With the surge in popularity in games such as PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds or Fortnite Battle Royale, there are going to be plenty of gamers wanting to try them out but find their skills aren't good enough. Now there's a new game out called Battle Royale Trainer, and it's designed exclusively to help players improve their skills and Git Gud at PUBG and other Battle Royale titles.
You can pick the game up here. Battle Royale Trainer introduces players and hone their skills in a variety of scenarios. If you're wondering why this game needs to exist at all when you can just play the games more, developer TrickJump points out: "Most Battle Royale games feature one thing in common: long periods of looting with very little action followed by brief bursts of intense combat. This can make it hard to gain enough shooting experience to come out on top in a firefight." Which is true - the actual combat parts of games like PUBG are usually short and probably end quickly, with your death.
This is where Battle Royale Trainer comes in, letting you "practice your combat skills with a wide range of weapons, scopes and attachments against AI opponents and targets, honing your skills until you can snap-shoot, control recoil and head-shot your opponents at any distance like a pro."
The game promises third and first person views, three different scenarios (urban, woodland, target range), a wide range of carefully modelled weaponry, advanced AI options, and more.
The idea is certainly interesting and the price is cheap at $3.99/£2.89. There have only been three English reviews so far, and while one says that it definitely helped their PUBG skills, the other two claim the game is a little broken right now, or was released too soon. The developer responded to this with the following:
"We are a very active developer and will be issuing regular updates so if you don't mind giving us a little more detail you should find any problems you had being resolved very quickly."
Which is good to hear. We're already godlike in PUBG and sick of chicken dinners, so we don't really need a game like this, but it's certainly a nice idea for people who do. Of course it could be argued that this sort of thing should be in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds or Fortnite anyway, but then that's hardly Trickjump's fault.