Games like PUBG and Fortnite can be demanding in terms of hardware requirements due to the battle royale nature of the game which would require the device it’s played on to render a lot of graphics at the same time. This is why Fortnite for Android’s specs have essentially precluded it from lower-end Android phones.
Now just because you can’t afford a high-end smartphone, does that mean you should be punished for it by now being able to use certain apps or play certain games? That’s what publisher Tencent doesn’t want, and have since launched PUBG Mobile Lite. As the name would suggest, this is a “lighter” version of the game that has been designed for lower-end Android smartphones.
What this means is that instead of 100 players per map, it has been reduced by 40 which should cut down on the things that need to be computed, processed, and rendered, and should also ease up on the latency (other factors not withstanding). It also introduces smaller 2x2km maps, all of which should result in games that play and finish a lot faster, which admittedly isn’t the worst idea especially if you’re on the go.
Unfortunately at the moment PUBG Mobile Lite has only been launched in the Philippines and it is unclear when it will find its way to other markets. However if you are in the Philippines, head on over to the Google Play Store to get your hands on it.
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