What is PUBG Battlegrounds Plus?

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Player Unknowns: Battlegrounds has been going strong for some time, seeing millions of players jumping into its servers. With huge growth follows the inevitable decline but the team have a bold new plan to keep the game expanding - moving it to free-to-play. Here's what you should know about Battlegrounds Plus.

When Does PUBG go free-to-play?

Player Unknowns: Battlegrounds finallly goes free to play on Wednesday, January 12th. This is sure to inject the game with tonnes of new players. This suggests that maybe the player base was slowly declining and in need of a jumpstart.

It seems likely that they are trying to follow the footsteps of Fortnite, opting for a free-to-play experience with tonnes of changes and a robust in-game store.

This is likely just the start for the game. With a more realistic aesthetic and design, this could carve out its own niche in the free-to-play market. With the likes of Splitgate exploding onto the scene, it's fair to say there's room for more.

What is Player Unknowns: Battlegrounds Plus?

As Player Unknowns: Battlegrounds is going free-to-play, the team need to give something away to those who have supported the game up until this point. Battlegrounds plus is an upgrade to the base game, giving you:

  • Captain’s Camo Hat
  • Captain’s Camo Mask
  • Captain’s Camo Gloves
  • Bonus 1300 G-COIN
  • Survival Mastery XP +100% boost
  • Career – Medal tab
  • Ranked Mode
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Plus the ability to create custom matches. If you purchased the game for yourself, you will get this for free. If you don't have the game yet but want Battlegrounds Plus, you can purchase it separately for $12.99.

It seems likely that the game will see new packs and small bits of DLC going into the future and the transition of the game into something new.