Published: Wed, June 20, 2018
Technology | By Christopher Mann

50M Units Sold with 400M Players Worldwide + Sanhok Release - PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

50M Units Sold with 400M Players Worldwide + Sanhok Release - PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

PUBG has reached a truly mind blowing milestone, with the developer announcing the Battle Royale phenomenon has sold over 50 million copies, and is home to over 400 million players.

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.

As a perk and potential sop to bring new players to its personal computing platform, PUBG is offering the full version of its full throttle game for $19.99 - a 33.33% cut from the game's regular price. The studio has spent a lot of time testing and refining Sanhok on the Experimental and Test Server builds of PUBG, but now it is finally hitting the live version of the game.

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The Event Pass drops on the next scheduled update for the game on June 22, which also introduces the new map, Sanhok.

With PUBG's Sanhok map coming to Xbox One soon, expect the Event Pass to follow.

Just like the crate and key system, you'll be able to get rewards in the Event Pass system regardless of whether you made a purchase. If you want to grab PUBG while it's on discount - it's now going for RM50.24 instead of RM74.99 - you can do so here. "As a result, many of you can't get the items you want instantly, and even though you've invested more money into the system, it can be pretty hard to get the items you want".

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Players who haven't paid for the pass will be given 2XP for every five minutes they survive in a round, while paid players will be given 4XP for every five minutes.

The Event Pass lasts for four weeks, and will have daily objectives, weekly objectives and Sanhok specific objectives as an incentive for playing in Sanhok. There are missions players can complete - which will then unlock cosmetic items - you can level up your pass, and even "free players" can get certain items too.

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