Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds : PUBG for short has been here from 23rd march 2017 with the highlight being Michael Grzesiek AKA SHROUD streaming after he retired from Cloud 9. He continually grew his community and is still growing as we speak and it seems like the PUBG craze isn’t going anywhere soon.
In PUBG you play as a mercenary who parachutes, along with up to 99 other players, onto an island. Once they land, players scavenge for weapons, ammo, armor, and other supplies in a last-man-standing death match. The game’s map starts large, but quickly shrinks as the electrical storm around the island collapses into progressively smaller circles, forcing players together as the game goes on.
With the PC version of PUBG reaching 50M till this year it was obvious for Bluehole to launch a Mobile version of PUBG as Fortnite as its major rival had already rolled out their mobile version of Fortnite on IOS & Android.
So, Bluehole teamed up with Tencent Corporation for the development of PUBG mobile and to be true it did workout pretty decent. And since we are PUBG fans, we are here with a PUBG Mobile review.
The mobile version of PUBG has pretty much all the features of its PC counterpart.
The game is totally free. You can login as either a guest or with Facebook to play. Gameplay and daily login rewards will earn your account experience and battle points, which can be spent on crates which contain a random piece of clothing for your character. Unlike in the PC version, you don’t start with any available clothing, but getting at least a pair of pants doesn’t take too long.
Matchmaking is pretty quick for a mobile game for Solo, Duo or squads. Although many PC options like Custom Rooms weren’t available when it was launched, it is available now.
The game features 4 Maps like the PUBG PC
1. Erangle (Greenery based)
2. Miramar (Desert, Best for urban sniping)
3. Sanhok (Greenery based but has a bigger grass than Erangle, best for ambushing)
4. Vikendi ( The new addition to the maps, Snow Map features showing landscape and features a semi urban map of 6X6 KM)
I never had to wait long to be matched with a squad, though connection issues were pretty common. Every team I played with had at least one player disconnect at the outset of the game. I never ran into any connection issues when I played, but at least one teammate was unresponsive in most games.
The game has built-in voice chat, which works, though it feels like most players just use their phone’s speaker for a mic. If the mic is on the bottom of the phone, as is common, it can lead to some pretty annoying extra noise when players’ palms rub against it.
To pretty much sum it up it is liquid smooth now comparing to the PUBG PC, though it still has lot of bugs like cars flying like balloons then blasts.
Long story short : Considering that PUBG Mobile Crossed the total players of Fortnite in November, It is clear that this craze isn’t going anywhere else soon.
Talking of which Tencent made a custom emulator for PUBG Mobile, Tencent Gaming Buddy for PC which allows you to precisely map keys to functions like open crate, get in a car etc. The emulator resolution goes upto 1080P for now but we do see an option for 4k hidden.
And that’s ends our PUBG Mobile review, let us know what you think about the game in the comments down below. If you want to read more about PUBG Mobile, click here.
- Amazingly fun gameplay
- Faithful port of the PC version
- Quick Matchmaking
- Subpar Graphics
- Frequent connection issues