PUBG developer Tencent has just announced the launch of a new version of PUBG Mobile known as PUBG Mobile Lite. As the name indicates, this is a lighter version of the game in place of a large package that requires flagship-like hardware to run. This announcement comes right after its rival Battle Royale title, Fortnite launched in Beta for Android devices. Fortnite Beta is still exclusive to Samsung Galaxy users and will be launching on other devices next week. According to a report by PhoneArena, both these games are pretty demanding in terms of hardware resources as gamers have to ensure that their devices can load the huge maps along with up to 100 payers at the same time.
If gamers are trying to run the game on a mid-range or budget device then it is likely that because of the lack of powerful hardware, the experience may not be perfect. A slight lag or delay is enough for gamers to be at a disadvantage when it comes to such fast-paced third-person shooter games. Considering the launch of Fortnite Beta, it is likely that Tencent wants to cover as much ground as possible to ensure that it attracts more gamers to choose its offering over the competition.
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So in the quest for more players, Tencent announced PUBG Mobile Lite. According to the report, Lite will only allow up to 40 players in a game instead of the 100 in the full version. In addition to the restriction on the number of players, the Lite version will also come with “considerably smaller” maps to make sure that the app does not use as much RAM as the full version and devices with limited hardware resources can run the game easily.
The report goes on to add that the Lite version has just launched in Philippines and Tencent has not announced any official date for the global launch of the game.