Custom matches are something that PUBG players have been wanting for a long time now. PUBG custom matches are there, but the feature is exclusive and not open to the general public at this time. PUBG custom matches have been announced and they are available on the test server but there seems to be a catch. For now, the feature is free to use but that might not be the case in the future. According to the official announcement:
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.
While it has not been confirmed, it is possible that the upcoming PUBG custom matches could be locked behind a paywall. This would not be the first time that the players that have already paid full price for the game have been asked to pay for other features in PUBG.
Recently the new map was released but in order to take part in different events and win exclusive items, you needed to pay $10 for an event pass. Players were not very happy about that and if in the future PUBG custom matches are going to be paid, then I am pretty sure that fans are not going to be happy about that either.
PUBG custom matches will allow players to change every aspect of the game including but not limited to “circle behavior, item/vehicle spawn rates, to loadouts and more.” How people will react to all this when the mode reaches the general public will be interesting to see. While PUBG is a very popular game and is the most played game on Steam right now, it is also important to note that one-third of the player base has left the game since January. If this is not a Red flag, then I do not know what is.
While PUBG has done plenty of things right, I am sure there are plenty of people that will agree that there are still plenty of basic mechanics that don’t work right.
Let us know what you think about PUBG custom matches and whether or not you would be willing to pay to pay money for this feature.