The cell model of PC and console hit PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds continues to damage data. In step with marketplace researcher App Annie, the free-to-play PUBG Mobile now has over 100 million per thirty days energetic customers (MAUs).
That’s no longer dangerous for the multiplayer fight royale shooter, which introduced on iOS and Android simply a little over a year ago. It has since introduced in more than $100 million for writer Tencent (an investor and spouse to PUBG developer Bluehole). To rejoice the brand new milestone, Tencent introduced that the Royale Cross Season 7 is now reside along PUBG Cellular’s zero.12.five replace.
Along with quite a lot of gameplay changes, the brand new replace provides the Skorpion device pistol, uncommon avatar skins, and a server devoted to gamers within the Heart East. The Royale Cross is PUBG Cellular’s model of a fight go, a kind of development machine the place gamers can earn beauty pieces simply thru enjoying the sport. Gamers too can acquire a top rate model (the Elite go) to liberate much more rewards.
Tencent releases a brand new Royale Cross for each season of content material, which lasts round a month. Those passes stay gamers coming again to unfastened video games like PUBG Cellular (Fortnite makes use of a similar system), and result in an enormous build up in player spending. Promotional occasions, like a up to date Resident Evil 2 tie-in with Capcom, additionally brings in additional gamers.
Apparently, the 100 million MAUs excludes gamers in China — however that’s no longer too sudden. Tencent struggled to get popularity of PUBG Cellular from the Chinese language executive for over a yr, which is infamous for its strict media guidelines. The corporate couldn’t monetize the sport with out getting that greenlight.
Sooner or later, Tencent simply gave up and changed PUBG Cellular with a brand new but similar-looking fight royale shooter — Game for Peace.