PUBG Personal Item Trades to Temporarily Be Turned Off

In a recent update to PUBG's Steam page, developers state that player-to-player transactions will be temporarily halted because of misuse.

on May 5, 2018 3:35 PM

The developers of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds have recently announced that player-to-player transactions will be temporarily taken offline. While developers have not released a statement on when the feature will return to the game, they assure PUBG players that they are working on finding a way to ensure that the player trade system will be fair and that they are finding a solution to abuses of the system.

This announcement came alongside news that certain players were “using the personal trade function to sell items using third party sites.” Essentially, players have apparently been using this feature to circumvent having to trade directly through Steam, as personal transactions do not have any costs attached when compared to marketplace transactions.

Regardless of what this abuse means and how developers intend to fix it, PUBG players will no longer be able to enact personal trades for the time being until the developers find a way to fix the problem. PUBG was released on December 20, 2017 for PC and Xbox One, and then released on mobile earlier this year. You can check out our review of the game or grab the battle royale game on PC or Xbox One via Amazon. news coverage.


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Emily Hobbs is a Staff Writer at Dualshockers. When she's not writing articles, she's also a senior Computer Information Systems with a Forensics focus major at Stevenson University, where she bonded with her roommates freshman year via Dark Souls and Outlast, as all true friendships should begin. She enjoys any kind of game except for the ones she doesn't, and a good RPG or horror game can make her day.