Erangel doesn’t have much of a backstory. It’s a vaguely Soviet, vaguely post-apocalyptic, vaguely dystopian abandoned hellhole full of guns and homes to loot. And you and 99 strangers are jumping off of a burning plane right into it. You’re essentially jumping to your death. The parachute will ensure the fall doesn’t kill you, but once you’re down there, it’s you against the island.