PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS goes free to play on January 12

PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS will become a free-to-play game starting January 12, 2022.

According to the team, switching to F2P will come with a lot of changes and rewards. All players who have owned and played PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS before the free-to-play service transition will automatically receive the PUBG – SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE PACK, which includes a free BATTLEGROUNDS Plus upgrade and additional in-game rewards.


  • Costume skin set
    • Battle-hardened Legacy Corset
    • Battle-hardened Legacy Jacket
    • Battle-hardened Legacy Gloves
    • Battle-hardened Legacy Pants
    • Battle-hardened Legacy Boots
  • Shackle and Shanks Legacy – Pan
  • Nameplate – Battle-hardened Legacy

The team also announced that BATTLEGROUNDS Plus will be automatically distributed to your account on your first login after the free-to-play transition. Other rewards will automatically be distributed to your account inventory on your first login after the free-to-play transition.

BATTLEGROUNDS Plus is a new product that gives PUBG fans a way to supplement their game experience while supporting the game. Plus is a one-time purchase and includes all of the following:

BATTLEGROUNDS Plus upgrade product/DLC will be sold for USD 12.99 after the free-to-play transition.

  • BATTLEGROUNDS Plus unlocks access to the following:
    • Survival Mastery XP +100% boost
    • Career – Medal tab
    • Ranked Mode
    • Creating and playing a Custom Match.
  • BATTLEGROUNDS Plus includes the following items:
    • Captain’s Camo Hat
    • Captain’s Camo Mask
    • Captain’s Camo Gloves
    • Bonus 1300 G-COIN

With the free-to-play service transition, PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS title sale will end on:

  • PST: January 10, 2022, 10 AM
  • CET: January 10, 2022, 7 PM
  • KST: January 11, 2022, 3 AM
  • Purchasing PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS before the scheduled termination entitles you to acquire BATTLEGROUNDS Plus and the PUBG – SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE PACK once the transition happens.

You may now pre-register for PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS now and receive a Special Care Package. The registration period runs until January 11, 2021, only. Eligible platforms include STEAM, PlayStation, XBOX, and Stadia.

For more information, you may visit PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS’ official free-to-play site.

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