PUBG Event Pass is a new way to unlock cosmetic items in Bluehole's battle royale shooter.
Taking a leaf out of the Fortnite Battle Pass, it's a way to access new items - we suspect emotes and skins - while playing PUBG matches and completing specific challenges across an Event Season.
PUBG Event pass Price, what is PUBG's Event Pass and how do Event Seasons work?
Launching alongside the new Sanhok map on Friday, June 22nd, the PUBG Event Pass allows players to permanently unlock cosmetic items over the course of several weeks of an Event Season, by earning XP and completing challenges.
The Event Pass can be levelled up throughout a Season by playing games and completing missions, and the further you progress, the more rewards you unlock. Right now, the Event Pass is priced at $9.99 in the US and £7.50 in the UK.
Though the Event Pass is designed as a premium item, you can complete missions and earn rewards even if you haven't purchased it. These will be temporary unlocks (we assume only available until the end of the Season), with the chance to "earn one special item permanently" - you can also purchase the pass at any point during the event period to collect any rewards you would have earned along the way, too.
However, purchasing the Event Pass allows you to permanently unlock these items. You can also purchase the Event Pass towards the end of the Event Season, if you so choose, and still earn the items you would have unlocked along the way.
Event Seasons are set to last four weeks - possibly refreshing each calendar month - with missions spread across daily, weekly and Sanhok-specific activities.
Assuming it works like Fortnite's Battle Pass, weekly challenges will be active until the end of the Season, giving you extra time to complete them. But once the Season events, they - and the rewards they unlock - are gone for good.
And if it's anything like Fortnite, it encourages players to try out weapons and items or visit locations they otherwise wouldn't - giving you something new to try if you feel like you're starting to master everything the game has to offer.
Event Pass rewards cannot be traded or put on the Steam Marketplace, giving you an incentive to complete the Event Pass while it's active.
PUBG Event Pass rewards - premium rewards and time-limited rewards list
Bluehole has specified the rewards that are available, and they revolve around cosmetics. Here's what we know, followed by a table showing what exactly you can earn and how:
- The first Event Pass is based on Sanhok, with "an item set that fits the map Sanhok thematically"
- You can unlock rewards regardless of whether you own the Event Pass or not, but outside of a couple of items, they will only be permanent if you purchase the Event Pass before the Event Season ends
- Playing and completing missions gives you a free chance to change your PUBG username - see how in the rewards table below.
PUBG Event rewards list
|Level||Premium Rewards (Event Pass only)||Free Rewards (all players)|
|2||5 per cent BP boost||None|
|3||500 BP||Violent Violet Jacket (time-limited)|
|5||Escapee Pants||Earloop Mask|
|6||200 XP||Turqoise Delight Kar98k skin (time-limited)|
|8||BP Boost||Tracksuit Top (Yellow) (time-limited)|
|9||Silver Plate Mini14 skin||None|
|10||700 BP||Gold Plate S686 skin (time-limited)|
|12||200 XP||Tracksuit Pants (Yellow) (time-limited)|
|14||BP Boost||Plated Mini-skirt (Black) (time-limited)|
|16||500 BP||Free Nickname Change (Permanent)|
|18||700 BP||Hotpants (Blue) (time-limited)|
|19||Guard Cap||Worker Jacket|
|20||200 XP||Sunflower Parachute skin (Permanent)|
|21||Gold Plate P92 skin||None|
|26||Beach Shirt (Coral)||None|
|28||Twisty Top (Beige)||None|
For comparison, Fortnite's Battle Pass offers 100 tiers of unlocks over 10 weeks, from in-game currency (V-Bucks) and cosmetics, to an XP multiplayer for yourself and party members.
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PUBG Event Pass cost and other things we know about PUBG Events
Developer Bluehole has only provided a brief outline of how the Event Pass and Event Seasons will work, and though it looks to follow the Fortnite Battle Pass model pretty closely, there are a few questions that remain. Here's what we know so far, now that it's out in the wild:
- The Event Pass, like the Fortnite Battle Pass, costs $9.99 (but is a bit cheaper at £7.50 in the UK), albeit for only four weeks of content instead of Fortnite's ten.
- The Missions are now availble - you can see them in full in our PUBG Missions guide.
- We don't know when it'll launch on Xbox or mobile (if at all!)