Microsoft brings PUBG’s iconic blue van to life

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – have an ice lolly with your chicken dinner

Just when you thought the UK had run out of heatwave-related spin-offs, Microsoft brings PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ iconic blue van to life.

For reasons not entirely obvious, Xbox decided to set loose the camper found on PUBG’s Miramar map as a ‘dessert van’.

Running until mid-September the #PUBGVan will be traveling the length of the country, from Brighton to Blackpool, handing out ice lollies to anyone in need of some relief from the sweltering heat.

Fans of the series will be more than familiar with the camper van, which has been in PUBG since the late-May update introduced Miramar, the second playable map in the game, and it has been impeccably recreated for a country-wide tour.

Though the player base appears to be in decline on PC, March saw Microsoft proudly announce that over 5 million players have bought PUBG on the Xbox since its release at the beginning of 2018.

And although doubts persist over its long-term place in the Battle Royale genre, developer PUBG Corp are finally making a concerted effort to get the game up to scratch with the ‘Fix PUBG’ campaign.

So why not bring one of the game’s most recognisable vehicles to life, ride the wave of positive PR and loot some ice lollies?

Xbox are keen to point out that the handouts aren’t restricted just to ice lollies though. Every 100th person to be served at each location will be handed a selection of PUBG freebies.

Judging by posts under the #PUBGVan hashtag, those goodies appear to be copies of the game. Winner winner…

If you do spot the camper, @XboxUK want you to tag them in your tweets and use #PUBGVan for the chance to win additional prizes such as 12 month Xbox Live codes, copies of the game and an Xbox One X.

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