Battle Royale genre has been around for a while now but, it was PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds that really pushed this video game genre into the spotlight of the mainstream audience and since then many developers have introduced a Battle Royale game mode to their games such as Fortnite, GTA Online, Mavericks: Proving Grounds and more.
Furthermore, these will not be the only games that will feature Battle Royale genre as there are other developers working on games that will feature a similar game mode. Even Red Dead Redemption 2 is also rumored to feature a battle royale mode and reportedly is the reason for the delay till October 26, 2018.
The point being PUBG might be the most popular one of the games featuring Battle Royale Mode but, this status might not last forever as Mavericks: Proving Grounds is another Battle Royale game coming to potentially take the throne away from PUBG and there are logical reasons why Mavericks: Proving Grounds will dethrone PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds which will be discussed one-by-one.
Mavericks: Proving Grounds vs PUBG
For starters, let us discuss a little bit about the upcoming Mavericks: Proving Grounds. Like I mentioned before, the game is a multiplayer Battle Royale title much like the PUBG, however, while PUBG features 100 players on a single map, Proving Grounds aims to feature 400 players on a single map.
Currently, the devs behind the game are working on a single map for the game which will be 16 Km in diameter and 12 Square Km overall. The game will feature destructible environments which will change the dynamics of a battle in an instance much like the Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six Siege which features incredible environmental destruction but, on a much smaller map.
What it probably means is that Mavericks: Proving Grounds will feature incredible level of destruction but on a huge open-world map. Furthermore, the foliage in the game will be reactive to the players and will cause players to leave a trail behind so that other players can figure out if any player had been through a certain area or not.
Not only that, the game will also feature wildlife on its 12 Square Km map which makes it sound like the game will feature an interactive ecosystem in which one thing affects the other, making the game much more exciting in the process. Recently, the developers also rolled out a teaser trailer for the game showcasing the game’s environments and giving us the idea of what to expect from the game.
Now let’s discuss how the game has the potential to dethrone PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. First of all, PUBG itself is a mess right now even though the game has come of the early access.
PUBG is littered with bugs, latency issues, server issues, and hackers. I, being an early adopter, understand how much the game has improved from the early access but, these improvements aren’t enough to keep me engaged in a game in which hackers are dominating and if not, the bugs and glitches are ruining my experience.
Mavericks: Proving Grounds wouldn’t have to make such statements and make the game map big. Even if the developers say that the game will feature 100 players like PUBG and has no issues like hackers, invisible walls, and other bugs, Proving Grounds would be an instant success.
There is no doubt that PUBG has come a long way since early access, the game is in much more refined state that it was before but, hackers, bugs like gun automatically swapping while engaging with players, gun not reloading despite the reload animations, and sometimes the gun not firing even I am clearly pressing the fire button makes me want to switch another Battle Royale title and I genuinely think Mavericks: Proving Grounds might be the one.
Even when I write this, I am considering playing Payday 2 with my friends since they don’t want to play PUBG because of hacker infestation and bugs. One clear indication of players have had enough of PUBG is that its player count is dropping.
Mavericks: Proving Grounds has received just a very small teaser and even from that the game looks much more better and refined that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
However, there is a chance that Proving Grounds might fall victim to the same issues as PUBG since the game hasn’t released yet and the game will share performance on both server-side and client-side and client-side stuff generally opens up the doorway for hackers.
With that being said, Mavericks: Proving Grounds sounds like an interesting game that might actually be better than PUBG and even dethrone it as the idea of 400 players fighting to survive on a single map with only one victor is very appealing, at least to me.
Do you think Proving Grounds will the game that will push PUBG to the background and take the spotlight to itself? Will PUBG.Corp be able to sort out its game in time to keep its player base intact? Let us know in the comments.