PUBG Battlegrounds will be free to play on Xbox One
PUBG is going free-to-play for a limited time on Xbox One.
The Battlegrounds Free Play Days trial will be available from Tuesday, April 19 until Sunday, April 22.
Available to Xbox Live Gold subscribers only, the free trial can be accessed from the membership section of the dashboard.
“Get ready for a free trial of PlayerUnknown’s Battlgrounds (PUBG) during Xbox Live Gold’s Free Play Days, beginning Thursday, April 19 at 12:01 a.m. PDT to Sunday, April 22 at 11:59 p.m. PDT,” reads a Microsoft post.
“Once the event begins, download the game by clicking on the Gold Member feature area on the Xbox Live home dashboard, or search for the game on the Microsoft Store via the Xbox Dashboard.”
Even better news is that any progress earned during the free event will carry over to the full release.
Microsoft continues: “During Free Play Days players will be able to download and play the full Xbox Game Preview version of PUBG including all multiplayer modes (solo, duos, squads).
“Any Battle Points (BP) you earn during the Free Play Days period will carry over to the game should you purchase it when the Free Play Days period has ended.”
The Xbox One version of the game has also received new DLC items as part of the PUBG5 Pack.
The PUBG5 Pack features an exclusive cap, a long-sleeved shirt, cuffed jeans and hi-top sneakers.
“This pack coordinates with the Varsity PUBG5 jacket awarded to players in March and is available for a limited time only beginning April 19 through May 19, so pick it up while you can,” Microsoft adds.
“Purchase of the DLC during Xbox Live Gold’s Free Play Days will carry over to your full game purchase at the end of the Free Play Days period.”
PUBG Xbox One update 12 has also been released alongside new patch notes.
One of the biggest Battlegrounds update yet, the new patch makes numerous gameplay fixes, optimisations and user-interface improvements.
The vehicle system, for example, has been given another overhaul. Bluehole has optimised dust effects caused by friction while driving.
Likewise, players can expect to take more damage when crashing vehicles into trees and other obstacles.