At PGC 2022, we announced our plan to make PUBG Esports more accessible to everyone by closing the gap between what you play when you drop into the Battlegrounds, and what you see when you tune into an esports event.
|PUBG Esports match settings, the Standard Universal PUBG Esports Ruleset (S.U.P.E.R.), will now be identical to the Ranked Mode in-game match settings.|
Our main step towards meeting this goal starts with upcoming patch #23.1, with all in-game esports mode adjusted to align with the Ranked Mode match settings.
Since introducing official PUBG Esports events back with PGI 2018, we’ve prioritized competitive gameplay by tweaking settings and carefully limiting select elements of the core PUBG: Battlegrounds experience. At first, these adjustments were necessary to ensure the most balanced and fair matchups possible, but over the years, introductions to the game such as Ranked Mode now offer a more esports-like experience for all players. By incorporating the Ranked settings into our tournament settings, we are aiming to break down the barrier to entry into competitive play, giving top Ranked Mode players a platform to chase their ambitions of competing with the best, and allowing all fans to experience the very same game as their favorite pro players.
For players who already have experience competing under the current Esports settings, we understand that this is a big change and will bring with it certain challenges. To make sure everyone has plenty of time to adapt, we will not be implementing this change on the official PUBG Esports tournament calendar until PGS 1 has concluded.
Basically, now Esports mode no longer have separate settings. All settings will be identical to the Ranked mode and future updates to the Ranked will be applied to the official PUBG Esports tournaments.
We won’t try to cover every settings change in this blog, but there are a few key similarities and differences we’re already excited to talk about:
Item spawn table and spawn rates
Some Settings Still Apply
If you are new to Esports, now is the perfect time to jump into Ranked Mode and see how you face up to the best players in the game. Whether you aspire to turn pro or are just curious to try the same gameplay as the professionals, Ranked Mode now offers you the authentic esports experience. And when you are not dropping into the battlegrounds yourself, be sure to tune into our upcoming Regional and Global PUBG Esports events to see the world’s top players in action. Study their drop spots and learn from their loadouts to equip yourself with the knowledge to take your game to the next level.
If you’re already familiar with the pro scene and tournament-level play, your practice sessions in Ranked Mode will now transfer directly to upcoming matches. As mentioned above, we will be changing the current Esports settings to Ranked Mode settings in all tournaments taking place after PGS 1.
We’ll keep you posted on any further esports settings updates via pubgesports.com and our PUBG Esports Twitter account. And if you’re not already, be sure to follow PUBG Esports on Instagram and TikTok for tons of more content.