The infamous Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds quickly rose to popularity when it was originally released on PC. Even though it’s still an Early Access title, the game enjoyed a ton of players and lots of success. Now, the biggest battle royale game we’ve seen in a while is coming bundled with the Xbox One X!
From December 17 to the 31st, all purchases of a new Xbox One X console will net you a copy of Playerunkown’s Battlegrounds as well. Be sure to check with your local retailers to see if they’re offering this promotion, but you can also buy directly from Microsoft through their online store or your nearest Microsoft Store.
PUBG is the leading game under Microsoft’s new “Xbox Game Preview” program, which is essentially their version of the Early Access tag on Steam. Right now there are only eight titles in the program, PUBG included. Along with other notable games like Subnautica, Conan Exiles, and We Happy Few, the Xbox Game Preview program is trying to tap into that same market Valve caught with Steam’s Early Access program.
In fact, the main article even promises the same features like players being a part of the development process. You’ll be able to report bugs, influence new content, have a say in the game’s development, and more. How much of this applies to PUBG specifically we don’t know, but considering the team’s rocky status with the PC crowd, we can only hope for the best. While there’s no doubting that PUBG is probably one of the biggest – if not THE biggest – games right now, a lot of players have complained about optimization and bug fixing seemingly being low priority for the team.
Regardless, we hope that the new influx of Xbox players gives them the motivation to continue polishing the game. If you’ve been wanting to try the battle royale sensation and you’re in the market for an Xbox One X, it’s your time to shine!