PUBG on Xbox One to leave early access in September

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The time has come.

PUBG on Xbox One will leave early access on 4 September, Microsoft and PUBG Corp. today detailed.

“While our team will continue to enhance the game and deliver new content to Xbox players, the Full Product Release marks the culmination of our efforts in Xbox Game Preview, where we worked closely with Xbox and the passionate and engaged Xbox community to regularly update, tune, stabilize and enhance the PUBG experience for Xbox One,” PUBG Corp. said in a press release.

“We invite you to learn more about how the game has evolved on Xbox over the last 9 months and the journey to 1.0 in the video asset we debuted on Inside Xbox today in partnership with Xbox.”

The full retail release on Xbox One will include the following:

  • The Xbox One debut of the Sanhok map. Inspired by the islands across Southeast Asia, Sanhok is a 4×4 compact battleground. The map might be smaller, but the battles won’t be, with speedier games and circle dynamics that have been adjusted to bring battles to a dramatic finish more quickly. Sanhok will introduce all-new weapons and vehicles in addition to the debut of dynamic weather changes for the first time on Xbox One.
  • The arrival of War Mode on Xbox One, a deathmatch-style battle royale gaming experience where players hunt each other in a static zone, respawning you back in with a parachute and weapons if you’re killed. Teams get points with kills and reviving teammates, and the team that reaches certain points in the game wins the battle. War Mode will make its hands-on debut on Xbox One at gamescom 2018 in a can’t-miss experience in the Xbox booth.
  • Achievements that will carry over from Xbox Game Preview to Full Product Release.
  • The introduction of in-game currency to purchase cosmetics, Event Pass: Sanhok, which will allow players to open up more missions, more levels, and tons of permanent rewards on the Sanhok map, and much more. We will share much more detail about these products, how they will work and some of the cool content you’ll be able to unlock closer to 1.0 launch.

The physical retail version of the game will come with DLC in the form of the Xbox #1.0/99 Set, “featuring an exclusive collection of clothing and accessories inspired by Xbox brand colors,” the press release continued.

Those who already own the Xbox Preview Program version of PUBG on Xbox One will automatically be updated to the full version and can download the Xbox #1.0 DLC Set from an in-game menu.

PUBG, or PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, heads to a full retail release on Xbox One on 4 September. The game is also available in a full retail format on Windows PC.