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News video games 06 August 2021, 15:24

author: Jacob Blazewicz

PUBG as F2P? Upcoming Free Week Could be a Test

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds may follow in the footsteps of Fortnite: Battle Royale. The developers have confirmed a free week in the game, which could be a test before the game switches to free-to-play.

Playerunknown' s Battlegrounds was a de facto pioneer of the battle royale genre and still enjoys considerable popularity. However, there's no denying that the golden age of the game created by Bluepoint is long gone. Perhaps that's why PUBG: Battlegrounds (because apparently this is what the game is called now) will be available for free. At least for the next week, although there are rumors that this free period is a kind of test before the eventual transition to free-to-play model.

The fact that PUBG developers are preparing to make the game available for free, was reported for a long time by PlayerIGN, who became famous as a dataminer, but also has a handful of reports on the activities of Krafton under his belt. According to the netizen, the developers thought about the free-to-play model as early as 2019, but the reaction of players to the tests was not what the developers expected. Perhaps that's why they stopped at the release of PUBG Lite, which, by the way, did not even survive two years. It is possible that the planned closing of the servers of the "light" version is also related to the plans to make the full edition of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds available for free in the near future.

Free week in PUBG will start on Tuesday, August 10 and will last until August 16 in the company of another event. We're talking about a partnership with Blackpink that will see us receive cosmetic items inspired by the k-pop band, including minor changes to maps and 38 items for players. The event will begin on August 8 on PC and August 12 on consoles and will run to September 7 (PC) and September 15 (consoles).

  1. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds - official website
  2. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds - game guide

Jacob Blazewicz

Jacob Blazewicz

Graduated with a master's degree in Polish Studies from the University of Warsaw with a thesis dedicated to this very subject. Started his adventure with in 2015, writing in the Newsroom and later also in the film and technology sections (also contributed to the Encyclopedia). Interested in video games (and not only video games) for years. He began with platform games and, to this day, remains a big fan of them (including Metroidvania). Also shows interest in card games (including paper), fighting games, soulslikes, and basically everything about games as such. Marvels at pixelated characters from games dating back to the time of the Game Boy (if not older).


PUBG: Battlegrounds

PUBG: Battlegrounds