PUBG bobbles back up to Steam's top spot


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  • Wednesday, 26 Sep 2018

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has three maps and a rare flare gun to call in heavyweight reinforcements. — AFP Relaxnews

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has three maps and a rare flare gun to call in heavyweight reinforcements. — AFP Relaxnews

In the absence of any enormous PC game releases, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds reclaimed Steam's peak while a sale-price No Man's Sky soared to first on Humble and Monster Hunter: World re-takes GamersGate.

Battle royale icon PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds rolled out a seasonal Korean festival event, implemented a ranking system, and introduced the flare gun as a standard piece of equipment in a week that saw it become Steam's best selling title, by revenue.

It was a relatively minor week in terms of new PC game releases, with The Bard's Tale IV failing to make a dent on the Steam top ten.

Instead, a short-term sale on NieR:Automata saw the 2017 favourite rise back up the charts for a place in among recent hits Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Monster Hunter: World, and Battle Royale iteration SCUM.

While Monster Hunter: World climbs back to first on GamersGate and the space exploration of No Man's Sky overtakes sci-fi shooter Destiny 2 on Humble, the Fanatical store brings a week-long bundle event to a close with its Slayer Bundle, whose full contents include the highly-rated Styx: Master Of Shadows, The Sexy Brutale, The Lion's Song and 14 more.

On the subject of big PC releases (and Fanatical's chart), the ahistorical anime-style strategy Valkyria Chronicles 4 arrives on Sept 25 after extending the former PlayStation-exclusive franchise's fanbase through a 2016 re-release of 2008's original Valkyria Chronicles.

It's also being released on PlayStation 4 worldwide after a favourable Japanese reception earlier in the year, with Xbox One and Nintendo Switch editions as well. – AFP Relaxnews