Our PUBG Event Pass guide contains everything we know so far about the the game’s upcoming Event Pass progression system, including information on its cost, release date, missions and the type of rewards you’ll be able to earn.
It’s no secret that Fortnite’s Battle Pass has done alright for Epic Games and it wasn’t long before the likes of Realm Royale and PUBG Mobile followed suit. Now PUBG has joined the fray with their own take, the “Event Pass”.
For those of you unfamiliar with Battle Pass systems, they’re essentially a way for developers to reward their players regularly in exchange for one simple payment that usually isn’t that pricey. Once you’ve bought a “Pass”, you’ll usually unlock a levelling system filled with incentives to unlock loot as you play the game and rank up.
PUBG’s Event Pass aims to provide the same rewarding experience to its player base without limiting new content to DLC drops, premium packs or forcing you to delve into the marketplace and fork out some serious cash.
Below we’ve put together everything you need to know about PUBG's Event Pass, including all the important details on costs, rewards and missions.
When you’re done here, make sure you head on over to our core PUBG guide if you want to learn more about every aspect of the game!
Editor's UPDATE:In the section just below we've outlined a developer update which has gone live over on PUBG's Test Server. It makes a few tweaks to XP rates for Event Pass holders which should speed up the reward process!
DEV UPDATE: 27th June 2018
Turns out the community's not reacted well to the current state of PUBG's Event Pass. To cut through all the noise, players feel that it takes too long to earn rewards considering that the Event Pass only lasts for four weeks in total. From what we've earned and played, we'd have to agree as well.
Well, PUBG Corp has taken this outpouring of feedback on board and put together a few tweaks to the progression system over on the Test Server. Players will earn more XP and this should translate to more rewards in a shorter space of time. Here's a breakdown of all the adjustments:
For all the changes, head on over to the official announcement on Steam.
- Event Pass system's progression mechanisms have been adjusted.
- Daily XP Limit 80 → 120.
- Minimum play time required to count towards mission progress: 5 minutes → 2 minutes.
- Minimum play time required to acquire XP: 5 minutes → 2.5 minutes.
- For Duo or Squad games, mission progress is updated when your team wins the game, or when your whole team is eliminated.
- 'Reach top 3 without killing anyone in Solos' mission requirements have been changed. The mission now requires reaching top 3 with 2 kills or less.
Event Pass: A Quick Overview
An official blog post by the developers has given us some information on what we can expect from PUBG’s Event Pass, including a confirmed release date as well as the style of progression it’ll introduce to the game.
- The Event Pass went live on June 22nd 2018, the same day Sanhok hit the servers.
- The Event Pass will last for four weeks in total and it's be themed around Sanhok. There's even an item set that fits the map Sanhok thematically!
- The Event Pass costs £7.99 or £9.99 if you're in the US. You can also buy 5 levels at a time for £3.99 or $4.99 a pop (this feature isn't currently enabled yet, we'll update this part when it's live)
- You’ll be able to unlock new content in PUBG that’s different from the current crate and key system.
- Players will be rewarded in the Event Pass system regardless of whether a purchase has been made. Haven’t bought the Pass? You’ll still be able to temporarily unlock most of the items and earn a “special” one permanently.
- If you pay real world currency to unlock the full Event Pass you’ll be able to level up your Pass by completing Missions and accruing survival time in-game.
- Missions are still available for those who haven’t purchased the Pass, but you’ll be limited as to how many rewards you can earn.
- All your progress is tracked, so you can buy the Event Pass late in the event and still get all the rewards you’ve earned retroactively.
- There are dozens of missions, including daily missions, weekly missions and Sanhok-specific missions. Complete these missions, level up and unlock rewards.
- Finally, by playing and completing missions while they’re available you’ll be able to unlock one free chance to change your in-game PUBG name.
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Event Pass FAQ
Below we've put together answers to all the questions you may have about PUBG's Event Pass.
How do I purchase the Event Pass?
You can purchase it directly through the PUBG client, or via the Steam Store (just search PUBG: Event Pass).
How many rewards does the Event Pass contain?
There are 30 tiers in the Event Pass so this corresponds to a base level of 30 rewards for those who've purchased it. What's more, those who've gone and bought the pass will also be able to earn an extra 5 Sanhok themed rewards for completing the exclusive Sanhok Missions.
What happens if I purchase the event pass midway through the event?
PUBG will track all of your progress towards the Event Pass missions even if you don't purchase the pass, so if you go ahead and buy it midway through, you'll still be able to claim all the rewards you've earned.
Does the Event Pass only work with Sanhok?
No. Event pass missions encompass all maps, except for a few labelled "Sanhok Missions" which are exclusive to this map.
What happens to all the Event Pass rewards once it comes to an end?
If you're playing PUBG without the Event Pass, you'll receive the Nickname Change item and permanently unlock the parachute obtainable at level 20. All other cosmetic items will expire though.
However, if you've purchased the Event Pass, you will be able to obtain many more comsetic items that won't expire even after the event period has expired. All temporary items (marked with the timer icon) will expire regardless of purchasing the Event Pass.
Can everyone play the "Sanhok Missions"?
Only those who've purchased the Event Pass will have access to the special Sanhok themed missions.
How do I level up my Event Pass?
Complete missions to gain experience points, or accumulate survival time to earn experience points, Those who've purchased the Event Pass can rack up double the experience than those who've gone the free route.
Event Pass Rewards
Here's a look at all the rewards PUBG's first Event Pass has to offer.
PUBG Corp has also released a couple of extra rewards for free players, check them out here.
Level rewards 10-20
Level rewards 11-20
Level rewards 21-30
Sanhok Mission Outfits
That concludes the second edition of our Event Pass guide but we’ll be updating it over time. Keep this page bookmarked for all the latest info!