PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is probably the most popular online multiplayer “battle royale” type of game. It practically made the genre mainstream. It became popular really quickly, that a competitor, Fortnite followed later in the year.
Then In 2018, the developers released a free-to-play mobile version to accommodate mobile players and understandably it became even more popular.
Since PUBG is a free-to-play game, the way the creators monetize the game is via microtransactions. Microtransactions refer to using real-world currency in purchasing cosmetic items or battle passes to get more items for your character. In PUBG, the currency in-game is known as “Unknown Cash” or UC in short.
There are actually two PUBG Mobile games – the main version, and PUBG Lite version. The major differences between the two are the lite version caters more to budget devices so it has a smaller map and only has 40 players instead of the normal 100. Also, the in-game currency is different. For main PUBG, it’s UC, for PUBG Lite, it’s Battle Coins (BC). Both can be paid using GCash.
How do I put funds into my GCash account?
You will first need funds in your GCash wallet to be able to pay. You have lots of different options in cashing in, and you can also bank transfers (from any bank app to G-XChange, Inc. via Instapay) to fund your wallet.
How much do I need to have in my GCash wallet before buying?
It depends on the site you are buying your Diamonds from. If it is from Unipin or Razer Gold, then you will need an extra Php 10 for the DragonPay transaction fee. Otherwise, you should have at least the amount you are planning to buy.
How do I get my user ID from within the game?
From the main page, once you click your profile picture on the upper right hand side, you will go to your user page. From this page, you can get your ID above your profile picture.
Setting up GCash Mastercard / AMEX Virtual Pay
This is relevant if you want to pay using the GCash debit cards. However, this isn’t mandatory as there are other ways to pay if you wish.
How can I pay using GCash via debit card?
You can either use your enrolled GCash Mastercard or your Virtual AMEX card from within the GCash app itself.
How do I apply for a GCash Mastercard? How do I pay using GCash Mastercard?
You basically need to buy a GCash Mastercard and link it into your GCash app. Once you have your card linked, you can use it as a debit card for payment.
How do I set up my Virtual Pay AMEX Card? How do I generate a CVV?
You will need an email address to be able to apply for an AMEX Virtual Card from within the GCash app. The AMEX card is used for online purchases only and does not have a physical card counterpart.
What do I do if I get an error linking my AMEX Card?
Sometimes issues like this do happen when linking. This is more often than not a technical issue at the backend. We can wait and try again or if not, use our GCash Mastercard.
How do I put funds into my GCash account?
As the AMEX VP and GCash MC are both in fact, debit cards, you will need funds in your GCash wallet to be able to pay. You have lots of different options in cashing in, and you can also bank transfers (from any bank app to G-XChange, Inc. via Instapay) to fund your wallet.
Buying using MidasBuy
This is the default way to pay for UC in-game. Once you click the UC amount, you will be redirected to the MidasBuy page. From here, you can click on the Unknown Cash top-up button.
You will be given two options to pay — either by Razer Gold PIN or by GCash (through CodaPay). Both require voucher codes, which are redeemed within the MidasPay page itself.
You can buy Razer Gold PINs within GCash, via Buy Load > Game Credits.
Buying using Google Play
You can also buy UC in-game via Google Play. The good thing here is you do not need to have a credit card in order to pay. Although, you will need to link your GCash account to Google first.
You can then buy it by clicking first on the Google Pay option, then paying for it using Google Pay.
Buying from Outside the Game
Buying Direct via MidasBuy
You can also buy from MidasBuy directly, but you will need to input your Player ID. Supported payment methods include:
- Credit/Debit Card
- Mobile Load (via CodaPay)
- Bank Payment (via CodaPay)
- Over-the-Counter Channels (via CodaPay)
- GCash (via CodaPay)
- Razer Gold
- GrabPay (via CodaPay)
You can also buy from your favorite game credit merchants. As PUBG is a mainstream game, you would most likely find voucher vendors anywhere. You can only redeem the vouchers in the MidasBuy site.
Buying Razer Gold PINs in GCash
You can buy Razer Gold PINs in the GCash app via Buy Load (Game Credits).
Buying via Razer Gold
You can also buy Razer Gold PINs in the Razer Gold site using their supported payment methods (including GCash). Take note that Razer Gold goes through DragonPay, which has a Php 10 transaction fee.
Buying via Codashop
As Codashop also uses CodaPay, you can buy vouchers using their supported payment methods (also including GCash).
Buying via Unipin
Another alternative is Unipin, and they support a variety of payment methods, including GCash. They go through DragonPay as well and would incur a Php 10 transaction fee.
Redeeming the PUBG Voucher
Once you’ve purchased vouchers from your selected merchants, you can input them in the Midasbuy redeem page.
PUBG is a mainstream game and as such, you can buy vouchers from lots of sources. Using GCash as method of payment, there are surprisingly lots of options to buy from.
You can either buy direct from Google Play within the game or you can also buy vouchers to redeem from partners like Codashop, Razer Gold, Unipin, and from GCash itself (via Buy Load).
If you are interested in buying other gaming loads using GCash, here are some related posts:
If you’d like to learn more about GCash, I created a how-to on the basics of GCash.
Here is a list of links if you’re interested in the main GCash functions:
- Cash in or Cash out
- GCash Scams
- Send Money
- Bank Transfer
- Payment via QR
- GCash Mastercard
- AMEX Virtual Pay
- Pay Bills
- Request Money
- Buy Load
- GCash Forest
- Book Movies
- GCash via USSD (*143#)
- Receiving Remittances
If you are also interested in knowing what resources I used to make this blog happen, please look at my resources page.
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