Update: As of 3:01 a.m. EST, Battlegrounds’ 1.0 is now live.
Players, the maintenance is over and PC 1.0 is finally here! We really hope you enjoy it. Please download the updated client if you haven't already. Thank you for waiting and thank you all for supporting us so generously. This is just the beginning! #ThisIsBattleRoyale pic.twitter.com/b4xXb6PeL6— PLAY BATTLEGROUNDS (@PUBATTLEGROUNDS) December 21, 2017
Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is set to have a full release on Windows PC today. It’s certainly not the final release, as the developers has a few more significant additions up their sleeve. But the 1.0 version marks the end of a long road through early access that began in March 2017. Today, PUBG Corp. laid down the final timeline.
According to a tweet sent from the game’s official account early this morning, Battlegrounds will leave Steam Early Access on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 11 p.m. PST.
Players, we will be leaving Early Access and launching PC 1.0 on Dec 20 11PM PST. The maintenance on live servers for 1.0 will start Dec 20 6PM PST / Dec 21 3AM CET and last for 5 hours. 1.0 release patch notes and our plans beyond the release will be shared with you soon.— PLAY BATTLEGROUNDS (@PUBATTLEGROUNDS) December 20, 2017
Patch notes will accompany the launch, but it’s expected to include vaulting and climbing, full 3D replays and the new Miramar desert map. All of these features have been on PUBG’s test server for several weeks, and been rigorously tested by millions of players in that time frame.
But hiccups are already happening. Scheduled server maintenance has been bumped up by two hours, and will begin on Dec. 20, at 4 p.m. PST/7 p.m. EST. Servers are expected to be offline for at least five hours while the update takes place.
We’ll keep tabs on the situation throughout the day, and update this story as necessary.