Steam Has PUBG On Sale For The First Time After Hitting New Milestone

Save money on the battle royale fame that started it all.


Good news, PC gamers: for the first time ever, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has gone on sale on Steam. Between now and July 5, you can buy it for $20 / £18, which is 33% off the regular price of $30 / £27. The reason for the sale, PUBG Corp. says, is to celebrate the game hitting a new sales milestone. [Update: It's arguably a great time to pick up PUBG, as its new map, Sanhok, and first-ever Event Pass are now available.]

All told, PUBG has sold 50 million copies worldwide on PC (through Steam) and Xbox One. If you include the free mobile version in the number count, there are now 400 million registered PUBG players around the globe, with an average of over 87 million people playing the game every day across all platforms.

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In a press release, the publisher said, "We're going to keep working on new content and improvements for all versions of the game. We know there's still so much we can do to make PUBG a better game for our players."

PUBG is credited with kicking off the battle royale game craze that's continued with Fortnite and similar upcoming modes in games like Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Battlefield V, and many more. Despite the genre's growing popularity, PUBG's creator says he isn't particularly concerned about the competition.

So far, two maps are available in both the PC and Xbox One versions of PUBG. The PC version will get a third map, called Sanhok, on June 22. Microsoft announced at E3 2018 that a fourth map that features a snowy environment will be coming to the Xbox One version of the game sometime this winter; it will come to PC as well.

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