PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds made a splash in the gaming scene with its addictive Battle Royale style gameplay, and the thought of getting it on mobile has been very exciting. Its main competitor, Fortnite, has already announced an Android version, but PUBG managed to beat it to the punch with a soft launch in Canada.
Today, that barrier gets even lower, and PUBG Mobile is officially available in the United States through the Google Play Store. No workarounds or side loads required, simply hit up the link and download it.
The app is distributed by Tencent, a massive Chinese company that’s taken an interest in distributing the game in China’s market and on mobile devices. They haven’t made too many changes to the game, so you can still expect the massive survival deathmatch that’s so key to the core of the PUBG experience, except optimized for touchscreens.
And yes, that’s easily the biggest change. The game was built for mouse and keyboard and later ported for controllers, so nothing was ever really imagined for a 5-inch touchscreen. Despite that, it works pretty well, with enough shortcuts and tricks to make it an enjoyable experience.
Grab the download below.