Totally Accurate Battlegrounds no longer free, has amassed three million downloads

Totally Accurate Battlegrounds started out as a late April fools' joke and parody of the battle royale genre. And then three million players downloaded it, including Austin, who punched cheese on his way to a no-kill victory (opens in new tab) (sort of). Now, as was planned, it's no longer free-to-play, and you'll have to pay $4.99/£3.99 for its shenanigans. 

For that, you get to take part in 40-way battles between floppy combatants in a large and surprisingly pretty map. Expect plenty of physics-based madness and lots of beatboxing, which you can start by pressing G.

In a Steam post announcing the price change (opens in new tab), as well as the three million milestone, developer Landfall said it was working on making the servers more stable, and that it "recommends anyone who feels hesitant about getting the game to wait until we have it sorted". It is also implementing anti-cheat measures.

As well as being a joke game, TABG is a side project for Totally Accurate Battle Simulator (opens in new tab), or TABS, which looks like a fleshed-out strategy-based version of TABG. It doesn't yet have a release date.

Samuel Horti

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.