PUBG leaker claims a "pure sequel" is in the works

Krafton is currently working on PUBG 2, according to well-known PUBG leaker PlayerIGN's latest video. 

PlayerIGN claims to have insider sources that have confirmed PUBG 2 is in the works and will be grounded in realism, not a futuristic take on the PUBG format. As we previously reported in January of this year, a Bloomberg report stated another new "PUBG-related" game is set to launch next year, so it could very well be that PUBG 2 is the game in question. 

PlayerIGN also reports that the dev team for the battle royale sequel will be the same team behind PUBG, as well as some new developers who were recruited for their experience working on other battle royale titles. This approach to development is meant to ensure PUBG 2's gunplay will feel as good as the original title. 

This leak also claims that PUBG 2 will be a battle royale, and that the devs aren't looking to shake up the game type and instead are making a "pure sequel." This suggests that it's separate from the apparently sci-fi project seemingly in the works under PUBG Corp. 

The video doesn't include any information like a release date, platform, or anything else of the sort, but if it is the same project highlighted by Bloomberg earlier in the year, it could arrive in 2022.

PlayerIGN has been right about PUBG leaks before - including job listings, unreleased skins, and a new map - thanks to data mines and an alleged inside source. However, this most recent PUBG 2 is reportedly the leaker's last, as they have "moved on." 

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Alyssa Mercante

Alyssa Mercante is an editor and features writer at GamesRadar based out of Brooklyn, NY. Prior to entering the industry, she got her Masters's degree in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Newcastle University with a dissertation focusing on contemporary indie games. She spends most of her time playing competitive shooters and in-depth RPGs and was recently on a PAX Panel about the best bars in video games. In her spare time Alyssa rescues cats, practices her Italian, and plays soccer.