PUBG Mobile 1.0 Update Brings Significant Performance Upgrades in Anticipation of the PUBG Mobile Global Championship
As the game that helped propel the battle royale genre into popularity, PUBG has been around for some time now. And while it may have fallen a bit out of the public eye due to other similar titles taking its place, the OG shooter game is still going strong, especially on the mobile platform. Speaking of which, the newest PUBG Mobile update is bringing some much-needed graphical and performance improvements, which is just in time for the upcoming PUBG Mobile Global Championship tournament that will take place in November.
The PUBG Mobile 1.0 Update
The latest patch for PUBG Mobile, which is scheduled for launch this next September 8, is updating the game with many improvements both internally in the code, as well as externally on the visual aspects. The idea of these changes is not only to make the game look much better, but also to run dramatically smoother across all devices.
The team at Tencent claimed that the upcoming changes will improve PUBG’s performance on all mobile devices. Specifically, they said that the game will have at least 30% higher frame rate, and 76% less lag. They achieved this basically by optimizing everything; from the smoke effects, muzzle flashes, and particles, to the character animations, textures, and the lighting systems. It seems the devs went all-out with these changes as they claim not only to bring better performance, but also to make the game look better than ever.
Usually, visual upgrades come at a performance cost, which makes changes like these seem quite impressive. We can’t wait to dive in and try out the new graphics and performance—if it runs much better on mobile devices, imagine how it’d run if you’re playing PUBG Mobile on PC with BlueStacks!
The $2 Million PUBG Mobile Global Championship
The graphics improvements in PUBG Mobile are arriving just in time for the upcoming tournament in which players from all over the world will face off and compete for a prize pool of just over $2 million. This event will take place sometime in November, though the exact date is still TBA.
The PUBG Mobile Global Championship will bring players from the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, China, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. While the current pandemic makes hosting a championship of this caliber in one location all but impossible, the organizers are arranging so that the event takes place across multiple venues in their respective regions. And while the group has said that they will be monitoring if it’s safe for these matches to include a live audience, the most likely scenario is that the event will be broadcasted via livestreams.
But who knows; November is still a ways off, and a lot can happen in 3 months’ time. Maybe things will be better enough that, with the right precautionary measures, the events could have a small audience to hype up the players. Regardless, we’ll just have to wait and see how things pan out.
We’re really excited to try out the new graphical improvements for PUBG Mobile on September 8. We’re also keeping our fingers crossed that everything goes well in anticipation of the PMGC in November.