Last year, we got our first-ever glimpse at PUBG Mobile Lite; a lightweight version of the popular Battle Royale title designed explicitly for low-end devices. It was, for all practical purposes, a soft launch intended for testing only in certain markets. Starting today, PUBG Mobile Lite is now available in India. The title is already massively popular in the Indian subcontinent, and a lighter version of it will find takers. Although most modern-day devices -even the low-end ones- are capable of running the full version of PUBG Mobile, it doesn’t look/play particularly well and the Lite version may offer a better gameplay experience.
PUBG Mobile Lite features a smaller 2×2 map compared to 8×8 in the non-Lite version. There are only sixty players per round instead of a hundred and games typically last around 10 minutes. Everything else is the same, except for the graphics. The game weighs in at a modest 400MB, less than a quarter of its non-Lite counterpart. It also serves as an excellent alternative for people who cannot/don’t want to spend half an hour for a game.
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As I mentioned earlier, a lot of new smartphones released in the Indian subcontinent are capable of running the full version of the game. I’m not entirely sure about just who is Tencent’s target audience here. A lot of players are already heavily invested into the full version of PUBG Mobile, and it is unlikely that they’ll want to start over with a version of the game that has fewer features compared to the original.
PUBG Mobile Lite is officially available in only a few regions, but users from all around the world should be able to sideload its APK and carry on playing. If you’re interested in checking out the game, head over its Play Store listing or download it using this link.