Official PUBG Mobile Game Now Available From iOS App Store in the U.S.

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    The officially licensed app for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, better known as PUBG, today launched in the United States and several other regions around the world.

    PUBG is an extremely popular multiplayer online battle royale-style game that's been available for PC and Xbox One since early 2017 as part of a Steam early access beta, with the game officially launching back in December.

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    In PUBG, up to 100 players fight in a battle to the death to become the last person (or team of up to four people) standing. The goal of the game is to kill other players without being killed, while also scouting through the game world for equipment, weapons, and other gear.

    Two mobile versions of PUBG were released in China in February by Tencent Games, and as of today the mobile version of the game is available in the United States, Canada, and other regions.

    According to the App Store description of the game, it's an authentic port of the PC version of PUBG, with 100 players able to fight one another to survive.
    Tencent says the game is compatible with the iPhone 5s and later, the iPad Air and later, the iPad mini 2 and later and the 6th-generation iPod touch. The company recommends the iPhone 6 or above to get the most out of the PUBG Mobile game.

    The release of PUBG Mobile in the United States, Canada, and other regions follows the launch of the Fortnite beta on iOS, which became available last week.

    PUBG Mobile can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Official PUBG Mobile Game Now Available From iOS App Store in the U.S.
     
  2. joshwenke macrumors regular

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    It's a Fortnite/PUBG race! Both coming to iOS and both heavily debated in the gaming community.
     
  3. Richdmoore macrumors 68000

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    Does this one have MFI controller support?

    I know Fortnite doesn't right now, but I saw online several posts that it is coming at some point to that game according to the developers.
     
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    Disgusting.


    Edit: Before you ask, I hate games like this, killing people for fun.
     
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  6. MacFan23 macrumors 6502

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    Second this, would make the experience much better.
     
  7. christarp macrumors 6502

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    This game doesn't even run on the Xbox one X worth a damn, how did they actually get it to run on an iPhone 5s?
     
  8. MysteryMii215 macrumors regular

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    They say that you need a 6 or later to play.
     
  9. Richdmoore macrumors 68000

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    Ok, I just tested it with a MFI controller (PXN Speedy). Movement/view sticks work, but none of the buttons are mapped, so no way to fire or do anything else.

    I remember the same issue with Dead Trigger (1), it was because the engine used to build the game (unity I think) had default provisions for MFI controllers, but they were never implemented in that game. Dead Trigger 2 had full MFI support added, but they never went back and added MFI support to the first version.

    Hopefully the developers will issue a statement soon if they plan on adding it or now.

    One other thing, this game could use a tutorial, I have never played it before and find it confusing. I am sure someone else has added a beginners guide somewhere for other versions of this game.
     
  10. christarp macrumors 6502

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    I mean that's not that huge of a jump, I'm still wondering how they managed it.
     
  11. MacFan23, Mar 19, 2018
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    Damn, thanks for trying. I'll give it a go with the Nimbus incase of the unlikely event of that having better luck.

    EDIT: Same experience
     
  12. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    Runs fine on my iPhone X at max settings. Certainly runs better than my XBOX One X runs it. The gunplay is unplayable though, because touch-screen controls. I still made it to second place (almost had a chicken dinner!), but yeah... I'm going to try my Nimbus now...
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    Yep only analogs work with Nimbus, too.

    I guess you still have a major advantage if you prop your iPad on the desk and use the MFi controller + on screen shooting. :D
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    While it's cool it works on iOS, it's certainly not a replacement for the XBOX (well, the PC version, since the XBOX version is so performance hamstrung it's hilarious).
     
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    No one actually dies. It's, you know, a game.
     
  14. kevmclane macrumors regular

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    While it runs great, this one isn’t as impressive as Fortnite imo. Mainly because it’s an officially licensed version of PUBG so it’s not the exact game found on PC and consoles like mobile Fortnite which is an exact copy with crossplay and same updates.
     
  15. Mac Tyson macrumors regular

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    Shows you that iOS still the premier platform with getting titles first and Android an afterthought.
     
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    Then don’t play it. It’s just a game you know
     
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    It's on Android too
     
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    I thought the Xbox one had this as a console exclusive (probably a timed one), but I could be wrong.

    I hope the Apple TV doesn’t count as a console (if true) and they put it on there with a mfi controller required.
     
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    Oh, then your opinion is greatly appreciated!
     
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    Honestly played it twice. First time my team came in 3rd and second Winner Winner Chicken dinner. The on screen controls are actually fairly easy to use on my 7 plus. Graphics are decent for a phone. I’m better at Pubg on my phone than my Xbox. It’s sad.
     
  23. Aleco macrumors regular

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    I've played a few games on my iPhone X now, and the game is far more stable than its XB1/PC versions.
     
  24. Janichsan, Mar 20, 2018
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    Janichsan macrumors 65816

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    They recommend a 6 or later. Minimum is the 5s.

    Sorry to burst your bubble, but the game was released concurrently on iOS and Android in China earlier this year and now in the West.
     
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    Do you understand that pixels are not people?
     

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