Krafton, a South Korean video game developer, makers of Battlegrounds Mobile India, on Wednesday, said that Pubg: Battlegrounds is now free-to-play (F2P) on PC and consoles.
This F2P transition, which was initially announced last month at The Game Awards (TGA), marks the start of a new era for the globally popular battle royale game.
With the game’s transition to F2P, it introduces Battlegrounds Plus, an optional premium account upgrade that allows players to access a variety of new and exclusive in-game features.
While all new players will start with a Basic Account that offers access to most game features, they can upgrade to Battlegrounds Plus for a one-time fee of $12.99 USD and gain access to Bonus 1,300 G-COIN, Survival Mastery XP + 100% boost, Ranked Mode, Custom Match functionality etc.
Players who purchased and played Pubg: Battlegrounds before its transition to F2P will receive the Pubg – Special Commemorative Pack, which include an automatic account upgrade to Battlegrounds Plus, the Battle-Hardened costume skin set, the Shackle and Shanks Legacy Pan and the Battle-Hardened Legacy nameplate.
In addition to the F2P transition, Update 15.2 is now live in Pubg: Battlegrounds.