PUBG is still one of the most popular games in the world, and is still by far the most played game on Steam on a regular basis.
However its own players are often the game’s harshest critics, and the introduction of the new Event Pass has been seen by some as the last straw.
PUBG players are not happy that the new Event Pass costs $10 on top of the price of the game
‘We have supported this game since early access,’ says the post. ‘PUBG has made over $730 million dollars. Yet, it’s still not optimized, cheaters are rampant, crates are locked behind keys. Even after charging $30 for the game, they now introduce this $9.99 Event Pass.’
The Event Pass is a new way to unlock rewards in PUBG, separate from the current crate system. Players can complete missions by playing, which will grant new items. These items are only available for a limited time, unless you purchase the $10 Pass.
When PUBG first launched, earning points by playing allowed you to purchase random crates, which have cosmetic items inside. Since then, a lot of crates have been added which can only be opened with paid keys, and you have a decent chance of getting one of these money-only crates when you randomly buy one.
Of course, this isn’t the only reason that people are angry with PUBG Corp. You can play PUBG without spending additional money beyond the price of the game, especially if you don’t care about cosmetics.
It’s the fact that the game still remains poorly optimised, leaving some users with bad playing experiences. The problem of cheating is still there, despite measures which have been put in place to prevent it.
Xbox users also complain about the lack of updates to the console version compared to the PC version.
New maps are released for free, but PUBG’s players still have a lot of complaints about it
PUBG started the Battle Royale trend, but it has since been surpassed in popularity by Fortnite, which has a similar Battle Pass of its own. The difference for fans here is that Fortnite is free to play, and has a much smoother playing experience.
PUBG has certainly lost a lot of its concurrent player base, down to around 800,000 average players over the past 30 days compared to 1.5 million in January, according to SteamCharts.
However it’s not in danger of going away any time soon. It recently hit 400 million players across PC, Xbox One, and mobile.
PUBG’s Communications Lead Ryan Rigney took to Reddit to reply to the angry post, admitting to many of the complaints raised.
‘In times like these, I think it’s a mistake to try to defend against all the complaints. They’re valid, after all. Especially when we’re talking about things like bugs and optimization. So I’m not gonna come in here and tell you guys you’re wrong. Personally, I just really hope we can make better progress.’
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