PUBG's new Event Pass sounds a lot like Fortnite's Battle Pass

PUBG's new Event Pass sounds a lot like Fortnite's Battle Pass

In addition to announcing the discount and the major patch, PUBG Corp. also revealed that its last-player-standing shooter has had more than 400 million total players worldwide across platforms like Steam, Kakao, Xbox One, Mail.Ru, iOS, and Android.

The crux of the Event Pass is missions, which will be tasks that players can complete in-game.

To celebrate the occasion, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is on sale for $19.99 on Steam, where it is regularly priced at $29.99. Some 227 million players are actively partaking of PUBG every month, with 87 million engaging on a daily basis. 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 PUBG a better game for our players". Patch #15 is scheduled to arrive this Friday, June 22, and will introduce an assortment of UI and sound improvements to the game, as well as the tropical map, Sanhok.

Outside of bringing in new people, however, the June 22 update could get many lapsed players to return to the game. Players will have around four weeks to complete each Event Pass and can upgrade from the free version to the premium version at any time to unlock any DLC associated with their earned levels.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is borrowing the event pass concept from a certain other game.

"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", PUBG Corp explained in a lengthy blog post.

"The Event Pass is created to reflect the opinions of players who wanted a trackable progression-related system, and at the same time allows you to unlock new content in PUBG in a way that is different from the crate and key system", explains PUBG Corp here.