The times where Overwatch was copied like crazy are over and now it’s time for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds to get its fair share of clones. After Fortnite getting blamed for being the first copycat of PUBG, now Tencent is bringing a new addition to the club named Glorious Mission. While seemingly Glorious Mission looks like a classic battle royale title, it shares an awfully big number of similarities with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
Glorious Mission, unlike PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, is a mobile title by Tencent which is the company owning two of the most famous video game titles right now: League of Legends and Clash of Clans. Take a look at this preview of Glorious Mission posted on Twitter and you’ll notice some obvious similarities with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
The base concept of this game remains the same, players drop from a plane and search for weapons and food while trying to survive and moving to the next safe zone on the map. As we see from the video below, Glory Mission seems to share some mechanics with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, like parachuting and the revive state seen in PUBG.
Tencent is the fourth largest internet company in the world (behind Facebook, Google, and Amazon) and also owns a 5% stake of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds so we expect that Bluehole won’t take the same measurements against it as they did with Fortnite. Speaking of Fortnite, Tencent also owns a stake in Epic Games the company behind the game and Unreal Engine which both Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds work on.
Glory Mission might actually be the solution to the problem PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has with Chinese players causing problems on its servers due to their lack of regional servers. Since China doesn’t have dedicated servers for PUBG, ping is always too high making the game unplayable for fans in China. As a result, some of them try hacking and cheating methods so that they can comfortably play the game, which caused Bluehole’s massive ban waves.