​PUBG 1.0 Is Coming To Xbox Next Month, Finally Ending Early Access

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is set to leave early access on Xbox One next month, so the official final product can be made available for current and new players.

This was announced during an Inside Xbox Gamescom special, named PUBG: The Road to 1.0 on Xbox One. So, what will the full game have that isn't accessible now?

Well, PC users have been enjoying tons more content than Xbox players for quite some time. First of all, the small map Sanhok will be implemented into the game. This location has been PC exclusive since it's release, and it will see dynamic weather and new weapons welcome alongside it.

Also, the much loved War Mode will be making an Xbox debut. This mode plays like a regular battle royale game, where looting and survival are your main priorities, but it boasts a team deathmatch twist. Respawn, anyone?

In terms of what extras players can purchase, Event Pass: Sanhok will be hitting Xbox stores when 1.0 is released. The progressive pass will give out Sanhok themed cosmetics the more you play the game (yes, just like Fortnite's seasonal Battle Pass).

This will come partnered with an opportunity to buy in-game currency for the first time. PUBG's virtual money, otherwise known as Battle Points, can be traded from real world money so players can purchase cosmetics to make their characters look fancy.

Credit: PUBG
Credit: PUBG

And if this wasn't enough, to celebrate the Xbox 1.0 launch, Microsoft has designed a PUBG themed controller that will launch on 30 October. It boasts a digital camo design that will feature in a matching DLC as well as "new and exclusive trigger grips."

Although this news means the full Xbox version of PUBG is officially out, don't forget what happened with the PC release. Players escaped PUBG PC early access way back in December 2017 but it's been update after update ever since, so expect the same for Xbox, too.

What do you think about this news? Are you an Xbox player who's been waiting for this announcement? Did you stop playing a long time ago? Let us know. PUBG 1.0 will patch and hit stores on 4 September.

Featured Image Credit: PUBG Corp / Bluehole

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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