Free Play Days Begin April 19th for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

By Rebecca Smith, 9 days ago
During the second episode of Inside Xbox, we learned that more original Xbox games were becoming backward compatible, as well as being the first people to see the trailer for the second playable character in OVERKILL's The Walking Dead. Finishing off the news from the program was the announcement that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is the title that will be featured in Microsoft's Free Play Days from April 19th. There was also new DLC revealed for the game.

Starting at 12:01 a.m. PDT on Thursday, April 19th, players will be able to enter the Gold Member feature area on the Xbox One home dashboard and download the Xbox Game Preview title for free. Alternatively, they can search for the game through the Microsoft Store. Players will have access to all of the game's multiplayer modes for solo players, duos and squads. The free trial will end at 11:59 p.m. PD on Sunday, April 22nd, and any Battle Points (BP) earned during the trial period will be carried into the full version of the game should you choose to purchase it later.


New limited-time cosmetic DLC was also announced. The "PUBG5 Pack" includes "an exclusive cap, long sleeved shirt, cuffed jeans and hi-top sneakers" for players to use when customising their character, and complements the Varsity PUBG5 jacket that was awarded to certain players in March. The pack will only be available from April 19th to May 19th and will cost US$6.99 or regional equivalent. If you choose to purchase the pack during the Free Trial period, your purchase will also carry into the full version of the game once the trial period has ended.

PUBG5 Pack

If you're wanting to try out the game without feeling tied to it afterwards through its achievements, make sure to download it on April 19th!
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.