PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, that hit Xbox last December has now hit 5 million players in less than three months. And this according to the PUBG blog on the Xbox forum is a major accomplishment.
PUBG’s biggest competitor, Fortnite, may be taking some major strides everywhere, but that does not mean Bluehole is sitting around. PUBG launched in December for Xbox One and managed to reach 1 million players within the first 48 hours. It hit 3 million players at the beginning of January 2018 and then 4 million players by the end of January. And now that it has hit 5 million players within three months, we can safely conclude, that the popularity of PUBG on the console is soaring.
PUBG has come up with an infographic to show some big stats of the game on Xbox One up until now. It shows number like 5 million players on Xbox One, 4,959,456 chicken dinners served which is apparently enough to treat everyone in New Zealand to a tasty meal. The average time required to win games on Xbox One has been 34 minutes. 23,472,616 care packages have been delivered, 144,443,812 hours have been played and the most popular mode on Xbox One has been the Squad.
Other details that are shared include, the total bandages used, most popular way for players to die, and people who died to melee weapons especially the infamous Pan.
To celebrate the milestone of reaching 5 million players, PUBG has introduced a new free cosmetic item, called the PUBG5 jacket. The PUBG5 jacket will be received by all players who own and have activated a character in the game on Xbox One as of March 22, 2018.
PUBG is not a free game like Fortnite and does not even have a free trial version which may let more players hooked on. But despite these drawbacks, it has held it’s own in the fight for retaining players against Fortnite.