PUBG Xbox One Release Times: When Does PUBG Launch on Xbox One?

Find out when you can start playing PUBG on Xbox One.

We’re just hours away from the release of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on Xbox One via the Xbox Game Preview program. If you’re one of the many players anxiously waiting for PUBG’s exclusive Xbox debut, you’ll want to know the exact time the game will be available. Below you’ll find the release schedule for PUBG on Xbox One, organized by region and time zone.

PUBG Release Times on Xbox One

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will be available on Xbox One on Tuesday, December 12. Thanks to time zone differences, PUBG will make its console debut on December 11 depending on where you’re located. Here’s when you can start playing PUBG on Xbox One, based on an announcement from Xbox Live's Major Nelson:

  • East Coast US - 12 am EDT, December 12
  • West Coast US - 9 pm PST, December 11
  • United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal - 12 am GMT, December 12
  • The Rest of Europe - 11 pm CST, December 11
  • Australia - 1 pm, December 11
  • Japan - 3 pm, December 11 
Source: Major Nelson

While these are the official launch times for PUBG on Xbox One, some players have found that they’re already able to download and play PUBG on Xbox One hours ahead of its scheduled release

Note that PUBG is making its console debut as part of the Xbox Game Preview program, which means the game is still in development. It’s essentially like early access, meaning players can buy into the PUBG preview to give feedback during the game’s development.

Microsoft has also released details on the PUBG control layout on Xbox One, including images for the basic control scheme, aim mode, driving, swimming, and inventory management mechanics.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is available in early access on PC as well, launching version 1.0 for PC on December 20. The forthcoming PUBG desert map, Miramar, is currently playable on the PUBG test servers. Head to our guide to find out how to join the PUBG test servers and play Miramar today.


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