PUBG: Battlegrounds will become free-to-play starting January 12 on PCs and consoles. However, it will have micro-transactions and a premium package with various benefits. The latter will be called Battlegrounds Plus and will cost $ 12.99. It will include 1,300 G-COIN, xp boost, ranked game mode, custom matches, as well as a skin pack. Those who bought the game will receive a free Battleground Plus and a package with exclusive skins and nameplates. PUBG has lost ground to other free battle royale titles, with the number of players on Steam on a downward trend of more than 3 years, so there is no other solution than switching to the free-to-play model.