If you’ve been hearing about PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds), but have been a little hesitant to jump into the battle royale last-man-standing fight to the death, there’s some good news. PUBG Mobile Lite, a slimmed-down version of PUBG Mobile – which has already picked up a massive following – has been launched.
So, what makes it different? PUBG Mobile Lite (which, like its namesake, is free to download) offers new quick-action game modes and a smaller installation footprint, allowing anyone to get involved in the chaotic fun that is PUBG (which we love), saying in our review that: “you can’t help but to fall in love with the land-scavenge-survive gameplay loop that PUBG has brought to the table, mixing tactical realism and ridiculous absurdity in a way which somehow works.”
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.
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.
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.