He came to Android leaving a sea of doubts, in times where Fortnite seemed to grab all the attention. More than one hundred million downloads show that PUBG Mobile is in top form , the Battle Royale with better playability in our operating system. The latest updates have brought new weapons, vehicles, supplies … Tencent Games is doing everything in its power to make this game one of the best mobile deliveries, and they are getting it.
This is the most complete guide you will find on the PUBG Mobile network, with all its maps, best weapons, accessories, tricks to win more games and tips. Everything you need to know about this popular Battle Royale game .
Brendan Greene, responsible for now playing Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds
Born in Ballyshannon, Ireland, in 1956, Brendan Greene is the face behind PUBG , Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds . He studied fine arts and tried to practice as a photographer without much success. With the occasional economic problem and an unenviable personal situation, Brendan did not find escape times even in video games. He seemed to not even enjoy deliveries such as Call of Duty or Assassin’s Creed, in words put by him in an interview at Glixel in April 2017.
His limited programming knowledge helped him start a project that would change his life. A MOD that he began to develop for ARMA 2 opened his eyes. People fighting each other until only one was left alive . This concept, as we already told you , dates from a Japanese novel and 1999 film .
50 classes of third year students to participate in a game. Each class is taken to a secluded place, where they must kill each other until there is only one left. In total there are about 2,000 students, so 50 survive. The objective of this game is “to form a healthy nation of body, mind and spirit.”
At a time when he charged about 300 euros a month, Greene had created a MOD in which more than 70,000 people participated, and that kept growing. John Smedley, former president of Sony Online and now of Daybreak Games, contacted him to add to the famous H1Z1 a new mode called King of the Kill , based on the Battle Royale of Brendan. Without wanting to or drinking it, Greene had invented a new genre in the gaming world . Some time later, he moved to South Korea after receiving a new offer to work at Bluehole, a company known to MMO TERA. This finally allowed him to develop a complete game , so his job was no longer to develop a mode within another video game.
Player’s Unknowns: Battlegrounds broke records since its departure. It took 17 days to accumulate one million sales , and pulverized H1Z1, the game from which PUBG itself was born. The story of a success that we can now enjoy on our mobile phones, through one of the most optimized games ever created on Android.
PUBG Mobile: minimum requirements
Tencent itself publishes on the Google Play game page , the minimum requirements to run the game without problems. They are the following:
- 2 GB of RAM
- Android version 5.1.1 Lollipop or higher
- Internet connection
This is the heaviest game that requires less requirements from all Google Play , and it is that even phones of almost 6 years ago like the Samsung Galaxy S4 are capable of moving it – hardly that. Any of the current mid-range is able to configure the graphics in the middle, something that we cannot say about Fortnite for Android, which requires great hardware to work decently.
How PUBG Mobile is played
The first thing you should know is what is and how PUBG Mobile works . As we told you before, it is a Battle Royale, so the goal is that you or your team be the only survivors . 100 players fall into a map, throwing themselves from an airplane in different areas – depending on the height from which you drop, you will fall into one or another area.
Fall, loot and kill. PUBG’s goal is to become the king of the map, being the only survivor among three players who kill each other.
The objective is to loot- collect-weapons and accessories to eliminate your enemies, killing all the person you find in your path . The map is limited by an area, which is closing more and more, getting players closer and closer to each other. If you are not in an area when it is closing, it will gradually take life away .
The smaller the area, the more life it will take away from you , so if in the last moments of the game you are out of the zone, you will die in a few seconds.
Maps and main areas
Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is developed through three main maps: Erangel, Miramar and Sanhok. Erangel is the first map that was developed for PUBG, and is based on a Russian geographic location. Pochinki or Sosnovka -Military Base- are Russian rural areas that really exist , and where they were inspired to create this map. It is a stable climate location, which combines rural areas with few houses with some other more built-up areas. In it is also the military base, one of the areas with more loot of Erangel. Within Erangel, the main areas are Pochinki, School and Sosnovka Military Base . This is where the bulk of the players are concentrated, the best places to learn to play.
Miramar is a desert area, based on a location in Mexico. In PUBG Mobile the weather is also stable, and this map stands out for the difficulty of finding loot in more open areas, as well as for areas of quite height, in rocky mountains . We find prominent places such as the Hacienda del Patron, where a large number of players are concentrated by their amount of loot . In addition to the Hacienda, El Pozo and Los Leones are two of the areas where more users fall.
Sahnok is the wildest and weapons-filled map of the game . It is based in parts of Thailand and the Philippines, and is the ideal place for those who want action . We found a large number of military bases such as Camp Bravo or Camp Alpha, as well as holiday “Resorts” like Paradise, authentic concentration camps for players. It is the map where we can loot faster, and the only one with variable weather. Depending on the moment you play, the map will be completely day or cloudy . If you want action, bet on Bootcamp or Paradise Resort, although the Ruins do not fall short.
The most basic mode of the game is the training mode , with it we can improve our aim and try new weapons. Then, we have the arcade modes: war – a 15-minute mode in which you reappear non-stop -, the quick 8-minute game, the 15-minute mode with sniper weapons, and the minizone mode – available only on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and weekends.
The main mode is the classic one, in which we can play on the three maps -Erangel, Miramar and Sanhok- individually, in duo or in squad of four players. You can play in first or third person, and choose if we want to be paired with players who speak our language .
AKM : Shoots 7.62mm rounds and has both shooting mode: semi-automatic and automatic . Inflicts a lot of damage with a single shot, but its strong recoil makes it difficult to control. Recommended for veterans only. It can be complemented with sight, mouth and charger.
M16A4: Shoots rounds of 5.56mm and has two shooting modes: semi-automatic and burst ; The latter is very fast and inflicts very high damage at close range. It does not have automatic mode and burst mode is difficult to master. It can be complemented with sight, mouth and charger.
SCAR-L: Shoots rounds of 5.56mm and features semi-automatic and automatic shooting modes . Its light recoil, stability and precision make this weapon easier to master. The rate of fire is lower than that of other 5.56mm rifles, but nevertheless, it is a good weapon. It can be complemented with sight, mouth, handle and charger.
M416: Shoots rounds of 5.56mm and has both shooting modes: semi-automatic and automatic. It can be equipped with more accessories than the others: sight, mouth, charger, handle and cylinder head . Its capabilities are identical to those of the SCAR-L, but it has better shooting speed and some more long range range.
GROZA: Obtained from air supplies . Fires 7.62mm rounds and has both shooting modes: automatic and semi-automatic . Inflicts a lot of damage with a single shot and has a high firing rate. It is the best automatic rifle at medium and short distance , but it has a strong recoil that makes it difficult to control at medium or long distance. It can be equipped with sight, mouth and charger.
AUG A3: Obtained from air provisions . Shoots rounds of 5.56mm and has both shooting modes: automatic and semi-automatic. With a light recoil and great performance at medium and long distance, it has no visible weakness . It can be equipped with sight, mouth, charger and handle.
QBZ: Shoot rounds of 5.56mm with a single firing mode and an automatic mode. Stable, with low recoil, but slow reload speed. Slower when firing than other weapons of 5.56mm. It can be equipped with sight, mouth and charger.
Kar98K: This single bolt sniper rifle fires 7.62mm projectiles that can instantly destroy Helmets of Level 2. However, it depends a lot on the approach of the sight. It can be equipped with sight, mouth and butt .
M24: A large sniper rifle with a single bolt that fires 7.62mm projectiles . It is only surpassed by the AWM and can instantly destroy Helmets Level 2. It is largely based on the sights. It can be equipped with sight, mouth, magazine and cylinder head.
AWM: Obtained from the air supplies , it works with ammunition .300 Magnum . It is the best sniper rifle, capable of destroying level 3 helmets instantly . It can be equipped with sight, mouth, magazine and cylinder head.
Win94: Shoot rounds of .45 . Very powerful and fast, but can only be equipped with a stock
SKS: shoots 7.62mm rounds . Individual shots inflict very high damage and can be equipped with sight, mouth, loader, handle and cylinder head . Its strong recoil makes it difficult to control.
VSS: Shoot rounds of 9mm with silencer and a 4x sight. Light recoil, although not very powerful . It is difficult to hit moving targets that are far away due to the slow initial speed and high bullet drop. It can be equipped with a magazine and cylinder head.
Mini14: Shoot rounds of 5.56mm , with a high initial speed and a small bullet drop. It has the largest storage of all rifles. Stable but easy to detect due to shooting sound. It can be equipped with sight, mouth and charger .
MK14: Obtained in air provisions . Shoot 7.62mm rounds and inflict high damage with a single shot. It has a slight recoil when shooting while lying on the ground, but a strong recoil when in automatic mode. It can be equipped with sight, mouth, magazine and cylinder head .
SLR: A semi-automatic sniper rifle that fires 7.62mm rounds . Enough recoil and great amount of damage . It can be equipped with sight, mouth, magazine and cylinder head .
QBU: Modern semi-automatic rifle that fires 5.56mm rounds . Each shot does a lot of damage, but strong recoil Less powerful than SLR but faster . It can be equipped with sight, mouth and charger .
UZI: Shoots rounds of 9mm in automatic and semi-automatic shooting modes. Due to its high mobility and shooting speed it is ideal for short distances. It can be equipped with mouth, magazine and cylinder head .
UMP9: Fires 9mm rounds in single shot, double shot and automatic modes. Very mobile, equipped with sight, mouth, charger and handle . It has a longer firing range than other SMGs – submachine gun-, but the performance is quite mediocre compared to other weapons.
Vector: Use .45 ammunition and has semi-automatic, burst and automatic modes. Fast, stable and with good mobility, but not too convincing if not equipped with an extended charger. It can be equipped with sight, mouth, loader, handle and cylinder head.
Thompson : Use .45 ammo in semi-automatic and automatic modes. Inflicts more damage than other machine guns and has up to 50 shots with the extended magazine. It can be equipped with mouth, charger and handle.
S686 : A common double-barrel shotgun. It only has two shots , but can be fired in rapid succession with high damage. However, it leaves very little margin for error and can only be used at close range. It can be equipped with mouth and cylinder head .
S1897 : The classic shotgun. It is a powerful weapon , slow and for short distances. It can be equipped with mouth and cylinder head.
S12K : The only automatic shotgun in the game. It can be equipped with sight, extended charger and mouth . It has five shots, although it has a strong recoil.
Cropped shotgun : Shoots rounds of 12mm , ideal for short distances. It can be equipped with a mouth .
M249 : Obtained from air provisions . A machine gun that fires 5.56mm rounds in automatic mode. The magazine has a capacity for 100 bullets , making it ideal for cover fire . The recoil is reduced since it has a support, but the recharge time is quite slow. It can be equipped with sights .
DP-28 : A light and much less powerful machine gun . Shoots rounds of 7.62mm and only has automatic mode. It has a fairly slow reload speed . It can only be equipped with sight .
P92 : A versatile semi-automatic gun that fires 9mm rounds . Equipped with sight, mouth and charger .
P1911 : Semi-automatic pistol that fires rounds of .45. More powerful than the previous one. Equipped with sight, mouth and charger .
R1895 A revolver that shoots 7.62mm rounds . Very powerful but with a great recoil.
P18C : A gun that fires 9mm rounds and has automatic mode. It doesn’t do much damage to armored equipment. Equipped with sight, mouth and charger .
R45 : Pretty powerful revolver that shoots rounds of .45 , slow reload time. Equipped with sight .
Flare Gun : Shoot the flare into the sky when you are inside the area to call a box full of provisions . If you shoot outside the circle you will get an armored UAZ .
Frying pan : Give a good skillet to that lootero in front of you. Known as Niv4 armor, there is no bullet to pierce it .
Machete : Does less damage than the pan .
Lever : Does the same damage as the machete .
Sickle : From the garden to your opponent’s chest. It does the same damage as the previous two .
Crossbow : A silent weapon , is the one that harms the game the most. However, the recharge time is very slow and the arrow falls as it travels. Very difficult to use . Equipped with sight and grip .
The best weapons
If we talk about assault rifles , the SCAR-L, the M416 and the AKM are the kings in the Battle Royale – both in PUBG Mobile and in Fortnite. The SCAR-L is quite versatile and usually takes on more prominence than the M416, a weapon that is technically better. Despite its strong recoil, the AKM’s shooting power makes it one of the best weapons in PUBG Mobile . A weapon difficult to master, but versatile.
As for rifles, the AWM is spectacular for the end of the game. Being the only one capable of destroying level 3 helmets can make you win single-shot games . The M24 is also quite used, although the aim necessary to win games with these rifles is a serious matter.
The use of weapons in PUBG Mobile, as well as in other Battle Royale, depends entirely on the player’s capabilities. The most powerful weapons are more difficult to control, and the lighter ones can do a great deal of damage if we know how to use them.
Semi-automatic rifles, SKS, Mini14 and SLR occupy the throne. The SKS is probably the most used, great power and versatility, in addition to how easy it is to find on maps like Erangel. The Mini14 with an eight-magnification sight is also a great option, the damage inflicted by the SLR makes it my personal favorite .
If we talk about submachine guns, despite what the statistics say, the UMP9 is the most balanced . Highly comparable, fast and powerful enough to kill fast. The Vector is also able to eliminate enemies with a single burst of thirteen bullets, although we have to make a good calculation of the distance and body point at which we shoot. When it comes to shotguns, the S12K is the most versatile and easy to find.
In short, these are the best weapons you can use in PUBG Mobile . As for the best accessories , they depend a lot on the user’s capabilities. An extended charger is necessary in weapons with low capacity, and the sight glasses are our best ally. The four-magnification sight is the most balanced, and in conjunction with a silencer we obtain the ideal combination.
In PUBG Mobile we can add complements to our weapons, to improve them and increase the chances of winning the game . Among some of these supplements we can find the following.
Official PUBG accessory list, valid for PC and console
Holographic look -Kar98k, M24, AWM, Crossbow, Vector, Groza, SKS, MK14 EBR, UMP9, AKM, M16A4, M416, SCAR-L, SKS, S12K, M249-
Red dot sight -Kar98k, M24, AWM, Crossbow, Vector, Groza, SKS, MK14 EBR, UMP9, AKM, M16A4, M416, SCAR-L, SKS, S12K, M249, Glock, P1911, P92-
Mira x2 -Kar98k, M24, AWM, Vector, Groza, Mk14 EBR, UMP9, AKM, M16A4, M416, SCAR-L, SKS, M249-
See x3 and x6 -list not available-
Mira x4 -Kar98k, M24, AWM, Groza, SKS, MK14 EBR, UMP9, AKM, M16A4, M416, SCAR-L, SKS, S12K, M249-
Look x8 -Limited to rifles behind the nerves-
Assault Rifle Compensator and S12K -AKM, M16A4, M416, SCAR-L, S12K-
Submachine gun compensator -Micro UZI, UMP9, Tommy Gun, Vector-
Compensator Sniper Rifles -M24, AWM, SKS, Kar98k, Mk14 EBR-
Assault rifle flame arrester -AKM, M16A4, M416, SCAR-L, S12K-
Submachine gun flame -Micro UZI, UMP9, Tommy Gun, Vector-
Sniper rifle flame arrester -M24, AWM, SKS, Kar98k, Mk14 EBR-
Gun silencer -P1911, P92, R1895, Glock-
Assault Rifle Silencer and S12k -AKM, M16A4, M416, SCAR-L, S12K, Groza-
Submachine Muffler -Micro UZI, UMP9, Tommy gun, Vector-
Sniper rifle silencer -M24, AWM, SKS, Kar98k, Mk14 EBR-
Shutter -S1897, S686-
Angle handle -M416, SCAR-L, UMP9, SKS-
Vertical handle -M416, SCAR-L, UMP9, Vector, SKS-
Fast and extended charger – virtually all weapons
Bullet belt -Kar98, S1897, S686-
Sniper Rifle Pad -M24, AWM, Kar98k, SKS, VSS, Mk14 EBR-
Cylinder head -UZI, M416, Vector-
If we lack life, or if we need a boost of energy during the game, the consumables become a must .
Energy drink – boost momentum 40, take time 4 sec-
Antibiotic – boost momentum 60, take time 6 sec-
Adrenaline syringe – boost momentum 100, take time 8 sec-
Bandage -health points 10, take time 4 sec-
First aid kit – health points 75, taking time 6 sec-
First aid kit – health points 100, taking time 8 sec-
Tricks and tips to survive
In PUBG Mobile there are no rules to survive, but there are certain tricks and tips to improve and make your games more productive. The first thing you should do if you play as a rookie is to be aggressive . Fall as quickly as possible , tilting your character in maximum verticality. Every second of advantage that your rivals take out are weapons and equipment they are taking , so try to fall as fast as you can, and choosing the area very well.
In the first games you will play against bots that will barely shoot you, and it will serve as training to locate people, learn to aim, move around the map … The objective of the game is not only to win, but to make the maximum number of kills – eliminations. The more you do, the better your stats will be and the higher rewards you will get. Always look for high areas . They are the ones that have more visibility, and the changes in grade can help the enemy not see you. At the end of the game always have a rock nearby , if they start shooting you need something to cover you, and the trees are usually too thin for this.
The sights are your best ally, eliminating enemies from afar without being seen is one of the best plans, so they must be the first accessories to equip you. Also keep some smoke grenades, fragmentary and molotov, they will be of great help at the end of the game . With a fairly small circle, logic tells you that your enemy, even if you don’t see it, is very close. Throwing a fragmentary can eliminate it, and a molotov can make it leave its hiding place . Smoke bombs can be used when you need to leave a building without anyone being able to see and shoot you.
Is it really a free game?
Yes, completely . You don’t have to spend a single euro on PUBG Mobile to be the best, nor do you constantly bombard us to buy anything. Occasionally we are shown some offers, but in a little intrusive way. If we play every day we will have great rewards , it is very easy to earn money for boxes, and the missions that are completed automatically give us tickets to buy more expensive boxes whose rewards are even better. It is a real wonder to enjoy a delivery of this type without spending a single euro.
How to download PUBG Mobile
You already know virtually everything about PUBG Mobile, its maps, weapons, accessories, tricks and tips. The game can be downloaded for free from the Play Store and the APK has a weight of about 39 megabytes . After downloading the game itself and the corresponding maps, the final weight goes to about 2.30GB, a relatively restrained weight taking into account the game we are talking about .