PUBG Battlegrounds is now Available for Free on PC and Consoles. Krafton has already stated that the game would be free to play in January during The Game Awards. This means that the PC and console versions of the game will now follow in the footsteps of the free-to-play PUBG: Mobile, PUBG: New State, and Battlegrounds Mobile India. PUBG: Battlegrounds also receives the PUBG v15.2 update, which includes a number of new features such as Tactical Gear.
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In December, it was reported that the battle royale would drop its $30 price tag in favor of a format closer to Apex Legends and Fortnite. There is now a free basic version of the game that includes the majority of the modes. You’ll need to pay $13 for Battlegrounds Plus if you want to play ranked or custom matches. Those who purchased the game previously will have their accounts immediately upgraded to Battlegrounds Plus, along with a special anniversary bundle containing a variety of prizes.
By upgrading, players will get access to the following features.
- 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
In addition, the PUBG v15.2 update has begun to be rolled out by the corporation. Tactical gears are a new category of in-game goods that help players improve their performance. Drone and EMT are two of the new tactical equipment. The Drone allows players to do long-distance reckees and pick up objects without risking their lives. The EMT Gear will allow players to choose between rapid healing for themselves and their teammates.
To mark the relaunch, Krafton is distributing various prizes to gamers via Drops events. To get some extra bits and bobs for their character, players can watch streams, complete in-game quests, and invite others to play.