PUBG: Battlegrounds has released a new set of NieR-themed cosmetic skins in collaboration with Square Enix. The skin bundle features character models from both NieR: Automata and NieR Replicant– including but not limited to protagonist 9S, her sidekick 2B, the trader Emil, and Kaine. Check out the trailer down below.
In addition to this, other cosmetic items such as NieR-themed parachutes are also available as a part of 5 different bundles. The complete set will cost around 5450 G-Coins, which roughly translates to $50. Other bundles are slightly cheaper, with 2B Costume Set and 9S Costume Set coming at around 2080 and 1500 G-Coins respectively. Suffice to say, fans don’t seem exactly thrilled with this outrageous pricing model.
What makes this even worse is that these skins are a part of a limited-time event, and as such, they are only available for purchase until April 30th. Of course, these predatory monetization practices aren’t exactly a surprise considering that PUBG: Battlegrounds recently went free-to-play following multiple playtests for the same.