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People are willing to pay nearly $500 for a skirt in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, a video game that usually consists of you standing in a lobby for a minute while a random Chinese fella swears at you as you’re being peppered with non-lethal bullets. Fascinating stuff, and one hell of a case study for the mindset of the average gamer when aliens examine our species many centuries after our eventual extinction.

I’m not joking. While you’re more than likely to find plenty of regular people (and me!) playing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, the smash hit Early Access game has managed to attract a  crowd of folks who play the title non-stop and are willing to shell out plenty of bucks for a few cosmetic goods. How much are we talking about here? How about a staggering $486.93 for a digital purple mini-skirt according to Kotaku.

Here’s how it works: You play, you lose most of the time and you earn some in-game coin to spend on some loot chests. If you’re lucky, you get cool gear like a camo jacket or a striped shirt. If you’re unlucky, you get another pair of f***ing work-boots. Said items can then be sold in the Steam Marketplace for actual moolah, with the rare purple mini-skirt fetching such a ludicrous sum, although most folks pay a slightly less crazy $300 for them.

In fact, here are the ten priciest items that you can buy for PUBG, at the time that this post was written:


  • PlayerUnknown Set – $893
  • Pleated mini-skirt – $430
  • PlayerUnknown’s bandana – $373
  • Blue hotpants – $333
  • PlayerUnknown’s trenchcoat – $299.95
  • Red coat – $165.95
  • Coat – $165.95
  • Red hi-top trainers – $122.42
  • Grey coat – $78.50
  • Camel coat – $71

Not bad, although not unexpected for a marketplace that has seen DOTA 2 and CS: GO goods escalate in value over the years. Well played Steam, well played indeed.

Last Updated: August 7, 2017


  1. Never, not once, have I seen someone wearing something in a game that has made me think,” Oh my, that’s an awesome aesthetic item. I’d pay loads of real cash to have that.”


  2. Viper_ZA

    August 7, 2017 at 10:05

    Pity my first drop contained an already owned item, worth 30 points lol. I love free money for my Steam Wallet, who doesn’t? xD


  3. Kromas Ryder

    August 7, 2017 at 10:16

    This right here is the problem. PUBG boxes are going to cost money now to open cause you will need a key. Single Player games are getting loot boxes. Gaming is changing and we are the reason it is not changing for the better.


    • Spathi

      August 7, 2017 at 11:32

      As I have it, it will only be cosmetic items? And they will only start charging for certain loot boxes, and only after the full release?


      • Kromas Ryder

        August 8, 2017 at 06:56

        Cosmetic items in PUBG is a major game changer. You can see a guy run in a field a long way away if he is wearing a red shirt and let us not even talk about bush wookies. also not cetain boxes but all of them. Also yes only at full release in 3 months time.


    • BakedBagel

      August 7, 2017 at 14:01

      I really want to point out that EA, with there 1001 different version’s of the same game has contributed to this alot more, than a game that has paid loot boxes 🙂



      • Kromas Ryder

        August 8, 2017 at 06:55

        Still our fault. We told them it was okay with our wallets.


  4. Pieter Kruger

    August 7, 2017 at 11:22

    And people complain about $500 for an Xbox One X to play it on…….???


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