Battleground was first released for Microsoft Windows through Steam's Early Access beta program in March 2017, with a full release in December 2017.  The game was released by Microsoft Studios for Xbox One through its Xbox Game Preview program the same month, and was officially released.  In September 2018.  A free-to-play mobile version for Android and iOS was released in 2018, in addition to a port for PlayStation 4, a version of the Google Stadia streaming platform was released in April 2020.  Battleground is one.  The best-selling and best-selling video game of all time.  As of December 2019, the PC and console versions of the game have been sold at over 60 million units, in addition PUBG Mobile has crossed 600 million downloads.

  Battleground received positive reviews from critics, who found that while the game had some technical flaws, it offered new types of gameplay that could be easily approached by players of any skill level and was simply awesome.  The game was attributed to popularizing the Battle Royale genre, following its success many informal Chinese clones were also produced.  The game also received several Game of the Year nominations, among other accolades.  PUBG Corporation has run a number of small tournaments and introduced in-game tools to help broadcast the game to audiences, as they want to become a popular esports for it.  The game has been banned in some countries for allegedly harmful and addictive to young players.