PUBG is now a free-to-play title on PC and console with today’s update

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) has taken the online world by storm since its release in March 2017. It was created to be a competitive, high-intensity shooter and it quickly became clear that this game was going to revolutionize gaming as we know it. The latest update for PUBG is now available on PC/Xbox One and console with today’s update which includes Xbox Game Pass integration so players can jump right into the action without having to download anything extra.

PUBG is now a free-to-play title on PC and console with today’s update. This new update will allow players to buy cosmetic items, but the game remains 100% free to play. The developers have also announced that they are working on a new map for the game. Read more in detail here: pubg news.

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Today is an eventful day in the battle royale game PUBG’s history. The game has gone free-to-play with the newest update, after its early access debut in 2017 and a series of tweaks and adjustments.

Of course, this revelation comes as no surprise to the shooter’s regulars. The developers announced the news in December and released patch notes and maintenance information last week, detailing changes such as bug fixes, the addition of drone tactical gear, and the launch of a Battleground Plus account option that grants enhanced survival skills, the ability to create custom matches, and access to ranked mode. Those who purchased into PUBG before today will get a special commemorative bundle as well.

This F2P transition is either the beginning of the end for PUBG or a shot in the arm for the shooter, depending on your perspective: Users on Steam have already started posting angry reviews about the transfer and the alleged influx of cheaters, while one of the game’s subreddits is attempting to welcome newcomers with tips and advice. On the issue of cheating, a December dev letter highlights the proprietary anti-cheat tool Zakynthos, which the developers introduced in January 2021 and includes charts that indicate the program’s development as well as plans for future modifications to the technology.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is PUBG free on PC now?

A: Yes. PUBG is free to play on PC now, thanks to the games new publisher.

Why is PUBG free now?

A: It is possible that the game will become free because its popularity has declined, but there are many other theories. One of them includes Epic Games adding a new mode to their battle royale game Fortnite which promotes the sale of Battle Passes (in-game currency) and giving away Game Changing Missions for free.

Do you need PlayStation Plus to play PUBG 2022?

A: No, you do not need PlayStation Plus to play PUBG 2022.

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