PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ War Mode, currently limited to custom games and custom servers, will be made into one of the game’s new limited-time event modes at some point in the future.
Limited-time event mode was announced last month and PUBG’s community coordinator Dan “RoboDanjal” announced that while war mode is in the “very early stages of development” on custom servers, they’re looking to bring it to live servers as an event mode, but that it will “see changes between now and then”.
War Mode is a deathmatch that allows for respawns in the safe area (which won’t change size) with a 60 second wait. Players will be split into four-man squads with the objective being to reach 80 points. The game ends when either a team or solo player nabs themselves the target amount of points.
The current event mode is Tequila Sunrise, which kicked off yesterday and wraps up on April 8. It’s the third event mode so far, with the first being an initial test, followed by Flare Gun. Players are limited to melee weapons and shotguns on Miramar, with the time of day locked at sunrise.
In other PUBG news, PUBG Corp is suing Chinese publisher NetEase for copyright infringement, claiming that the company’s two mobile titles, Rules of Survival and Knives Out, are clones of the PUBG formula. PUBG launched internationally on mobile last month.