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PUBG Mobile: The essential details
PlayerUnknown's Mobile Battlegrounds game is available for Android and iOS (i.e. iPhone) from Tencent Games.
As of March 19, 2018, the game is undergoing a staggered roll-out, but it is a regional roll-out and is available on Android in the UK and other territories. There's also the iOS version available.
PUBG Mobile minimum requirements
PlayerUnknown's Mobile Battlegrounds game is a persistent online game, so you're going to need an internet connection to play-whether by mobile network or Wi-Fi-but the better the ping.
Android's tech specs are 5.1 or higher and at least 2 GB RAM. We played on a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and had no problems with it.
The iPhone version requires iOS 9.0 and later, so it supports a full range of iPhone models back to iPhone 5s, iPads back to iPad Mini 2, and iPod touch 6-gen.
The game in the UK is PEGI 16; Fortnite in the UK is PEGI 12.
In the Mobile edition, what makes PUBG a pretty good-looking PC game is more or less lacking. The effects of lighting and particles that really sell the look of the game were all very stripped out, and probably for good reason. For hardware, these kinds of elements can be quite challenging. The effect is a leisure that looks pretty bland. The terrain, the characters and the weapons all look more or less the same as the PC version.
For PUBG Mobile, you don't have to be as competitive to go far. Part of this is due to the introduction of early-level bots, which helps you to get used to the controls of the game without being completely exposed to its normally very punishing difficulty. Even then, the game's imprecise controls make for a looser, less tense experience. I think that's a shame.
What really makes PUBG great on PC is the tension of having to methodically make it to the middle of the map as you alternate between cat and mouse, never knowing where the next enemy will pop up. It's a very different kind of shooter experience than most games, and a lot of that is missing in PUBG Mobile.
BATTLEGROUNDS takes place on different islands (maps), but the main island of BATTLEGROUNDS is named Erangel. An abandoned Russian island where a military occupation was governing the island. The military occupation conducted chemical / biological experiments on the people of the islands, and the island had to be abandoned after a resistance assault on a biological plant.
Four maps; Miramar, Erangel, Sanhok and Vikendi (beta).
Solo, group, couple.
Arcade: Mini Zone, War Mode and Sniper Mode (currently only available from the viewpoint of a third person).
Destruction, travel time for the bullet, fall of the projectile, and attachments impacting the gun's outcome.
Revive players who are grounded.
Watching Group server support if you die.
Servers from TPP & FPP (Solo, Duo & Squad).
Wide range of weapons, including Assault Rifles, Submachine Guns, Sniper Rifles, Light Machine Guns, Shotguns, Pistols, Melee Weapons, etc.
Customization of the Pistol.
All animations from MOCAP.
Personalization of the character.
In-game military equipment ranging from backpacks, helmets, one-piece suits and coats.
PUBG's Mobile edition has almost all of its PC counterpart's functionality, with a few exceptions. The game offers only the original map of PUBG, Erangel — a deserted, slightly 8 kmx 8 km island in Eastern Europe. Everything from this map's PC version— from the abandoned military base to the burnt-out nuclear power plant— made it into the game's mobile version.
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