INTRO: In yet one more bizarre case of individuals being hooked into PUBG beyond all reason, an adolescent in Punjab reportedly spent a whopping ₹16 lakh on the sport. According to reports, the 17-year-old lives in Kharar, and spent the cash buying upgrades for the sport.
In case you’re not aware, PUBG features a number of microtransactions that allow cosmetic upgrades. There also are new skins that will be purchased via Premium Crates, etc. All of those require an in-game currency called ‘UC’ which may be purchased in exchange for money.
Apparently, the boy wont to tell his mother that he was extensively using his phone for studies. Instead, he used his mother’s and father’s bank accounts to hold out online transactions to shop for in-game items.
The boy’s father, a government employee, is quoted as saying “I had saved the cash for my medical needs and my son’s future. During the lockdown, i used to be staying at the place of my posting, while my son was staying with my wife here. He used her mobile to form all transactions and would delete the message regarding the amount debited from the account”.
While the quantity spent by the child is unlikely to be returned, since it had been a voluntary spend on his behalf, his parents are, justifiably upset. According to his father, the boy is now working during a scooter fix-it shop. “I just can’t let him sit idle reception and can’t give him a mobile even for studying. He is performing at a scooter fix-it shop in order that he realizes how hard it’s to earn money”, he said.