PUBG is releasing a free version for low-end PC Gamers

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Published by Danny 4 months ago , last updated 4 months ago

It's a little bit of an unusual move, but one that makes sense given many of the emerging markets for PC gamers with relatively low-end specification PCs. It's called PUBG Lite, and the idea is to deliver the PUBG experience, for free, but on low-end hardware.

It'll be a stand-alone game, not connected to the main version, and it'll feature low-end graphics, models and other trimmings to make it run better on low-end machines. It's minimum requirements are much lower than the main game specs, requiring only an i3 processor, 4GB of ram and an onboard intel graphics chip.

Our goal for PUBG Lite is simple: 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. To this end, the PUBG Lite team has focused on balancing lower hardware requirements, without compromising on our quality standards. The end result is a build that is playable even on computers and laptops utilizing integrated graphics.

When released, it will only feature the original map Erangel, and will also support solo, duo and squad mode in third person perspectives. The developer promises that more content may come in future updates, however.

The new version is aimed at emerging markets, where high end PC's are less affordable and not as common, with the beta now being released as an exclusive to Thailand. 

This is not going to be the full PUBG experience, and players with high end PC's will want to fork out for the full version, but should PUBG Lite become widely available, it'll serve as a nice 'try before you buy'

PUBG Corp have not decided yet the exact release schedule or availability of PUBG Lite, and are monitoring for feedback. In the mean time, the specs it will require are below;

Minimum system requirements: 

  • OS: Windows 7/8/10, 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3 2.4GHz
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • HDD: 4GB

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 7/8/10, 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 2.8GHz
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870
  • HDD: 4GB
Comments on this Article
3 months ago by Erick

I recall some people saying even with high-end PCs, the game is not well-optimized, so I find it hard to think that some lite version (that will also so happen to be free) would run any better or something. Probably just being a bit pessimistic here, but still.