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gamedealsmod

while we normally disallow permanently free games within the sub, we occasionally allow high profile games that have transitioned to f2p to have a submission.


layasD

Free is a nice offer, but I think Ill wait a little bit longer. They might start to pay me to play it.


hackenclaw

With the amount of free games these days & growing number of players with growing backlog size. They might do it in the future in exchange of our ~~privacy~~ "data".


Faabz

Now that would be a decent offer


KingPootisPootisLand

the moment I scrolled to the system requirements, my pc shut downed


GrimAlpaca

FYI it went F2P and this isn’t a temporary giveaway.


Baatun888

Player Unknown Battlegrounds: Battlegrounds?


lewisczech

First thing that caught my eye and I've never even played the game. Who is in charge over there lol


xtreemmasheen3k2

An Irish guy who sold the rights to a Korean company and has since left the company. The Korean company who, in turn, has licensing deals with Chinese TenCent.


Prosthemadera

PUGB: Battlegrounds ~Player Unknown~ SORROW EXCEED Edition


Jaodoge

🤣


Rassirian

Argh this drives me nuts too.


rokerroker45

Pubg doesn't stand for anything anymore. It's no longer player unknowns battlegrounds, it's just a word they kept because it's familiar: PUBG. So now it's just PUBG Battlegrounds, which still sounds atrocious but at least isn't redundant


_Sillyy

Why there seem to be so much hate about this? I thought the game was pretty well received, I understand people may think it should have gone f2p earlier and that's fair, but is it actually as bad as some people are picturing it?


realee420

I suppose hackers, farming bots and actual bots ingame really pissed off the community and that it is/was a buggy mess. Not sure if they removed the bots from the game but last I’ve heard about the game everyone was pissed off about that lol


AdonisTheWise

Idk haven’t played it in years so it could’ve changed, but I remember it being looting, walking 30 minutes, and dying out of nowhere simulator. Maybe that’s just BR’s in general but I can’t really get enjoyment out of it as I do with other shooters


Dependent-Birthday-4

That's called being bad


Water_Check

This isn't a deal. It's f2p


SensualTyrannosaurus

I still appreciate being informed that a very popular paid game has been made free. Still seems very much in the spirit of this sub, and with the next newest post being 9 hours before this one, it's not exactly cluttering it up.


Von_Rootin_Tootin

Wait when did that happen? Wasn’t it’s always paid?


Water_Check

It was til now. Now it's f2p because I guess dying playerbase and can't be bothered to deal with cheaters


itsamamaluigi

If there were cheaters in the paid game before, imagine how much worse it'll be now that it's F2P.


xylitol777

I don't think +300k players is a dying playerbase. I know people dislike the game but the whole "this game is dead" narrative on every single game is getting tiring.


libo720

csgo ded game


pussycatlover12

Then why did they suddenly make it f2p?


TheCreat

Cause nobody is buying it anymore, and they can (better) sell in game content when it's free. Clearly, they hope it makes them more money by bringing in new players that might spend a couple bucks each (at least some of them). Those apparently wouldn't buy the game, or they would have by now, but might give it a look and might spend.


Von_Rootin_Tootin

Damn. I remember when csgo went free I got into that


some1337

Same with tf2


MyNameIs-Anthony

PUBG is one of the top 3 most popular games on planet earth right now and by many metrics has been number 1 consistently for a few years now.


libo720

it's probably not even top 30, there are mobiles game more popular


rokerroker45

PUBG has a mobile version and it's ridiculously popular


MyNameIs-Anthony

https://sensortower.com/blog/billion-dollar-mobile-games-2021


Water_Check

Yes, it's f2p, inflated numbers. If the game was doing fine then why to f2p, the negative reviews are clear as day.


MyNameIs-Anthony

https://sensortower.com/blog/billion-dollar-mobile-games-2021


Water_Check

Why do I care about mobile games? 🤨 Seriously waiting to hear why anyone cares about the mobile game? We're talking PC. Steam. People weren't buying it meaning it's dead so now it's f2p in hopes more people play it. This is normal lol Spamming some mobile games top ten list doesn't make a difference


SpaggettiYeti

Do people who previously bought it get anything?


iBobaFett

Previous owners get Battlegrounds Plus which otherwise would cost $13, and the "Special Commemorative Pack." Dunno what's in the latter, but the former gives you: > BATTLEGROUNDS Plus unlocks access to the following: > - Survival Mastery XP +100% boost > - Career – Medal tab > - Ranked Mode > - Creating Custom Matches > BATTLEGROUNDS Plus includes the following items: > - Captain’s Camo Hat > - Captain’s Camo Mask > - Captain’s Camo Gloves > - Bonus 1300 G-COIN https://global.battlegrounds.pubg.com/2021/12/10/f2p/


Water_Check

The ability to leave a negative review. Beyond that I don't think so, judging from the negative reviews on the game.


SpaggettiYeti

Damn dude not even an in-game shirt


Kid_Vid

"I bought PUBG and all I got was this lousy T-shirt"


ArcticKiwii

The ability to play it before it went F2P.


amedeus

How do I redeem that?


EXPERIMENTONGOD

You get this: BATTLEGROUNDS Plus upgrade product/DLC will be sold for $12.99 USD after the free-to-play transition. BATTLEGROUNDS Plus unlocks access to the following: Survival Mastery XP +100% boost Career – Medal tab Ranked Mode Creating Custom Matches. BATTLEGROUNDS Plus includes the following items: Captain’s Camo Hat Captain’s Camo Mask Captain’s Camo Gloves Bonus 1300 G-COIN "all players who have owned and played PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS before the free-to-play service transition will automatically receive the PUBG – SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE PACK, which includes a free BATTLEGROUNDS Plus upgrade and various rewards. These will automatically apply to your account after the free-to-play service conversion" => I already redeemed all the stuff, seems like they give you a "crate" with a character skin basically, in addition to the "Plus" status for your account (seems permanent). Source: https://emea.battlegrounds.pubg.com/en/2021/12/10/free-to-play-announcement/


BlameNuggie

What happened to this game I remember the game was supposed to be modable I remember people were claiming it was going to kill DayZ once a zombie mod is released and then none of that happened.


akt_suspekt

There were custom servers with like a basic ass "zombies" mode but it was just other players without weapons kinda lame. The base game was pretty fun, I have ~750 hours into it.


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From PUBG's privacy agreement: [https://na.battlegrounds.pubg.com/pp-website/](https://na.battlegrounds.pubg.com/pp-website/) ​ Info they collect (3rd parties collect more): – IP address – MAC address – The type of Internet browser or computer operating system – Domain name of your Internet service provider – \*Your browsing behavior while using our Services\* – Information about your computer, device, hardware and operating system 3) Information collected from third parties: When you use our Games and/or Services using a third party platform, such as Steam, Twitch, Xbox Live, PSN or Facebook, we collect certain information from your third party platform’s profile/account as permitted by the terms of the third party platform and your privacy settings thereon. For example, these include: – Steam: SteamID64, Steam ID, Profile Image – Twitch: Twitch ID, Email address, Twitch Username – Xbox Live: Xuid– PSN: PSN Account ID – Facebook: Email Address, Facebook ID– VK: Email Address, VK ID – Stadia: Stadia Name – Reddit: Reddit ID – Discord: Discord ID4. Cookie and Related Technologies: We use cookies and other technologies to collect demographic information, personalize your experience on the Site and monitor advertisements and other activities. Cookies are small files downloaded to your computer (if your browser is enabled to accept cookies) to track movements within web sites and to customize your experience within the Site.Most Internet browsers will allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block acceptance of cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. You should refer to your browser instructions or “Help” screen to learn more about how to manage cookies. Please note, however, that if you block cookies, some portions of the Site may not function properly.We do not control cookies in third party ads, and you are encouraged to check the privacy policies of advertisers and/or ad services to learn about their use of cookies and other technology. The ads appearing on the Site may be delivered to you by third-party advertising companies. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other web sites in order to provide advertisements on the Site and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you.We also maintain log files which contain Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses. An IP address is a numeric address that is assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider. We use log files to monitor traffic on the Site, to report information to our advertisers and to troubleshoot technical problems. In the event of user abuse of the Site, we may block certain IP addresses. IP addresses may be used to personally identify you in order to enforce our Terms of Service and any applicable end user license agreement. Google® Analytics; More specifically, KRAFTON may use the following advertising functions of Google® Analytics and collect personal information as provided by Google®, and you may withdraw your consent by deactivating such functions in Google®’s advertising settings: Remarketing by using Google® Analytics; Google® Display Network Exposure Report; Google® Analytics Demographics and interests Report; and Integrated service allowing the collection of data through Google® Analytics by using advertising cookies and anonymous IDs. More information about Google’s own privacy policy can be found at [https://www.google.com/policies/privacySizmek;Sizmek](https://www.google.com/policies/privacySizmek;Sizmek) collects anonymous information from users visiting the website ([https://www.pubg.com](https://www.pubg.com)). The technologies utilized allow Sizmek to collect this information entirely anonymously and allow us to deliver interest-based advertising. More information about Sizmek’s own privacy policy and how to opt out can be found at [https://www.sizmek.com/privacy-policy/The](https://www.sizmek.com/privacy-policy/The) thing its that not only them have their "right" to take your data, but google and many more. ​ ​ ​ ITS NOT FREE.


TheOneCommenter

Wait, I knew this game was big, but "2 million reviews on steam" big is not something I had imagined. Wow. And still mixed.


[deleted]

Honestly, if you read some of the recent negative reviews, then you should take this with a grain of salt. A lot of people saying that they are mad because they paid for the game and it is now free to play. This is such an entitled sentiment. I started playing the game again a couple of days ago and it is in a much better state than it used to be. Are there still issues? Yep. Is it still fun? Also yes. Especially now that it's f2p there is literally nothing to lose.


[deleted]

That is not what entitled means. People who paid for it have good reason to be salty... like Destiny 2, The Secret World and many others.


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-Moonchild-

It is still consistently one of the most played games on steam. It's a massive game in china


Shani09Dev

Hmm free to play....🙃


[deleted]

This isn't a deal.


[deleted]

I'm suspecting about mainstream games being f2p. There's simply something fishy going on here. Another personal data sucker maybe? this whole big data thing is getting worse. EDIT: adding the link here because of downvotes from kids that do not read. [https://na.battlegrounds.pubg.com/pp-website/](https://na.battlegrounds.pubg.com/pp-website/)


a_talking_face

What? It's because this game has been out for 6 years and they want to sell more battle pass.


[deleted]

6 years and still full of users. Are you naive enough to think free games are just there for your micro-transaction money? [https://na.battlegrounds.pubg.com/pp-website/](https://na.battlegrounds.pubg.com/pp-website/) "3 - Information We Collect"


a_talking_face

Yeah that’s basically nothing. IP, MAC, and OS information? So what. Your computer broadcasts that everywhere and nobody can use that information for anything.


[deleted]

Since you are trying to make this look like a dumb thing and others will be lazy enough to actually not click my link and see the truth: – IP address – MAC address – The type of Internet browser or computer operating system – Domain name of your Internet service provider – Your browsing behavior while using our Services – Information about your computer, device, hardware and operating system 3) Information collected from third parties: When you use our Games and/or Services using a third party platform, such as Steam, Twitch, Xbox Live, PSN or Facebook, we collect certain information from your third party platform’s profile/account as permitted by the terms of the third party platform and your privacy settings thereon. For example, these include:– Steam: SteamID64, Steam ID, Profile Image– Twitch: Twitch ID, Email address, Twitch Username– Xbox Live: Xuid– PSN: PSN Account ID– Facebook: Email Address, Facebook ID– VK: Email Address, VK ID– Stadia: Stadia Name– Reddit: Reddit ID– Discord: Discord ID4. Cookie and Related Technologies: We use cookies and other technologies to collect demographic information, personalize your experience on the Site and monitor advertisements and other activities. Cookies are small files downloaded to your computer (if your browser is enabled to accept cookies) to track movements within web sites and to customize your experience within the Site.Most Internet browsers will allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block acceptance of cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. You should refer to your browser instructions or “Help” screen to learn more about how to manage cookies. Please note, however, that if you block cookies, some portions of the Site may not function properly.We do not control cookies in third party ads, and you are encouraged to check the privacy policies of advertisers and/or ad services to learn about their use of cookies and other technology. The ads appearing on the Site may be delivered to you by third-party advertising companies. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other web sites in order to provide advertisements on the Site and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you.We also maintain log files which contain Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses. An IP address is a numeric address that is assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider. We use log files to monitor traffic on the Site, to report information to our advertisers and to troubleshoot technical problems. In the event of user abuse of the Site, we may block certain IP addresses. IP addresses may be used to personally identify you in order to enforce our Terms of Service and any applicable end user license agreement.Google® Analytics;More specifically, KRAFTON may use the following advertising functions of Google® Analytics and collect personal information as provided by Google®, and you may withdraw your consent by deactivating such functions in Google®’s advertising settings: Remarketing by using Google® Analytics; Google® Display Network Exposure Report; Google® Analytics Demographics and interests Report; and Integrated service allowing the collection of data through Google® Analytics by using advertising cookies and anonymous IDs. More information about Google’s own privacy policy can be found at [https://www.google.com/policies/privacySizmek;Sizmek](https://www.google.com/policies/privacySizmek;Sizmek) collects anonymous information from users visiting the website ([https://www.pubg.com](https://www.pubg.com)). The technologies utilized allow Sizmek to collect this information entirely anonymously and allow us to deliver interest-based advertising. More information about Sizmek’s own privacy policy and how to opt out can be found at [https://www.sizmek.com/privacy-policy/](https://www.sizmek.com/privacy-policy/) The thing its that not only them have their "right" to take your data, but google and many more.


a_talking_face

>– IP address > >– MAC address > >– The type of Internet browser or computer operating system > >– Domain name of your Internet service provider These are all things needed to operate online games >– Your browsing behavior while using our Services Every game can see this and it's not very useful information outside of that specific game? What good would it do somebody else to know what menus you're clicking on in PUBG? >– Information about your computer, device, hardware and operating system Yes all games see your hardware. You know how you go into settings and can see your GPU and peripherals listed there? >When you use our Games and/or Services using a third party platform, such as Steam, Twitch, Xbox Live, PSN or Facebook, we collect certain information from your third party platform’s profile/account So you want to play through Xbox or PSN and them somehow not collect user information from there? >Cookie and Related Technologies: Specific to the website and not the game.


[deleted]

I swear that a plane could crash against your neighbor's house and you would still deny it. THE COMPANY ITSELF written these sentences: "We operate globally and transfer your data to countries and other regions where you are located. If your personal information is transferred, stored or processed by us, we will take reasonable steps to safeguard the privacy of personal information." Not going to reply anymore since I've given up on ignorant/close-minded people.


a_talking_face

I don’t even know what that’s supposed to prove other than saying they operate globally. Yes they have data and I pointed out how all the things they listed are very surface level and non identifying data points..


Jmb3d3

I just downloaded the new one on android. I think I like COD mobile better.


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tapperyaus

Sadly they killed cod online because of it, the best cod game.


Maxfarmvillefarmer

Wanna play together in cod mobile?pm me


Jmb3d3

Sure. I'm always up to play when I'm not working.


henser

3 years late


theStreetMime

Isn't hacking still a huge issue with this game?