Battlegrounds Update Brings More Skins, Crates
PlayerUnknown posted a developer update on the game’s Steam page detailing new feautres coming to Battlegrounds. In the patch update, we’re expected to see bug fixes for doors, using items while reloading, and spectator mode. In addition, PlayerUnknown detailed the one thing we’re all really in it for: cosmetic items.
It’s no doubt that some of the cosmetic items in Battlegrounds are incredibly coveted. The rarer items, such as the bandana and a full-length hooded coat, can easily fetch over $100 on the Steam Marketplace. The full PlayerUnknown’s set was awarded to alpha testers and those who pre-ordered the deluxe edition of Battlegrounds.
Three different types of crates will be making their way into the game with the new patch. PlayerUnknown has stated that two types of crates will be free to open for players: the Survival and Wanderer Crates. The crates still cost BP to purchase, but will not need an additional key to open. The third crate type, the Gamescom Invitational Crate, features the three outfits above, in addition to two others and other themed items.
Each of the outfits and many of the items in the new crates have been styled and inspired by the Battle Royale movie. PlayerUnknown, no doubt, had the movie in mind when designing the original Arma 3 mod.
The Gamescom Invitational Crates will not only have the largest item pool of the bunch, but need paid keys to open. This is much like the system in place for Team Fortress 2 and CS:GO, where keys can be traded on the Steam marketplace for $2.50 apiece. Not only will the crate cost money to open, but it will only be available until Gamescom ends on August 27. The crates and keys will still be tradeable, however will not be available for purchase in the game.
Finally, PlayerUnknown stated in the update that the patch will include only part of the customization that BlueHole hopes to bring to the full game, out Q4 this year. These updates only serve as tests for upcoming features. Consistently, BattleGrounds has proven to be the Early Access game that got it right, and is still slated for a full release.
Cover Image via PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds.