PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, popularly known as PUBG, is finally headed to the PlayStation 4. There are several different versions of PUBG for PS4 and you’ll want to choose the right one for you and your budget.
It took awhile, but PUBG is finally headed to the PS4. The popular battle royale game has been exclusive to Microsoft’s Xbox One console for a year, but on December 7th that changes.
Retailers are currently selling several different versions of PUBG for PS4 including a Looter’s Edition, a Survivor’s Edition, and a Champion’s Edition. Each comes with a different set of bonuses at a different price point.
In this guide we’ll take you through each edition of PUBG for PS4 and help you choose the right one ahead of its release date.
PUBG Looter’s Edition
The most basic version of PUBG for PS4 is the Looter’s Edition. It’s also the cheapest version of the game. The Looter’s Edition will cost you $30 without a deal.
It’s the cheapest bundle which means it comes with the shortest list of bonus items. If you buy the Looter’s Edition get a copy of the game, PlayStation-exclusive skins (Nathan Drake Desert Outfit, Ellie’s Backpack from The Last of Us), and two more pre-order bonuses: PUBG: The Unknown Avatar and a Miramar (one of the game’s maps) theme.
If you log on and play on December 7th you’ll also get an exclusive Pixel Art Parachute inspired by the PlayStation’s iconic blue hue.
— PUBG (@PUBG) December 4, 2018
Who should buy this edition of PUBG for PS4?
- Newcomers to battle royale games.
- Those that don’t have a ton of time to play games and aren’t sure how much time they can or want to invest in PUBG.
The Looter’s Edition is the safest investment. You can buy the Looter’s Edition (digital only) from Sony.
PUBG Survivor’s Edition
If you spend a little more money on a copy of PUBG, you’ll get some additional bonuses. The Survivor’s Edition is perfect for those who want a head start on December 7th.
In addition to a copy of the game and the pre-order bonuses (avatar, theme, skins), those who buy the Survivor’s Edition get:
- Vikendi Event Pass
- 2,300 G-Coins
- 20,000 BP
Vikendi is the new winter map that’s coming to PUBG sometime this winter and the event pass will help you earn bonuses including BP and cosmetic items.
The BP (Battle Point) bonus can be used to buy crates which contain cosmetic items for your character and weapons, change the appearance of your character, or buy items from the store. BP is typically earned by playing the game.
G-Coin is the game’s currency and you can use it to unlock items that would typically cost real money.
The Survivor’s Edition is typically $60, but you can snag it for $49.79 on the PlayStation Store for a limited time. The deal ends on December 6th.
Who should spend the extra cash for the Survivor’s Edition?
- People who know they are going to invest a ton of time in PUBG.
- Those who like to customize their character.
You can buy the Survivor’s Edition (digital only) from Sony.
PUBG Champion’s Edition
If that’s not enough, you might opt for the Champion’s Edition. Typically, $90, Sony is currently selling it for $59.39. The deal lasts until December 6th.
The Champion’s Edition comes with a copy of the game, the aforementioned pre-order bonuses, the Event Pass, a lot more G-Goin, and a lot more BP:
- Vikendi Event Pass
- 6000 G-Coins
- 20,000 BP
So who should buy this edition?
- Those planning to invest a lot of time in PUBG.
- Those who love to customize their characters.
- Those who want to unlock a ton of items on day one.
You can buy the Champion’s Edition (digital only) from Sony.
Digital vs. Physical
PUBG is sold in both digital and physical formats and there are some key differences you should know about before you go with one or the other. Let’s start with some reasons to buy a digital copy.
If you’re tired of discs cluttering up your shelves or your entertainment center, you’ll want to buy the game without a disc to help keep your clutter under control.
If your game discs sometimes get lost or damaged, you might want to go with the digital copy to avoid potential issues.
You should also weigh the convenience factor. If you buy PUBG digitally, you don’t have to track down the disc in order to play. Fire up your console, find the game, and jump in.
If you go with a physical copy of PUBG you’ll be able to sell it to a store like GameStop for credit toward another game if you decide you don’t like it or want to move onto something else. You’ll also be able to sell it for cash on resellers like eBay or Craigslist.
You can also lend your copy of PUBG out to friends or family members if you decide you no longer want to play or if that person is on the fence about buying it.
Note that the physical edition, which you can buy from retailers like GameStop and Amazon, only comes with the pre-order skin bonuses. The Looter’s Edition, Survivor’s Edition and Champion’s Edition are digital only for the time being.
On top of that, you should be able to pre-load the game ahead of its release date. Pre-loading will let you jump into the action right when the game is released on December 7th.
Pre-Order to Save Money
One of the best reasons to pre-order a copy of PUBG for PS4 is to save a bunch of money on one of the expensive bundles.
While the base version of the game stays at $30, Sony is providing pre-order deals on the Survivor's Edition and the game's Champion's Edition.
The Survivor's Edition, which typically costs $60, is being sold for $49.79 for a limited time. The Champion's Edition, which retails for a whopping $90, is currently sitting at $59.39.
These deals won't last forever. Sony says these deals will last from now until 9PM on December 6th, or, right when the game arrives.
If you want to save some cash and play right away, you'll want to pre-order before these deals end.
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