PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), has just released their game to compete in the growing Battle Royale mobile market. After a Canadian soft release for iOS, the game is now available worldwide on iOS and Android. PUBG Mobile was released by Chinese gaming company, Tencent.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Announcement Tweet
The true Battle Royale experience is now on your phone.
PUBG Mobile is available for iOS and Android in the US today. More regions will be announced at a later date. pic.twitter.com/RiyUWVdpQn
— PLAY BATTLEGROUNDS (@PUBATTLEGROUNDS) March 19, 2018
How does it play?
Surprisingly, pretty well! Using my iPhone 6, I have been able to run and play the game with consistent frames and little issues.
The major issue I had when playing was actually during registration. I found it would constantly boot me back into the main menu when choosing my name. (This might have just been an issue on my end though.) The loading times were not bad and the graphics were dependent on which model of device you owned, but the lowest settings actually looked decent.
This game has a great learning curve for PUBG veterans to learn new controls on a smaller screen.
How to get PUBG Mobile
More battle royale on mobile?
Of course, this isn’t the only big battle royale game on mobile. Fortnite just released an invite-only version of the game on both iOS and Android.