PUBG we all know and must have played on your smartphones or our desktops/laptops. This battleground game is a worldwide phenomenon that is developed by Tencent and is one of the most highly rated and downloaded games of all time in the Android Play Store. Moreover, it was given the people’s choice awards for the best game in 2018 in the Android Play Store. But, there are certain limitations playing this game, as it does not run smoothly in lower-end devices. Users will lower-end phones have often complained regarding the lag, bugs and network error in their smartphones.
But, you cannot blame the developers for this as this game itself is huge to download and considering its graphics, gameplay and open-world arena, the game is bound to perform and run smoothly on higher-end devices. Moreover, you could see the difference in gameplay by running PUBG in a lower-end device and higher-end device. The gameplay is utterly smooth in the higher-end devices and it also gives you those extra milliseconds to have a heads-up over your opponent, which you lose while playing in lower-end devices.
However, its time to rejoice as the much anticipated PUBG Lite is coming to India and the developers, Tencent has teased its first event announcement to cater the base of lower-end smartphones gamers of the game. Tencent has put in efforts to provide the lower-end smartphone users a toned down version of the game so that it could run smoothly in their smartphones and most importantly without any hiccups. The lite version of the game will also help those users of the game that have faced connectivity issues in the past.
PUBG already has a massive user base and with its new PUBG Lite, it is going to target the lower-end smartphone users target base and give them a feel of one of the best battleground games of all time. However, India is not the first country that they are going to launch this Lite version of the game as it has been already launched in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Brazil, and Bangladesh. And, to grip up to the excitement, the PUBG has updated its cover picture on the official PUBG India page with a silhouette of Taj Mahal along with the text “PUBG LITE COMING SOON” on June 6, 2019 (can be seen in the above image).
Note: These system requirements are for playing PUBG Lite on your desktop/laptop.
Minimum System Requirements
- OS: Windows 7,8,10 64Bit
- CPU: Core i3 @2.4Ghz
- RAM: 4GB
- GPU: Intel HD 4000
- HDD: 4GB
Recommended System Requirements
- OS: Windows 7,8,10 64Bit
- CPU: Core i5 @2.8Ghz
- RAM: 8GB
- GPU: Nvidia GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870
- HDD: 4GB
Live Event in Kolkata
PUBG India, in their Official Facebook page, has announced its first PUBG Lite event in India which is going to take place in Kolkata. You can read the details about it below;
We are thrilled to announce that PUBG LITE will soon be expanding to India!
As the first event, we present PUBG x Gamer Connect Kolkata to our Indian players!
Visit #GamerConnectKolkata and follow the steps below to receive a special treat/reward.
- Visit GC Kolkata and find the PUBG LITE booth.
- Like our official Facebook Page
- Take a photo at the photo booth.
- Post it on your (Facebook) page with our hashtags: #PUBGLITE #PLAY_PUBGLITE_TOGETHER
- Fill out the Google form at the venue and receive the gift codes via email on June 13th.
Stay tuned to this page for the latest updates!!
Source: PUBG India Facebook Page
What’s Our Take
PUBG Lite is definitely the much-awaited toned down version of the PUBG Mobile game. Tencent has made this game to target which might be in my opinion of the biggest user base that is India and launching a lite version of the game will help them boost their user base more. The affordable smartphones are affordable for a reason because you won’t find higher-end specs in them and many users including many of my friends wanted to have a toned-down version of the game and in my opinion, it is a great move to launch the lite version here in India.
Moreover, the PUBG Mobile, which is the original game, has been updated to 0.13.0 update which went live in beta. And, you might all know that PUBG was banned in their home country and was replaced with the Game For Peace which glorified the Chinese Military, earned a staggering $4.8 million in a day, becoming the world’s most top-grossing mobile application ever.
PUBG Mobile Lite Update 0.16.0 Released
PUBG Mobile Lite is currently getting a Spring theme in the lobby and in the game as well. The developers have pushed in a new version 0.16.0 for the lite version of PUBG Mobile. Also, there are changes in the map with new additions and now players can use a Flare gun as well. Yes, those mini red pistols are finally on PUBG Mobile Lite to summon airdrops. Also, the game now supports Arabic, French and Spanish languages.
The Varenga map has many new buildings at various locations. These buildings also provide the user with resources.
The start screen has changed now. It looks like this.
The lobby has now a spring theme.
In the Varenga Map, you will see the Spring theme with pink trees and picnic baskets. Also, in the match queueing the players are not provided with paint grenades. Throw it on anyone to color them with various colors.
The player can now see his career result under his profile. This feature is a new addition to the Lite version. It can be seen on the regular PUBG Mobile though.
Click on Avatar in the lobby screen > in the profile Basic Info section, right-hand side tap on Career Results. This option sits along with the Basic Info and Statistics.
Sometimes I feel, Tencent is a bit more partial towards the PUBG Mobile and doesn’t take the Lite version seriously. The latest update for PUBG Mobile Lite comes with its fair share of bugs.
The 0.16.0 version apparently crashed mid-game out of nowhere just after I ran the app post update. Thankfully, I was able to join in the match after 3 to 4 minutes. Again, with the new 0.16.0 build, if a player gets injured by Redzone bombing, the pop-up message says “Your Teammate was knocked out by with .” This is a bug I experienced when a squadmate got knocked by RedZone bombs.
Whereas the message should be Your Teammate was heavily injured by bombs. Also, instead of the bomb icon, it showed an M416 gun icon on the left side kill counter. That’s an elaborate bug. Here is a screenshot of the scenario. Check out the popup message and the kill counter on the left side.
There is another glitch I came across. When I killed a guy wading through water, the kill did not get registered. There was no one else around when I shot the guy. I knocked him out and later killed him as well. On the kill count, it even flashed that I killed that player. Strangely, I had 3 kills by then. But the 4th kill was not registered.
One more thing that I felt was the damage delivered by assault weapons is not up to the mark. Somehow I have felt that UMP gun is more powerful in PUBG Mobile but in the lite version, it’s not that effective when it comes to delivering damage.
So, have you installed the latest version of PUBG Mobile Lite..? What is your experience.? Have you faced any bugs other than the ones I mentioned.?
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