PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds) is a battle royale title that helped popularize the genre, and can now be found everywhere like Fortnite, Apex Legends, and Call of Duty: Warzone. As a result, some players will be shocked to hear that PUBG is just nearing its fourth anniversary, with the developer organizing a series of activities to mark the occasion.
According to a post on PUBG’s website on Tuesday, the theme for the game’s fourth anniversary is “SQU4D UP,” which is focused on the notion that a full squad requires four members. Its official anniversary date is March 23, but there will be celebrations during the whole month for fans to attend.
The “Hashtag G-Coin Giveaway,” which started today and lasts until March 31 at 11:59 p.m. UTC, is the first main event. To win 1,000 G-Coins, players must locate one of the previous Graffiti Contest winning entrants in-game, take a picture with it, and post it to social media with the hashtag “#PUBG4thAnniversary” and other region-specific additions.
Players who complete one of a variety of missions between March 18 and 24 can get an exclusive character and M416 skins, such as playing the game for four hours or accumulating four kills. After that, players can earn a victory dance emote by completing the same series of missions between March 25 and 31 – but they must avoid a newly found teleport bug in PUBG in the process.
More in-game anniversary items will be available via PUBG Partner giveaways, according to Tuesday’s announcement update, and a series of celebratory videos will be posted to honor the community at large and PUBG esports. While developers have asked PUBG fans what features they expect to see as the game continues to grow, one video scheduled to be released on March 27 will focus on the game’s four-year history.
There are a lot of great PUBG 4th Anniversary events coming up, so we've put together a list of events to help you keep track! Get your plan together and hit the ground running! pic.twitter.com/5aSAUmrR3D
— PUBG (@PUBG) March 11, 2021
This month, PUBG Mobile celebrates its third anniversary with a massive Version 1.3 upgrade. The key highlight of the celebrations in this smartphone version of the game is a new Hundred Rhythms mode on the Erangel map, which gives players one of three special items to use when battling around a DJ playing electronic music remixes of PUBG songs.
Although PUBG marks two anniversaries this month, a pair of announcements made in February helped to explain the franchise’s future. Most importantly, PUBG: New State, a technological evolution of the main game, is coming to mobile devices as a different title from the forthcoming PUBG 2.