In videogames, April Fool’s Day pranks are available in two foremost flavours: there are the gag bulletins, wherein a developer says it’s going to do one thing foolish; after which there are the joke video games – the place a developer really does one thing extraordinarily foolish. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has opted for the latter this 12 months, including a complete new arcade recreation to its battle royale’s menu display. But you’ll should hurry, as a result of this new mode is simply round for a short while.
PlayerOmnom’s Battlegrounds is an arcade cupboard you’ll discover within the PUBG menu between now and April 12. It’s a top-down 2D arcade shooter finished in pleasant pixel artwork, impressed by pixel artist Alexey Garkushin. In it, you’ll should journey throughout PUBG’s acquainted locales, combating chickens which have turn out to be completely jacked with pure rage over their use as a reward for profitable squads.
As if including a completely new recreation to PUBG wasn’t sufficient, the developer has gone as far as to invent each an in-universe story for POBG in addition to a fictional real-world origin for the sport itself.
You can test it out on this enjoyable little mockumentary:
A couple of PUBG Twitch streamers have given the mode a attempt, and it’s no joke – this recreation is fairly demanding.
— Hawkinz (@Hawkinz) April 1, 2021
April 1 is a ridiculous day within the video games trade, and we’ve been rounding up the best April Fool’s gaming gags we’ve seen across the horn. We’ve even gotten in on the jokes ourselves, heaven (and Miyazaki-san) forgive us.