PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - Create and Join Custom Match

Learn more about the new Custom Match feature making its way to Battlegrounds.

With the recent Month 1 Update, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds now has both a test server and a feature where players can create a custom match. The custom match feature is one of the most requested additions (aside from balancing, FPS, and reduced lag). Below, we’ve listed everything we currently know about how to join and create a custom match in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

Note: This guide is a work-in-progress.

Create and Join a Custom Match

The new custom match feature in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

As of right now, the ability to create a custom match is only available to developers and 80+ PUBG partners. Custom match creation will likely be rolled out to the public in a later update. Despite this, you can still join a custom match even if you're not a PUBG partner. To locate the custom match option in Battlegrounds, hover over the “Play” button on the upper left corner of your screen, then click on the bottom option that says “Custom Match.”

This will let you view a list of custom matches created by other players, developers, and PUBG partners. In the title of each custom match, you can get an idea of the unique game parameters. If a custom match is open and doesn't require a password (no lock symbol on the right), click on it to enter into the custom match. Note that if the match has already started, you won't be able to join that custom match.

If you're looking to create your own custom match, you will have to wait until the feature is fully introduced for all Battlegrounds members (not just devs and PUBG partners). Custom match parameters can include everything from altering the weather to first-person only modes. When Battlegrounds’ custom match feature becomes fully accessible for all players, we’ll update this guide on how to set up different match parameters.

Until then, be sure to check Battlegrounds to see if the custom match feature is up and running.

What custom match are you hoping to create in Battlegrounds? Let us know in the comments below, and we’ll give them a try once the custom match feature is up!

By reading this guide, you should now know how to join and create a custom match in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

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