The Gamescom Invitational Crate is only available until August 27th, when the event wraps up.
The next weekly patch for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will be coming soon, with the week 18 patch set to go live at some point today on the test servers and for everyone else tomorrow.
Once the Gamescom Invitational tournament has wrapped up, the Gamescom Invitational crates will disappear from the store.
While most players support the temporary paid crates, some gamers question why Bluehole needs to raise funds when it's earned $100 million from over 5 million sales of its popular early access game. ESL has also made a statement that they couldn't be more excited to have the "amazing in-game experience" of PUBG at Gamescom. Whatever the case may be, limited-run in-game items certainly look set to be a lucrative revenue stream for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds going forward.
Just the other day, I was telling Ray that I'm liable to spend real money on cosmetic items if they're for a game I'm super into and intend to play long-term.
Of course, there are a few caveats; players needed to have an active Amazon Prime subscription, have that account linked to their Twitch profile, and they also needed to own PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. With a number of new features in development as the team at Bluehole work to bring the game to its full release, Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene sat down with Eurogamer to discuss the past, present, and future of his mod-turned-game, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.
Bluehole Games has been hard at work in releasing updates to the game, and on August 3, the highly requested first-person only mode will arrive for hardcore players looking for a tougher challenge.
In a way similar to Dota 2, these crates will drop for all players, though those who choose to open them will require a key priced at $2.50. Players will compete in Solo mode, Duo mode, Duo first-person-perspective mode and Squad mode. The tournament will run from August 23 to August 26, with $350,000 United States dollars filling up the prize pool. The Wanderer Crate, as well as the Survivor Crate, will be free to open.
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds will be a timed exclusive on the Xbox One, definitely one of the highlights of Microsoft's E3 press briefing last month.
"The first and second crates, named the Wanderer Crate and the Survivor Crate, will be free to open". The tournament prize pool will have a total value of $350,000 Dollars.