The battle royale genre is heating up as rivals Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds take the melee to the mobile platform. After Fortnite released its limited access mobile version for the iOS, highly popular Chinese mobile gaming company Tencent who had bought the rights to PUBG for mobile released the game officially in regions worldwide. PUBG Mobile is now available for both Android and iOS.
Tencent Games, soft launched its mobile version in Canada last week to essentially beta test the version and with positive response it has now released it worldwide. Tencent Games promises the authentic feel of the 100-player PC version of PUBG in the mobile game, and terms it a “faithful adaptation”.
The objective of the game is still the same as you have to battle it out with 99 other players on an 8×8 km island, by collecting weapons, armor and travelling long distances using a range of vehicles. Do all this and be the last man standing to win yourself a “Chicken dinner”. According to Steam boss Gabe Newall, PUBG on Steam has become the third-highest selling game ever. PUBG is available on Xbox as well, but the game does not support cross platform data access while Fortnite does.
Unlike the PC and Xbox versions of PUBG which have to be bought, PUBG Mobile is absolutely free to play on Android and iOS. PUBG Mobile requires iOS 9.0 or later and works on iPhones 5s and later versions. This makes the game more flexible that its main competitor Fortnite whose mobile version requires the latest iOS 11.0 and works on iPhone 6s and newer devices.
As for Android, PUBG Mobile is supported on more than 500 different devices, and requires Android 5.1.1 Lollipop or later with at least 2GB RAM. The game has graphics settings where you can customize the intensity of graphics to run better on your device.