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How to get PUBG for free on Xbox One

Published: 7/Nov/2018 14:29

by Calum Patterson

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Popular battle royale game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is now free to download in full on Xbox One and Xbox One X, but only for a limited time.

Following the (unconfirmed) news that PUBG will be making its way to PS4 in December, and with Xbox’s XO18 event coming up on Saturday, November 10, the game is now free on Xbox.

Typically $29.99 (£24.99), now is definitely the time to download the game if you are an Xbox player who was tempted but never pulled the trigger when it first released on the console last year.

PUBG on Xbox was officially marked as a full release on September 4, coinciding with the 1.0 game update, having been initially made available in December 2017 as an early release of sorts.

Strangely, there has been no official announcement from PUBG or Xbox yet that the game is free to download, however if you head over to the Xbox store (US / UK), you will see the game is listed as free for a limited time.

Xbox did promise “big PUBG news” at the upcoming XO18 event, so there is a good chance that this free promotion has something to with the announcements lined up.

Don’t miss your chance to get PUBG absolutely free on Xbox.

This could be an attempt from PUBG to keep pace with the ever more saturated BR market, which they were once leaders of. Fortnite is of course already entirely free-to-play, and while Call of Duty’s Blackout comes with a $60 full game, it is not console exclusive and many argue runs better.

However, this promotion might not have as much to do with PUBG as it does Xbox, as PUBG isn’t the only game which has gone free – PES 2019 is also listed on the Xbox store as free for limited time.

PUBG and Xbox fans will have to wait until Saturday, November 10, to hear what is planned and how long this free promotion will run.

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Blatant PUBG cheater gets banned by a dev live on Twitch

Published: 22/Nov/2020 0:33

by Alan Bernal

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A known cheater in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds managed to get hit by the banhammer while he was streaming live on Twitch, creating a wave of cheers among community members.

The Twitch account under question goes by the name of ‘vesprine,’ but the player himself is widely known in PUBG lobbies and online communities for perpetually making new accounts just to use cheats.

“He keeps resurfacing. Same guy over and over. He tries to join Plausible and gets insta-banned,” Reddit user ‘The-Basic-Bro’ said. “He needs a hardware ban at this point. He legitimately cheats non-stop… He has joined looking for squad groups on Reddit and the last two times I have called him out and disgraced him and had him banned.”

While some players want to see more stringent action taken against the player, PUBG Community Manager who goes by ‘Hawkinz’ did his part to stymie the cheater’s effect on the game.

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PUBG has come a long way since its launch, but hackers have still been a major problem.

During one of his streams, the player had resurfaced to show off more PUBG gameplay supplemented by the use of in-game hacks.

In the middle of his broadcast, he got a notification in PUBG that read: “Restricted Account – Your session will be terminated due to use of hacks.” Though not much has survived the Twitch account since he was banned, a screengrab by user ‘701dirty’ immortalized Hawkinz’s incredible response as the moment played out.

According to 701Dirty, the ban happened shortly after over a hundred people clipped and reported the streamer while he was playing.

“A few hours later over 100 people clipping and (saying) they got one of his accounts,” 701Dirty wrote. “I saw him have two accounts banned after matches and he tried logging into several already banned accounts… crazy.”

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Since its launch, PUBG’s servers have been swarming with hackers that have put a damper on the once-dominant battle royale.

The developers have issued multiple ban waves since the game’s launch in 2017, but are still combating the prevalence of cheaters years later.

Unfortunately, unless more meaningful action against PUBG’s hackers is taken, players like vesprine are going to continue to ruin matches, get banned, then reappear under another name.