PUBG MOBILE , developed by Tencent Games and PUBG Corporation, earned a chicken dinner at the 2018 GOLDEN JOYSTICK AWARDS, winning the award for “Best Mobile Game of the Year.” Released on iOS and Android devices earlier this year, PUBG MOBILE broke through the charts to become one of the world’s most popular mobile games. Recently, Tencent Games announced that PUBG MOBILE has surpassed 20 million concurrent users and 100 million downloads worldwide, excluding China, Korea, and Japan.
“The team is honored and thrilled that PUBG MOBILE has been recognized by 2018 Golden Joystick Awards,” said Vincent Wang, general manager, PUBG MOBILE global publishing team. “The response to the game from fans has energized everyone at the team as we are heads down working on new, exciting updates and contents for PUBG MOBILE.”
Earlier this week, PUBG MOBILE was also nominated in the Google Play Awards for “Fan Favorite Game of 2018,” a new category where players can vote for their favorite game of the year. Voting ends on Monday, Nov. 26 with the winner being announced on Monday, Dec. 3. Players can cast their vote online through the official Google Play store here.
Next week, PUBG MOBILE will be updated to version 0.9.5, along with Royale Pass Season 4. With Royale Pass, players can complete daily and weekly missions to earn points and increase their rank. Players who complete a certain number of missions every week will win additional crates and currency. In addition, more firearm finishes, rare outfits, new character faces and hairstyles will arrive.
PUBG MOBILE is based on PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, the original battle royale PC and Xbox One phenomenon that took the world of interactive entertainment by storm in 2017. Up to 100 players parachute onto a remote 8×8 km island to do battle in a winner-takes-all showdown. Players must locate and scavenge their own weapons, vehicles, and supplies, and defeat every player in a visually and tactically rich battleground that forces players into a shrinking play zone.