PUBG officially launches on Xbox One after a year in Game Preview Program

Xbox fans can now enjoy the savory taste of official chicken dinners now that the game hits version 1.0.


Undoubtedly the breakout success of 2017, PUBG took the PC gaming world by storm with its take on the battle royale genre. Before Fortnite showed up and absorbed the universe, PUBG was the belle of the ball and Microsoft scored big when it acquired the console rights to the game. It first appeared on the Xbox One via the Xbox Game Preview program back in December. After nearly a year of updates, PUBG is officially releasing for the Xbox one today.

As was revealed at Gamescom last month, PUBG Xbox release will have console players getting their first taste of the Sanhok map. Additionally, the Sanhok Event Pass that was available over the summer for the PC version of the game is now available for Xbox players. The Event Pass costs $9.99 and allows players to attack new challenges and earn cosmetics that are exclusive to the Pass.

To show how serious Microsoft is about PUBG on the Xbox One, the company also announced a PUBG controller at Gamescom. The special edition Xbox One gamepad has a unique black camo pattern, a gold directional pad, and textured grips that are unique to the PUBG controller. Now that the console version of PUBG is catching up to the PC release, it’s possible than it could get the snow map teased at this year’s E3 sooner than later.

Contributing Tech Editor

Chris Jarrard likes playing games, crankin' tunes, and looking for fights on obscure online message boards. He understands that breakfast food is the only true food. Don't @ him.

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