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A Frightening Conspiracy Is Unraveled In New PUBG Trailer Featuring Beyond Belief's Jonathan Frakes

There's a convoluted history at the center of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' in-game universe.


Ahead of the release of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' upcoming Taego map, developer PUBG Corp has released a new trailer for the battle royale, detailing the in-game universe's origins of the game. And who better to reveal the twisted conspiracy behind PUBG than Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction).

In the video, Frakes reveals his investigation into the man known as "The Russian," the mysterious overseer of the deadly competition known as "the Battlegrounds." In a series of in-depth interviews with criminals, ex-employees of tech conglomerates, and INTERPOL agents, Frakes puts together the true origins behind the 100-man competition, in which the winner is the last man still alive.

For a while now, PUBG Corp has been building the lore of its battle royale with these documentary style videos and in-game teasers. It all points to a greater, singular mystery at the heart of PUBG--it appears that there is an actual motive behind the battle royale beyond winning a chicken dinner.

Perhaps that motive will come to light in PUBG's upcoming 12.2 update, scheduled to release on PC on July 7 and on consoles on July 15. The update adds a brand-new map to the game called Taego, the first 8x8 map added to PUBG since Miramar.

It's also possible that this is very early set-up for establishing how PUBG ultimately connects to The Callisto Protocol, an upcoming survival horror game from developer Striking Distance which was co-founded by Dead Space co-creator Glen Schofield. The Callisto Protocol takes place in the PUBG universe, just several centuries into the future.

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