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Updated December 12, 2017:
If you want to run PUBG, you will need a minimum GPU of a GeForce GTX 960 or a Radeon R7 370 with at least 2 GB of dedicated memory. You CPU needs to be a Core i5-4430 or an AMD FX-6300. And if you have this setup, you will also be able to run games like CoD WW2, Destiny 2, FIFA 18 and Shadow of War - at least at the minimum level.
PUBG is a massively multiplayer online survival game. The game is based on battle royal-style game mods previously made by Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene for other games. Up to one hundred players parachute onto an island and scavenge for weapons and equipment to kill others but making sure to avoid getting killed themselves. The last player or team standing wins the round.
Updated July 24, 2019:
PUBG Update 4.1 is now live on all servers and is also on sale for 50% off for the next week. Update 4.1 introduces a lot of balance changes and the new Survivor Pass: AFTERMATH, but most importantly, the newly redesigned and enhanced version of Erangel is available! Rediscover the map that catapulted PUBG and Battle Royale into the spotlight with stunning new visual details, updated buildings, and new places to loot!
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Can my computer run PUBG?
One of the most popular games on PC for over the last year has been Brendan Greene’s Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, more commonly referred to as ‘PUBG.’ At its core, PUBG is a battle royale game that features matches of up to 100 players battling for the all-important chicken dinner. Whether you’re fighting solo, with a partner, or in a squad, the ultimate goal is be the last one/team standing. Compared to the other industry titan, Fortnite, PUBG takes a much more realistic approach to its graphics and gameplay mechanics. This difference in graphics style can have positive and negative effects, with the main negative being a vast increase in hardware needed to play the game properly. PUBG was a highly successful Early Access game on Steam, but reviews for the game began to take a turn for the worse as optimization and server issues began to arise. Because of some of these issues, the system requirements for PUBG have been officially changed to more accurately reflect the type of PC needed to get it running.
Originally, the minimum requirement for GPU was set at the GeForce GTX 660 and the Radeon HD 7850, but this proved to be insufficient for fluid gameplay in popular landing zones like School and Military Base. Bluehole eventually changed the requirement to the GeForce GTX 960 and the Radeon R7 370 which is a pretty significant increase in overall power. Furthermore, the CPU requirements went from the range of Intel Core i3-4340/AMD FX-6300 up to Intel Core i5-4430 with the AMD requirement actually staying the same. As a whole, these are definitely on the higher range of minimum requirements when looking at other games that were built with Unreal Engine 4, like Soul Calibur VI or Conan Exiles.
When you move on to the recommended requirements, things begin to look a little closer to other titles that share genres. In fact, The GeForce GTX 1060 is the same recommended requirement in games like Battlefield 5 and Black Ops 4. Bluehole set the CPU requirement at the Intel Core i5-6600K and AMD Ryzen 5 1600. There’s still a chance that your computer could experience frame drops and stutters when jumping into high density areas, even if your PC is technically above the recommended requirements. If you experience this sort of issue, you may need to turn a couple of settings down, such as View Distance, Shadows, and Effects.
Many of the optimization issues have been addressed by PUBG/Bluehole, but even with their FixPUBG campaign, gamers are still experiencing problems while playing. With Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 already gobbling up market share and Battlefield V just around the corner, PUBG and its intense system requirements may be on its last breath.
Update: June 26, 2019
Update #30 is now available for all PC players and with it comes a boatload of new content. First and foremost, the .45 caliber Desert Eagle, or Deagle if you’re cool, is now available on all maps. Even players with level 3 helmets can get popped with just two headshots with this powerful new beast. In addition to the new sidearm, players now have access to a new flare-gun only vehicle called the BRDM-2. The BRDM-2 is a heavily armored humvee that can drive straight into the water and continue on its path of destruction like it was a dirt road.
Gas cans can now be shot to create an explosion like it was the 4th of July so watch out for this little red monsters being in spots they should not be. Last but not leas