The most popular April Fools joke in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds returns with a fresh coat of paint for Halloween.
The newest PUBG Labs is a re-run of Fantasy Battle Royale to celebrate the spooky season. This mode lets you dress up as a medieval warrior and duke it out with other players on the fields of Erangel. Players have four classes to choose from, each with their own specialties. Alongside this is a ton of cosmetic changes to increase the Halloween flair.
The new Fantasy Battle Royale mode will be available until November 1.
The special mode works roughly the same as the normal battle royale with a few key differences. Instead of guns and kevlar, most players will have to use melee weapons like swords, halberds, maces, and more. PUBG fans who like to keep their distance can sling crossbow bolts or magic spells across the plains. Each class also has special item pickups that only spawn for them, plus craftable weapons to boost their chances in a fight.
Instead of spawning in with nothing, players choose their class before hopping into the fray. Each class comes with its own predetermined weapons, abilities, and upgrade paths.
The first class is the executioner, who uses a polearm and heavy armor. This class has the unique ability to push and pull enemies, which gets stronger and her halberd is upgraded. Executioners can have a tough time closing the gap during PUBG’s Halloween event, but they deal the most melee damage of any class. As a bonus, they also get a cool Pyramid Head-style helmet.
For players who want to keep their distance, the ranger is the only class who spawns with a ranged weapon. The crossbow can pick off targets at range, but if you want something more personal, an upgrade path converts it into a dagger that grants temporary invisibility. Backstabs with the dagger will even deal bonus damage.
The pyromancer is also a ranged fighter, but he uses a set of magic spells in place of a weapon. He starts out with simple fireballs but can upgrade to a laser beam with enough materials. If you love the feel of PUBG sniper rifles, the pyro is the class for you. Just remember that he’s the squishiest class in PUBG’s Halloween event.
Lastly, the cleric can function as a team healer. Her mace deals heavy damage and applies bleed to enemies, but with the ability to restore the health of allies. The cleric’s inherent shield can also block crossbow bolts and spells. Her upgradable weapon is a shotgun that heals her teammates while crippling foes.
In addition to their base powers, each class has a pair of unique items that only they can find. These vary from the ranger’s snare trap to the cleric’s shareable first aid kit. The best way to learn about the classes is to hop into a match. PUBG Labs Fantasy Battle Royale will shut down on November 1.