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PUBG Will Be Free To Play On Steam From June 4th to 8th

Nutan Lele
29th May, 2020

Cover image and Thumbnail courtesy PUBG Corp.

  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will be free to play next weekend on Steam and will be 50% off. 

A little over a week after patch 7.2 went live on servers, PUBG Corp. confirmed in a tweet that the game would be free to play on Steam for a limited time.

New players will be able to buy the game at a discounted price of 50% during this period, making it the perfect opportunity to get into the game and buy it for a reduced price if you like.  

PUBG’s recent patch included the announcement of Ranked mode and rules for it. They also enabled a two-factor-authentication for PC as another hurdle for hackers. The game also has bots included in its PC matches as part of the patch as a way to give new players easier targets and tackle the widening skill gap. This may be an effort to bulk up lobbies and bring down queue times due to a declining player count. However, there will be no bots in the newly introduced Ranked mode. 

The number of active players has declined over the years and while April saw a boost (probably due to lockdowns), the number is still on a downward trend since 2018. As new battle royale games like Fortnite, Call of Duty Warzone and Apex Legends came into the picture, it really took a chunk out of the PUBG crowd.  

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Nutan Lele is AFK Gaming's source for everything from Twitch to the Twitterati. Her focus lies in distilling esports content from around the world. As the former captain of Girlaxy India, she brings an experienced eye in analysing the League of Legends scene.

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