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How to get PUBG for free on PS4 with PlayStation Plus

Published: 26/Aug/2020 18:38 Updated: 1/Sep/2020 16:55

by Tanner Pierce

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, alongside Street Fighter V, are going to be free for PlayStation Plus subscribers during the month of September. Here’s everything you need to know about how to download them!

PlayStation has been crushing it lately when it comes to free games on PS Plus. Last month, players got their hands on Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered and Fall Guys, the latter of which is now one of the most popular games on Twitch and currently is the most-downloaded game on the PS Plus service.

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Because of that killer month, it’s tough to follow up. That being said, they’re trying, as the battle royale game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and the extremely popular fighting game Street Fighter V will both be available for free during the month of September 2020.

Here’s everything you need to know about the deal.

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When is PUBG free on PS Plus?

As of September 1, 2020, PUBG is free for PS Plus users. Like usual, players will only have one month (exactly 35 days to be a little more precise) to download both games, or at the very least, add them to their library. On October 5, both games will go back to their original price and another two games will be made free.

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PUBG, alongside Street Fighter V, is set to be free for PlayStation Plus subscribers during the month of September.

How do I redeem my free copy of PUBG?

Redeeming your free PS Plus games every month is a relatively simple task. That being said, in case you don’t know how, here’s some easy-to-follow instructions on how do so:

  1. On your PS4 home menu, scroll up to the PS Plus button at the top of the screen.
  2. Find the PUBG icon in the PS Plus tab and it will take you to the game page.
  3. Click the “Add to Library” button that appears on screen.

Once that’s done, you’ll have PUBG redeemed and in your library. Alternatively, if you want to download the game right that minute, the PS Store will give you the option to do so.

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It’ll be interesting to see how much this deal increases the player count for PUBG, as while the game was once more popular than the mega-titan Fortnite, it’s slowly fallen to the realm of obscurity since its launch. Only time will tell.

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PUBG Mobile banned in India alongside 100+ China-linked apps

Published: 2/Sep/2020 13:35 Updated: 2/Sep/2020 13:43

by Calum Patterson

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The Indian government has banned PUBG Mobile, one of the most popular mobile games in the country, along with over 100 more apps with links to Chinese publishers.

PUBG Mobile has a touchy history in India specifically. Countless news reports of teens becoming incredibly addicted to the game have filled Indian media for over two year. The game has been blamed for bad exam results, and in some extreme stories, death.

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The controversy around PUBG Mobile in India has prompted calls for the government to ban it in the past, by a student association worried about its effect on education.

On September 2, India’s Interior Ministry banned the game, along with 118 other apps, citing concerns around cybersecurity, as tensions with China rise.

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PUBG Mobile was one of the most popular games on iOS and Android in India.

They said the apps were “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, Defence of India, Security of State and Public Order.”

The move follows India’s previous bans of other Chinese social media apps, including TikTok.

In a statement, the Indian government said: “The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has received many complaints from various sources including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside of India. There has been a strong chorus in the public space to take strict action against apps that harm India’s sovereignty as well as the privacy of our citizens.”

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Other banned apps, via TechCrunch, include Baidu, WeChat Work, Tencent Weiyun, Rise of Kingdoms, APUS Launcher, Tencent Weiyun, VPN for TikTok, Mobile Taobao, Youko, Sina News and CamCard.

PUBG Mobile is notable though, because of how wildly popular it was in the country. In March 2019, police actually arrested ten students who were playing the game because the game had been banned in that specific region.

“Our team caught these youths red-handed. They were taken into custody after they were found playing the PUBG game,” said Police inspector Rohit Raval at the time.

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