PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) Xbox One S bundle coming Feb. 20

Microsoft has no shortage of Xbox One S bundles available, and it's about to add another to the mix with one of the most popular games of the last year. A new PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) console bundle will be available starting February 20, Microsoft has announced (opens in new tab). Similar to other bundles, this one comes in at $299.99 and is up for preorder now (opens in new tab).

For your money, the bundle includes an Xbox One S with a 1TB hard drive, an Xbox Wireless Controller, and a download code for PUBG. The usual complement of freebies is on board as well, including one-month subscriptions to Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold.

PUBG initially made its debut on PC in early 2017 before catching fire and drawing in millions of players with its battle royale-style gameplay. The game later launched as a console exclusive on Xbox One in December as part of Microsoft's Game Preview program and, despite its early sate, has pulled in millions more players in the weeks since its console launch.

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The decision to bundle an early access game with a console is likely to draw criticism from some, even as the experience continues to be polished ahead of its "official" release. However, if you're eager to jump into the Xbox ecosystem to tackle PUBG on a console, the bundle is a solid way to get started.

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  • Great game. Framerates are much improved since launch. Abd it's addictive as hell. Looking forward to the desert map.
  • Really what are they on the S?
  • Absolutely know idea what the numbers are. And don't care at this point. But anyone playing at launch to now will tell you its noticeably improved. Instead of jerking around in the plane or chugging along when landing its actually very smooth in comparison. Still some occasional rubber handing. But it's greatly improved.  can actually aim alot better because of it. And the new controller options are a welcome edition. 
  • bumdling a preview game?
  • Yeah, I guess they are trying their best to get as many sales as possible out of this timed "early access" deal.
  • Who can blame them though? It is working out extremely well in sales for an early access game. Obviously bolstered by it's success on PC. I would like to see some graphical enhancements for the Xbox one X though as it still looks very poor for that console.  There should also be a 60 fps option for the X .