Tencent Games has rolled out PlayerUnknown’sBattlegrounds (PUBG) for both Android and iOS platforms. The game is available for Android and iOS users in the US and other countries and comes with a download size of nearly 900MB.
The sudden global roll shouldn’t sound as a surprise since Fornite, another online multiplayer battle game was released earlier this month. Fortnite has recordered huge success within a short span, topping the charts in iTunes in 47 countries and so far players have spent more than a million dollars on in-app purchases, despite the game being available for now only on an invite basis.
Canadian rapper Drake also contributed to Fornite’s sudden growth when the rapper participated in a Twitch live-stream that broke streaming records. Though PUBG was the game that made the battle royale genre popular, Fornite is using that design to add to its exisiting xooperative survival game.
So what are the minimum requirements for PUBG to run on your Android or iOS device? Tencent recommends an iPhone 6 or above, and Android 5.1.1 with atleast 2GB RAM and also an internet connection.
PUBG Mobile runs oon Unreal Engine 4 and will support 100 players just as the PC version along with in-game voice chat to chat with friends. Tencent claims to have a powerful anti-cheating mechanisms.
Tencent owns Riot Games (the maker of League of Legends), has a controlling stake in Supercell (makers of Clash of Clans and other top games). They also have a 40 percent stake in Epic Games (maker of fortnite). WeChat and a host of others are owned by the company.
Android users should download the game by clicking here to access PUBG while iOS users should click here.