The official mobile version of the highly-popular PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – or PUBG, for short – is now available on iOS and Android worldwide.
The global mobile release of the game came weeks after its initial launch in China and a recent Beta test in Canada.
While the original PC and XBOX versions were developed by South Korea’s Bluehole, the mobile version is officially licensed by China’s mega-conglomerate Tencent. Ironically, Tencent also owns 40% of Epic Games, the developer of PUBG’s competitor Fortnite.
After spending a day on the game, it’s safe to say that the mobile version is a faithful adaptation of its PC counterpart. Although graphics have been dailed down to run smoothly on handheld devices, everything else seems pretty close to the original as possible. This includes the map, weapons, game mechanics, vehicles and character stylisations.
As noted by most players on social media and Reddit, there are even certain elements from the mobile version that they hope would get ported over to the PC as well. This includes a clever levelling up system, daily rewards, in game text chat and more.
The best part of it all: the mobile version is free to play. So wait no longer, give ‘PUBG Mobile’ a search on the App Store or Play Store and download it now. Quick note to download it over wi-fi as the game is nearly 1GB in size.