PUBG Lite enters beta today, allowing players to play a version of the popular battle royale shooter that runs on less-powerful PCs. The beta is only available in Thailand, though there are some other ways non-local players can get in on the beta.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds was one of the first battle royale games to break into the mainstream. But one of the key complaints still is that PUBG requires a pretty powerful PC rig to run at its best settings and smoothest frame rate. But PUBG Lite seeks to alleviate that problem by offering players a more user-friendly version of PUBG with all the same features, mechanics, plus it's free-to-play.
PUBG Lite includes both the original Erangel map and desert Miramar map, as well as the recently released training mode. The recommended specs for PUBG Lite are about the same as the minimum requirements for the original PUBG, but gameplay and handling are the same according to the developers. In videos, PUBG Lite looks comparable to PUBG mobile, a popular smartphone version of PUBG developed in partnership with Tencent Games.
The beta is only available in Thailand, but the official website will let anyone download the beta client. If you have a good VPN, you should be able to get PUBG Lite up and running, regardless of whether or not you're in Thailand. PUBG Lite is only available in Thailand at the moment but with plans to expand to other regions. But there's a chance PUBG Lite is being specifically geared for Asian markets.