Whether you’re fighting for survival with an M16A4 from a building window, or cowering in a corner with a frying pan, PUBG Mobile Lite is giving every gamer (and even non-gamer) around the world the opportunity to indulge in the pandemonium that is PUBG‘s late-man-standing battle royale. With the most enhanced, reworked, and streamlined edition of the game so far, we’ve parachuted in to give you a breakdown of what to expect from the new release.
It’s getting dedicated African servers
If the launch of PUBG Mobile Lite wasn’t the only good news, the African servers are launching too, bringing lower latency and a more level playing field for South Africans, which will be live before the end of 2019. “This will give African gamers the choice of playing both versions of the game with other gamers from the same region,” said Tramayne Monaghan, Chief Innovation Officer at Tencent Africa. The African servers for PUBG Mobile will give players lower latency compared to playing on international servers, ultimately levelling the playing field for gamers from this region.
It runs really well on just about any device
PUBG Mobile Lite offers new quick-action game modes and a smaller installation footprint, allowing anyone to get involved in the chaotic fun that is PUBG. PUBG Mobile Lite was designed to be played anywhere, anytime and on any device. Built with Unreal Engine 4, this version of the game is compatible with even more devices and is optimised for phones with less than 2GB of RAM without compromising the gameplay experience. The game also features a smaller map made for up to 60 players and delivers fast-paced games that last 10 minutes, while keeping with the traditional PUBG Mobile style of play. With an installation pack of just 490MB, it’ll basically run for everyone on just about any device.
You can check us taking some kills (and constantly getting shot in the back), below:
It’s tricky, but incredibly addictive
While the island of PUBG Mobile Lite can be unrelenting, it’s incredibly satisfying and rewarding for those who even just take the time to give it a go. Once you’ve parachuted in and racked up your first kill, you can’t help but to fall in love with the land-scavenge-survive gameplay loop that PUBG has brought to the table, and the fact its now on mobiles in the sleekest and slimmest form, it only makes a quick session that much easier to dive into. PUBG Mobile Lite has managed to mix tactical realism, ridiculous absurdity, and mobile convenience in a way which somehow works.
The core gameplay has been enhanced
Some new key features and improvements have been implemented in PUBG Mobile Lite, including an enhanced aim assist, bullet trail adjustment, weapon recoil suppression, map optimisation, and, most excitingly, new firearm and RPG weapon integration allowing players to tinker with new guns in certain modes, among a ton of other tweaks.