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Here’s when PUBG 1.0 goes live on Steam (update)

Nine months of tweaking all comes together this evening

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Update: As of 3:01 a.m. EST, Battlegrounds’ 1.0 is now live.

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.

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.

Polygon included Battlegrounds in our list of the top 50 games of 2017 and, with this final release pending, our Chris Plante even wrote a proper review, calling the game “imperfectly perfect.”

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