When did PUBG come out? Player Unknown’s Battleground release date

PUBG promo art featuring Pochinki and vehciles

PUBG, a.k.a PUBG: Battlegrounds is one of the most popular games in the history of PC, mobile, and console gaming. If you’re unaware of the franchise’s past, check out this article to learn about PUBG’s release date on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and mobile.

Creating a solid impression is one thing but being the most-played game in the world for years is another. PUBG wasn’t the first battle royale game but in terms of making an impact, it certainly surpasses many.

PUBG does everything that you’d expect from a battle royale game. The gunfights are accurate and winning a game compels players to be tactical. On top of that, the graphics put you in a naturalistic world that has unique terrains, vehicles, airdrops, and air strikes, among several other elements.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is still a big name in the battle royale community, and here’s when it first arrived on the scene.

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PUBG release date on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation

PUBG was released for PC on December 20, 2017. The beta arrived in March 2017 but the official release date was as late as December.

As for consoles, PUBG made it to the Xbox One on September 4, 2018, although the preview program by Microsoft first featured it in December 2017.

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On December 7, 2018, PUBG was released for the PlayStation 4 as well. This is when the game became available on almost every major gaming platform and rose to worldwide prominence.

On April 28, 2020, Google Stadia also announced PUBG’s arrival. However, the platform is no longer operating and anyone who purchased the game should be getting a refund.

Lastly, PUBG was available for both the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X/S at launch. This means that you could play it on the PS5 from November 12, 2020, and the Xbox Series X/S from November 10, 2020.

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PUBG Mobile release date

After making a huge impact on PC and consoles, Krafton released PUBG Mobile for Android and iOS devices on March 19, 2018. The mobile version not only lived up to expectations but ended up becoming one of the highest-grossing mobile games ever.

Over the years, fans have also witnessed the release of Battleground Mobile India (the Indian version of PUBG Mobile) on July 2, 2021, for Android devices and August 18, 2021, for iOS devices. It is worth noting that both these versions are no longer available.

Last but not least, a futuristic version of PUBG Mobile called New State Mobile was released on Android and iOS devices on November 11, 2021. It isn’t as popular as the original versions but still boasts 50 million downloads.

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Well, this was the journey of the PUBG franchise over the years. Although a lot of new battle royale games are available now, PUBG’s contributions to the genre are worth appreciating.

For similar content, you can learn about the release dates of several major games like Genshin Impact, Fortnite, and Apex Legends.

Image Credits: PUBG Corporation / Tencent / Krafton

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