Over ten million people have pre-registered for PUBG: New State – that’s PUBG Mobile 2, if you’ve been camping under a rock or are otherwise out of the loop on the latest battle royale games. The sequel to the hit mobile multiplayer game is due to be released later this year, and a lot of players are clearly already excited.
Five million players registered in the first week alone after seeing the exciting PUBG: New State trailer, so things have slowed down a little in the 36 days since. That is to be expected, but we’ll likely see another flurry of registrations when a new trailer or gameplay drops. However, all of this should help matchmaking in the game’s early days – whenever it is released, that is.
At the moment, developers PUBG Studio and Krafton are keeping tight-lipped about the official release date, but today announced that alpha tests will go live in the second quarter of 2021 in select countries. As the studios highlighted Southeast Asia, the Americas, the Middle East, Europe and East Asia as having the highest sign-up rates, we could expect the alpha to go live in one of those areas, although admittedly that doesn’t narrow it down a lot.
Players who have pre-registered via the Google Play store will receive an exclusive vehicle skin, but to be honest that’s irrelevant seeing as you’ll likely unlock countless more as you play. Realistically, players just want to stay in the loop with game news and play as soon as the servers go live.
We’re hard at work developing the game, but we hear you! Outside of 2021, we don’t have more details around a release date, but we’re happy to announce that we will host alpha tests for #PUBGNEWSTATE during Q2 2021 in a LIMITED number of regions. Stay tuned for more info.
— PUBG: NEW STATE (@PUBG_NEWSTATE) April 9, 2021
With ten million players ready to drop into the futuristic battle royale on Android alone, there should be no problem filling matches when PUBG: New State releases later this year. There is no word yet on Apple Store pre-registration, but we expect to see millions more players wanting to jump in on their Apple devices.