PUBG is now playable for free on PC, consoles and mobile devices. This change has helped the Battle Royale hit huge numbers on Steam today, including a peak of 625,564 Players earlier and 408,869 players at the time of writing.
Industry analyst Daniel Ahmad said on twitter that these numbers are “twice the usual number of simultaneous users in the last month”. But this surge in popularity comes with some drawbacks, such as an increase in negative reviews from players who have bought the game in the past or from those who have been harassed by scammers, according to Ahmad.
For the players directly involved in moving to a free-to-play model, Krafton said in a Press release that “players who bought and played PUBG: BATTLEFIELDS before moving to F2P received the PUBG – SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE PACK, which includes an automatic account upgrade to BATTLEGROUNDS Plus and some cosmetic items.
Although it is now possible to play the game completely for free, only players who previously purchased the game or who are now purchasing the full version can play Ranked Modes. In addition, cosmetic items must still be purchased in-game.
While the rise in PUBGs The number of players is significant, it is unclear whether these numbers will last in the weeks and months to come.
For players interested in participating in this battle royale or just trying out one of the pioneers in the genre, whether you have an Xbox, PlayStation or PC, you can go to your digital store now and download it PUBG for free.