PUBG Mobile Guide - How to Install and Download PUBG Mobile on Android and iOS, PUBG Mobile Controls, Are There Bots in PUBG Mobile?

Here's your complete PUBG Mobile guide, including how to download and install PUBG Mobile on both Android and iOS devices, no matter where you are in the world.

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PUBG Mobile has now launched around the world for everyone to partake in, after being only available in Canada and China for a period. In this PUBG Mobile guide, we'll be walking you through how to download PUBG Mobile, as well as how to get to grips with playing the mobile version of the hit battle royale game.

If you need anything else on the wider game of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile, including how to get that elusive chicken dinner, as well as the spawn locations of every single vehicle on the Erangel map, head over to our full PUBG guides walkthrough hub.

PUBG Mobile Guide

When it first launched back in April 2018, PUBG Mobile was firstly onloy available for the US, Canada, and China. Since then, it's thankfully been released worldwide, so you don't have to jump through various loopholes of changing your location in the App Store or anything like that.

Now, you can download PUBG Mobile, whether it's on iOS or Android, just like you would for any other app. All you need to do is simply find the game on the iOS Store or the Google Play Store, and hit download.

PUBG Mobile Controls Guide

No matter if it’s your first, or hundredth game of PUBG, you’re going to want to know how to get to grips with the mobile version of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. We’re happy to report that PUBG Mobile is actually a great representation of the original game that launched last year on PC. As you can see in the screen just below, all the controls for PUBG Mobile are touch based.

You’ll be using the left touch pad on the screen to move your player avatar around, while you’ll be using the right hand sign of the screen to crouch, jump, vault, aim, and fire, which means you’ve got to be fairly quick with your right hand if you’re going to survive combat encounters with other PUBG Mobile players.

PUBG Mobile Miramar Map

As part of update 0.5.0 for PUBG Mobile, the Miramar desert map has been added in for you to play whenever you want, meaning that the new map actually arrived on mobile before it did on Xbox One. Otherwise, here's a list of the full changes coming to PUBG Mobile as part of the update:

  • New progress rewards. You can collect progress rewards when you reach new levels, and then undertake new missions.
  • Added new weekly activity missions.
  • Added local quick team feature. Add a six digit code code to team up with nearby players.
  • You can now choose your worldwide region and flag.
  • Added more avatars.
  • Added a shop, where you can purchase new items.
  • Added a secret stash, where you can purchase discounted items.

Is PUBG Mobile Full of Bots?

We mentioned previously that there's a Chinese version of PUBG Mobile, and this differs from the standard version of the game in an interesting way. According to The Verge, there are actually bots deployed by PUBG Corp in PUBG Mobile, in order to help ease new players into the game on mobile.

This is obviously very different from the standard version of PUBG on PC, and since the bots are actually pretty dumb, it makes the whole game a fair bit easier on the mobile side of things.

We might be all done with our PUBG Mobile guide, but continue ahead to our complete PUBG weapons guide, if you want all the details on every single weapons in the PC version of the game, from everything from sniper rifles to shotguns.

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