This week at gamescon 2018, Microsoft announced that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) will leave the Xbox Game Preview programme on 4 September 2018 to Full Product Release (1.0). This marks the culmination of ongoing work to update, tune, stabilise and enhance the PUBG experience for Xbox One.
Included in the updated experience for PUBG on Xbox One is:
- The Xbox One debut of the Sanhok map. Inspired by the islands across Southeast Asia, Sanhok is a 4×4 compact battleground. The map might be smaller, but the battles won’t be, with speedier games and circle dynamics that have been adjusted to bring battles to a dramatic finish more quickly. Sanhok will introduce all-new weapons and vehicles in addition to the debut of dynamic weather changes for the first time on Xbox One
- The arrival of War Mode on Xbox One, a deathmatch-style battle royale gaming experience where players hunt each other in a static zone, respawning you back in with a parachute and weapons if you’re killed. Teams get points with kills and reviving teammates, and the team that reaches certain points in the game wins the battle. War Mode will make its hands-on debut on Xbox One at gamescom 2018 in a can’t-miss experience in the Xbox booth
- Achievements that will carry over from Xbox Game Preview to Full Product Release
- The introduction of in-game currency to purchase cosmetics, Event Pass: Sanhok, which will allow players to open up more missions, more levels, and tons of permanent rewards on the Sanhok map, and much more. There will be much more detail shared about these products, how they will work and some of the cool content you’ll be able to unlock closer to 1.0 launch
The full product release of PUBG for Xbox One will be available in both digital and retail disc versions, with the retail boxed version featuring an all-new colourway of the game’s iconic key art.
The retail disc version will ship with in-game DLC – the Xbox #1.0/99 Set, featuring an exclusive collection of clothing and accessories inspired by Xbox brand colours. Current owners of the game, and new players who purchase the game digitally can download the exclusive Xbox #1.0 Set from 4 September for a limited time from the in-game lobby, featuring a white branded hoodie and sweatpants and a custom Xbox skinned parachute to drop into battle in style.
Also announced this week is the Xbox Wireless Controller – PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS Limited Edition, which is available for pre-order and starts shipping to retailers worldwide on 30 Oct for £59.99** MSRP. Drop into battle and survive the ultimate life and death fight with an exclusive design featuring a distressed black digital camo print and new and exclusive trigger grips to help you stay on target in the final circle. The controller will ship with exclusive DLC themed on the controller design – there will be more details shared in the coming weeks.
Fans that already own PUBG on Xbox One will receive a content update with all new content and features detailed above on 4 September in addition to the Xbox #1.0 DLC Set.