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PUBG now lets you bring friends back from the dead

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Pubg: Battlegrounds is changing the rules surrounding player deaths in Battle Royale, bringing a new revive system to the game called Recall. The mechanic will allow players to respond to a dead teammate, and will help “reduce the sense of frustration felt at death during team play”. Pubg: Battlegrounds The developer is called PUBG Studio.

PUBG Studios also bringing official clan support Pubg: Battlegrounds With patch 23.2.

Pubg: BattlegroundsThe new recall system is mostly straightforward, and comes with the necessary amount of risk and rarity to warrant such an impactful change. Here’s how it works: Players need to retrieve an item called a Blue Chip dropped by a player’s Deathbox in order to revive them. They then need to take that chip to the Blue Chip Tower location, or use a rare item called a transmitter to summon their dead comrades back to the battlefield. Players can take away the Blue Chips of enemies from the Deathbox to prevent them from re-spawning.

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A graphic with images of the Blue Chip, Blue Chip Tower and Blue Chip Transmitter in PUBG Battlegrounds

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Image: PubG Studios/Crafton

Recall is initially limited Pubg: BattlegroundsLarge maps: Erangel, Miramar and Deston. A full breakdown of the rules regarding recalls, blue chip towers, and transmitters can be read in Krafton’s official patch notes. The feature goes fully live on May 17th on PC and May 25th on consoles.

The other major feature in patch 23.2 is Clans, which provides Pubg: Battlegrounds Player a new level progression system. Up to 100 players can join a clan, which provides XP and Battle Points (BP) bonuses when playing with clan mates. Starting a clan requires Plus Status and costs 15,000 BP, but joining one is effectively free.

In an email interview with PUBG Studio production directors Taehyun Kim and Sangkyun Kim, the developers explained the impact of Recall and Clans in detail. Pubg: Battlegrounds, That interview is as follows.

Play Gamez: What led to the decision to implement the recall? Was it a technical challenge for the team?

Taehyun Kim: We decided to introduce a new recall system, similar to Comeback BR, to give second chances to those who are eliminated early in a match and reduce the frustration often associated with death during team play. We anticipate that Recall will foster more dynamic, strategic gameplay with increased variables, and provide a wider range of gameplay experiences.

Unlike Comeback BR, where you must secure your second chance, in Recall your opportunity to rejoin the game is completely dependent on your remaining teammates. They play a vital role in this system, which we believe will make the gameplay more approachable, especially for less experienced players.

Have you noticed recalls changing the flow or outcome of matches in testing?

Taehyun Kim: In our internal tests, we often saw scenarios where a nearly defeated team managed to rejoin all of their teammates in the game, putting in strong performances afterward.

We also saw more dynamic and strategic gameplay scenarios taking place near Blue Chip Towers. For example, a team attempting to recapture a teammate sometimes ends up completely exhausted after a fierce battle near the tower. Alternatively, enemies will specifically target the player who was just recalled.

A photo of Taehyun Kim of PUBG Studio holding a classic PUBG helmet and standing in front of a neon sign that reads

Taehyun Kim of PubG Studio
Photo: Crafton

Approximately how many blue chip towers spawn per phase or match?

Taehyun Kim: Blue Chip Towers will appear randomly throughout the map, with approximately 22 towers appearing regardless of stage or match.

However, your ability to use these towers will depend on the level path and the location of the circle.

What are the rules for the birth of blue chip transmitters? How common are they?

Taehyun Kim: The Blue Chip Transmitter is a high-value item, so its occurrence on the map will be extremely rare. If luck doesn’t favor the players, it is possible that no one will be able to use it during the entire match. Its rarity can be compared to the Flare Gun.

The clan system feels like a huge boost to players’ XP/BP earnings – why so much incentive?

Sangkyun Kim: Clan benefits are provided when you play as a team with your clan members. By playing together, you’ll receive a double XP bonus, which helps you level up your clan more quickly, as well as a 30% BP boost.

Pubg: Battlegrounds It’s more enjoyable when played collectively, which is why we decided to develop the clan system, making it easier for players to find teammates.

To facilitate this, we offer various incentives for players to encourage them to play with their clan members. Playing together gives you Clan XP as a clan member and BP boost as an individual player. This arrangement is designed to benefit both the clan and individual players.

To further clarify, Clan XP is only used for clan leveling up, not for Survival Mastery. The Survival Mastery level is a measure of an individual player’s reputation and honor, so we decided not to include it in clan benefits.

Image of Sangkyun Kim of PUBG Studios with folded hands next to a PUBG helmet

Sangkyun Kim of PUBG Studios
Photo: Crafton

Do you have a roadmap for future clan development?

Sangkyun Kim: While we haven’t made any specific decisions yet, there are a few ideas we’d like to explore.

The current clan system is built with the minimum possible specifications because we needed to introduce it quickly. As such, we plan to implement features in the future that we initially had to exclude, such as an advanced clan search feature.

We also believe that the stability of a clan depends on whether its members can create a sense of belonging. With that in mind, we’re considering a variety of enjoyable elements that could potentially strengthen this sense of community among clan members.

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