PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is now available on
mobile in the US, on both iOS and
Android. The game has already been live in Asia for quite a
while and came to Canada last week, but there wasn’t a launch
date for the US.
The US release might have been sped up by
Fortnite Battle Royale launching on mobile,
another battle royale-style game that takes PUBG’s
core design and packages it up with better-looking graphics and
some gameplay tweaks that have led to it
breaking streaming records on Twitch.
The mobile version of PUBG was developed by Tencent,
the Chinese conglomerate that
owns WeChat and invests in games like
League of Legends. The mobile PUBG is true to the
full game, although the graphics have been pared down for
mobile performance. You also are limited to the single original
map, but you’re still in for lengthy rounds of gameplay, which
is sure to drain phone battery.