PUBG Mobile is possibly one of the greatest PC-to-Mobile-Ports there has ever been. Tencent Studios managed to take a game that barely runs smoothly on PC and ported it over to run brilliantly on your Android or iOS phone. Considered the king of Battle Royale’s, a game that carved a path for many similar games to follow in its wake, now you can download the classic PUBG as an apk file.
Released 9th Feb 2018, almost a year after the PC original was released, PUBG Mobile was developed by Tencent Studios, a Chinese company. Designed to run smoothly on most modern Android devices, there is a lot that had to be done to make the game the wonder it is today.
What is a Battle Royale?
If you’ve not paid attention to gaming trends over the last 2 years, then you might’ve missed the wild rampage BR games have torn through the virtual world. It all started with DayZ, H1Z1 and the original BR mod for Arma II. Then came PUBG PC version, developed by PlayerUnknown and Bluehole Studios.
The Battle Royale mode introduces the survival of the fittest mechanic that had been mostly missing from competitive gaming. In PUBG, 100 players drop from a cargo plane onto one of the different maps. Erangel, Vikendi, Miramar, or Sanhok. Each with their own personalities, these maps feature unique landscapes, weapons and vehicles. Players scavenge for loot in buildings and collect gear to slaughter the other players.
You can role in as either a squad of 4, 2, or in solo mode. Every mode has its unique twists and quirks. Solo is intense and 4-man squad mode is popular with the competitive players.
Actual game mechanics
First up, the controls, inventory management and shooting are all crucial elements of the PUBG Battle Royale experience. This looked basically impossible to bring to mobile. Yet, Tencent have achieved this with an excellent and intuitive control system that allows you to do all of these things with just your fingers.
Secondly, playing with a squad is what makes PUBG really fun. The PUBG Mobile version is even better than the PC version in this regard. You can connect your social media accounts to easily chat with friends and plan a battle. Clear in-app voice comms allow you to use your regular headphones to communicate crucial tactical information. And you can even make clans to compete with others.
Best Features of PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile is one of the best gaming apps for mobile ever developed. Here are some of the key features and mechanics that set it apart from the competition.
The Unreal Engine 4 kicks out impressive graphics in the palm of your hand. It loses barely any of the quality of the PC version, PUBG Mobile is seriously impressive but can be taxing on older mobile devices. Its sound design is very clear as well, although this does depend on whether or not you’re using decent headphones to game.
Realistic weapon handling, even on mobile
Although the control is done all through your fingers, controlling the weapons requires the same sort of patience you’ll require in the proper Triple-A titles.
Play with your friends
One of the best things about PUBG Mobile is that almost anyone can play it as long as they have an OKAY Android device. (Recommended specs for getting the most out of PUBG MOBILE: Android 5.1.1 or above and at least 2 GB RAM.)
No need for all your friends to purchase the game for the PC, or buy a PC itself, or grab an expensive games console. This game is available on your phone, ready to go right now.