PUBG’s Creative Director, Dave Curd, along with other PUBG developers hopped on a call with a number of PUBG partners to talk about the new map Haven and allow both partners and developers to ask and answer questions. MTBtrigger took some time to summarize the 3 hour call in a little over 20 minutes.

Dave Curd talks about how a big focus with Haven was to lure players into buildings for top tier loot with the Pillar guards and commander while making the spotlight from the helicopter also push people into building to building combat. This is a shift from crate drops that force players out into the open to secure the best loot.

Partners asked for player count to be increased on the new map. Another ask was for better loot on Haven. Past talks about Haven, players and developers discussed map weighting in certain regions, which led to the discussion around something called Region-Agnostic Match Settings. This would mean that each region could have settings that suit them back. For example, NA may get a mega and mini royale choice to allow players to stay on big or small maps as they wish. 

Another topic was about whether respawns could ever be implemented into PUBG, with opinions all over the spectrum. Ranked was also talked about, along with having so many queues and so many different playstyles out there within our favorite battle royale. Players also asked if we would ever see Arena mode or Fantasy BR come back at some point, but there was nothing new to share on those modes. 

There much more we can’t fit into the show notes, so give trigger a listen here. See you all soon with a new episode from the guys reacting to the new map and features. They’ve both been having a blast so far!

 

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A deadlier Mad Max era is born in PUBG Patch 9.2 with the introduction of Dirt Bikes, shooting from the driver’s seat, vehicle shooting stabilization and massive sidearm buffs. You're going to want to look both ways before crossing the road now. Along with these updates comes a much needed assault rifle rebalancing and changes to Vikendi that should increase competitive viability.

Hosts MTBtrigger and the1Heart (aka Mike and Kev) talk about their recent experiences with patch 9.2. Kicking off this episode is another pre-recording duo win on Miramar. This might be the most exciting game the two hosts played in recent history so they break down the crazy final circles that led to the victory, which led to some welcome strategy discussions.

This patch brought the Dirt Bike - a brand new single passenger vehicle - and the ability for the driver, of any vehicle, to pull out their sidearm and shoot! This may not seem like a massive change, but the side arm buffs combined with the aim stabilization this patch brought has really changed the entire vehicle scene, at least in the short term. All pistols received a large overhaul, so Mike and Kev decided it would be best for everyone to check out friend and creator C_Dome’s detailed breakdown of all the pistol changes, rather than listen to them list off a ton of numbers about shot damage and deviation.

Check out C_Dome’s pistol deep dive here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6Oz4Qxwt3w

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Do you think Vikendi will make its way into the pro-scene with these changes?

What about the updates to side arms and vehicle stabilization - Do you think this will have a large impact in the long term?

Console players - Has the vehicle stabilization opened up a new drive-by meta?

As always, let us know on twitter or discord!

 

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Mike and Kev got together to talk about all the new things that came to PUBG in Season 9. 

With Season 9 comes a new, dynamic 3x3 kilometer map named Paramo that changes every time you drop in to battle. It’s landscape is charred by an active volcano, and crossing lava is much more dangerous than crossing a river. The guys give their honest early impressions of the map and how it compares to other other maps in terms of playable terrain, pacing and overall  design decisions. 

But that’s not all that comes with season 9 - We also get ranked solos, ranked ruleset adjustments and rank point resets. We also get some very slight nerfs to the beryl and SLR, G-coin as a form of prepaid currency to PC (which is something that has been on console for a long time at this point), and a new, shorter season pass structure with earnable G-Coin allowing pass grinders to pay for future passes without having to spend money again. 

Aside from talking about the new content, Kev and Mike discuss, at length, the inevitable culling of the queues, which has already claimed TPP duos and nearly caused Paramo to be TPP squads only before community backlash got us an FPP squads mode as well. These massive and long overdue changes to regional matchmaking should help with the health of queues but not without some growing pains for the community.

 

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On this episode, Mike and Kev talk about the all new Arena Mode in PUBG.

What is it?

Arena is a round based game mode that pitches squads against 1-2 other squads, with each squad able to lose 3 rounds before being eliminated. Winning rounds and getting kills earns extra currency, which allows you to buy better weapons, fresh armor, healing items and throwables. Think auto-battler meets PUBG final circle meets CSGO/Valorant economy! It’s a blast, and the guys talk about all the plusses and the very few things that they’d like to see tweaked!

Arena Mode is in testing until October 8th on PC and console, so be sure to check it out!

PUBG Labs Arena Mode  

Additionally, Mike and Kev start off talking about what has become a pre-recording tradition - getting a duo chicken dinner! They talked about a particular kill that kept them alive, which was a jump shotgun kill. They weren’t recording, but we got a view from replays to share: Kev's Jump Shotty POV | Jump Shotty Fixed POV

 

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This week MTBtrigger sits down with Hawkinz, one of the Community Managers for PUBG.

Hawkinz has been around the game, in some form, since pre-alpha.  They explore where the game started and how it has changed over time.  Are there features Hawkinz thinks should be removed from the game?

Nothing is off the table:  How does a PUBG team member view cheaters?  Does cheating benefit PUBG somehow?  How does a gamer, who had never worked for a video game company, get involved and ultimately employed by the company who makes the game they love?  Should a new ranked mode be added?

We hear about the challenges behind these topics/scenarios as well as Hawkinz’ personal opinion on how these should be tackled.

These topics and more inside the episode!

 

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Mike and Kev start the episode catching up with how PUBG has been treating them, individually, and then they theory craft a new report function that would allow you to compliment the player who just bested you. Wouldn’t that be nice?

The crew then gets into all the new changes that came to Sanhok in the rework. They talk about the specific locations that have seen changes and reminisce about those that are gone. The pair talk about the changes they love and one’s they will need to get used to over time. 

Sanhok’s contentious past with professional players is talked about, especially with the old cliffs. This discussion brought up this unforgettable play by TaylorJay when Sanhok was first forced into competition. The devs seem to have made a lot of intentional changes to offer more playable terrain and ways to close the gap between positions of power and a lack thereof. 

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Winner Winner a PUBG podcast featuring guests Brian Corrigan(@svperfecta) and Maynard (u/pubg_silver_saint) with host MTBtrigger (@mtbtrigger)

On this episode we welcome back Corrigan, who is now the head of PUBG in North America, for the third time as well Maynard, a game designer who designed ranked mode and many of the other systems we see in the game today.

There were two main topics discussed - ranked mode and bots.  There was also a bonus conversation about the cheating problem that most FPS games are facing right now.

Ranked was up first and the guests discussed the ranked algorithm, how ranked mode will evolve in the future, and what changes are already being worked on for a near-future implementation.  This part of the conversation is roughly an hour so there are many tangents and small topics inside the episode as well.

After discussing ranked the discussion moved to bots - why now? Will they evolve? What problems are they actively solving and what problems are they helping in an indirect way.

Perhaps some of the most interesting bot related conversation was how the bots could help with testing new modes without sacrificing the ability to queue for the currently offered modes.

This is definitely meant to be a part of the conversation for ranked, bots, and cheating so if something stood out to you please let us know and please don’t hesitate to reach out to the folks at PUBG

Catch up with Corrigan on Twitter @svperfecta and Maynard on reddit at u/pubg_silver_saint

 

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Winner Winner Season 3 begins at the end of May!

 

While this is just an announcement, the hosts do chat about what has been going on and why we took a little vacation.

We’ve been diving back into PUBG and having a blast, so it's time to turn the mics back on and get after it.

Ultimately it boiled down to some production issues which is what the team worked to solve over the last few months.  Moving forward Winner Winner will be part of the XP Media network which doesn’t change anything from the listener perspective, but will add a viewer perspective.

Coming soon will be a complete YouTube overhaul and a talk show component for regular episodes!

We’re looking forward to Season 3… now get out there and get some chicken!

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The whole crew returns for the first episode of 2020 and it is a MONSTER - perhaps a sea monster?  

The new year kicks off with the brand new 2x2 map - Karakin!

Listen as Heath gets attacked by what sound like carnivorous animals with wings. We also had a few hours to check it out on the test realm before recording so you are getting our raw opinions on the black zone, sticky bombs, lack of grenades, the Karakin loot meta, and how we think the gameplay will evolve on the smallest map PUBG has ever released.

There is a ton to discover on this map including breachable buildings, vast tunnel systems, and thin walls that players can now shoot through - we discuss it all!

If you’re struggling with close quarters combat or simply want to refine your skills, we talk about our favorite tips and, perhaps more importantly, the mindset you need to have when things get up close and personal. 

Let us know if you try any of the strategies, or if you have a favorite that we didn’t mention.

 

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Brian Corrigan aka svperfecta is back!

MTBtrigger sits down with Corrigan (PUBG Studio Director) to discuss Stat Based Matchmaking and Ranked mode.

First Interview with Corrigan - https://winnerpodcast.podbean.com/e/ep-66-pubg-dev-interview-studio-director-brian-corrigan/

They talk about how Labs are being ‘measured’, what the devs are looking for from the Labs modes going forward, the challenges behind creating a skill based system (what should be a factor), and much more in the episode. Without wanting to spoil too much, we suggest you just get in there! 

PUBG Labs Announcement 

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