According to creative director Dave Curd, PUBG will now be free-to-play for PC. The game is said to be free-to-play from 12 January 2022. For this pre-registration (click) has started. Most things in the game will be free, but some things, including rank matchmaking, will have to be paid for.
The only thing better than a Chicken Dinner, is a FREE Chicken Dinner with your friend. From January 12th, PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS embarks on a new journey; Free-to-play! Invite your friends and assemble your own squad! Pre-register now @ https://t.co/zupXYgnrwq pic.twitter.com/tx865jNMBK
— PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS (@PUBG) December 10, 2021
Ranked matchmaking and other things can be unlocked by paying Rs 982. This fee will be an account upgrade for the game, after which players will be able to unlock custom match modes, special in-game items, and other features in the game.
Some reports say that PUBG was once one of the most popular games, with over 75 million copies sold. Now PUBG is losing its grip on its players and to get it back, Crafton has decided to make PUBG free-to-play. It is worth noting that the mobile version of PUBG can be played for free and now PUBG PC and PUBG console are also seen following the same footsteps.
PUBG: New State has been launched on mobile, which has also received the December update. The December update of PUBG: New State brings players new weapons, vehicles and Survivor Pass Volume 2.
In September last year, the Indian government had banned 118 apps, including PUBG Mobile, citing national security. Although this game can be played on PC and console. With this game being made free on PC and console, a large number of Indian users are expected to join it.