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‘PUBG’ Is Saying Goodbye and Good Riddance to This Random Loot

  • Random Crates with BP will no longer contain locked crates.
  • The decision comes in response to player feedback.
  • Locked crates leaving random loot on December 18th.


Who loves battle royale games? We got some Fortnite fans here right? Apex Legends? Blackout mode on Black Ops 4? Seems like there’s no less than a dozen battle royale games going at any one time, but we, of course, can’t forget about the one that kickstarted the craze and made it take off like a rocket. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been a love-or-hate experience since its inception. The game is at its best when you’re playing with friends and you and your squad are slaughtering your way to that highly desired “Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!” slide across your screen. 

But PUBG at its worst wasn’t in suffering defeat after defeat; it wasn’t even in the earlier days of horrible texture pop in. No, at it’s worst was when you spent hard-earned BP to buy random crates only to discover that you just ended up with a locked crate and were expected then to buy a key to unlock it. It was the virtual equivalent of buying something at a store, and then they don’t take the anti-theft lock off of it. Arguably the worst thing about PUBG has been the inclusion of the locked crates in the random crate loot table. Players of the game have widely complained about it from their introduction, even the most diehard PUBG fans couldn’t find a way to defend the practice.

The feedback has been heard, and after a considerable amount of time at the drawing board the developers finally have a solution:

Upcoming Crate System Changes

  • 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.

Details of the changes for new BP Crates

  • 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.

There’s far more beyond just the crate changes listed here, so you’ll definitely want to check out the full post at the previous hyperlink. It looks like they’ve found a good balance going forward, at least on paper. Making it feel like players can actually earn something with their BP, while making premium crates still alluring to would be buyers. I’m still not a huge fan of premium crates at all, but at least as of December 18th, we should be seeing those disappear from the random crate pool. If you’re a current PUBG player, are you happy for these new changes? If you’re a former PUBG player who quit because of the locked boxes in the random crate pool, will this be enough to convince you to return? Let us know down below.