While PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is a fun battle royale game to play, some fans aren’t thrilled with needing to buy keys for crates. But that’s changing in just a matter of weeks. PUBG Corp has revealed that some changes will come to the crate system starting on Dec. 18. There’s a lot to take in here, but in short, loot boxes are going the way of the dodo.
The team noted that the following will take place once mid-December rolls around:
- Random Crates purchased with BP will no longer contain crates that require a key to open.
- Locked Crates from Random purchases will no longer be available starting Dec. 18th.
- Crates already in your inventory or acquired via the marketplace can still be opened with the appropriate key, which can still be purchased from the store and can still be purchased or sold on the marketplace.
- The new Crate will retain the trade value of the highest tier item; the probability for each tier has been adjusted overall to increase the likelihood of acquiring a weapon of an attractive design.
PUBG receives more changes
- More preferred skins now appear in lower tiers and AR category skins are evenly distributed from top to bottom tiers.
- The overall graphic quality of crate skins have been enhanced to ensure that the quality is adequate when compared to the paid weapons.
- The quality of the items in the middle tiers of crates was improved and the likelihood of obtaining them was increased by about 20%.
- The probability of obtaining the top tier items was increased as well but they will still remain difficult to obtain in order to not impact the market value of the skins or crates.
PUBG Corp also announced that a new Venetian Crate will debut on November 20. Inside, it’ll feature a number of goods, including a Tier 8 Venetian Mini 14 and more. But be quick — it’s only available through November 27. You can get a good look at the awesome stuff below.
As for why these changes are coming, PUBG Corp said that “players do not get enjoyment out of opening crates as they currently exist.” It also noted that “we want to ensure that we steer clear of revenue models that fail to satisfy fans” and “will continue to tweak our business” moving forward.
This looks to be a change for the better, though Steam Marketplace items will still be available for purchase. We’ll see how these changes go moving forward, but this looks like a change for the better.