PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds or better known by its acronym, PUBG, is the title that started all the unstoppable fashion of battle royale shooter. Titles such as Fortnite, Call of Duty: Warzone and Apex Legends have emerged from its premise.
Now, years after its release, PUBG changes its name and will be temporarily free for next week. It is possible that this free period will be extended indefinitely, since as explained previously by the insider PlayerIGN, the developers have long wanted to turn the game into a free to play, so this period will help them to test how that business model would work.
PUBG is holding a free-to-play week between August 10-16.
I’ve prev stated last month, that the battle royale game is going to use this F2P week to gauge player responses; they’ve been trying to go F2P for a while now. pic.twitter.com/F5YtTYhN9h
– PlayerIGN (@PlayerIGN) August 5, 2021
The new PUBG map specifies its release date
As for your name from now on, the battle royale will be renamed PUBG: Battlegrounds. This new name has been met with some criticism and strangeness among players, as PUBG already incorporates the word Battlegrounds, so technically the game would have been renamed PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds: Battlegrounds.
Everything indicates that the company wanted to use the acronym PUBG in the name of the title, since it is how it is best known among the general public, but the fact of repeating the word battlegrounds becomes a bit strange.
PUBG changes its name and will be temporarily free for next week
The event will take place between August 8 and September 7 on PC and between August 12 and September 15 on consoles. It will coincide with a crossover with the K-Pop group Blackpink.
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