PUBG Mobile to remove “person to person shooting” element at Asian Games 2022

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PUBG Mobile developers are reportedly going to remove the famous “person to person shooting” or the fighting element from their Asian Games version build. The exact reason for this action is unclear but it seems like this step could be taken to promote friendship within nations.

PUBG Mobile has been enrolled as one of the eight esports titles that are making their debut at Asian Games 2022. This event will be hosted in Hangzhou, China in September 2022 and multiple participating countries will be sending their representatives to compete for this new medal event.

The game is famous for its battle royale experience where teams drop and the last surviving roster wins a match. Players have to fight their way through the adversities in order to win the game and this involves clashing with opponents and defeating them using weapons.

This fighting element is a possible root cause for such a major step. According to the report, the industry feels like Asian Games Organizing Committee has advised that “because the Asian Games is an event that fosters camaraderie between countries, let us remove the interpersonal shooting aspect that can harm it.”

A Krafton spokesperson also reportedly commented on this and stated, “There is no anti-personnel element, but we are developing an Asian game version so that you can feel the atmosphere of the Battlegrounds by providing PUBG IP and builds.”

The responsible committees are yet to make any official announcement but it will be interesting to see how this core element of the game will be replaced for the Asian Games version of PUBG Mobile.


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