PUBG PC Season 4 Gets an Interesting Story Trailer

PUBG PC’s Season 4 is officially set to launch on 24th July and to hype it up, PUBG has released a video that showcases some of the changes to the map in a very story-heavy way.

The trailer shows us a young man whose homeland seems to get invaded by outside forces. After its all done, he’s the lone survivor. Turns out, the island he’s on is Erangel and he’s the guy behind the whole Battlegrounds.

From what we’ve gathered he seems to be doing this to find people who can rise above the occasion and survive, just like he did as a child. This is the first time we’ve seen something so heavy on story in PUBG.

Earlier last month, we learned that a singleplayer story game is being made in the PUBG universe and this trailer might help build the lore of the world. It’s very interesting because we haven’t seen anything like in the past.

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Nvidia Offers Exclusive Items for PUBC PC on Purchase of GTX 16-Series GPUs

NVIDIA and PUBG Corporation are bringing the exclusive GeForce PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) bundle for gamers in the Asia Pacific region. Gamers that purchase a new GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, GeForce GTX 1660, or GeForce GTX 1650 -based graphics card, desktop PC or laptop will get the NVIDIA special tracksuit for PUBG.

PUBG popularized the Battle Royale genre.  Upgrading your graphics card can have a dramatic impact on your PUBG experience. An upgrade from GeForce GTX 960 to GeForce GTX 1660 Ti delivers more than 2X increase in performance. With the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, you will be able to push your game to 120FPS at 1080p with High settings.

DON’T DRESS TO SURVIVE, DRESS TO WIN!  

The GeForce PUBG Bundle makes the perfect gift for those in need of a hardware upgrade, looking for more performance in their favorite battle royale title, or who just want to sport the coolest outfit to win!

The GeForce PUBG bundle runs from today until September 30, 2019. Eligible countries include Australia, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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PUBG with Storymode? New Singleplayer Game Set in PUBG Universe under Development

The PUBG Corporation has announced a new PUBG game development studio, Striking Distance which will be headed by Glen Schofield, the man responsible for Dead Space, CoD MW3, Advanced Warfare and WW2.

The new studio, Striking Distance will work on a new, singleplayer narrative experience that will be set in the PUBG universe. This will be a brand new experience that won’t be a sequel to PUBG as stated by Glen.


Striking Distance is currently hiring developers to add to their team and seem to be hiring for both Singleplayer and Multiplayer related positions.

That’s all the info we have for now but this is a very interesting move from PUBG Corp. How the narrative experience shapes up will be something to keep an eye out for, especially with Call of Duty going back to it’s Modern Warfare roots and going for a very gritty and dark story.

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PUBG Adds Ping System to the Game, Similar to Apex Legends

PUBG Mobile may be currently played more and updated more often but that doesn’t mean PUBG PC is being left behind. In an upcoming update, PUBG PC is finally going to get a Ping System among other things.

Ping System

Ping Systems have slowly become more and more common after how well-received they were in Apex Legends and PUBG PC is finally adding it to the game. This is a great addition that will allow the new and more casual players who don’t use voice communication to communicate with their teammates.

The Ping System radio wheel has a bunch of options to choose from to communicate quickly without fiddling around too much. Everything important seems to be on the wheel. From calling out enemies to requiring medics to “Sorry” in case you accidentally( or not so accidentally) damage your own teammate.

Ledge Grab System

This is something that will change movement in the game and introduces more verticality to the game by allowing you to grab onto ledges, fences, and obstacles that are 2.5m high and will allow you to jump from building to building or container to container.

This is a very interesting new addition that will change how players the game and approach the game since it adds a lot of options on how to approach a situation.

The Desert Eagle

One of the most famous FPS pistols, the Desert Eagle is now in the game and it is a beast. This thing can break a level 3 helmet in just two hits. Lookout for this gun when the update rolls out because we can expect a lot of cool plays with this.

Besides these things, there’s a lot of other changes including a Performance Update thanks to better LOD management, a new amphibious vehicle and changes to UI/UX and other gameplay elements. This update can be played on the PUBG Test Servers and will roll out to the final version of the game soon. You can check out the full patch notes below.

Patch Notes

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PUBG Mobile Zombie Mode and Map Leaked

PUBG Mobile might be getting the Zombie mode along with other interesting updates sooner than expected as part of update 0.10.5.

PUBG Mobile might get a new map specifically for the Zombie game mode as a tie-in with Resident Evil 2 Remake as announced by them on the last day of the Dubai Finals. Players have also been finding dead zombies washed up on the shore on various parts of Erangel.

The Zombie Mode will come with an MK47 Mutant Rifle, the PP-Bizon, dynamic weather for Erangel and Miramar hopefully, Vikendi map will be more stable and will also get Daytime, Nighttime and Moonlight modes.

A death cam to show you how you died will also come to the game along with a “Classic voice” for quick chat in the game. Footprints will also be trackable in Vikendi now so you will be able to use that to track down enemies and get the jump on them if they’re not cautious.

The release date of the update 0.10.5 could be around 19th-22nd January as Resident Evil 2 releases on January 25th and Tencent would likely push the zombies content a bit before the release of the game.

Here’s a list of all the changes that can be expected in the PUBG Mobile 0.10.5 update.

  • Tukshai for Sanhok map
  • New snow area in Erangel map
  • New dynamic weather in Miramar and Erangel map
  • New death cam feature to show you a replay of how you died
  • Zombies Mode
  • MK 47 Mutant rifle
  • Laser sight for weapons
  • Snow bike for Vikendi
  • New dance emotes
  • Classic Voices
  • PUBG Vikendi snow map removed from beta
  • Royale Pass Season 5 cosmetics
  • Zombie map
  • UC for BP redemption system

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Top 10 Best Xbox Games | GamingMonk’s Best of 2018

Here are our favorite picks for the best Xbox One games of 2018:

  1. Red Dead Redemption 2

    Whether it’s looks, or story, or characters, Red Dead Redemption 2 is a work of art. It’s an impactful story of loyalty and trust, of murder and betrayal, set against a beautiful but unforgiving environment in the Wild West days. Some gameplay issues notwithstanding, it’s seriously hard to overstate what an amazing job Rockstar has done with this title.
  2. Forza Horizon 4

    Forza Horizon 4’s take on the United Kingdom landscape is a breathtaking one. The open terrain, dynamic weather and the change of seasons all culminate in a memorable experience, making it the best racing game to come out this year.
  3. State of Decay 2

    If you’re a fan of systems driven gameplay, State of Decay 2 is for you. Minor launch issues aside, this is one of the best zombie survival games in the market right now, and I can’t wait to see what the team at Undead Labs does next.
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

    Call of Duty has made a triumphant comeback, with boots on the ground multiplayer and Blackout is easily the best Battle Royale mode around right now.
  5. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

    For the first time, there’s a female protagonist featured throughout an Assassin’s Creed title. It is set 400 years prior to Origins, where you get to play as a mercenary, exploring Ancient Greece as you fight your way to glory. Find the secrets that bind your family, take down a mysterious cult and become the best mercenary you can be.
  6. Shadow of the Tomb Raider

    Lara Croft is back, and this time she’s brought the apocalypse with her. After accidentally starting the end of the world, Lara now has to track down the notorious Trinity organization to make sure they don’t get their hands on the artifacts that have the power to reshape the world.
  7. Battlefield V

    Battlefield V is a pretty enjoyable Battlefield game. Though it no longer retains the same strategic depth as Battlefield 3 & 4, it is definitely a big step up from Battlefield 1. There are some standout maps, the weapons feels great, and the game is a delight to look at.
  8. Hitman 2

    Everyone’s favourite assassin is back with a vengeance. Not to spoil too much, but did you know you can kill people by placing a rake in their path? It’s genius, really. Also, to no one’s surprise, the first elusive target is none other than Sean Bean, so fun times galore.
  9. PUBG

    PUBG took over the world by storm last year, and has become a game-changing phenomenon. Folks across the globe have been infected by the PUBG fever, and it has exposed more people to the joys of playing with friends than any other game ever did.
  10. Just Cause 4

    Just Cause returns with it’s well established formula of utter chaos and destruction. The Apex engine still shines at showing massive draw distances, and physics and all-out explosive action.

So those were our picks for the best Xbox games of 2018. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments below.

Top 5 Best Mobile Games | GamingMonk’s Best of 2018

As much as it is to sit around and play games, it’s even more fun to carry them around wherever you go. So here are our top picks for the best mobile games of 2018.

  1. Fortnite

    From flossing to shooting to building, Fortnite has it all, and it works just fine on smartphones. It has all the functionalities as that of the console and PC versions, and you can even play with friends across platforms.
  2. PUBG Mobile

    PUBG Mobile has take the whole country by storm this year, and it’s easily the best game to play with your friends on phone right now. The battle royale experience is immensely fun, and while it is significantly easier to control in comparison to it’s PC counterpart, it’s still a good challenge.
  3. Holedown

    If you like to bounce, Holedown has you covered. Bounce your way around levels, break obstacles, gain points, and have a blast. It’s a simple, yet engaging puzzle game with a lot of charm.
  4. Donut County

    In Donut County, you take control of the greatest video game protagonist ever made – a hole on the ground that engulfs everything on the surface and keeps getting wider. It’s vibrant looking game with some hilarious humor and is a literal time-sink.
  5. Florence

    Florence is story about love and relationships. told through simple puzzles and visual elements. Its greatest strength lies in how well it weaves its narrative and interactive sections together, to deliver a heartwarming story.

Well, those were our top picks for the best mobole games of 2018. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments below.

PUBG Mobile Vikendi Snow Map Out Now

PUBG Mobile’s update v0.10.0 brought the Vikendi map which is now available for everyone to play.

Here’s information about Vikendi: It is a 6km x 6km map, it is filled with snow and has an exclusive vehicle which is a Snowmobile to travel across the snowy terrain.Vikendi’s spawn island also has snowballs that can be used for snowball fights.

The main menu also has a snow theme now to match the winter season and the festive season. Bells can be collected during classic matches and are used to collect rewards by exchanging them at the event center.

Vikendi was made available on the PC Test server and the main version earlier and it is now available for PUBG Mobile too and for every player.

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PUBG Mobile Season 4 Coming on 21st November

PUBG Mobile’s Season 4 is coming to all players on 21st November. The new update version v.0.9.5 is already out for some users but by tomorrow, it should be available to everybody.

PUBG Mobile’s Season 4 is bringing in a host of new things to the game. One of the new additions is the Hardcore Mode which is for more competitive play. Footstep sounds and audio cues are removed from the game. Picking up ammo, weapons and opening doors and most of the things that were automatic before now have to be done manually in this mode. This mode will be available periodically during “Hardcore Week” and is currently available only for Erangel. This Hardcore Mode has been made to resemble the PC version of the game.


There’s also a new automatic assault rifle, the M762 which can be found on all the maps and has three firing modes for you to choose from. Dynamic weather has been added to Sanhok that changes between sunny, rain and foggy randomly. Sanhok also now has Scooters which are also available on the PC version of the game.

There’s been changes to the Royale Pass system as well and features two elite versions. Royale Pass owners also get a new male and a new female character with new hairstyles. The new season might also have characters from Suicide Squad like Joker and Harley Quinn to impersonate as in the game. There’s also rumours that the new snow map, Dihor Otok may come to the game in the middle of this season, they are just rumours however.

If you haven’t received the update yet, don’t worry, you will have it by tomorrow.

PUBG Mobile Playstore Link

PUBG Mobile App Store Link

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PUBG PS4 Coming on 7th December

[EDIT]: Few hours after this post went up PlayStation’s official Twitter announced that PUBG will officially release on the PlayStation 4 on 7th December 2018


PUBG is available on the PC, it’s available on the Xbox One, it’s available on mobile. And now, it might be coming to the PlayStation 4 according to a couple of leaks.

PUBG is a console exclusive and is only available on the Xbox One family of consoles however that may change come December. According to a listing on Amazon 

The above screenshot is from the product page that was listed for PUBG PlayStation 4. The release date as seen is set for 8th December which is one day after The Game Awards. This year TGA has the biggest line-up of games and a lot of surprises and this could be one of them. Another reason why this rumour has gained traction is because a user over at ResetEra noticed someone named PSNProifles claim that PUBG was present in the PS4 game database and in the same thread games analyst Daniel Ahmad also speculated that the game might launch on 6th December.

PUBG came to Xbox on December 12th, 2017 as an Xbox Game Preview title and officially released in September this year. If PUBG were to release on December 8th, 2018 it would be almost after a full year of PUBG being available on Xbox which makes sense as it was a timed exclusive.

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