“As PUBG: Battlgrounds pioneered the battle royale genre and has grown into a globally influential game IP, this is the perfect time to transition to free-to-play and welcome new players to the game,” said KRAFTON CEO CH Kim in a press release. “The game has grown substantially since we brought it to Early Access nearly five years ago, and we believe it offers one of the best values in gaming. Whether it’s the game’s eight unique maps, consistently updated features or engaging in-game partner activations, transitioning to free-to-play is the next step in our journey to widen the scope of the PUBG IP through content that both new and veteran players will love.”
Here are the latest details, via KRAFTON:
When PUBG: Battlgrounds transitions to free-to-play, it will introduce Battlegrounds Plus, an optional premium account upgrade that allows players to access a variety of new and exclusive in-game features. While all players will start with Basic Account that offers access to most game features, they can upgrade to Battlegrounds Plus for a one-time fee of $12.99 and gain access to the following:
- Bonus 1,300 G-COIN
- Survival Mastery XP + 100% boost
- Career – Medal tab
- Ranked Mode
- Custom Match functionality
- In-Game items, including the Captain’s Camo set, which includes hat, camo mask, and camo gloves.
Players who have purchased and played PUBG: Battlgrounds before its transition to free-to-play will receive the “PUBG – Special Commemorative Pack,” which will include an automatic account upgrade to Battlegrounds Plus, the Battle-Hardened costume skin set, the Shackle and Shanks Legacy Pan and the Battle-Hardened Legacy nameplate.
Read more about the transition to free-to-play here.
Throughout the next several weeks, players can visit the pre-registation website to find a variety of activities to celebrate PUBG: Battlgrounds‘ transition to free-to-play.
Watch a new trailer below.