It cannot be denied that, within the Battle Royale genre, PUBG is a true legend. However, we have to recognize that the game lost a lot of space over the years and can no longer face up to giants like Fortnite or Call of Duty: Warzone. Knowing this, Krafton and PUBG Corp seem ready to take the game into a new phase, making PUBG free-to-play. At least, that’s what a well-known insider claimed, let’s get into the details?
Is PUBG going Free-To-Play?
It was via his Twitter account that famous insider and leaker PlayerIGN talked about plans of PUBG going into a free-to-play game in the near future. According to him, we will soon have a Free Weekend event for the Battle Royale, which will be used as a basis for data collection, with a view to helping in the decision-making process.
The insider also claimed that, in 2019, Krafton and PUBG Corp had already done a similar survey. However, at that time, the community’s response was not favorable and the game remained in the Buy-to-play format. Remembering that, at that time, the game followed very well, in terms of popularity.
Nowadays, PUBG doesn’t have the same appeal it once did and has already been surpassed by games like Fortnite, Apex Legends, and Call of Duty: Warzone (all Free-To-Play). Therefore, we can conclude that the transition to gratuity may end up boosting the title’s popularity.
Obviously, as the information did not come from official sources, it is always good for us to take this news with a grain of salt. In other words, all that remains is to wait for the aforementioned Free Weekend event and keep an eye on the movements of Krafton and PUBG Corp.
PUBG wants to go free-to-play.
They’re going to track player responses in a F2P week that’s happening next month.
Keep in mind, PUBG originally wanted to go F2P in 2019; but didn’t get the player response they wanted att from 2019’s F2P test.
— PlayerIGN (@PlayerIGN) July 24, 2021