: has moved to a -to-play mode, available to all gamers free on PC and consoles, publisher Krafton announced Wednesday. Krafton, also the publisher of the popular mobile battle royale game Battlegrounds Mobile India, a one-time, non-recurring Battlegrounds Plus premium account upgrade. Premium upgrades bring benefits including extra G-Coins, a 100% Survival Mastery XP boost, special in-game items, and custom matchmaking with access to ranked game modes.

Krafton first announced the decision to turn PUBG: Battlegrounds into a free-to-play mode on Dec. 9 at The Game Awards 2021, scheduled Jan. 12. The game has sold over 75 million copies since its launch in 2017. The previous price was Rs. 999 in India, now available for free download on Steam. The game is also available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox S, Xbox Series X and Xbox One. However, gamers who want to gain access to additional in-game rewards as well as ranked and custom matchmaking modes will have to pay a premium account upgrade fee of $12.99 (~Rs. 960).

Players who purchase the Battlegrounds Plus premium account upgrade will receive an additional 1,300 G-Coins, as well as a 100% Survival XP boost. Players who upgrade their accounts will also have access to the Medals tab in Career Mode, with access to Ranked Mode and Custom Tournament . The Battlegrounds Plus upgrade also allows access to in-game items such as the Captain’s camouflage suit.

Players who purchase PUBG: Battlegrounds will receive a PUBG – Special Commemorative Pack that automatically upgrades them to Battlegrounds Plus, while also granting them a battle-hardened costume skin set, Shackle and Shanks Legacy Pan, and a Battle-Hardened Legacy nameplate . to Crafton.

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Krafton also revealed that it has rolled out PUBG: Battlegrounds 15.2, which new to scout remote areas using drones and EMT gear. The update also improves communication with on-screen ping markers, as well as in-game fluidity with a new Action Queue , which allows gamers to queue up actions to reload after firing. According to Krafton, the 15.2 update also brings revamped tutorials, including a basic training mode, AI training competitions, and lobby tutorial missions.

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