Krafton has officially announced that PUBG: Battlegrounds will move to shareware free-to-play (F2P) on January 12, 2022 on PC and consoles.
When the game switches to shareware, it will include Battlegrounds Plus, an optional premium account upgrade that will allow players to access a host of new and exclusive in-game features. But even the basic account will have access to most of the gaming features.
The one-time Battlegrounds Plus fee will be $ 13, which will give players:
- Bonus 1,300 G-COIN
- Experience for Survival Mastery + 100% boost
- Career – Medals Tab
- Ranked Mode
- Custom matches
- In-game items, including the Captain’s Camouflage Set, which includes a beanie, camouflage mask, and gloves
Those who purchased PUBG: Battlegrounds prior to free-to-play will receive a special bundle that includes an automatic account upgrade to Battlegrounds Plus, the Hardened Veteran skin pack, the Shackle and Shanks Pan and the Hardened Veteran badge.
On that website fans can pre-register to play the F2P version, take the personality test, and take part in the Invite a Friend promotion to earn select in-game items.
The game was released on Steam in 2017 and popularized the battle royale genre. Sales exceeded 75 million copies on PC and consoles.