The developers of PUBG Mobile, a shareware mobile battle royale game by LightSpeed & Quantum Studio and owned by Tencent, have added an unusual monetization feature to the game with a recent update.
Like the vast majority of freemium games, PUBG Mobile sells users a variety of customization items. With the new patch, the purchase can be made in installments.
During the in-game event “Purchase on installments” the payment of the goods can be divided into three parts. Each deposit extends the installment plan by 30 days. If the payment deadline is exceeded, the skin is no longer available.
As you can see from the screenshot above, the installment purchase is only valid until March 12, 2023. Whether purchasing skins in installments will return to PUBG Mobile after that is not specified.
PUBG Mobile debuted on iOS and Android devices in March 2018. Since then, the game has been downloaded more than 1 billion times (March 2021 data) and total earnings exceeded 8 billion dollars.