PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is Leaving Early Access on September 4

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will see its official Xbox One release on September 4 with Sanhok, War Mode, and more coming thereafter.

on August 21, 2018 11:25 AM

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is leaving its early-access on Xbox One and entering its 1.0 version and it only took 18 patches.

After a lot of user feedback, developer Bluehole has decided to fully release the title on September 4. And while much of the content that fans have become accustomed to on PC won’t be dropping with the 1.0 patch, many balance and bug-fixes likely will. Hopefully, buildings will render in before you enter them.

Leaving 1.0 also means that some new content is on the horizon. The Vietnamese-inspired Sanhok map (which is smaller than the previous two), War Mode, and custom matches have all been confirmed to be coming to the Xbox One version of Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds. No release schedule was mentioned for them though.

All of this information came alongside an Inside Xbox episode titled “The Road to 1.0 on Xbox One” which you can watch below. Major Nelson really enjoys Chicken Dinners.

The documentary-style episode doesn’t omit the fact that the game has had its demons. Be it possessed cars, game crashes, or falling through the map, PUBG hasn’t been easy to play, especially as its  PC counterpart gains more eSports attention with the recent PUBG Invitational.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will be officially released in 1.0 on September 4.

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Noah Buttner is a staff writer at Dualshockers. He specializes in textual and visual analysis and is based in New York, where he recently obtained a degree in Journalism from Stony Brook University.