UPDATE: PUBG Mobile is now available in more regions. The shooter is now available almost everywhere. It is still not available in Japan or South Korea.
In the span of a week, battle royale fans have had the announcement of Fornite Mobile, an early access version of NetEase’s FortCraft and now Tencent’s PUBG Mobile is now available in English on Google Play for the first time. At least if you happen to be in Canada.
PUBG Mobile is an officially licensed mobile version of the popular PC & console battle royale game Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds. It is being handled by gaming heavyweight Tencent, a company Android gamers will recognized as being behind Arena of Valor.
PUBG Mobile seeks to be a true battle royale experience with much of the 100 player last person standing action that gamers are looking for. It features an array of weapons, vehicles, and a level of visual fidelity that might surprise some. It should be noted that PUBG Mobile uses Unreal Engine 4, and those visuals might not look amazing on less powerful devices.
Although not quite as well known as other companies in the West, Tencent is a true gaming behemoth. The company has acquired Clash of Clans developer Supercell, League of Legends developer Riot Games, and a significant portion of Fortnite and Unreal Engine developer Epic Games, among other companies.
PUBG Mobile is free, and at the moment does not contain ads or in app purchases. Here is an excerpt from the game’s description:
- Officially licensed PUBG on Mobile
An authentic port of the PC version. 100 players are dropped on an enormous 8×8 km battlefield. Players fight to survive and eliminate each other through strategy and skill. The last one standing wins! Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner!
- Realistic Graphics and HD Audio
Unreal Engine 4 brings a phenomenal visual experience with detail rendering, an expansive HD map, and realistic scenes.
High-quality audio with 3D sound effects and 7.1 channel surround sound makes players feel like they are on the real battlefield.
- Team-Up with Friends and Use Voice Chat
Invite friends to team-up, head into battle together and collaborate over voice chat.
- Fair Gaming Environment
Armed with powerful anti-cheating mechanisms and optimized for many devices, ensuring a fun and fair environment for players.
Interested? Check out the battle royale game on Google Play.