PUBG Battlegrounds is going free-to-play next month

Highlights
  • PUBG dev has announced that PUBG Battlegrounds is going free-to-play in 2022.
  • All players who currently own PUBG Battlegrounds before it goes free-to-play will get some exclusive rewards.
  • The developer is launching Battlegrounds Plus upgrade that offers a premium experience in PUBG Battlegrounds.

During The Game Awards 2021, PUBG dev has announced that PUBG Battlegrounds is going free-to-play in 2022. The developer has dropped a new trailer for PUBG Battlegrounds, which focuses on the free-to-play announcement. Players who pre-register for the free-to-play experience will be rewarded with in-game cosmetics. All players who currently own PUBG Battlegrounds before it goes free-to-play will get some exclusive rewards. Along with these, the developer is launching Battlegrounds Plus upgrade that offers a premium experience in PUBG Battlegrounds.

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PUBG Battlegrounds goes free-to-play

PUBG Battlegrounds goes free-to-play on Steam, Xbox, PlayStation, and Stadia on January 12, 2022. Players can pre-register right now by clicking here. The pre-registration rewards include:

  • Highslide Slick backpack (Level 1)
  • Highslide Slick top
  • 2 Preset Slot coupons

Players who have purchased and already own PUBG Battlegrounds will be rewarded with a Special Commemorative pack that contains Battlegrounds Plus upgrade and some exclusive rewards. The Special Commemorative pack features:

  • Battlegrounds Plus
  • Battle-hardened Legacy costume set
  • Shackle and Shanks Legacy pan skin
  • Battle-hardened Legacy nameplate

All of these rewards will be automatically added to player accounts when they login for the first time after PUBG Battlegrounds goes free-to-play.

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Battlegrounds Plus

Battlegrounds Plus will go live as a premium upgrade for PUBG Battlegrounds after it goes free-to-play. Battlegrounds Plus will be a one-time purchase and it includes:

  • Survival Mastery XP +100% boost
  • Career – Medal tab
  • Ranked mode
  • Creating and playing a custom match
  • Captain’s Camo hat
  • Captain’s Camo mask
  • Captain’s Camo gloves
  • Bonus 1,300 G-Coin

Battlegrounds Plus will cost $12.99 USD (approximately Rs 984) after the game’s free-to-play transition. The Indian pricing of Battlegrounds Plus is not announced yet.