- PUBG Mobile has announced a $100 million 3-year investment plan to support its creator ecosystem
- The Wonder Creators Network initiative will fund competitions, opportunities, and incentives
- The Mobile version’s World of Wonder mode and Ptopia Design Project enable player-created content
- A themed Tournament of Wonder event starts in version 2.8 with cash prizes for top community maps
- Separately, PUBG’s latest PC update tweaks gunplay balance and fixes bugs
- The AUG rifle faced recoil nerfs while the Dragunov DMR got buffed for viability
- Optimisations focused on improving performance in crowded situations
PUBG Mobile Commits $100 Million to Empower Player Creators
PUBG Mobile has unveiled an ambitious 3-year, $100 million USD investment into its player creator ecosystem dubbed the Wonder Creators Network. The massive initiative aims to support the game’s community of artistic contributors through incentives and opportunities.
Specifically, the Wonder Creators Network will provide funding for competitions, rewards programs, and tools related to the battle royale’s Mobile creative modes – Ptopia Design Project and World of Wonder. These modes enable talented players to design in-game cosmetic items and even entirely new maps.
In 2023 alone, PUBG Mobile plans over $750,000 in prize pools for its World of Wonder and Ptopia contests. A multi-million dollar incentive program will also launch in 2024 to further empower top creators.
The first Wonder Creators Tournament of Wonder event kicks off in version 2.8, awarding cash prizes based on player votes for the best community-designed maps. Additional opportunities like a Creator Awards Ceremony are slated to celebrate the BR title’s artistic talent.
Fostering a Co-Creation Ecosystem Through PUBG Mobile
At its core, the Wonder Creators Network aims to provide players meaningful rewards for contributing user-generated content that enhances the PUBG Mobile experience.
By investing in community creations, the FPS strengthens its identity as an ever-evolving platform fuelled by creativity. The accessible creation tools foster a co-development environment with engaged players.
PTopia Design Project has already produced 50 player-made items integrated into the full game after 400,000 submissions over 2 years. This success helped inspire PUBG Mobile to double down on its creation-centric direction through massive financial support.
The Wonder Creators Network sustains the game’s vibrant artistic spirit while providing avenues for talented creators to have their work spotlighted through competitions and incentives. The developer’s commitment to co-creation promotes longevity through an organic flow of player passion into in-game content.
PUBG PC Update 26.2 Focuses on Gunplay Balance and Fixes
In separate news, the latest PC update 26.2 for PUBG Battlegrounds introduces significant balance changes to the AUG rifle and Dragunov sniper. The full patch notes can be found on the official website. Alternatively, you can watch the video that was uploaded to YouTube detailing them in a highlight reel above.
The AUG received increased recoil to curb its dominant status in the assault rifle category. Conversely, the Dragunov got improvements to rate of fire and recoil recovery to boost its viability.
Various bug fixes addressed exploits like grenades passing through walls and inconsistencies with the new O12 shotgun. Optimisations also targeted smoother performance in crowded situations through enhanced character animation processing.
New Team Deathmatch map Pillar Compound provides close-quarters arenas on Deston, while persistent visibility of plane flight paths on the battleground map assists strategic planning.
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Overall, the popular battle royale FPS continues evolving new content and balance to keep matches feeling fresh. Meanwhile, the Mobile’s extensive creator support initiative represents a bold investment in its artistic community for sustainable long-term success.
PUBG: Battlegrounds can be played on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
Source – pubgmobile.com
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