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PUBG: Battlegrounds will be free in January, three pre-launch events announced with in-game rewards


PUBG: Battlegrounds will switch to a free-to-play model in January, according to Krafton. The publisher made the announcement during The Game Awards 2021 on December 9, revealing that the game will also offer access to additional match modes and special in-game rewards for users who pay for a one-time upgrade and not recurring. Krafton also announced a pre-registration offer for players, as well as an “invite a friend” event and a “my PUBG playstyle” quiz that will all offer rewards once the next free game launches.

According to Krafton, PUBG, which is currently a paid game, will be free for all users from January 12. The game is currently priced at Rs. 999 on Steam in India. The game will be free to download and play, but Krafton will limit certain items and game modes to paying players. Players who choose to purchase Battlegrounds Plus, a $12.99 (roughly Rs. 980) “upgrade” to the free version, will gain access to special in-game rewards, as well as match modes classified and personalized.

Meanwhile, the publisher will give users who have already purchased the game access to a special PUBG Memorial Pack, which includes in-game rewards in addition to Battlegrounds Plus. The free version of the game will be available on PC (Steam), PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X and Xbox One. As the January 12 date approaches, Krafton has announced three promotional events that players can participate in to earn in-game rewards.

The first event requires users to link their Krafton ID to their gaming platform by January 12 to receive a Highside Slick backpack, a Highside Slick top, and two preset slots coupons valid for seven days. Meanwhile, players can invite three friends before January 12 to win a Highside Slick helmet, an Iron G-Coin box, and a bonus reward. The final event, called “My PUBG Playstyle”, is a quiz that grants players a PUBG: Battlegrounds Spray and 10 Contraband Coupons.

Battle Royale games have become popular since the launch of PUBG in 2017, and the game was a hit on PC, and a mobile version of the game came a year later, with a free-to-play model. Five years later, Krafton claims the game has been played for over 14 billion hours. Meanwhile, competitors like Epic Games’ Fortnite, Call of Duty: Warzone (along with Call of Duty: Mobile), and Garena Free Fire have also grown in popularity over the past few years.


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