PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS Now F2P

PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS is now free-to-play on Steam, kicking off the promised new business model for the game that jumpstarted the battle royale revolution. Those who purchased the game before this change are entitled to the PUBG – SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE PACK, which includes a free upgrade to the premium BATTLEGROUNDS Plus along with other rewards. This post outlines the January 2022 shop update that supports the now F2P game, as new items and skins are now available. Here's the pitch:
Play PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS for free.
Land on strategic locations, loot weapons and supplies, and survive to become the last team standing across various, diverse Battlegrounds. Squad up and join the Battlegrounds for the original Battle Royale experience that only PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS can offer.

This content download will also provide access to the BATTLEGROUNDS Test Server, which requires a separate download to play.
Optional in-game purchases available.
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Jan 12, 2022, 11:05
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Jan 12, 2022, 11:05
 
Also Rocket League.
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Jan 12, 2022, 10:57
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Jan 12, 2022, 10:57
 
destiny 2 did the same thing after paying for it. You're right. It's not shitty at all. It felt great to be the asshole who paid those fucking parasites for content they later gave away.
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Jan 12, 2022, 09:29
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Jan 12, 2022, 09:29
 
Yup. Counter Strike Go went that route. I think I paid 15 bucks for it years ago and it went F2P like a year ago or more. Do I care? Hell no. I already got more than 15 dollars worth of entertainment out of it way back when I bought it.

Going free does attract new players but I also feel, that brings new cheaters and if they aren't making as much $$$ off the free players, will they care to update the anti-hax? Probably not. Thus, you're basically left in a cess pool of cheating a$$holes and nobody caring enough to do anything about it.
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Jan 11, 2022, 18:21
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phinn wrote on Jan 11, 2022, 17:55:
How could someone possibly feel bad about this? I bought PUBG 4 1/2 years ago when it was HUGE (biggest game ever on Steam) for only $30. I had 100s of hours in it, pretty sure that's an awesome deal for game. Why would I possibly be upset it goes free 4+ years later, sounds great, bring more players back and I'll give it another shot too.

Yeah, exactly - it's like getting mad that someone bought a game on sale for $5 many years later because you bought it for 60 at launch.
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Jan 11, 2022, 17:55
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Jan 11, 2022, 17:55
 
How could someone possibly feel bad about this? I bought PUBG 4 1/2 years ago when it was HUGE (biggest game ever on Steam) for only $30. I had 100s of hours in it, pretty sure that's an awesome deal for game. Why would I possibly be upset it goes free 4+ years later, sounds great, bring more players back and I'll give it another shot too.
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Jan 11, 2022, 16:37
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Jan 11, 2022, 16:37
 
these publisher/suit decisions always feel bad for the people who paid what..$39 bucks for the game when they needed support, but now(we've made millions and need moar!)we're gonna give it away to the rest of the schmucks..er "potential" customers cause we give zero fucks. Welcome to your new f2p business model tho you paid full price. Peace out bitches! Pimp
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Jan 11, 2022, 14:13
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Jan 11, 2022, 14:13
 
loomy wrote on Jan 11, 2022, 12:29:
just for the record, dayz or a dayz mod started the BR revolution, right? then pubg copied it. because dayz was taking too long, didn't capitalize on it. then fortnite copied pubg and capitalized on it even better

Yeah, and that DayZ/ARMA2 mod was called 'PlayerUnknown's Battle Royale.' The name is a reference to the title of the movie that created the concept, so when he made it standalone it was changed to Battlegrounds.
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Jan 11, 2022, 13:00
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Jan 11, 2022, 13:00
 
Sorta but I think it was Brendan Greene that create that mod before he made PUBG.

PUBG was the first fully BR game which got huge and still holds the Steam record for concurrent users.

PUBG is actually in a really good place these days. Played it a bit recently. Runs great 150fps easy on my PC and if you enable Action Queueing in settings movement feels much better.
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Jan 11, 2022, 12:29
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just for the record, dayz or a dayz mod started the BR revolution, right? then pubg copied it. because dayz was taking too long, didn't capitalize on it. then fortnite copied pubg and capitalized on it even better
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Jan 11, 2022, 12:25
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Jan 11, 2022, 12:25
 
Ah, yes, F2P. Surely this will dramatically reduce the number of cheaters.
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