“PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” has been the independent darling of 2017’s gaming landscape, to the point that it has now gone to iPhone and Android devices. While seasoned gamers may balk at the notion that a PC shooter could work just as well on an iPhone as it does on PC, the evidence indicates that both platforms are equally suitable. Despite the small size of the screen, everything seems to play well without requiring a controller, like the console releases necessitate. What may surprise most users is just how well the mobile version of PUBG maintains the sense of tension; headphones allow mobile players to track gunfire just as easily as someone playing on PC.
Others have commented that, much like with gaming PCs, anyone looking to experience mobile PUBG should do so only if they have a fresh model of phone. While graphics have taken an understandable hit for the sake of accessibility, with buildings being less populated and terrain being flatter and blurrier during while parachuting from the starting plane, the overall experience is one that is synonymous with what people expect from PUBG. Notably, the refresh rate on some phones may exceed that of a console experience. One reviewer, Matthew Gault of Motherboard, remarked that mobile PUBG is kinder to gamers who lack a specialized gaming mouse or lightning reflexes. Indeed, he feels that the mobile experience places everyone on equal footing in regarding to gaming skill.
One welcome distinction between the mobile version of PUBG and its contemporaries would be the inventory. Mobile PUBG automates loot collection, prioritizing whatever equipment your character is currently using; wielding an M16 will ensure that your character will focus on 5.56mm ammunition without having to push anything. While raiding a downed player’s corpse for gear involves a few more hoops, the game features quick item slots for one-shot items like bandages. The one major drawback to mobile PUBG? Tank controls combined with a touch interface for aiming.