It has been a bit of time since Tencent, the giant company behind WeChat and which bought up the rights to publish the mega-popular PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (or, as it is lovingly known, PUBG) on mobile devices, announced the title would be launching outside of China.
But the wait is finally over, at least for some people. Today Tencent officially opened a beta version of the mobile version of PUBG for Canadian Android users. It is serving as a test launch, letting the developers behind the mobile version of the game test out what they have created before they get launch the title in more markets.
PUBG Mobile is hyped up to be the same PUBG experience as you would get on the PC or console. It’s the same 8km by 8km map with buildings and other areas of interest to loot for weapons and armor. It’s the same 100-player Battle Royale action you have either already played or heard about.
PUBG for mobile has been built from the ground-up to take advantage of the Unreal Engine 4 development engine, and the graphical settings will apparently adapt based on the type of mobile device you are using. You will need a phone running Android 5.1.1 or newer, and the device needs to have at least 2GB of RAM.
There is no word yet on when PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds for mobile will roll out to other countries or when it will exit the beta period. If you’re in Canada and want to try it out, you can download it from the Play Store right here.
Of course, this comes just one day after Epic Games officially launched the mobile version of the also intensely-popular Fortnite for iOS devices, with an Android launch expected to happen soon.
Have you been looking forward to trying PUBG on your mobile device?