Fans Continue to Pay Outrageous Amounts of Money for PUBG Cosmetic Items
On top of being one of the most popular games on PC right now, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) also has a community market that allows players to sell their cosmetic items on Steam Marketplace for some quick cash. Just like the case with Dota 2 and CS GO, a lot of the items on marketplace are pretty cheap however there are still some with outrageous prices and surprisingly, fans are still buying those items.
One example of these super expensive Battlegrounds cosmetic items is the PUBG’s outfit set which includes a trench coat and a bandana. This is a truly unique outfit as only those who pre-ordered Battlegrounds could get their hands on this while others have to buy the individual pieces of this set from the Steam Marketplace. Just as expected, these items aren’t cheap at all and the complete set now costs close to a $1000.
After Bluehole implemented the highly controversial paid loot crate system, starting with the Gamescom exclusive crate, a lot more items have flooded the marketplace as not only the Gamescom crate expensive, it also requires a $2.5 key to open. Due to this and then RNG in the game, some of the items like trenchcoat, skirts and other full sets are super expensive.
The white School Skirt in this set sells for above $400 while other outfits like the pink tuxedo for female characters is above $500. Another factor driving the prices of these specific items is the limited time window during which players can get the Gamescom crates. Once Gamescom 2017 is over, players will no longer be able to buy the crates using BattlePoints.
That is also sure to further drive up the prices of these exclusive PUBG items as the only way to acquire the crates or the items within would be to buy them from Steam marketplace. With the inclusion of these items, Bluehole has not only increased revenue for themselves as the game continues to surpass sales expectations but also generate solid revenue for Valve as they take a cut from sale of each item sold on the marketplace.