PUBG’s custom mode is free – for now


PUBG players are now able to play the battle royale in the style they want thanks to a new update enabling custom matches. But before you get excited about being able to set up custom zombie and war modes, there is a chance that PUBG Corp could lock the feature behind a paywall.

The announcement was made in a blog post yesterday explaining the feature, which allows players to choose between four different modes, rules, spawns and weather. Apparently, only 10,000 custom matches will be allowed to run at one time, and each must have at least 10 players to begin – but it’s the cost of running all these extra servers that may result in them being put behind a paywall. 

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“Throughout the open beta, custom games creation will be limited to 10,000 concurrent running games to ensure a stable service,” PUBG Corp says in its latest blog. “Creating custom matches won’t have an associated cost during this phase.

“However, due to the extremely large amount of resources required to allow custom games to be available to all players, we may change this in the future to ensure everything runs smoothly and the system remains sustainable long-term.

“Remember that this is a test, so some elements might be rough and we’ll need your feedback about the system.”

There are concerns among the community that 10,000 servers might not be enough for a game that boasts over a million concurrent players, but time will tell. Oh, and PUBG Corp is looking for feedback on the latest patch, so if you like custom mode but you wouldn’t be prepared to pay for it, then let them know.