PUBG Corp. have officially announced that those annoying locked crates will be removed from PlayerUnknwon's Battlegrounds in December 2019 update.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is set to introduce a couple of big changes to locked crates. More specifically, PUBG Corp's battle royale is getting rid of them for good, which is something that a lot of players will appreciate.
At the moment, players can purchase crates (loot boxes) with the in-game currency named Battle Points (BP). However, sometimes players get locked crates that require a key, which can only be purchased on the Steam Marketplace.
A pretty annoying tactic to be honest and it's great to see that the developers are getting rid of it. On 18 December 2019, PUBG will remove these locked crates and from that point on, every crate that players purchase with BP will be free to open, which means that you are getting your rewards instantly. Here's the breakdown of the new changes:
- Random Crates purchased with BP will no longer contain crates that require a key to open.
- Locked Crates from Random purchases will no longer be available starting 18 December
- Crates already in your inventory or acquired via the marketplace can still be opened with the appropriate key, which can still be purchased from the store and can still be purchased or sold on the marketplace.
- The new Crate will retain the trade value of the highest tier item; the probability for each tier has been adjusted overall to increase the likelihood of acquiring a weapon of an attractive design.
It looks like that PUBG Corp. have no plans to re-introduce these to PUBG later, meaning that this new system is definitely the way to get rewards from crates from now on.
Another neat change comes to the actual quality of the skins that players get from crates. The devs will enhance the visuals of crate skins to ensure that the quality is adequate when compared to the paid weapons.