PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will soon be getting a Training Mode, a feature that should help the Battle Royale shooter attract new players but may also be useful for veterans of the game.
In the Battle Royale rivalry between Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Fortnite has taken the lead as there is a perception that it is easier to pick up and learn for new players. Will the PUBG Training Mode turn things around for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds?
PUBG Training Mode: What Will It Offer?
In a post on the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds page on Steam, PUBG Corp. noted that PUBG players have long been asking for a shooting range to be added to the game. The developer announced that it is adding a shooting range, along with many other things, to PUBG with the upcoming Training Mode.
The point of the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Training Mode is to help new players learn the basics of the game, including navigation, looting, driving, parachuting, and shooting. However, it will also serve as an experimental playground for current gamers, with casual players able to try out various things that they want to pull off in-game and serious players able to practice different skills before they use them in matches.
The Training Mode will come with its own 2-kilometer by 2-kilometer map (1.2 miles by 1.2 miles), and will be able to accommodate five to 20 players at a time. First and foremost, it will include the long-requested shooting range, with different types of targets at various distances.
PUBG rookies and veterans will also be able to take advantage of a parachute practice area, a melee range, a throwables range, different vehicle tracks, and access to tables filled with all types of equipment.
PUBG Corp. said that Training Mode will be a "living map," which means that its contents will change depending on what the players request for. It is not yet ready, but PUBG gamers should expect it to be released within September.
'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' vs 'Fortnite'
The new Training Mode is part of PUBG Corp.'s initiatives to make the game more accessible to players, particularly in comparison with Fortnite.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds was first to the Battle Royale shooter scene, but Fortnite has since eclipsed it in terms of popularity. The rivalry has now expanded beyond PC and consoles into smartphones, with PUBG Mobile and Fortnite Mobile.
The launch of the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Training Mode will not instantly close the gap with Fortnite, but it is certainly a step in the right direction as it listens to what players want from the game's developers.