PUBG Corp is testing out a lighter version of the battle royale game for the systems that do not have high-end hardware prowess. If you have ever wanted to play PUBG but your computer’s specifications are not up to the minimum requirements of the game then PUBG Lite might be the option for you.
A beta version of the PUBG Lite is live now but currently works only in Thailand. PUBG Corp, while announcing the PUBG Lite this week, said that the game is essentially for “players in areas where the core game’s required specifications are more difficult to achieve due to the hardware available.” Although the company has not officially mentioned the game’s availability to other countries, but the statement suggests that before long PUBG Lite for PC will be available in India as well.
PUBG Lite, for now, will only feature the Eranagel map with Solo, Squad, and Duo modes available. However, PUBG Corp has a dedicated team working on the development of other exclusive maps along with the quality of life features.
The standard PUBG is available at Steam with a price tag, however, unlike its counterpart, PUBG Lite will be available for free to play.
According to Steam, the original PC version of PUBG requires double the RAM (8 GB minimum/16 GB recommended), an Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 2 GB or AMD Radeon R7 370 2 GB (minimum); GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB or Radeon RX 580 4 GB recommended, and 30 GB of hard drive space.
For the PUBG Lite, the requirements are as follow:
OS: Windows 7, 8, or 10 64-bit CPU: Core i3 2.4GHz
GPU: Intel HD Graphics 4000
OS: Windows 7, 8, or 10 64-bit
CPU: Core i5 2.8GHz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870
With the growing popularity of battle royale games in Asian countries, Tencent is looking forward to acquiring the market with the launch of PUBG Lite which will work with lower-end PCs.