PUBG: Battlegrounds is becoming free-to-play next year

Ranked mode will be a paid add-on for PUBG

PUBG: Battleground is becoming free-to-play next year

PUBG is going free-to-play on January 12th

KRAFTON has confirmed that PUBG: Battlegrounds will become a free-to-play game on January 12th on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation, allowing gamers on all supported platforms to access the long-lived Battle Royale in early 2022.

Alongside the game's shift to free-to-play will come new anti-cheat features and a new premium tier called "Battlegrounds Plus", a one-time $12.99 "account upgrade" that will allow gamers to access PUBG's Ranked Mode, Custom Matches, additional in-game currency and exclusive in-game items. Existing owners of PUBG will get free access to "Battlegrounds Plus".

By going free-to-play, PUBG will immediately become a lot more accessible to gamers on all supported platforms. Before now, PUBG had to compete with free-to-play Battle Royale titles like Call of Duty: Warzone and Fortnite, a factor that placed PUBG at a major disadvantage. PUBG currently has peak player counts of over 300,000 on Steam daily, and the game's planned free-to-play should shoot those numbers even higher. 

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13-12-2021, 17:03:20

Last gasps IMO. Game is in its death throes right now.

It's all unbelievably "good" players now. IE, they are either banging at the game or cheating. As such you usually die without even firing a shot or even seeing any one.

They did a ton of stuff last year that IMO didn't change much. I hate Taego for many reasons, and the dumb crap they added did nothing. The only good things they've added are the mountain bike and "easy jet" air pickup when you can't find a vehicle. The rest? all paywall rubbish like bunny costumes and crap that just get you head-shotted even faster than before because you stick out like a sore thumb.Quote

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