BANGKOK – PUBG Corp, the company behind the game, announced an open test beta for the new version of the game is open to play today, but before you get too excited, it’s only going to be available in Thailand for the foreseeable future.
PUBG Lite is a new free version of the PC game with scaled-down graphics designed for to play on computers and laptops equipped with lower-end specs, like integrated graphics cards. Despite the reduced graphics, the game promises to deliver the same realistic gunplay and full-scale experience of the paid-for version of the game.
As one might expect, PUBG Lite doesn’t have much for frills. The game features just one map, Erangel, an is limited in game modes to solo, duo and squad play options.
PUBG Lite has its own dedicated development team and will operate as a standalone version of the game separate from the classic PUBG. The developers are promising the free version of the game will get its own exclusive content, including maps.
The decision to launch PUBG Lite can be viewed as an attempt to make up ground on Fortnite. While PUBG staked out ground as the first wildly popular battle royale game, Fortnite quickly surpassed it with lighter gameplay and no upfront cost.
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