Developer Bluehole has explained how the G-coin and crate system will work in the upcoming PUBG Xbox One 1.0 update.
As reported earlier, the 1.0 retail version of PUBG on Microsoft’s console will be using a new unique game currency system to purchase cosmetics when it releases next week, and community manager Oreoree how now provided additional details on the system.
“G-Coin was developed specifically with Xbox One in mind”, the community manager writes. “We developed this currency system as a way to adapt to the needs of the Xbox ecosystem and the absence of a Marketplace. As PUBG’s economy is still relatively new on the Xbox platform, we had more flexibility to make changes and implement community feedback.”
The explanation on how the G-coin and crate system works has been included below:
Players will be given 13,000 G-Coin each. This will be enough to purchase everything available with G-Coin. We are also giving everyone 100,000 BP on PTS. As this PTS focuses on the new Crate System and G-Coin, please spend every penny you got. Event Pass: Sanhok will not be available to be purchased and used.
G-Coin is the hard currency that will coexist with BP, which is the soft currency that’s currently in the game. G-Coin is purchased with real money, while BP can be earned by playing the game. With 1.0 launch G-Coin can be purchased in the Microsoft Store and in the in-game store.
With G-Coin, you will be able to directly buy cosmetics such as skin sets and parachute skins, as well as other items such as:
- Event Pass: Sanhok
- Skin sets made up of items that can be obtained from crates
- Skin sets that can be unlocked from Event Pass: Sanhok
- Skin sets exclusive to G-Coin
On the other hand, crates cannot be purchased with G-Coin and will only be sold for BP.
After looking at feedback on crates from the Game Preview phase, we’ve made a few changes:
- You will now be able to choose which crate you want to buy.
- We’ve made a few adjustments to the probability of getting certain items in the crates.
- You will be able to see a preview of what is inside each crate.
- Crate prices will not increase with each purchase and each type of crate will have a fixed price.
- There will be no locked crates - You can’t buy keys to open crates, because they have no locks on them.
We’ll also be adding a few new crates to the overall system, As of September 4, there will be a total of five Crates available to purchase with BP:
- Western Military
And last but not least… Weapon skins are officially coming! Weapon skins will be available through the Raider Crate. We will have other ways to purchase weapon skins in the future as well.
G-Coin was developed specifically with Xbox One in mind. We developed this currency system as a way to adapt to the needs of the Xbox ecosystem and the absence of a Marketplace. As PUBG’s economy is still relatively new on the Xbox platform, we had more flexibility to make changes and implement community feedback.
The PUBG Xbox One 1.0 update will be rolled out on September 4.