PUBG Corp Retakes Control of PUBG Mobile in India; PUBG Mobile 1.0 Update Debuts

Published: September 8, 2020 3:09 PM /


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The PUBG Mobile 1.0 Update has arrived, finally bringing some much-needed changes to Erangel to this mobile Battle Royale game. That's not the only thing that's changed, though!

PUBG Mobile is exactly what it says on the tin: a mobile version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Naturally, it has some small changes made to accommodate mobile devices, but it's largely the same game as players enjoy on PC and console.

PUBG Mobile has had a pretty rough month. This highly-popular mobile game was banned in India last week along with 117 other Chinese mobile apps. Prior to the ban, it was the #1 title in downloads and revenue in India.

As a consequence of this ban, PUBG Corporation has removed Tencent Games' authorization to publish this game in-country. Publishing duties for the mobile version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will now be handled by PUBG Corporation, although they have still not reached an agreement with the Indian government just yet.

"PUBG Corporation fully understands and respects the measures taken by the government as the privacy and security of player data is a top priority for the company," read a news post on the game's official website. "It hopes to work hand-in-hand with the Indian government to find a solution that will allow gamers to once again drop into the battlegrounds while being fully compliant with Indian laws and regulations."

While some players have lost access to the game, the rest of us can still play it. This brand-new update debuts a fair amount of new content for gamers to enjoy, laying some serious groundwork for future updates.

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What's New in the PUBG Mobile 1.0 Update?

The big-ticket addition in the PUBG Mobile 1.0 update is a "comprehensive upgrade" of Erangel according to a press release. The map has had some serious improvements to optimization along with the additions of new trenches, wooden barricades, abandoned tanks, and bunkers. The map Livik has also gotten some touching up along with the addition of the M1014 semi-automatic shotgun as an exclusive feature of that map.

Speaking of optimization, the game's graphics have gotten a bit of a boost. Players can now unlock Ultra HD and other improved graphics if their phones can handle it along with framerates up to 90 FPS.

A new training ground in Cheer Park has been made available to everyone to let you practice your skills. While you can go it alone, you can also have a fair amount of fun by bringing others into the map without worrying too much about spending time playing a full round.

The last major addition is some improvements to the game's security. The anti-cheat systems are more efficient overall; they should do a better job of detecting cheaters while drawing less power overall.

These are far from the only changes, mind — be sure to check out the full PUBG Mobile 1.0 Update patch notes for all the fine details. If you haven't yet already jumped into this game, you can get started via the game's official website.

What do you think of the new additions to PUBG Mobile? What's your favorite battle royale on phones? Let us know in the comments below!

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