PUBG's third map, Sanhok, will launch this Friday

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. PUBG Studio

"The Event Pass is created to reflect the opinions of players who wanted a trackable progression-related system, and at the same time allows you to unlock new content in PUBG in a way that is different from the crate and key system", explain the PUBG developers.

To celebrate the occasion, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is on sale for $19.99 on Steam, where it is regularly priced at $29.99. In addition, there are more than 87 million gamers playing PUBG across all platforms daily.

PUBG itself is now discounted by 33% on Steam, dropping from the usual and long-time $29.99 price point for the first time ever. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, nicknamed PUBG for short, is a very similar game.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds may be eclipsed by Fortnite in recent times, but the introduction of several new features may bring back some excitement to the game. Moreover, the rewards aren't tradeable so the only way to get them is to play the game. PUBG is a free-to-play game on Android and iOS mobile devices, so it looks like a large chunk of its playerbase is opting for the smaller screens and on-the-go functionality. The first Event Pass will be available for around four weeks, and you can purchase it at any time to unlock the rewards you've earned permanently.

Last but not least, the developers are promising stability updates and a new "event pass" for Friday. So in other PUBG news today, fans of the game will welcome the prospect of a third map, dubbed Sanhok, which is available from Friday.

PUBG Corp said that players will be able to play the missions if they're hesitant about buying the pass, and mission progress will always be tracked. While the content unlocked will be themed around Sanhok, players will be able to complete the required tasks to unlock the content on any of the game's maps.

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