PUBG new update is on its way, which will change the loot system. Previously, players could buy Crates from the in-game store using Battle points, however, those cases could only be unlocked with a key. The cases needed a key, which cost $2.50 per crate. Mostly, players could get an item of $3 to $10 from that crate, which wasn’t impressive.
PUBG has decided, that their new patch which will be released on 18th December is going to fix this mess. After the 18th December patch, players will be able to purchase crates with BP like previously but now they won’t need a key to unlock it. The dev letter says that the chances to get a locked crate has been lowered. This means that this feature is still in-game, but the chances of receiving it have been reduced. “The value of marketable loot box in PUBG is solely determined by the users and getting items through the marketplace or selling them back is also part of the PUBG experience,” the update reads. “However, the value of the locked crates are very low among other PUBG items. This means that paid crates are not an appealing reward to players, making the experience of acquiring a locked crate less enjoyable.”
PUBG Corp says that they are willing to reduce their own profits if it means that users are happy. “We have been thinking about this carefully and we want to ensure that we steer clear of revenue models that fail to satisfy fans, especially if they include a low success rate. We will continue to tweak our business model where possible to offer more compelling value for the money you choose to spend with us.”
Furthermore, they talked about changes to Battlepoint Crates, “more preferred skins” will appear in lower tiers, and AR category skins will be “evenly distributed” between all tiers of crate. Meanwhile, the “overall graphic quality” of crate skins has been improved, and the likelihood of obtaining middle tier crates has been increased by 20 percent. The top-tier crates are still hard to get (the statement doesn’t specify the odds) but “they will still remain difficult to obtain”.
The lock crate will be a limited item in the future. After December 18, players won’t get any more Locked crates, however, those already existing can be sold at the market. The keys for those locked crates can only be purchased if the crate exists in your inventory.