[UPDATE] PUBG Mobile Available Now For Android and iOS in the U.S.

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    The battle royale phenomenon PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) has been released for Android and iOS devices today!

    Following a soft launch with "large amounts of positive feedback" in Canada last week, PUBG Mobile is now rolling to a wider audience. It is available in the U.S.
    as of today, with "more regions will be added at a later date" according to Tenacent, the mobile gaming giant that collaborated for the game's development.

    In the same vein as the console/PC version, PUBG Mobile pits 100 players onto a remote 8x8 km island for a winner-takes-all showdown. Players have to locate and scavenge their own weapons, vehicles and supplies, and defeat every player in a graphically and tactically rich battleground that forces players into a shrinking play zone.

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    At an unbeatable price of free PUBG Mobile's recommended specs for Android is OS 5.1.1 or above and at least 2 GB RAM. Apple devices require iOS 9.0 or later to play the game.

    UPDATE:

    It seems like the game is now rolling out to countries outside the U.S.! Being currently in a European country myself, I can confirm that it is available on the Google Play Store.

    :download: PUBG Mobile on Google Play
    :download: PUBG Mobile on App Store
     
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  1. MeAndHax

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    They did that because they don’t want to be worse than fortnite
     
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  2. epickid37

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    while it's not my favorite game in the world, it's pretty cool that we're getting full ports of console/pc games on our smartphones

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    it's possible to be worse than fortnite?
     
  3. Memoir

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    Somewhere, over there!
    Does this mean a Switch port is theoretically possible? Hm...
     
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  4. JellyPerson

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    Has anyone tried this on the Shield TV? That's the only platform I intend to get this on rn

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    Fortnite is a weird way to say "gay ripoff of pubg"
     
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  5. Subtle Demise

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    Not bad, but the controls are a little funky. Seems to be a little deeper experience than Fortnite, despite missing the building mechanic.
     
  6. Dr.Hacknik

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    PUBG on MOBILE!!??


    Time to cramp my thumbs, all while trying to no-scope n00bs!
     
  7. THEELEMENTKH

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    And then the devs of PUBG claimed Fortnite stole ideas from them
    It's pretty curious how they released a mobile port after Fortnite did it huh?
     
  8. Blue_Mew

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    US only? Oh well there's APKs. Anyone know if it has Bluetooth gamepad support?
     
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    Neither of them (PUBG/Fortnite) are bad games, but neither are necessarily good games.
     
  10. Joe88

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    maybe they should actually work on making the various other versions and ports so they arnt unoptimized trash, and they wonder why they are losing out to fortnite
     
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    meh. PUBG is not my kind of game. And hell, at least Fortnite is f2p.
     
  12. The Real Jdbye

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    It's cool that mobile is getting more proper games, but this is going to control like shit unless you have a bluetooth gamepad. Anyone playing against PC players is going to be severely disadvantaged. If it even lets you play against PC players that is...
     
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  13. Xzi

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    There's no way it'd match mobile against PC, consoles won't even play shooters with PC.

    But yeah, touchscreen gaming is bad. Doubly so for shooters.
     
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  14. epickid37

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    Actually pubg has had a mobile port out for longer than fortnite. It was just exclusive to china
     
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    If this is cross-play, I can't wait to see PC players crushing people on phones.
     
  16. The Real Jdbye

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    Consoles are kind of a special case because most of the time they're locked into their own ecosystem. Mobile has no such restrictions. Maybe it wouldn't be the best idea to match mobile users up with PC users, but it should still be an option so that you can play with your PC gamer friends if you'd like.
     
  17. TheRealNGB

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    To be fair the standard fortnite game was not getting a whole lot of hype around it until they just happen to decide to launch battle royale at the same time bluhole was releasing pubg, knowing that pubg was using the unreal engine, Epic has even publicly stated they were inspired by pubg to produce it, this isn't the first time Epic has been known to do stuff like this, remember the Too Human lawsuit, Silicon Knights essentially got buried by Epic after they tried to sue for Epic with holding engine updates while pooring resources into Gears of War.
     
  18. Xzi

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    Nah, flatly it's about controller vs mouse, and mouse wins out for shooters 150% of the time.
     
  19. LightyKD

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    Controller support?
     
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