After a brief soft launch in Canada, PUBG’s mobile version is now available in many more territories.
Following on from last week’s soft launch in the Canadian Google Play store, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is now available in the US and a variety of other territories on both iOS and Android devices, presumably a move from Tencent to take the fight to Fortnite Mobile which recently launched in a closed beta state.
Developer Tencent say it’s a fully fledged and faithful version of the PC game, and it still drops 100 players onto a murder island, tasking them with killing each other until only one ultimate victor remains. PUBG is the third best-selling game in Steam’s history and has gleefully smashed a bunch of records, so its arrival on mobile is a pretty big deal.
The mobile version from Tencent has still had a lot of input from PUBG creator Bluehole and their subsidiary the PUBG Corporation, but the mobile-driven Chinese giant has still driven the vast majority of development on the mobile version.
“A lot went in to controls and optimization to give players a smooth and intuitive experience,” said Chen Jerry, Tencent’s corporate VP. He went on to describe it as an “authentic” experience for PUBG fans.
If you want to try out the mobile version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds all you need to do is head to the right store for your device: it’s available on the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store right now – if you visit those links it’ll pop if it’s available in your territory.
On iOS PUBG Mobile requires iOS 9 or later and will run on any iPhone back to the iPhone 5S, though iPhone 6 or above is recommended. Android users will find support on 500 different Android devices, though you’ll beed one running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop or newer on a device with at least 2GB RAM.
The game takes up in the region of 900mb to download and install.
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