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Want to try out PUBG before buying? Xbox gamers will have the chance starting April 19th

If you want to try out the hit battle royale game on Xbox before buying, your chance is coming soon!

Microsoft likes to hold Xbox Live Gold Free Play Days, which allows players to play a game for free as long as they have Xbox Live Gold, and this time around it’s a biggie. From April 19 through the 22nd, gamers who have an active Xbox Live Gold account will be able to play PUBG for free.

Gamers who want to play PUBG for free will be able to play the full Xbox Game Preview version, which includes all modes available in the game. However, PUBG’s Miramar map will not be available, as that releases in May. PUBG is making up for it as all Battle Points you earn will carry over on your account if you choose to pick up the game. In addition to the free play days, gamers can pick up the new DLC pack, PUBG5 Pack, as well. The DLC pack includes a new hat, long-sleeved shirt, cuffed jeans, and high-top boots. The DLC pack runs for $7 and does not affect gameplay as these are purely cosmetic items. If you choose to buy the DLC without buying the game, the items will be attached to your Xbox Live account.

PUBG Free Play days coming to Xbox
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PUBG’s Free Play Days on Xbox One will be available at 12:01 am PT on April 19 and will end at 11:59 pm PT April 22. You will be able to find the game within the Gold Member area in the Xbox Live dashboard. If you want to play PUBG for free within those days, you will need an Xbox Live Gold membership.

PUBG has noticeably dropped off the map as Fortnite has been killing, no pun intended, Bluehole’s battle royale baby. Just on mobile alone, Epic is raking in around $2 million a day through cosmetic and v-bucks purchases. That is incredible for a game that is entirely free and hasn’t been available for a year.

April’s Free Play Days is a great time to try out PUBG for free, as it does not have an independent free trial available. Grab your weapons, soldier; war is right around the corner! You will be able to catch me online throughout the weekend. If you see me, don’t kill me.

Disclosure: PUBG was a previous client of media relations firm EZPR, where KnowTechie’s editor-in-chief holds a position. However, he did not participate in this post’s writing, editing, or publishing. He remains unbiased and independent in his role at KnowTechie. Any potential conflicts of interest have been disclosed.

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