PUBG finally allows players to capture and create stories in its unpredictable sandbox, thanks to the new 3D replay feature.
The PUBG replay feature was added to test servers last week with a new patch. In short, the game now automatically records everything that happens around you in a one kilometre radius and save it as a replay at the end of the match.
You can view these replays any time, and switch between many different perspectives or use free cam to spectate what went on around you. It’s pretty feature-rich, allowing for camera placements and other spectator-style modifications that the community can use to make short films.
The Battlefield, and GTA communities used those games’ tools to create wonderful stuff, and it’s now time to bring the madness of PUBG to everyone in a different form. Although the feature has only been out for a few days, the community has already produced some solid work.
Starting off with the amusing, from Reddit user iR0cket, who had this funny clip of two players attempting to jump about of a window at the same time to escape a grenade blast. They both fail, and die shortly after.
What makes this funnier is that you can imagine both players scrambling to escape, not stopping for a second to go one after the other, dooming them as a result.
Replays also help explain why certain things you thought would totally work actually didn’t. This next video from delixxify shows his grenade ending up in the most unlikely place, not once, but twice in a row, rendering both grenades useless.
Of course, there was no way he could have known that in the moment, but it must be hilarious/frustrating to see it happen after all is said and done and realise exactly why his opponents didn’t die.
With the power of a bit of editing, Sal creates an exciting chase scene with lots of action. The camera placement is particularly good, switching between multiple angles and viewpoints to create a narrative. It works pretty well, and just goes to show how powerful the tools can be in capable hands.
And if you think all of that takes a bit too much effort, you can simply use 3D replays to save and forever keep a record of a particular encounter you were in without much hassle. Look at this video from SapperSkunk992, who takes down three opponents with their Kar98.
The replay feature will go live for everyone when PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds leaves Early Access on December 20.