PUBG's new Event Pass sounds a lot like Fortnite's Battle Pass

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Called the Event Pass, this new system solves the game's severe progression problem, while also rewarding players more regularly with cosmetic content. The battle royale styled game was barely released before Fortnite, although Epic Games' title is far more popular.

In addition to the low price, another great reason to jump in to PUBG this week is because the new Sanhok island map is officially launching on June 22nd.

"If you're hesitant about buying the Pass, but want to play the missions, you're free to do that".

The Event Pass lasts for four weeks, and will have daily objectives, weekly objectives and Sanhok specific objectives as an incentive for playing in Sanhok. You'll unlock items by completing missions and "leveling up" your pass, and it sounds like there will be plenty of missions to complete.

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If you do purchase the Event Pass, however, the items you unlock will be yours to keep.

PUBG's Event Pass is, it seems, exactly the same as a standard Battle Pass.

As mentioned, the Event Pass will be exclusive to the PC version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for the time being. An alternative version is already available on PUBG Mobile, as the Royale Pass system launched yesterday.

Exact details about pass content, and its price, will be announced prior the Friday launch. There are missions players can complete - which will then unlock cosmetic items - you can level up your pass, and even "free players" can get certain items too. It's not as expensive as splitting DLC up into individual pieces and is not as predatory as Loot Boxes, since there's no RNG. Moreover, the rewards aren't tradeable so the only way to get them is to play the game. Despite its smaller scale, it still hosts 100 players, meaning matches are much quicker and more intense when contested on Sanhok.

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