PUBG is finally opening up its beta access to free-to-play PUBG Lite in 52 countries as on October 10. The beta, released in January was originally for Thailand which later on covered other South-East Asian countries.
PUBG Lite region expansion program has spread to 52 new countries which span across Europe and Russia. The names include the United Kingdom, Ireland, Kyrgyzstan and France, as well as the Vatican and Macedonia. PUBG Lite is getting released in English, Turkish, Portuguese (BR/PT), Spanish (LA/ES), Russian, German, French and Polish language support. There has been no communique on when PUBG Lite will be coming to the Americas, but stay tuned.
The aim of the free-to-play version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is to provide the ultimate experience to those who are not in a position to enjoy the original game.
The same is reflected in PUBG Lite’s goal which states “deliver the Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds experience to players in areas where the core game’s required specifications are more difficult to achieve due to the hardware available.”
In other words, it works on the lower hardware configuration. PUBG Lite version has made minor tweaking to the parent business model.
Beta players can download PUBG Lite from here. The experienced gamers will be able to make out subtle differences when compared with PUBG PC or Mobile version. For instance, the absence of regular game’s maps though they will be improvised in future releases. The beta release has implemented a 4v4 mode, a new season pass, and different in-game currency. There also exists a free-to-play version of PUBG Mobile but it is powered with completely distinct controls and a redesigned HUD. Don’t confuse it with PUBG Lite as it is based on a different model.
Moving forward, PUBG Corporation will concentrate more around new seasons featuring fresh content, skins, gameplay updates and Survivor Passes in the game updates.