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The PUBG machete is a sharp, shiny blade in real life

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The Tapanga Machete may not be the most dangerous weapon in PUBG—it is literally a knife in a gunfight—but it might be the most practical. It can mess people up in a variety of awful ways, yes, but it can also be used to clear vegetation, prepare meals, open bottles—and it can be made from just about any decently-sized piece of scrap metal you have lying around. 

The Man At Arms: Reforged guys take their weapon creation a little more seriously than that, however, as seen in the very sweet PUBG machete they created in the latest episode of their webseries. It may not be as elaborate as, say, the Greatsword of Artorias they forged a couple of years ago, but it's still a damn nice blade: Beautiful, deadly, and I bet it'll hold its edge a lot better than your average off-the-shelf unit, too. (Although shmucking pop cans probably isn't going to do it any great amount of good.) 

The video begins with the usual array of requests from fans to make the blade, but swordsmith and Man at Arms: Reforged host Matt Stagmer has a rather more personal interest in this particular piece: He also livestreams PUBG, and other games, at twitch.tv/stalkertron

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.