Today, PUBG is moving to a free-to-play model

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is no longer one of the most played battle royales, but he certainly can’t deny him other championships in this genre – he managed to create a worldwide phenomenon from a modification for survival DayZ. This year, the PUBG will celebrate five years since entering the preliminary approach, and must set out in a sacramental way to stay relevant in today’s competition.

The creators have decided that starting today, PUBG will be free-to-play on all platforms. At the same time, PUBG Corp’s creative director, Dave Curd, opposes the claim that it was a response to the success of Fortnite, Apex Legends or Call of Duty: Warzone, which could be played for free from the start. Rather, it is an opportunity to open up to the widest possible audience.

“We’re just doing it because the time is right,” says Curd v interview for GamesRadar +. “I know a lot of people who are interested in PUBG, but for various reasons have never played it – and now is the time to start.”

This decision was preceded by an inconspicuous water test last August, when the servers opened to players for free for a week. Concerns stemmed mainly from the influx of cheaters that the proprietary Zakynthos software has to deal with. According to PUBG Corp, the percentage of suspects rose at the beginning of the free week, but quickly returned to normal.

With eight maps and a very realistic shooting model in the competition, PUBG is definitely not lost among other popular free-to-play battle royal games. Even as a premium game, it managed to sell 75 million copies on PCs and consoles, making it one of the best-selling titles in history.

If you are one of the owners who have paid for it, the developers will reward you with a reminder package with a free upgrade to Battlegrounds Plus, which allows you to place in the leaderboards, create your own matches and collect skins or virtual currency. Newcomers must pay $ 12.99 (279 crowns) for the same benefits.

The disappearance of the price tag is also associated with the arrival of patch 15.2, which adds a new tutorial and a lot of training modes to PUBG, including the ability to play a match against 99 opponents controlled by artificial intelligence. Another big innovation is the tactical equipment that allows you to replace the primary weapon with a drone or EMT.

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