Following an August report, PUBG Corporation has officially confirmed that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, now known as PUBG: Battlegrounds, will transition to a free-to-play model on January 12, 2022.
PUBG Corp had been toying with the free-to-play model but chose not to comment on the report. During The Game Awards 2021, the company said that the switch will “give us the opportunity to expand our community even more and bring all the thrills of the game to everyone, while providing new friends, faster matchmaking, and let’s be honest, more targets for our existing player base.”
Those who want to support PUBG financially will be able to do so by signing up for a Battlegrounds Plus account, which will be a one-time $12.99 purchase that’ll include:
- Survival Mastery XP +100% boost
- Career – Medal tab
- Ranked Mode
- Creating and playing a Custom Match
- Captain’s Camo Hat
- Captain’s Camo Mask
- Captain’s Camo Gloves
- Bonus 1300 G-COIN
Battlegrounds Plus will be available after PUBG‘s transition.
Those who’ve been supporting the game thus far will also be automatically rewarded with a “special commemorative pack” that’ll include a Battlegrounds Plus account for free. Other rewards are as follows:
- Costume skin set
- Battle-hardened Legacy Corset
- Battle-hardened Legacy Jacket
- Battle-hardened Legacy Gloves
- Battle-hardened Legacy Pants
- Battle-hardened Legacy Boots
- Shackle and Shanks Legacy – Pan
- Nameplate – Battle-hardened Legacy
PUBG will no longer be available for sale starting January 10th. For more details on the transition, head over to the game’s official website.
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