The popular Battle Royale game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) has announced that players will soon be able to own the new in-game weapon skins that are themed after popular Twitch streamers Guy 'Dr DisRespect' Beahm and Michael 'Grzesiek' Shroud.
In a promotional event from June 4th - 30th, players will be able to purchase special crates containing the personalized weapon skins for $9.99 a crate.
PUBG initially decided to award the two streamers their own skins after Dr DisRespect, who is a prominent streamer of the game on Twitch, publicly demanded it from the game's developers.
PUBG will be releasing the weapon skins into the game via two purchasable crates: Shroud's Ghosted Crate and the Doc's Speed and Momentum Crate.
Both crates will include two special skins each, and both crates can be purchased either on Twitch or directly from Steam.
Show your support for two of the most legendary PUBG streamers.— PLAY BATTLEGROUNDS (@PUBG) June 1, 2018
Starting on June 4, you can get @Shroud's Ghosted Crate and @DrDisRespect's Speed and Momentum Crate, each containing two custom-designed weapon skins.
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According to the official announcement post, the skins will not be marketable on the Steam community market, where various in-game items can usually be bought and sold by players.
Furthermore, each PUBG/Steam account will only be able to purchase one set of each crate, but players will have the option to purchase both crates if they choose to do so.
The full details of the announcement can be viewed below, or on the official Steam Community website.
JUNE 1 - RKRIGNEY
Starting on June 4, you’ll be able to show your support for two of PUBG’s most legendary content creators by equipping their custom-designed weapon skins in game.
Get Shroud’s Ghosted Crate, purchasable directly on Twitch or on Steam for $9.99. Crate is guaranteed to contain:
Ghosted – AKM
Ghosted – KAR98K
Get DrDisRespect’s Speed & Momentum Crate, also purchasable directly on Twitch or on Steam for $9.99. Crate is guaranteed to contain:
Speed & Momentum – M416
Speed & Momentum – KAR98K
We worked closely with Dr. DisRespect and Shroud to design these weapon skins. It’s a true partnership between them and PUBG Corp, and we’re thrilled that these creators will get a share of the profits every time a fan buys one of these new crates.
Content creators from around the world have been fundamental to the success of PUBG. We want to celebrate that, and this is just one of many ways we’ll be doing it going forward.
For more info on how to get the skins, check out the FAQ below!
How do I unlock the skins?
The two weapon skin bundles will only be available through Twitch or on Steam. (More details to come)
How long will the skins be available for sale?
The skins will only be purchasable during the month of June: June 4 – June 30.
Will these be marketable on the Steam community market?
No, not according to our current plans. We’ll update you if we change this plan.
Are you considering doing partnerships like this with more streamers in the future?
We’re definitely open to it. We love content creators that support PUBG, and we’re actively experimenting with more ways to partner up.
Can I purchase more than one set of each crate?
Nope. Each account is limited to one purchase of each of the crates (to be super clear: you can buy both, just not more than one of each).