PUBG has been fairly standard in terms of game modes (solo, duo or squads), but it just got its first Limited Time Event Mode (similar to Fortnite’s custom modes). The devs are calling this ‘PUBG Event Mode’.
The first mode that is currently available on the testing server is an eight player squad match with double rifle spawn rates, but it appears to just be just the devs testing out functionality.
The blog post on their Steam page reads:
We are very excited to announce a new system coming to PUBG – the Event Mode. You can think of the Event Mode as a periodically changing preset Custom Game where we will be trying new things and experimenting with different game parameters.
Using the Event Mode, players will be able have Battle Royale experiences otherwise not available in the public matches. But it’s designed to be much more than just a preset Custom Game, as Event Mode will feature new content, much of it available in the game only for a limited time.
The first iteration of the Event Mode will be a very simple one, as the system was only recently put together and we need to test the basics first.
This week you will be able to play with up to 8 players in a team and the rifle drop rate will be doubled. We know it’s not a huge change from the public matches but as mentioned above, this is just to get things rolling. The future of the Event Mode holds exciting things!
Please keep in mind that the first iteration will only feature TPP on Erangel to ensure effective matchmaking. Anyone who owns a copy of PUBG can enjoy the Event Mode. To play in the Event Mode, please use the relevant UI in the bottom left of the main menu
The Event Mode will be unranked but you will receive BP at the end of each match.