if you’d set a month ago that pub G mobile would run better than pub G on Xbox and then it would be free you’d have gotten a lot of strange looks yet here we are and the mobile gaming future has never looked brighter it’s absolutely remarkable that it runs so well and manages to fit all of pub G’s features onto tiny touchscreen displays.
Make no mistake this is the real pub G experience 100 people hunched over their Android or iOS phones and tablets fly over a deserted island and skydive down from a plane to loot abandoned buildings gather up resources and Duke it out until there’s only one person left standing while the mobile version only has the original map available it is otherwise about as close to the original PC iteration as could be hoped for in terms of performance, in fact, it’s somehow significantly better than the Xbox version from technical standpoint textures are nicer the framerate is more stable and it hasn’t crashed but of course this is a multiplayer shooter and this kind of game doesn’t have a great track record with touchscreen controls
PUBG Touch Controls
Overall it feels a bit better than other mobile shooters but still not that great you can easily move around using the joystick rotating the camera by dragging your right thumb across the screen and there are on-screen buttons for things like opening your backpack crouching going prone and even jumping when a gun is equipped buttons pop up for aiming down the sights or through the scope and you can fire with either thumb but doing them all at the same time is pretty cumbersome for example you shoot by tapping on-screen buttons but those buttons just so happen to be in a spot where you’ll often drag your thumb across when that happens you’ll accidentally fire off shots which not only wastes precious bullets but alerts enemies to your position.
It’s a little cumbersome to loot non-essential items and swap healing items – it appears as though the vast majority of players struggle to aim right now but it’s unclear if that’s a lack of skill or because some of them are actually easy to kill BOTS developer Tencent took a few liberties to compensate for the controls by automating some simple tasks when you walk over a gun, for instance, your character automatically equips loads and switches the gun to auto fire.
Overall Better Mobile Game
if you walk over ammo for a gun you have you’ll pick it up right away the same goes for health items unequipped attachments and armor and there’s even a visual indicator on the map and sometimes a mini-map showing which direction shots are coming from in case you’re playing without good headphones more than anything else the portability and accessibility of pubg mobile more than make up for its limitations being able to pull your phone out of your pocket and drop into the tense battle at any time is a remarkable technical achievement.