Free-to-Play "PUBG Lite" Making Its Way To Europe Next Month

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor September 26, 2019
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Back in January, we learned about a free-to-play version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds that was being tested in Thailand. PUBG Corp said the reason for the limited release was to see "if this is a viable product for other regions."

Apparently, it is. Since then, PUBG Lite has expanded its testing to much of the rest of the world, and next month it will be available for the first time in Europe.

A post on the PUBG Lite page lists all the areas that the game will be playable, covering South Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and what appears to be all of Europe. (I know MMOBomb has a significant Romanian readership, and yes, you guys are included!) You can even play PUBG Lite in the Vatican, so if you see "Xx_FrancisI_xX" in your game, watch out -- the pope may seem nice but he's really a stone cold killer.

Notably absent from the European list are Belgium and The Netherlands, both of which have cracked down on loot boxes in recent times. Despite its government's recent interest in the topic, the United Kingdom is still included on the list. The United States is also not mentioned as a potential target for release, but if the game is successful in Europe -- and there's little reason to think it won't be -- a North American launch might be in the cards.

PUBG Lite goes live in Europe on Oct. 10. In the meantime, prospective players can participate in a pre-registration event until Oct. 8 that nets them camos for the M416 and AKM. Additional rewards will be unlocked when the promotion hits 50,000, 100,000, and 150,000 signups. You can also get a head start on figuring out how the game's currencies will work with this description on the PUBG Lite site.

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About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (2)

Virgil 1 year ago
Awsome! Mobile gaming is the next gen.

Robert 1 year ago
Oh well, hello from Romania!!


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