It’s finally here! Well, the day has arrived early. According to Krafton, users will be able to play PUBG: Battlegrounds for free beginning January 12 on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Stadia. However, today, the seasoned battle royale can now be downloaded for free through Steam as well as the Spanish PlayStation Store and Microsoft Store.
“As PUBG: Battlegrounds pioneered the battle royale genre and has grown into a globally influential game IP, this is the perfect time to transition to F2P and welcome new players to the game.”
– CH Kim, Krafton CEO
If you’re one of the experienced gamers and possess the premium version of PUBG: Battlegrounds, you’re in for a treat: PUBG will send you a Special Commemoration Package if you acquired the game before it went free-to-play. The content of this pack is listed below:
- Automatic account upgrade to Battlegrounds Plus, a rank that gives you access to exclusive in-game features (available for $ 12.99)
- Battle-Hardened Equipment Skin Set
- The pan Shackle and Shanks Legacy Pan
- Special Identification Plate
Battlegrounds Plus is basically an optional upgrade that grants access to special features in exchange for a one-time payment of $ 12.99. The following are some of the features it provides:
- 1300 G-COIN Bonus
- Survival Master Experience + 100% Increase
- Medals Tab
- Classified Mode
- Custom Game Functionality
- Camouflage Outfit
“The game has grown substantially since we brought it to Early Access nearly five years ago, and we believe it offers one of the best values in gaming. Whether it’s the game’s eight unique maps, consistently updated features or engaging in-game partner activations, transitioning to F2P is the next step in our journey to widen the scope of the PUBG IP through content that both new and veteran players will love.”
– CH Kim, Krafton CEO
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