PUBG’s Getting G-Coins and Reworked Loot Crates

By Kevin Tavore, 4 months ago
Last week we got the news many had been hoping for or dreading, depending on your point of view: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will be officially releasing on September 4th. In addition to the Sanhok map and a bunch of other new features, it turns out we’re also getting new microtransactions.

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Okay, settle down. So the currency you buy is called G-Coins. Please don’t make sexual puns, as it’s better than PUBG’s first attempt at paid currency called “Bro Cash.” You buy these and then you can buy specific items and sets if luck isn’t on your side. There’ll also be exclusive G-Coin items as well. This is also how you’ll buy the Sanhok event pass.

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The developers are also reworking loot boxes, which have been horrific. Some items will be slightly less rare and, more importantly, you can also buy specific crates. Best of all, crates will cost a flat fee (1000BP for all except the newest crate). That newest one introduces weapon skins.

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You can test this out now on the Public Test Server. It’ll all be live on September 4th, along with achievements.

We've got the full list of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds achievements - check the list for guides to unlocking them.
Kevin Tavore
Written by Kevin Tavore
Kevin is a lover of all types of media, especially any type of long form story. The American equivalent of Aristotle, he'll write about anything and everything and you'll usually see him as the purveyor of news, reviews and the occasional op-ed. He's happy with any game that's not point and click or puzzling, but would always rather be outdoors in nature.