PUBG reaches 20 million copies sold
Everyone’s favourite Battle Royale, PLAYERUNKNOW’S BATTLEGROUNDS, has reached a new milestone - more than 20 million copies sold.
The growth deserves bragging rights as just under two months ago PUBG celebrated their 10 million milestone. The double up in such short time is also worth celebrating due to the fact that it’s biggest rival, Fortnite, just celebrated 20 million players. While Fortnite is free to play, PUBG continues to soar grabbing milestone after milestone. PUBG creator Brendan Greene announced the news via Twitter combining an apology for the ongoing issues with cheaters.
Cheaters have been running rampant throughout PUBG over the past few weeks, and just last week Greene issued his first apology to players promising to do something about it. The developer also made it clear that this war against cheaters isn’t an issue which can be solved “overnight” and would take some time. This was last week, and the new patch coming out later this week aims to combat this issue. We can expect a nice, big, ban wave coming through.
Despite these ongoing issues, and mixed Steam reviews, PUBG popularity continues to grow. With 20 million copies sold just months after the 10 million mark, PUBG still has hit peak concurrent players of 2.4 million just yesterday. This beats out any other Battle Royale type game and even popular titles like Dota 2 which sat around 680,000 yesterday.
There are still server issues from time to time, but nothing is stopping PUBG from dominating the genre and continuing to be one of the globes most popular shooters.