When PUBG was first released a lot of players started to get into the game. While it was somewhat glitchy and buggy, the core gameplay was fun (it still is). Later on, PUBG Corp. started monetizing the game despite it being a non-F2P game in the first place. Now, after listening to the feedback of the players, it seems PUBG is finally making some major changes on monetizing the game. PUBG Corp. just announced that they will be removing the paid crates from the game.
No More Paid Crates in PUBG
In a blog-post “Dev Letter,” they talked about how they want to remove the paid crates from the game. Currently, if you acquire a crate from gameplay, you’ll need to purchase a key that can be bought using real-life money or Steam’s Marketplace. But moving forward, from December 18, PUBG will be ditching this feature and all of the paid crate’s content will be available to be purchased using BP (earnable in-game currency).
“Today we’re going to talk about some changes we’re making to the crate system and how this content will be delivered going forward. First of all, let’s go over the changes.”
Upcoming Crate System Changes
- Random Crates purchased with BP will no longer contain crates that require a key to open.
- Locked Crates from Random purchases will no longer be available starting Dec. 18th.
- Crates already in your inventory or acquired via the marketplace can still be opened with the appropriate key, which can still be purchased from the store and can still be purchased or sold on the marketplace.
- The new Crate will retain the trade value of the highest tier item; the probability for each tier has been adjusted overall to increase the likelihood of acquiring a weapon of an attractive design.
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