PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds passes a million players on Xbox, now free with every Xbox One X

In celebration of its launch, the publisher is offering a special holiday promotion where every Xbox One X purchase will come with a copy of the game. This promotion is available for a limited time starting December 17, 2017 through December 31 in select regions.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is a last-man-standing shooter being developed with the help of community feedback. Starting with absolutely nothing, players must fight to locate weapons and supplies in a battle to be the only one alive. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is a surprisingly realistic and high-tension title set on a massive island. The game has shattered every record on Steam and came to Xbox Game Preview this week.

Even though the game is quite rough in its current state, particularly when it comes to frame rate and texture pop-in, it still manages to capture the essence of what makes it so addictive. Knowing that you have to take on 99 gamers creates tension and gets that adrenaline pumping.

If you participate in the development process by experiencing the Xbox Game Preview version, it'll help the developer make the final version the best it can be. According to Microsoft, in the weeks and months ahead, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on Xbox One will continue to receive enhancements, new content updates including a new desert map, and further optimizations. It's also pretty cheap, at just $30.

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Asher Madan

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