PUBG: Battlegrounds is Going Free to Play

After a test run earlier this year, PUBG: Battlegrounds will officially convert to a free-to-play model early next year.

It seems like a long time coming, but 4 years after PUBG: Battlegrounds took the world by storm and kickstarted the new battle royale craze, the game is going free-to-play.

The announcement was revealed during The Game Awards 2021. According to a press release on the PUBG: Battlegrounds website, the free-to-play model will reward players that have stuck with the game over the years while also offering unique rewards to entice new players.


PUBG: Battlegrounds will go free-to-play on January 12, 2022. When that happens, a BATTLEGROUNDS Plus mode will become available for purchase. BATTLEGROUNDS Plus will be a one-time $12.99 purchase that will unlock ranked mode, the career and medal tab, +100% Survival Mastery Boost, unlock Custom Match mode, and a host of other cosmetic items exclusive to BATTLEGROUNDS Plus.

Legacy players on all platforms will automatically earn the “Special Commemorative Pack” automatically once the free-to-play conversion happens. These players will just have to have purchased the game by January 10th, 2022 to earn these items. The method of earning the items varies slightly depending on the platform, but all eligible players will receive them automatically. For Xbox and PlayStation users, once the free-to-play transition occurs, Xbox Live and PlayStation Plus will no longer be required for online multiplayer.

PUBG has gone through a lot over the years, most notably the departure of the game’s former namesake PlayerUnknown and the subsequent parallel shifting rebrand to PUBG Battlegrounds. The game has seen new maps and game updates and the PUBG universe has begun an expansion into other games and TV properties.

PUBG Battlegrounds is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Stadia, and mobile devices.

Source: PUBG Battlegrounds

Source: Gamerant

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