PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is one of the most popular battle royale games of all time, and now players will have a chance to try the game without paying thanks to the new free-to-play beta, PUBG Lite.
PUBG Corp officially announced the new beta version of the game on Thursday, January 24th, stating that they wanted PUBG available to people “who were previously unable to access the game due to the specification requirements.”
PUBG Lite came into existence as part of the developer’s goal to make PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds more accessible for everyone, especially for those who own computers that are unable to run the full version of the game.
The free-to-play version of the game has been under development for some time, with closed tests running in Southeast Asia since October 2018 as the company perfected PUBG Lite.
PUBG Lite’s beta only features one map at launch, the classic Erangel, but PUBG Corp have stated that they will be supporting the free-to-play edition of the game in future, promising additional game modes will be added in the future, alongside popular snow map Vikendi.
The developers have also released the minimum and recommended computer specifications for PUBG Lite, which you can view below.
While PUBG Corp hope that the new version of the game will attract those who would like to play but don’t have the hardware to do so, it’s likely that they are also aiming at players who haven’t purchased the game but would like to give it a shot before spending their hard earned cash.
With PUBG available on a number of other platforms such as Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and on mobile devices, it makes sense that PUBG would like to offer a free version in an attempt to hook players to the battle royale title.
The beta was originally released in Thailand, but PUBG Corp have confirmed that it will be released in more countries in the near future.