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Awful Squad turns PUBG into a bloody dating sim

Can love bloom on PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds?

Patrick Gill (he/him) has been making serious and unserious videos for Polygon since 2016. He also co-hosts & produces Polygon’s weekly livestreams on Twitch.

Operation Hot Date is a military exercise to test Awful Squad’s ability to provide an optimal dating experience in the event of a zombie apocalypse.

Our test couple (codenames Loverboy and Honey) will be airdropped into a hostile environment, with direct orders to have a nice time and grow closer as friends and lovers.

It is the duty of Awful Squad (codenames Cupid Prime, Cupid X, Cupid Omega and Cupid Gooding Jr.) to provide transportation, protection and romantic counseling.

Can Loverboy and Honey find love at the end of the world? Tune in to this week’s Awful Squad to find out.

This week, Awful Squad Features:

  • Griffin McElroy
  • Russ Frushtick
  • Jeff Ramos
  • Brian Gilbert
  • Simone de Rochefort
  • Clayton Ashley
  • Travis McElroy
  • Jenna Stoeber

No idea what Awful Squad is? Play catch-up with the series, in which a bunch of Polygon staffers and friends team up for some truly terrible matches of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

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