PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is set to get more crates and keys, the developer announced today, as the Gamescom Invitational Key gets a name change.
Earlier this year PUBG developer Bluehole (now PUBG Corp.) came under fire when they decided to launch the Gamescom Invitational Crate / Key combo, a premium crate which required players to spend real cash to unlock. While the backlash didn’t last too long, as it seemed the crate and key was a limited offer, the developer has announced today that more crates are incoming.
In a post over on the game’s Steam page, PUBG Corp. wrote that the Gamescom Invitational Key would be changing its name, however it can still be used to unlock the Gamescom Invitational Crate. What’s more, it’ll also be able to unlock new crates that are coming in the future.
“The crate key you may know by the name of Gamescom Invitational Key has changed it’s name. This doesn’t meant that it is no longer available, in fact soon it will be more widely used than before,” the developer wrote. “The purpose of the change is to accommodate an introduction of a new crate that will also accept the very same key.”
Right now, players can no longer purchase the key as this option has been temporarily suspended while these changes are made. Players can expect to once again purchase the key in a few weeks time. As for the new crate, the developer didn’t reveal what players could find inside, but did confirm that it would be “new cosmetic content”.