Microsoft has made Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) free to download and play. The software giant notes that the full 1.0 release of PUBG for Xbox is “free for a limited time,” and you can download the game free immediately from the Microsoft Store. Microsoft had originally promised “big news” for PUBG fans at the company’s X018 show on Saturday, and it looks like the free PUBG promotion is part of that. Microsoft’s free promotion is set to last between November 8th and November 11th, and PUBG originally appeared in Xbox Game Preview last year, priced at $29.99.
Microsoft’s free promotion comes at a key time for PUBG. Rumors suggest the game is about to launch on Sony’s PlayStation 4 next month. If the reports are genuine then it means Microsoft paid for a year of PUBG exclusivity. During that year, performance issues have plagued the game on the base Xbox One, and PUBG is currently sitting at three out of fives stars for reviews in the Microsoft Store.
Microsoft is also making Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 free for this weekend plays event. You can download Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 free from the Microsoft Store right now.
Update, November 7th 12:30PM ET: Microsoft has now revealed these games will only be free and playable between November 8th and November 11th.