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Microsoft is Literally Dropping Real-Life Lootcrates Filled With Xbox and PUBG Stuff

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In the midst of an ongoing public and public official outcry towards micro-transactions and lootboxes in the gaming industry, Microsoft has announced a pretty absurd promotional campaign for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

Their Xbox Australia team is dropping literal loot crates from airplanes near three of the country’s biggest cities: Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. Featured above, you can view a brief promotional video for the new event.

Each crate includes 25 assorted items like Xbox One X consoles and Elite controllers, as well as Xbox Live codes and of course – download codes for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. There’s also random PUBG things stored within.

Microsoft will announce the locations of the physical loot crates and the password to unlock them via the Xbox ANZ Facebook page. The crates are being dropped on December 9th, which is the same day the passwords will be shared. There will be an Xbox staff member at each crate, and they’ll only let you unlock the crate if you know the right password.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is currently still in development, however it’s available via Steam Early Access and soon the Xbox Game Preview program on Xbox One (on December 12th). The PlayStation 4 version is still up in the air as developer Bluehole is reportedly in talks of extending their console exclusivity with Microsoft.

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41 comments
  1. Mechonis
    Mechonis
    December 7, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Stuff like this is pretty cool. Now if only Xbone was worth owning

  2. Anonymoose
    Anonymoose
    December 7, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    I can only see this ending in a couple of fights.

  3. GrimFate
    GrimFate
    December 7, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    Huh. None of them are armed. Should make for easy picking and an easy win :D

  4. NukeA6
    NukeA6
    December 7, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    I wanna see them drop one in a black neighborhood.

  5. John Smith
    John Smith
    December 7, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Spoiler

    It’s full of job applications

  6. John Smith
    John Smith
    December 7, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    how heavy are xbones? couldnt this crate crush someone to death?

  7. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    December 7, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Well at least they managed to put a somewhat positive spin on loot boxes.

  8. Cats736
    Cats736
    December 7, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    The create alone would probably be enough to crush someone.

  9. Cats736
    Cats736
    December 7, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    The create alone would probably be enough to crush someone.

  10. random
    random
    December 7, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Lmao dude imagine if blacks did a bad thing, ahaha man, racism makes me look real fucking cool.

  11. iswear12
    iswear12
    December 7, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    >being this unable to handle a vague as fuck joke

  12. Phasmatis75
    Phasmatis75
    December 7, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    I have an aussie who corrected this point. They still have guns over there. It’s just difficult to get one.

  13. Phasmatis75
    Phasmatis75
    December 7, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Well these events are going to be staged so no worries of that happening.

  14. Phasmatis75
    Phasmatis75
    December 7, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    Racism is preferential treatment based on race either positively or negatively. For example what you just did there.

  15. GrimFate
    GrimFate
    December 7, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Oh, I meant the people in the video are unarmed, but I suppose it gives even more of an advantage if they couldn’t even arm themselves easily if they tried.

  16. orbo
    orbo
    December 7, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Good on them for… bringing more attention to the issue of loot crates?

    pubg is “better” in that it’s all cosmetic, but why in the hell would you pull something like this when the issue of loot crates (and really anything like it) already such a big problem that EA has literally forced it to become an international regulatory problem?

  17. NukeA6
    NukeA6
    December 7, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    While you’re at it, imagine not finding every little thing offensive. Not only did you make yourself look racist, you’re also proving the low IQ stereotype. You blew it big time.

  18. entropy
    entropy
    December 7, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    By ‘dropped’, they mean carefully lowered from the back of a truck.

  19. RichardGristle
    RichardGristle
    December 7, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Well I guess that’s one way to get people excited over a box that says “Microsoft” on it.

  20. Kessek
    Kessek
    December 7, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    I wanna see them drop a load in your mom when your dad is at work.

  21. NukeA6
    NukeA6
    December 7, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    That’s the best you can do? I’ve heard better comebacks from butthurt 14 year olds and even they take a joke better than you can.

  22. Kessek
    Kessek
    December 8, 2017 at 12:07 am

    Who’s joking?

  23. Kakaku
    Kakaku
    December 8, 2017 at 4:31 am

    All Semi-automatic weapons are illegal in Australia I believe. Makes for an interesting situation. For example Pump-action rifles do exist and for whatever reason pump-action shotguns are illegal.

  24. grgspunk
    grgspunk
    December 8, 2017 at 8:39 am

    It means jack shit if the consoles break on landing.

    Videogame console packaging is usually not designed to protect the console from the shock of a parachute drop.

  25. ProxyDoug
    ProxyDoug
    December 8, 2017 at 9:02 am

    I would too, but for different reasons…

  26. entropy
    entropy
    December 8, 2017 at 10:49 am

    Console plebs.

    Can’t even airdrop their gear.

  27. Bigfatdane
    Bigfatdane
    December 8, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Huh, I guess the X-box sales really are so piss poor that Microsoft has to resort to giving them away for free.

  28. Justin Williams
    Justin Williams
    December 8, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Hey they are worth owning! I watch Netflix on mine while taking breaks from playing games on PS4.

  29. Justin Williams
    Justin Williams
    December 8, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Staged AF!

  30. alterku
    alterku
    December 8, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Is this really the place you want to announce to the world you’re into bull gangrape and cuckoldry?

  31. Justin Williams
    Justin Williams
    December 8, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    So what you are basically saying is black men are unemployed and looking to fuck someone else’s wife while white men are busy at work trying to provide for their families? Hot burn yo….

  32. Justin Williams
    Justin Williams
    December 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Just the thought of it has him all net-triggered and horny.

  33. Justin Williams
    Justin Williams
    December 8, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Your dad when he told your mom “ima pulls it out boo- I promess” and then abandoned you.

  34. Justin Williams
    Justin Williams
    December 8, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Because it is always about being cool right?

  35. Justin Williams
    Justin Williams
    December 8, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    It would be a fucking full chimp-out riot. Bra less she-boons throwing kids out of the way, weaves being pulled out, every 3rd person holding a cell phone, recording events for “whorlstaar” and at least one trying to sue Microsoft over their own behavior.

  36. Justin Williams
    Justin Williams
    December 8, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Thank you!

  37. Justin Williams
    Justin Williams
    December 8, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Jokes aside…. MS is really getting its ass kicked this time around. Note, I say this as someone who has owned every single MS console and liked and or loved them all. They have sold less than half what Sony has this gen 65mil+ to 30mil. Not good…..