PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is an online multiplayer battle royale game developed and published by PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of South Korean video game company Bluehole. The game is based on previous mods that were created by Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene for other games, inspired by the 2000 Japanese film Battle Royale, and expanded into a standalone game under Greene’s creative direction. In the game, up to one hundred players parachute onto an island and scavenge for weapons and equipment to kill others while avoiding getting killed themselves. The available safe area of the game’s map decreases in size over time, directing surviving players into tighter areas to force encounters. The last player or team standing wins the round.
PUBG Mobile requirements
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile game is a persistent online game, so you’ll need a connection to the internet to play – be that via mobile network or Wi-Fi – but the lower the ping the better.
The tech specs for Android are Android 5.1 and higher and at least 2GB of RAM. We’ve played on a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and experienced no problems.
The iPhone version needs iOS 9.0 or later, so a full range of iPhone models back to iPhone 5s are supported and iPads back to iPad Mini 2, as well as iPod touch 6-gen.
PUBG Mobile gameplay
The Battle Royale is basically something like the Hings game in contrast to everyone else where you start with nothing and have to cut down by collecting weapons and equipment.
There are three modes of play: solo, duo and squad, with the latter letting you team up with three other players for a team of four. Each is a little different with various pros and cons, the big pro of team play being that have people to support you, revive you and bring an element of co-operative tactics to the game.
The game starts with you parachuting onto the game island. On landing your mission is to gather everything you can to help you win, from clothes to medical supplies to weapons, with a wide range of weapons and modifications for those weapons.
What is the price of PUBG mobile?
The game itself is free to download and free to play.
PUBG Mobile controls
The mobile game provides the same gameplay elements as the PC and Xbox games but uses on-screen controls.