It is true, a new PUBG title was released dubbed as PUBG Mobile Lite. This version of the game targets low-end devices. It is only 500MB in size and requires 2GB of RAM to run properly. It was published by Tencent Games and is currently available in India at the moment. Of course, the quality isn’t the same as the original version. It scales back on several features in order to work on more devices.
In terms of graphics, the colours are downgraded and you are not presented with the option to increase your graphics quality. The characters and the maps, while similar to the original, look washed out and featured in low-quality textures. As of now, the lite version has no matchmaking options or chat languages available in settings. You will also notice that Armor, Clan, and Crew are absent from the game.
To play, you are presented with two modes: Arcade and Classic. With up to 60 players, you can join the Classic mode on Erangel.
As for Arcade, it unlocks at Level 10 with a map called War. This is far less than what the original PUBG offers but if Tencent wants to target low-end devices then they need to deliver less content.
Gameplay is quite similar to the original but with the low quality of the graphics, it can feel a bit more bland than the colourful world that we experienced from the original. Understandably, there were several bugs experienced but the game was just released so these bugs will be fixed sooner or later. The ability to toggle Quick Chat during the game is not possible anymore. Apart from that, you should experience PUBG Mobile Lite the same way you played PUBG Mobile in terms of combat.
For now, the only servers available in the game are in Asia and South America. This is likely to change in the near future and more servers are expected to be added.
Even though it lacks many features that the original possesses, the game is quite perfect for low-end device users since they can play the game without experiencing lag. It is clear that Tencent is trying to increase its user base at any cost and with PUBG Mobile Lite, we commend them for the effort.