PUBG is going to change its crate system soon.
PUBG’s developer has revealed some of the major changes to the game’s crate system in a Dev letter on PUBG’s website. Until now, players used to spend their in-game currency (BP) on one of several crates or loot boxes. This process was random, and players usually ended up with a locked crate for which they had to buy a key with real-world money to unlock and get the reward.
Starting on December 18, this will be no more. The crate the player buys with BP will always be unlocked so they can open it immediately. However, if the players already own some unlocked crates in their inventory, then the process of unlocking is the same as before.
The developer has decided to change the system because of the players' feedback.
“The value of marketable loot box in PUBG is solely determined by the users and getting items through the marketplace or selling them back is also part of the PUBG experience. However, the value of the locked crates are very low among other PUBG items. This means that paid crates are not an appealing reward to players, making the experience of acquiring a locked crate less enjoyable,” reads the dev letter.
Then, when it comes to the changes for new BP crates, the developer revealed that the graphic quality of crate skins has been enhanced so that it’s comparable to the quality of the paid weapons. Also, it’s said that more preferred skins will now appear in lower tiers, that AR category skins will be equally distributed across all tiers and that the probability of getting the top tier items will be increased.
“We know players have been asking for changes to the crate system for quite some time and hope that these changes prove our commitment to keeping purchases in PUBG a fun and rewarding experience,” concludes the dev letter.
So, PUBG is getting rid of this pay-to-unlock system and I'm sure fans are really happy about it.