What is Casual Mode in PUBG?

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A new Casual Mode is coming to PUBG, but it has some limitations.

Announced as part of Update 13.2, Krafton has made the interesting decision to add a Casual Mode to PUBG. The mode is being pitched as a way for players to "practice and have fun in a less intense environment than standard Battle Royale matches."

A Casual Mode could be a great way for new players to learn the ropes when it comes to the Battle Royale. Games such as PUBG can feel a bit overwhelming for newbies when it's been running for as long as it has, so a less intense environment could certainly make it easier. Of course, the Casual Mode doesn't come without its limitations. There needs to be some way to deter griefers, right?

How Does Casual Mode Work in PUBG?

The first thing to note about Casual Mode is that players can only play up to three matches per day. This can be in either Solo, Duo, or Squads. Only one map will be available, too - Erangel. The casual match will consist of a maximum of 12 players, with the remaining space being taken up by bots. For new players, three matches is certainly enough to get a general feel for the game. After that, they'll be need to drop into the standard Battle Royale to put their new skills to the test.

The following features will be supported in Casual Mode:

  • Career: Stats, Match History, Medals, Survival, Weapons, Replays
  • Pass Mission
  • Event Mission
  • BattleStats
  • BP Rewards
  • XP Rewards
  • Spectating

PUBG is out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, PC, Android and iOS devices.