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PUBG 2: Leaker reveals when unannounced PUBG sequel will happen

A leaker has identified some details that claim the company is working on a brand new PUBG title, one that could be running on Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 5.
A leaker has identified some details that claim the company is working on a brand new PUBG title, one that could be running on Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 5. (Krafton / PUBG)

PUBG 2: A leaker recently revealed that gamers could see a PUBG sequel based on Unreal Engine 5 arrive next year. Here’s everything you need to know about a possible PUBG 2 release next year.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, or PUBG, is one of the most popular battle royale games in the world, and competes with familiar titles like Fortnite, Call of Duty Mobile, Garena Free Fire and several others. PUBG game was banned in India last year, following which an Indian version of the game called Battlegrounds Mobile India was launched on iOS and Android. However, that’s not all the game’s publisher Krafton has been working on, according to a new report that suggests gamers could see a PUBG 2 title arrive sometime next year.

According to recent reports, a popular leaker PlayerIGN has identified some details that claim the company is working on a brand new PUBG title, one that could be running on Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 5. The leaker also posted details of the alleged game, which suggest it could be a separate game instead of an update to the existing game, according to a report by Alt Char. It must be noted that earlier this year, Bloomberg had reported Krafton CEO Kim Chang-Han was also working on a survival horror game called The Callisto Protocol, which is set 300 years in the future and set in the PUBG universe.

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In a tweet shared a few days ago, the leaker states that the PUBG Corporation at Amsterdam is looking to hire for the Techincal Art Director position for an ‘unannounced’ AAA gaming project which is based on Unreal Engine 5. According to the report, the company is looking to hire someone to work with the Art Director, Game Director and producer. The leaker also claims that a recent leak suggests a work-in-progress game by Krafton called “X1”.

However, at this time, there is no official indication from Krafton as to whether the game is PUBG 2, or a sequel to the game – as such these are merely reports from online sources and must be taken with a pinch of salt. The upgrade to Unreal Engine 5 could allow for even better graphics on PUBG, which could bring new elements to the game. Competitor Fortnite is also reportedly working on switching the game to Unreal Engine 5 in an upcoming season, but it is currently unclear whether it will arrive in the next season 9, at the end of the year or in 2022.

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