PUBG has just announced details for new War event mode

War. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing? Well, no, it's pretty good for chicken dinners.

PUBG has just announced details for new War event mode

Three ten-player squads enter, only one ten-player squad can win... And everyone gets to respawn until one team walks away with 200 kills.

That's the elevator pitch for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' (those apostrophes in a row kill me) new game mode, War. It's only running for a limited time, from April 12 to April 15 (your time zones may vary), but it's hopefully just testing the mode for full-time inclusion down the track, because it sounds kinda awesome.

War also only takes place on small portions of the Erangel map, and each respawn is another para-drop into the action. Check out the vid:

Yeah, that looks kinda fun, though the idea of either dealing with pick-up groups, or hassling ten friends online at once, seems bit of a thing. Anyhoo, here are the full details of the new mode, the loot crates, and general rules:

  • STARTS: April 12, 7pm PDT / April 13, 4am CEST / April 13, 11AM KST
  • ENDS: April 15, 7pm PDT / April 16, 4am CEST / April 16, 11AM KST
  • 10-Man Squads on Erangel (All Regions)
  • All players are grouped up in teams of 10. Each game will have a max of 30 players (three full teams). 
    • Please note that there can be a team with less than 10 players depend on the matchmaking situation.
  • Immediately after the plane gets into the air, the safe zone is visible on the map.
  • The safe zone is extremely small and never closes in or changes location throughout the duration of the game. 
  • Getting kills earns points for your team. The first team to get 200 points wins.
    • Kill: +3 points
    • DBNO: +1 point
    • Revive: +1 point
    • Team kill / Team DBNO: -5 points
  • If no team reaches 200 points before the 15-minute time limit, the team with the highest score will be declared the winner (winner). 
  • Every time you’re killed, you’ll respawn in another plane.

All players are guaranteed to spawn with the equipment below:

  • One random AR or DMR equipped
  • One random pistol 
  • Level one helmet 
  • Level one vest
  • One grenade

Additional loot can be found in buildings and in care packages which drop every 90 seconds.

  • Weather is locked at “sunny.”
  • You can invite up to 10 players from your friends list to your party before jumping into game. 
    • The rest of team slots will be filled by auto matching system.
  • Killer spectating is disabled.
  • Redzone is disabled.
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