PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is an online multiplayer battle royale game developed and published by PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of South Korean video game company Bluehole. In the game, up to one hundred players parachute onto an island and scavenge for weapons and equipment to kill others while avoiding getting killed themselves. The available safe area of the game’s map decreases in size over time, directing surviving players into tighter areas to force encounters. The last player or team standing wins the round.
It was made available on Microsoft Windows on December 20, 2017; on Xbox One on December 12, 2017, and on Android and iOS devices on March 19, 2018. Battlegrounds made US$11 million in the first three days of its Windows early access release. By the second week of April 2017, the game had sold over one million copies, with a peak player count of 89,000. It has even been awarded with Action Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay in D.I.C.E. Awards 2017; Best Multiplayer Game and PC Game of the Year in the 35th Golden Joystick Awards 2017.
The minimum system requirements for playing PUBG on your PC are as follows:
OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Processor: Intel Core i3-4340 / AMD FX-6300
Memory: 6 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB / AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 30 GB available space
Minimum settings are never the ideal way to play a game, and PUBG is no exception. The kind of hardware that is ideally required for playing PUBG smoothly at higher frame rates are as follows:
OS: 64-bit Windows 10
Processor: Intel Core i5-7600K / AMD Ryzen 5-1600
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB or better
Now, if you are someone who does not have a PC to run the massively demanding PC version of PUBG, continue reading as I am going to help you play PUBG on your low-end PC.
Tencent Gaming Buddy is the name of the new emulator that will allow players to officially run PUBG Mobile on their PC and unlike the desktop version of the game, it does not demand high-end hardware. Following are the requirements to run the mobile version of PUBG on your PC using Tencent Gaming Buddy.
OS: 64 bit Windows 7, 8.0, 8.1, 10
Processor: Intel Core i3-4340or AMD at 1.8 GHz.
Memory: at least 3GB of RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600. DirectX: Version 9
Steps to download PUBG Mobile on your PC
- Download Tencent Gaming Buddy by following the link given below.
- Install it on your PC.
- Once the installation is completed, start Tencent Gaming Buddy on your computer and download PUBG Mobile using the on-screen instructions.
The interface of the game is exactly similar to that of the mobile version. The only difference is that it is controlled by keyboard and mouse. Following are the control guides for playing PUBG.
- W/A/S/D – Movement
- Left Mouse Click – Shoot
- Right Mouse Click – Aim
- Mouse Scroll – Zoom in or zoom out
- C – Crouch
- Z – Prone
- Q/E – Peek
- 1/2/3 – Switching guns
- 4/5/6 – Grenades and other similar weapons
- 7/8/9 – Medikit, bandages, painkillers and energy drinks
- F – Pick items, open or close doors and jump from the airplane
- Spacebar – jump and climb obstacles
PUBG Mobile and its own version on PC share the same user interface and players can sync their account data between the two versions easily. Players on emulator will only be paired against players who are using emulators
You can achieve similar results by using other emulators like BlueStacks or NOX Player but since Tencent Gaming Buddy is the official emulator by Tencent, hence, I will recommend you to use the official emulator.
Congratulations. You can now run PUBG on your low-end PC. Let us know about your experience playing PUBG on your low-end PC.