PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds - How to Get the Gas Mask, What Does it Do?

Find out how to get the Gas Mask, and what its purpose is in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

April 4, 2017, 3:49 p.m. by Josh Hawkins

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has quickly become one of the most watched and played PVP games available right now, and plenty of fans are diving into the game and beginning their journey to become the last man (or woman) standing. One item that many players have asked about is how to get the gas mask in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, a cosmetic item that players can equip to cover their face. But, how do you get the gas mask, and what does it do? We’ll go over everything in this article, so sit back, relax, and get your notes ready.

How to Get the Gas Mask

Unlocking the Gas Mask in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is very easy. Like many of the cosmetic items in the game, the Gas Mask is acquired through Pioneer Crates, or by purchasing it off of the Steam Marketplace. At the time of this writing, players can purchase the Gas Mask off of the Steam Market for around $2.00, with the lowest listings dropping down to $1.35.

Alternatively, the Gas Mask can also be acquired through Pioneer Crates, which also offer several other cosmetic items within them. These crates can be obtained by earning various amounts of BP, or Battleground Points, which are awarded at the end of matches, depending on how well you did in that match.

Once you have earned a Pioneer Crate, the next crate becomes more expensive—oftentimes doubling in price—requiring you to earn even more BP to unlock it. The rarity level of the loot within always rises with each consecutive crate level, though, allowing you to get better cosmetic items as you unlock higher tiered crates.

The cost of the crates resets each week, though, allowing players to restart at a much lower requirement so that they can earn new gear and cosmetics. Currently the gear doesn’t appear to have any real use in the game, aside from providing ways to make your player character look different from other player’s characters.

Whether this will change in the future or not is unclear, but for not these items are purely cosmetic.

What Does the Gas Mask Do?

Unfortunately, there isn’t currently any real use for the gas mask. While some players have speculated that it may hold a purpose in the future, right now it’s just another cosmetic item that players can use to make their player character look unique.

That’s really all there is to know about the Gas Mask in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. You can check out some of our other guides for the game, like our in-depth strategy guide on how to win , as well as our guide to finding all the possible car spawns in the game. We’ll have some additional content coming for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, so make sure you stay tuned to the site for updated guides, information, and features.