PUBG: Battlegrounds, one of the most popular battle royale titles in the world is officially free to play on PC and consoles.
PUBG: Battlegrounds, formerly known as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, is one of the most popular games in the world. Billed as the first battle royale game to shape the market, PUBG: Battlegrounds has already reached millions of players. Its success has led to PUBG becoming a franchise with various games, including spin-offs like the upcoming sci-fi horror game The Callisto Protocol. PUBG: Battlegrounds achieved all of these while remaining a high-end game loved by everyone, but gradually the game became “pale” in the eyes of many gamers due to issues such as cheats, content, etc. The content is not renewed, server errors, many better battle royale games are released, etc., making the game “dead”. Finally, it seems that in order to attract players back, PUBG Corp is ready to remove the barrier to access the final game is to switch from paid to free.
In theory, PUBG: Battlegrounds shouldn’t be open to the public for free, but PUBG Corp. clearly believe that the positives of that transition now outweigh the negatives. Gamers on PC, PlayStation and Xbox platforms can now play PUBG: Battlegrounds for free forever. This change comes with the release of PUBG: Battlegrounds update 15.2 which also adds the Tactical Gear feature, as well as other additions including Basic Training, ping markers in improved gameplay and much more.
PUBG Corp is also working hard to reward gamers who have purchased PUBG: Battlegrounds something that is well worth the money they spent. Former players will be automatically upgraded to the BATTLEGROUNDS Plus account tier, which rewards 1,300 G-Coins, a 100% increase in Survival Mastery XP, access to Ranked Mode, Custom Match functionality, and other bonuses. Other exclusive features. They will also receive Battle-Hardened skins, Shanks Legacy Pan and Battle-Hardened Legacy nametags.
Gamers who play PUBG: Battlegrounds for free will also be able to upgrade to a BATTLEGROUNDS Plus account for $12.99, a fee that elevates the account to premium for multiple purposes. The first is that gamers will be rewarded like players who have purchased PUBG: Battlegrounds before, but perhaps the most important feature of paying is that gamers will get access to PUBG: Battlegrounds’ ranked environment. This is quite useful because “mage” will not be able to constantly create new free accounts to dominate the rankings, or at least will not be able to without continuing to pay.
Of course, there will still be many gamers who feel disappointed with this decision. Although PUBG Corp. has protected PUBG: Battlegrounds’ Ranked mode by making players pay the premium BATTLEGROUNDS Plus, but regular matches don’t have such protection. Cheaters will be able to find a way to create new accounts even after getting old accounts locked to the chagrin of other freelancers, and free-to-play gamers will have to play with “mage” again. just didn’t get into ranked mode.
Either way, PUBG: Battlegrounds is open for free, obviously, to attract more players. A new wave of players will revive the community and ensure that PUBG: Battlegrounds will continue to “live” for a long time to come. When tracking the number of concurrent players of the game on Steam, it can be seen that the number is doubled. With free openings becoming the default for the battle royale genre, even PUBG: Battlegrounds has to make sure it’s doing what’s best for the future of the series.
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