When Did PUBG Come Out? 

PUBG: Battlegrounds (formerly known as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds) has been an incredible success, in part because it’s so accessible. There are no strange requirements to meet or extensive tutorials to sit through; you simply download the game, click Start, and start playing almost immediately. It’s this simplicity that makes PUBG so accessible—not only is it free on all major platforms, but anyone can pick it up and play with little difficulty.

That ease of access has led to a significant increase in its popularity among live streamers, YouTubers, and other online influencers. In this article, we answer some of the most popular queries about PUBG. So read on to find out when PubG was released and other info about this popular battle royale game.

When Did PUBG Come Out?

In March 2017, PUBG was first released on Steam as an early-access game. On December 20, 2017, the full release was made available on Steam. According to The Verge, the free-to-play model of the game went live on January 12, 2022.

The Xbox One version of the game was released via the Xbox Game Preview program by Microsoft Studios in December 2017, and it was then made available to the general public in September 2018.

In April 2020, a Google Stadia version was released. Unfortunately, the platform will be shut down on January 18, 2023, with players’ pro subscriptions refunded. In November 2021, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions were released.

Lastly, PUBG was officially released on iOS and Android on March 19, 2018.

When was Battle Ground Mobile India released?

When Did PUBG Come Out? 

The Indian version of PUBG Mobile is called Battlegrounds Mobile India, and it is only available to gamers in India. This Indian version of the battle royale game is a PvP shooter video game in which up to 100 players engage in a kind of massive “last man standing” deathmatch where players fight to be the last one standing. The game features six maps, which include Erangel, Miramar, Vikendi, Livik, Karakin, team deathmatch, and Sanhok. Players can participate in the game as individuals or in groups of up to four. 

Battlegrounds Mobile India was officially released on July 2, 2021, for Android devices and on August 18, 2021, for iOS devices.

Is there any game similar to PUBG?

Yes, there are many games similar to PUBG on various platforms, some of which include Apex Legends, Call of Duty: Warzone, Fortnite, and many more. You can also read this article, where we have listed some of the best PC games like PUBG.

PUBG: Battlegrounds Gaming Awards

Since its release, this popular battle royale has won numerous awards, including:


35th Golden Joystick Awards: Best Multiplayer Game and PC Game of the Year

The Game Awards 2017: Best Multiplayer Game


21st Annual D.I.C.E. Awards: Action Game of the Year and Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

2018 SXSW Gaming Awards: Excellence in Multiplayer and Trending Game of the Year

Famitsu Awards: Excellence Prize and Rookie Award

36th Golden Joystick Awards: Mobile Game of the Year (PUBG Mobile)

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