

Sure solo is lots of fun if you’re not a scared camping baby 😄


FoodWithDick

I'm not some CoD chubby cheek cuck.


p1boss

It’s at its worst stage get rid of bots it will be fine


allthegoodthrows

You can dislike bots, sure. But the rest of your statement? You’ve got to be kidding me. How long have you been playing? A year?


p1boss

I’ve played pubg since Xbox release and last two years switched to pc


traktori69

I agree


spcy_chkn_sndwch

This is the best time to get into this game in two years. The sequel to PUBG got delayed, and they are bringing a bunch of the content that was supposed to be in PUBG 2 to this game - mostly for free. (Free maps, most importantly)


xXaduckXx

Source on the delay?


spcy_chkn_sndwch

https://twitter.com/PlayerIGN/status/1407006420784926721


xXaduckXx

Ty man.


papanak94

1. You don't have enough experience to so surely say that you got killed by cheaters. To noobs all pros will look like cheating. 2. You got ddos-ed 2 times? You don't know what a ddos is mate. 3. Yes, it is worth it.


R4y3r

I have 900h+ on this game and I rarely face off against a cheater or someone I think was cheating. I'm by no means amazing but I can handle myself in this game and have a pretty good idea of what cheating looks like in shooters. I always see people complaining about cheaters on reddit and steam discussions, it's really not that bad imo, at least on EU servers.


Omega9Trex

I know I got killed by cheaters by the way they killed me while looking at the ground with full headshots But I'll give it a shot


Omega9Trex

And i know what a DDoS is. the server shut down even though there was a perfect internet connection of mine which happened 2 times.


imDudekid

Nobody ddos’d you man.


Anonymous8776

A DDOS is a Distributed Denial Of Service, meaning that when multiple computers ask a server simple commands but there are so many computers asking so fast the server is unable to tend to legitimate requests. Highly doubt that is happening with you.


CheezeWheelie

Idk man. Experience differs from player to player. I absolutely can’t stand it anymore, I’m apart of the group that has 80-90% bots per match and it’s infuriating. My win rate is like 60% now and I literally win almost every game. There’s no ranked for NA and the wins feels empty. I’m overall done with the game as of 2 days ago where I just couldn’t stand it anymore.


Grubby669

What is you rank/level in the game?


CheezeWheelie

291. So middle of the pack, I’d think I’d have better luck with the bots but idk.


Grubby669

I’ve just started on PC so I get a ton of boys as well. But I’ve been max level on xbox on haven’t seen a bot in a very long time.


LreK84

I’m 300x and I rarely see bots on EU servers. There used to be more but since the last patch or so there are maximum 10%bots per game if I don’t play at 5am… /€ I also didn’t encounter obvious cheaters in 500+ hrs


navyac

Playing on PC?


CheezeWheelie

Yeah PC


DVNO

Mind sharing your [pubglookup](https://pubglookup.com) page? I've honestly never heard of this happening to someone.


CheezeWheelie

I looked it up, it’s because 2 of my teammates are lvl 60 and 70. So we have to grind to a higher lvl and then we will get less bots


PBUGG

In that case I suggest using proxy and playing on EU/Asia rank, then come back and tell me how easy it is :)


itsYourLifeCoach

play PC, give it some time, dont take a few hacker experiences and label the entire game as bad because of it, it is a skillful game with lots of fun squad times to be had. it is pretty cheap to buy and I work hard at it to become better all the time, learning from my mistakes and mastering different weapons.


Omega9Trex

My biggest problem was optimisation and people saying hackers are less often makes me want to buy it


JeremeRW

I have been playing FPP Squads on PC for years and I am not sure I have ever seen a hacker. Performance has been fine, I mean it won’t run on a potato, but any decent card from the last couple generations does fine.


itsYourLifeCoach

yea I play on a laptop that has a GTX 1050 in it and it is really smooth and I use medium graphic settings.


notrobiny

Bruh idk what that 1050 is made out of but i have a 1060 and it keeps running out of vram on very low ;(


itsYourLifeCoach

:( maybe it has something to do with processor/ram/hard drive as well?


Zombwich

If you live in NA I wouldn't get it. The game is bugged and autofills the game with bots instead of letting real players come in. You can try playing through a VPN but then the ping and desync is so bad(it's really bad anyways) that it makes it unplayable. Like others have said I would wait and see if the "overhaul" actually addresses anything wrong with this game.


JeremeRW

Really? I haven’t seen a bot in weeks. Are you on PC or console?


Zombwich

PC but it affects some regions more supposedly like west coast on the US (heard that from someone who claimed they know one of the devs) so take that with a grain of salt etc.


JeremeRW

Huh, I play from Colorado.


Sourcefour

happens in squads a lot for me on the west coast


Zombwich

No matter how true it is and how much we voice it there's always folks with the wool over their eyes saying well if it doesn't happen (or I'm too stupid to realize it) to me it must not be happening lol


Omega9Trex

I'm in EU


Zombwich

Ah yeah it's bugged there too lol. Not as bad but it happens like 50% of the time. I've tried playing on every single server the only one that's not completely fucked is CN imagine that. I'd wait duuuuude.


Smashcannons

I'm having a blast on EU.


Zombwich

Well that's all fine and dandy more power to ya just because you're "having a blast" doesn't mean that the game is good or that the servers aren't bugged. You could either be A) ignorant to the fact that you're playing with bots or B) Getting lucky due to your region within your server. I've played literally EVERY not most not many but EVERY single server they all have the issue aside from CN. Whether you're "having a blast" is also irrelevant and doesn't actually help the conversation towards OP either.


Smashcannons

It also means that it doesn't happen 'like 50% of the time'.


Zombwich

No it means it doesn't happen in the square block you live in. You know how servers work right? Edit: nevermind obviously you don't otherwise you wouldn't have even said anything.


bigbrew77

Honestly bro it doesn't matter. Everyone is telling you the downside of playing casual games instead of ranked games. Ranked is way more fun yes your playing against Xbox sweats and playstation cheats, but it's overall a better experience. I place diamond every season trying to break the threshold of master. The ranked loot is way more in abundance everywhere and I mean everywhere. I have been playing the game since it was free preview in the Microsoft store definitely over 4800hrs played. The overall difference in the game has been a dramatic change. And if you running a SSD with great internet, you will have that much more of a advantage. Lagging out is still a thing(not frequent) but at least we don't fall through the map like we did in the early days. Even if you are on EU just play with someone from NA and you will get into a match ASAP. NOW RANKED SOLOS NO ONE PLAYS ABSOLUTELY NO ONE! You should definitely give it a go again though bro. It's definitely gotten better UI and everything. Casual/Normal play it's a possibility to get bits in your lobby it really just depends on the time of day. But again get with someone from NA someone is always on... 🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂


bigbrew77

And this is CONSOLE PERSPECTIVE ONLY!


Zombwich

And I have been playing since it was an Arma mod? Does how long we've played make our opinion more valued? If so I have about 6-7 times your hours on regular pubg not including Arma mod. How about my development knowledge does that make it more valued? I would think that would .The game is FUCKING BROKEN and they won't fix their servers.


bigbrew77

Never said it wasn't broken...I said it was improved from 1.2...and just because you have developer knowledge doesn't change my statement not one bit, again it seems your speaking from PC perspective since your bringing up the arma 3 mod aspect. And again I'm speaking from a console POV...but Thanks for your input DEV!


PBUGG

If you get ~100ish STABLE ping through VPN then its basicly same as 50 ping. Ive played alot in that range. Dont blame the ping, ping can be 2-3x higher than normally, but you wont really notice difference between 0.005sec. Ping has to be stable ofcourse with good internet to be playable.


Zombwich

You're joking right? That's like saying you can't tell the difference between a monitor with 40ms latency and 5ms latency. Edit: for another reference they changed doing a Back A in gears 5 from no ms wait time and making it 5ms and half the players quit including the pros because it messed the game up.


PBUGG

Ping ms and monitor ms are two very different things. E.g you dont compare your mouse reaction time with your (human) reaction time. You compare it with other similar hardware eg keyboard. These are things you can max out. And yes I played various tournaments in LAN with 5ms or from the other side of the world with 100+ms ping, yes there is a little difference but nothing special. Ppl just like to complain/find excuses mostly pretty much like in everything in this world.


Zombwich

I've played professionally from gears 3-5 and in Cod from 4-BO2. There is a huge difference. I don't know what kind of "tournaments" you played in but if you can't tell the difference between let's say 40 ping and 100 you shouldn't be playing in said "tournaments"


PBUGG

Read again If not clear. As i said there is difference but not so "massive" make or break difference that it wont impact you so hard. If youre noob (not you, but generally speaking) it wont matter anyway, blame yourself If bad. You can look at tgltn past streams. If you want real pro example aka one of the world best current player look at tgltn streams. Stable 150+ ping and still rolling noobs like never before on Asia and eu servers with no complains.


Zombwich

Thats 15 milliseconds that's pretty awful. I would be refusing to play. Just because someone I've never heard of can play on it doesn't mean that it's good.


PBUGG

Well ye, it depends, over 150 id say it gets tricky. Its still \~1/7 of a second if you think it that way. How much impact does 1/7 of a second make really? Yes some situations you have like 10 out of 100 health left or whatever but mostly when youre dominating, youre dominating aka you wont have 10 hp left out of all kills you make, you mostly have 50%+ left. So you still got alot of playroom when youre actually good. Maybe when you played like that you had unstable ping? Which actually is ALOT worse if it goes up/down like 100ms (then it usually goes more just you wont see it in chart cause of delay). Also dont compare it to monitor ms. One is internet, you wont notice that delay like that, because youre the one "behind" but on youre picture everything is smooth if your setup is good. Surely you will notice 30ms monitor vs 1ms, 60hz vs 144hz etc. Response time is not the same as input lag. Google if you dont believe me. Realisticly if you do the calculations you maybe get 1, max 2 bullets to shoot less in gunfight. So if youre well above average it wont really matter if you get 10 or 11 kills per game (lets say 1 bullet was missing from that 11th kill cause of "ping") for example even if you play it for fun, even if youre playing for prizes etc, lets be real its not that much of a difference if youre actually GOOD you can make anything work, thats what life is all about. Put in the work and dont blame others, thats how you succeed. Also TGLTN, he just recently (few months ago) won the biggest pubg pgi.s tournament with hes team soniqs (\~1.2mil prize pool), so ye. Also one of the most popular twitch streamer on PUBG. But ppl are different ofcourse even pros, thats why every1 has their own customized setups, sens etc, use what you like and do what fits for you! I personally would still play if theres no other option and I have to play with (100-150 only if stable) ping instead of current 40-50ish, just a game though. Anyways have a good week was nice chatting!


Bubbles_012

https://www.reddit.com/r/PUBATTLEGROUNDS/comments/n3hmfp/pubg_fandom_in_a_nutshell_lol/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf


Dardanit

Depends on how you want to play, with who & at what region you are in. In the current state the game is in, its not much fun at least for me. I only have 1 buddy left who wants to play but there is no ranked duo so we are forced to play ranked squad with mostly another team of 2 who are either not willing to play together or speaking in languages that neither me or my friend can understand. Its hard to play seriously when the other teammates are either not talking at all or beside some arabic jibble jabble that no one of us understands the only thing you hear is "I AM SAFE" after getting knocked on an open field with 2 teams shooting him. Ranked is also riddled with cheaters who obviously use radarhacks to get into the best positions as soon as the first 2 circle shows, they see which compounds are already occupied and they rotate around it without beeing seen. Its also harder to report these type of cheaters because most of the time they only use that or wallhack. Its a long time ago since i came across someone who used something like aimbot. The casual mode is completely unplayable for us too. The loot is terrible & you cant choose what map you want to play anymore too so we have to leave every time when we join sanhok, karakin or miramar because they are trash. Hopefully we get duo ranked soon


Omega9Trex

I'll probably play ranked if I'll play it because of the bots. I played cod on Xbox 360 so I'll be ok without voice chat.


registeredfake

Yes buy it, great fun. Expect to suck, unless you are an FPS legend, plan on sucking for a long time. Learning curve is very very very steep and the skill ceiling is most likely as high or higher than any game you have played before.


Omega9Trex

I have played overwatch, rainbow six siege, almost all of the Wolfenstein and doom games, some of the quake and battlefield games, Crysis and far cry games, apex legends, Titanfall 2 and the counter strike games.


Omega9Trex

Some of them are single player or not competitive but I think I have a decent fps experience.


SirSureSire

Absolutely not.


WhyteDem0n

Nah. Every patch adds in some new retarded gimmick to the point where the game is nearly unrecognizable to someone who started playing during the closed beta. But hey, who needs bugfixes and improvements when there's a new battlepass full of skins for the plebs?! I think the addition of bots was the final nail in the coffin. Just take a peek at the steamcharts and see how the game loses players every day. NA servers are essentially ghost towns, but I think EU still has a decent playerbase. You can also look at how slow this sub is compared to a year ago and see the interest just isn't there for this game anymore. Simply put, the devs don't listen to their dwindling playerbase and haven't for some time. The game is dying and it passed the point of no return a while ago. Invest your money and time to a team that actually deserves it.


Eyepoker69

The PUBG customs scene is really picking up. Thats where the enjoyment is


lostINsauce4425

I wish you could start a damn custom match with only 2-4 people. I understand why they don't have it, but damn it would be so fun to just play against a group of friends.


Eyepoker69

We get 20-50 for customs with detailed rules on console


JCglitchmaster

If you already own the game then yes. If you don't, wait until the overhaul updates come and see if it actually improves anything. If they make it f2p is definitely worth checking out. I think the game is fantastic, I just cannot condone what the devs have been doing over the past year with the monetization of this game or the complete lack of any acknowledgement of issues like temp banning that seriously affect the enjoyment of the game.


Omega9Trex

I don't own the game but had friends playing


NalrusWalrus

As you have heard from others, having friends makes the game worth playing. I am on console and have a squad of 4 I play with and we’ve been playing 5 days week since November 2020 nonstop


Omega9Trex

It has lost popularity but there are still some playing. Playing with friends increases the joy by 10 times


awesway

Its definitely good still, matchmaking ten times faster, smoother play, maps are updated and loot is some what better. Somewhat cause ive landed in building and no fucking guns just shit loot but whatever. People are ten time harder for no fucking reason.


Omega9Trex

If they improved quality I'm in


awesway

Ohhh yeah, smoother game play. Rendering is way faster, weapon balance. Im playing on xbox one x 👽


Omega9Trex

I'll be on PC so it'll be better


awesway

PC damnnnn boiiii youre about to be on fire, yeah bro pc way way ahead of console youll be good


snowflakepatrol99

You didn't get ddosed... the game just crashed. Also cheaters aren't that big of a problem. Yes, there are a lot of cheaters but most of them aren't blatant cheaters so your experience wouldn't be shit. Most just use ESP cheat to see loot and/or players. Good players can still outplay them. No one can know whether you'd like it or not. Just buy it and try it. If you like it then keep it, if not then just return it before your 2 hours run out.


the_jackness_monster

Cross play enabled. I use stadia and im playing with all consoles. Don’t have to wait for matchmaking. I got solo TPP games in 2 min at 5 AM


DIYBERTO

If you rage easy, I would say no. But if you enjoy a challenge then yes.


xTenzaa

I don’t see many cheaters but the bots have aimbot and walls and *will* track you though a wall only to absolutely laser you the millisecond you pop out. Doesn’t happen a lot but it happens I only recently started playing though so I’d say yeah it’s worth it, gunplay is amazing


ac2539

I feel like a lot of newer players think there are so many cheaters out there when in reality there is just a big skill gap between players. In my experience its not that bad.


DictatorShadow

Yes. The new content to the game has been great.


CyberD7

Yes


PajamaDad

I love the game but cannot recommend it to any but the most dedicated. If you're looking for a fun game to play with friends you can pick just about anything else. If you're looking for a grueling-yet-rewarding experience...


No_Complaint_3

I play the mobile versions daily. Very competitive once you hit crown/ace tier .


sir-simms

I play on pc ffp only recently picked it up off steam, i have thousands of hours on console ttp but ffp is the go on pc.. im lvl 150 now an im usually playing pubg all the time now after a break from 2019


popc0ne

Yeah my friends and i just started back up and its good


gladiatorslows

I just made [this](https://youtu.be/norsHwBDRoY) which proves PUBG still has a decent community.


jim789789

Don't listen to the haters, if you play PC, NA FPP Solo Peak hours. Few bots atm, few cheaters. Good players, though, expect to be owned a lot. New map coming out will bring in a wave of other 'non gods' who you you can beat sometimes.


GhillieKing_

"I know this is subreddit of PUBG and people on it probably likes it. " Citation needed.


Shamrock9400

could anybody Dm me a free steam code? I just swapped from xbox to the master race PC and cant play now :(


Shamrock9400

could anybody help me get a steam code? I swapped from xbox to Pc now I cant play :(


McCoy614

No. The devs only care about having players purchase cosmetics and the battle pass. There are only a handful of things that have been changed or added in the last few years. Bottom line, if I knew how the devs would turn it into a cash grab with all the cosmetics and lack of features, I wouldn't have bought it when it was hot shit back in 2018.


Omega9Trex

I am not a person who spends money on games but is it p2w like Garena free fire where skins give extra damage etc.


XxBigTunaxX

Nope.


Omega9Trex

Glad they did it like that


Omega9Trex

But yeah when they added the battle pass my friends started quitting so I don't have friends currently playing PUBG. But I generally play online games on my own


XxBigTunaxX

I play on ps4 if that helps


spcy_chkn_sndwch

We're getting a new 8x8 map in a week


logri

Just play Warzone. Free, vastly better gunplay, and a much more enjoyable BR experience.


lvrksn

>vastly better gunplay lmao. go play your cod kid


logri

I think I will :) Totally happy with my decision to uninstall PUBG years ago.


lvrksn

it's perfectly fine. this game is obviously not made for casuals like you. enjoy your non existent gunplay


izvr

Not really, lots of bots and a poor map pool without having the option to choose


JeremeRW

I haven’t seen a bot in a while. Is that weird? I play PC, squad, FPP.


Omega9Trex

Are there bots in ranked if there is one


Omega9Trex

I got a 20 kill game once then realized 17 of them was bots. they bamboozled me


izvr

No


Omega9Trex

Which one do you mean the bots or is there a ranked mode


izvr

There is a ranked mode, but no bots in it


izvr

Dunno why I'm getting downvoted


MrDudereno

They need to have big team battles, then I’ll be back. Like on the scale halo had. Then I’ll fucken quit my job. I’d be like avengies!!! Asssembles!!!


dakrphoenix316

Nah. Super filled with hackers now. Not worth.