PUBG players are really not happy with the game following its most recent update.
At its peak in March 2018, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds had nearly 1.3 million players, however now that number has crashed down to just over 256,000.
Metro reports that PUBG has been getting a steady stream of content updates. Unfortunately, there are still a lot of issues with bugs and issues, which is leading to the game’s performance being heavily affected.
The top comment on the Reddit thread simply says: “Years of devs ignoring their player base and the results are in … lol FU blue hole. Destroyed a great game.”
This comment is followed by this image which is outlining the declining numbers since March 2018 to now…
One player commented: “I have over 2k hours and I barely played in 2019 it’s upsetting since I literally fell in love with this game for a period were every other game was not fun but pubg [sic]”.
Another added: “I’ve reinstalled it 4 times in the last 6 months and every time I uninstall after about 3 or 4 hours. I do well, mostly top 20, lots of top 10, couple dicken chinners, some fun kills, but overall this game has lost whatever made it so compelling in the first place.”
It doesn’t help matters that Fortnite has continued to grow from strength to strength, with Apex Legends also hitting the market running back at the beginning of 2019.
Team this with the likes of top streamers including Shroud and Ninja openly expressing their dislike of the game, and a few scandals over video game addiction and violence and you’ve got yourself a recipe for disaster.
Hopefully, PUBG will learn from these comments and turn things around. In the meantime, they can only hope that their declining numbers are loyal enough to stick around until it’s sorted.
Featured image credit: PUBG/Reddit