Not wanting to alienate owners of low-end smartphones from the PUBG Mobile fun, PUBG Corp. recently released a lighter and less resource-intensive version of the game called PUBG Mobile Lite which is tailor-made for budget smartphones.

While the game has so far been available only in the Philippines, Tencent has confirmed that they are testing PUBG Mobile Lite and ‘optimizing it for Indian networks and devices’, but it is not known when the game will officially be available for eager Indian fans. However, if you can’t wait for the game to officially arrive in India, here’s how you can install the game on your budget smartphone.

Since the game has only been soft-launched in the Philippines, you won’t find the game listed on the Play Store. In order to install the game, follow these steps:

  1. Download the APKPure app
  2. Search for PUBG Mobile app and download the APK file
  3. Once downloaded, install the PUBG Mobile Lite APK on your smartphone
  4. Before you can play the game, you need a VPN to connect to the Philippines server in order to enter a battle royale. (We used X-VPN and had to buy a premium subscription to unlock the Philippines location in order to play PUBG Mobile Lite. However, you can download any other VPN which can set your location in the Philippines)
  5. Once you’ve set your location, you can connect to the local server and start a match.

Important Note: It appears that PUBG Corp. has temporarily suspended the registration process of PUBG Mobile Lite for new accounts. However, registrations might be open again soon, so keep an eye on it. 

If you are wondering what PUBG Mobile Lite has to offer, there are certain differences between PUBG Mobile and its Lite version. First, the maximum number of players in a battle royale match has been reduced from 100 to 40 in PUBG Mobile Lite, and also, the size of maps is now smaller at 2×2 km.

Moreover, the average span of a match has been reduced to roughly 10 minutes, thanks to a lesser number of players and more close quarter combat on the smaller battlefield. Also, Arcade mode is missing and the option to tweak graphics settings is absent too.