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    PUBG: Battlegrounds Free-to-Play Tomorrow: Here’s Everything You Need To Know

    By Sagnik Das Gupta | 
    Updated: 11th Jan 2022 15:49 IST

    Highlights of the Story

    • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will finally become available as a free-to-play experience.
    • This applies across all platforms.
    • Although there will still be paid options moving forward.

    PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is going free-to-play soon! Yes, it is finally happening. It is for all players on PC and Console. Although it doesn’t come as a shock to many when PUBG: Battlegrounds announced this development. However, that doesn’t mean those who bought the game already as are not going to benefit. There will still be paid options moving forward for those looking to further support it. Moreover, you will also get some extra goodies. Here’s what you need to know about the free-to-play switch for PUBG:

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    When does PUBG: Battlegrounds go Free-to-Play?

    It officially goes free-to-play on January 12, but the exact time when this will occur varies depending on your platform. Find them below:

    • PC: January 11 at 11 PM PT / January 12 at 2 AM ET
    • Console: January 12 at midnight PT / 3 AM ET

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    PUBG: Battlegrounds Rewards

    For Pre-Registration

    Users pre-registering for the game before today, January 11, 2022, will actually give a number of in-game cosmetic rewards such as:

    • Highslide Slick Backpack
    • Highslide Slick Top
    • 2 Preset Slot Coupons (7 Days)

    However, if you invite three friends to pre-register up through January 11, 2022, you’ll all receive a Highside Slick Helmet and Iron G-Coin Box, as well. Additionally, you’ll get a chance at a bonus reward:

    • 10,000 G-Coin (100 Winners)
    • Razer Kraken V3 HyperSense (15 Winners)
    • Alienware x15 Laptop (15 Winners)
    • Xbox Series X (3 Winners)
    • PlayStation (2 Winners)

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    Rewards for Paying Players and Battlegrounds Plus


    Don’t be disappointed, players who have paid. Players who have previously owned the paid version of PUBG: Battlegrounds will be treated to these rewards, as well as a free Battlegrounds Plus membership:

    • Costume skin set
      • Battle-hardened Legacy Corset
      • Battle-hardened Legacy Jacket
      • Battle-hardened Legacy Gloves
      • Battle-hardened Legacy Pants
      • Battle-hardened Legacy Boots
    • Shackle and Shanks Legacy – Pan
    • Nameplate – Battle-hardened Legacy

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    What is Battlegrounds Plus?

    Battlegrounds Plus is a premium option that will be on sale when the free-to-play era begins. It’s free for anyone who bought the game prior to this. It costs $13 (approx. Rs. 960) to purchase as a one-time transaction on its own. You get the following rewards:

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    • Survival Mastery XP + 100% boost
    • Career medal tab
    • Ranked mode
    • Custom match creator
    • Captain’s Camo Hat
    • Captain’s Camo Mask
    • Captain’s Camo Gloves
    • 1,300 G-coin


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