PUBG: 50 million copies sold, 400 million players

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is celebrating becoming one of the "world's most played games this year" by knocking a third off the price of the PC version of the game on Steam. When taking mobile into account, the game's player base skyrockets to around 400 million registered users, while over 87 million players are accessing the game daily on average, according to PUBG Corp.

PUBG itself is now discounted by 33% on Steam, dropping from the usual and long-time $29.99 price point for the first time ever. However, while on the surface this is a celebration, it might also well be a reaction to the rip-roaring success of the free (Battle Royale mode competitor) Fortnite by Epic Games. We know there's still so much we can do to make PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds a better game for our players. While the content unlocked will be themed around Sanhok, players will be able to complete the required tasks to unlock the content on any of the game's maps.

The Event Pass is a trackable progression related system, which allows player to unlock cosmetics in the game in a manner different from the crate and key system.

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The launch of the first PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds sale coincides with the release of the new Sanhok map, which will be available starting June 22. Once available, the Event Pass will cost $9.99, and those looking to skip the grind will be able to purchase levels for $4.99.

In this lengthy Steam Community update, the developer explains that it once considered charging for DLC-"including new maps"-but decided not to divide its players".

As the announcement pointed out, this is also the ideal time to get some friends in on the battle royale game so that you can round out your squad numbers and drop into the game with a full team.

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