PUBG: Battlegrounds developer Krafton announced last week that they will be making the game free. The Battle Royale game will be upgraded to a free-to-play model in January 2022. The announcement was made during The Game Awards 2021 event. Many existing PUBG: Battlegrounds players who purchased the game on various platforms were concerned about the how their purchase would be compensated. Krafton has announced a new Battlegrounds Plus “upgrade” that offers additional perks and existing PUBG: Battlegrounds players will get this upgrade for free.
As compensation for players who bought PUBG: Battlegrounds, developer Krafton will give Upgrading Battlegrounds Plus is free, instead of paying $ 12.99 (approx Rs. 990). Battlegrounds Plus will get the Captain’s Camo Hat, Captain’s Camo Mask, Captain’s Camo Gloves, and additional 1,300 G-Coins (in-game currency). The upgrade also unlocks access to Survival Mastery XP with a 100% boost, a Medal tab in Career, Ranked mode, and the ability to create and play a custom match. For regular players, Battlegrounds Plus is a one-time purchase.
In addition to the aforementioned perks, existing players will also receive a Combat Hardened Legacy Corset, Combat Hardened Legacy Jacket, Combat Hardened Legacy Gloves, Combat Hardened Legacy Pants, and Combat Hardened Legacy Boots. Additionally, PUBG: Battlegrounds will also reward its existing players with the Shackle and Shanks Legacy Pan and the Battle-hardened Legacy nameplate.
All of these benefits will be rewarded for players after their first login once PUBG: Battlegrounds switches to its free-to-play model. The benefits can also be found under the Customize – Utility tab.
Krafton announced earlier this month that PUBG: Battlegrounds will switch to a free-to-play model on January 12, 2022. The game will become free to download and play, but free players will be limited to certain items and game modes. These restricted features will be unlocked once players purchase the aforementioned Battlegrounds Plus upgrade. Additionally, Krafton has announced three promotional events as the free-to-play transition date approaches.