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.