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PUBG Corp Confirms PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds 2 is in development

PUBG Corp has officially confirmed a sequel to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is in development for PC, Mobile & Consoles.

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PUBG Corp has finally confirmed that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds 2 is a reality, and is currently in development.

Updated 1/19/2021: New release window details

PUBG saw its hayday in the summer of 2018, hitting over 1 million concurrent Steam players on average for several months, and peaking at 3.2 million concurrent players. (via Steam Charts)

According to popular PUBG leaker on Twitter @PlayerIGN, PUBG corps newest game is in the works, and is set to be a direct sequel to their hit battle royale title, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

Apparently, the secret Project XTRM from PUBG corp will be “the authentic sequel to the PC and console multi-platform, which will continue the worldview of ‘Battleground,'” according to a document provided by PlayerIGN.

The new sequel will also include a “mobile edition”, just like its successful predecessor. The mobile, PC, and console version is expected to be published by Tencent games.

PUBG 2 Game Engine

The game will most likely be on Unreal Engine 4, as several Project XTRM job listings from PUBG corp request Unreal Engine 4 experience.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds currently runs on Unreal Engine 4 as well.

PUBG 2 Release Date

The exact release date for the game is unknown. However, in a recent interview with Bloomberg, it was revealed that a new mobile battle royale title is slated for 2021. Alongside this release is a planned PC & console release by 2022 of another PUBG-related game. This could very well be PUBG 2.

Will PUBG 2 have Cross-Play Capability?

According to PlayerIGN, the game will not support cross-platform play. He originally said it would, but later rescinded his claim in a separate tweet.

What platforms will PUBG 2 release on?

The game is expected to release on all modern consoles (PS5, Xbox Series X|S), PC & Mobile.

Expanding to a larger universe

PUBG Corp has been in the works for several years now to expand upon the game’s universe. On top of the release a sequel to PUBG, a spin-off game is now planned, titled “The Callisto Protocol”. This game will be developed by Striking Distance Studios in California.

Its set to be a single-player horror experience, led by the creator of Dead Space, Glen Schofield. The release date is slated to be in 2022. You can watch the official trailer below.

Image Credits: PUBG Corp

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Apex Legends devs respond to criticism by adding cheaper Apex Coins option

Respawn Entertainment have responded to player feedback by introducing a cheaper Apex Coins option in the game.

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In response to complaints from Apex Legends players about the high cost of Apex Coins, Respawn Entertainment have added a cheaper currency pack option to the game.

Apex Coins are the premium currency in Apex Legends that can you purchase with real money and then spend in order to get your hands on new cosmetic items for your Legends and weapons.

You may have to purchase bigger currency packs in order to get yourself certain items, and the Apex Legends community has been frustrated with the high cost of these. Now, the devs have responded to this issue.

Apex Legends Coin pack options

Apex Legends players that don’t have enough currency to unlock a specific item end up having to spend a lot on bigger currency packs.The cheapest bundle that you could get contained 1,000 Apex Coins and would set you back $9.99.

This can be particularly frustrating if you only need to use a small portion of the Apex Coins in the pack. Now, Respawn and EA have addressed this problem by adding the option to purchase currency packs with a 500 coin bundle for $4.99.

Now, you’ll be able to get yourself a decent number of Apex Coins without having to spend an extremely large amount of cash. Players that only need 400 Apex Coins to buy something, and no longer need to spend a whole $10 to do so.

The addition of this option will come as a huge relief to players that were tired of paying for currency that they didn’t need for an insanely high cost.

At the time of writing, the Apex Legends developers haven’t officially announced this change, but the arrival of this cheaper currency pack shows that they were listening to community feedback.


For more Apex Legends content, check out our ranking of every Apex Legends character as well as the Apex Legends 1.99 update patch notes.

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment

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Rockstar scrapped GTA IV & Red Dead Redemption remasters, claims insider

According to a Rockstar Games insider, there were plans to remaster GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption that were scrapped.

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Nico Bellic from GTA IV and John Marston from Red Dead Redemption

One Rockstar Games insider claims that the company was working on remastered versions of GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption, but both projects were then scrapped. 

The Grand Theft Auto series has been such a huge global success that Rockstar Games have released a next-gen version of GTA V as well as remasters of older titles like GTA III, Vice City, and San Andreas.

This has caused players to wonder whether or not Rockstar Games will remaster other popular titles, and one insider claims that the company had plans to do just that. However, it seems like those plans didn’t work out.

Nico Bellic and John Marston

GTA IV was a huge hit after its release in 2008, and the first Red Dead Redemption won over players just two years later. It’s no surprise then that players have been hoping to see both of these titles get remastered.

Notable leaker ‘Tez2’ claims that a “reliable source with clear accuracy on Rockstar plans” informed them that remasters of GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption were in consideration a few years ago. However, Rockstar chose to scrap both of these projects.

The GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption remasters were “in the ideas phase” for years, but production never began. Development was allegedly set to start after the release of the Trilogy Definitive Edition.

The Trilogy Definitive Edition became the lowest-rated Metacritic title ever, and Tez2 added that its poor reception might be the reason that both of these plans were ultimately abandoned.

For many, the idea of both remastered editions being scrapped is disappointing. However, it’s important to keep in mind that these are just leaks that have not been verified by official sources, so take this information with a grain of salt.

Rockstar’s parent company, Take-Two revealed in their 2022 earnings call that they’re gearing up for “record” earnings with new titles releasing in 2023, 2024, and 2025. It’s possible that these could include a remastered version of another classic Rockstar game.


For more GTA content, check out this Grand Theft Auto 6 leak revealing potential characters and locations as well as the best GTA 5 PC settings.

Image credits: Rockstar Games

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Best Fortnite Hide & Seek codes: July 2022

The Creative library of Fortnite consists of a wide range of mini-games. Here are some Hide and Seek codes that are trending right now.

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Fortnite Creative maps have gone through an entire era of evolution when map creators bring popular games to their respective island creations. From Fall Guys-inspired obstacle courses to Murder Mystery maps, creators have blessed the player-base of Fortnite with interesting creations.

Ever since Epic Games added The Block and introduced its Creative Game Mode in 2019, Fortnite has seen vast evolution by map creators who dedicate their time and creativity to creating an experience for the loopers. This has paved the way for several designers and map creators of other games to develop their own ideas of a game in the vast multiverse of Fortnite.

Fortnite players love to play the classic Hide and Seek in gorgeously created Creative Island maps where they can hop on with their friends and have a good time without having to engage in serious gun-to-gun action. Here is some trending Hide and Seek Map codes for you to try as of July 2022.

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Fortnite Hide and Seek Map Codes: July 2022

Stranger Things 4 Hide and Seek

Fortnite Creative map Stranger Things 4

Code: 6386-0352-1320

Stranger Things 4 Hide and Seek was created by Danteminecraft which shows an entire architectural layout of Hawkins National Laboratory where experiments on the series lead Eleven were conducted and other enhanced were created.

The map consists of all the different rooms of these enhanced individuals including a Telekinesis room, a rainbow room, and a portal to the Upside Down hidden behind the secret Rainbow room. The objective for the players is to hide among these rooms as one Hunter seeks them out and finds them to pickaxe and eliminate them eventually

Hide and Seek Cars

Fortnite Hide and Seek Cars map

Code: 3838-7897-8141

Hide and Seek Cars is heavily inspired by the Pixar Cars Franchise and shows a brilliantly created Radiator Springs, with actual locations from the movie spread around the map. Moreover, the cars stationed on the map have eyes and a mouth, similar to the film to give each vehicle an authentic feel.

Players on the map can hide amongst several items and inside several locations while the hunter finds them and eliminates the players with their pickaxe. Players are also given a fish to heal themselves if struck down once by the Hunter to get a second chance at escaping them again.

Resort Hide and Seek

Fortnite Creative Resort Hide and Seek map

Code: 2602-4681-6658

The perfect map for a summer getaway this sunny season allows players to get that summer vibe going with a splash of water in a beach resort. The map has a couple of huge buildings elevated above the sea so they can hide either in the boats beneath the buildings or the expansive rooms inside them.

Either way, the Seekers and Hunters start near a sea shore and open chests to make their way inside the resort and complete the objectives they are assigned.

Neo Tokyo Hide and Seek

Fortnite Creative Neo Tokyo Hide and Seek map

Code: 0568-1667-0236

This futuristic take on a famous Fortnite POI called Neo Tilted was created by map creator MTL_Rellik who gave it a more Japanese look. The buildings and even the dragon element as a balloon add to the authenticity of futuristic Japanese architecture.

Players in the map can hide amongst several buildings or objects throughout the map and are given re-deployable gliders so they do not take fall damage while escaping the Hunter.

Prop Hunt: Flanders House

Fortnite Creative Flanders House Prop Hunt Hide and Seek map

Code: 1578-6112-7545

This map is a recreation of the Flanders House from the animated series The Simpsons. Map Creator Marablind has created a close-to-perfection recreation of the neighborhood and the entire condominium of the Simpsons family.

The gameplay for this map functions more as a Prop Hunt where Hiders are given Prop Guns to convert themselves into an existing prop from the map whereas the Seekers have to find and eliminate them.

Minecraft Hide and Seek

Fortnite Creative Minecraft Hide and Seek Map

Code: 2882-2013-4239

A recreation of the 8-bit Minecraft island was created by map creator PNF_DKsp. The creator has added realistic elements like trees, hills, lava, and steps similar to a Minecraft island. The hunter is given all weapons to find and eliminate their opponents whereas the Hiders are mostly hiding amongst the shadows in the midst of a dense forest or a steep hill.

The map became extremely popular upon its launch as several players from the Minecraft community went up to support it via streams and creating content around it.


As Fortnite players continue to play these maps to enjoy the casual side of the game, map creators are usually on the lookout for the latest trends to make much more enjoyable mini-games like these for the community to enjoy. Once Creative 2.0 launches, creators will be given several advanced options to add more interactivity to their maps to enhance the player experience.

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