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#1 Edited by JJWeatherman (15100 posts) -

I haven't seen any talk about it here yet, which seems a little strange to me. It's live on Android and iOS, and is a free download.

I played some yesterday and managed to get a couple kills and 12th place I think. The touch controls, while clearly not ideal, were surprisingly decent. That said I just read an article on Gamespot talking about how matches are potentially being populated by bots, so that seems lame. It was my first time playing any type of PUBG, though, and I guess it's a little easier to see the appeal when you're in there feeling the tension as opposed to just watching someone else. I still don't think it's quite my thing, but I may keep playing for a bit.

Anyone else here give it a try?

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#2 Posted by msouza1991 (65 posts) -

I played a match of this last night and I've also played some of Fortnite on iOS and as of right now I'll say that PUBG is the better game of the 2. The controls on both games aren't great but I find them to be better and more responsive on PUBG. I also found the text borderline unreadable in Fortnite. Also seems like PUBG has at least some form of progression where as Fortnite really doesn't (at least in the beta).

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#5 Posted by Goboard (290 posts) -

Downloaded it, had it crash 3 times in a row while trying to load up. Looked up what could be the problem and turns out anyone who uses a 5s will have this issue. Don't bother downloading it till version 0.4.0 is out if your a 5s user.

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#6 Posted by Tigerface_Killah (25 posts) -

Lol, here I was feeling pretty good getting 1st place in my first ever game of this last night. I guess starting newer players off with some bots makes a bit of sense.

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#7 Posted by TheFlamingo352 (336 posts) -

I won my first match with 8 kills, some players definitely feel like bots with the way they move, then shoot, then move again. That said the touch controls are shockingly decent, and the Splatoon-style gyroscope aiming helps too. It's free, so I'd definitely recommend trying it out.

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#8 Edited by inevpatoria (7428 posts) -

@travisrex said:

Yeah and in case anyone comes in here wondering...i read on another forum that in pubg they put you with bots and slowly filter real players in as you get more experience. Pretty genius if you ask me. Havent played it myself.

So, maybe this is just my staunchly anti-competitive, anti-social personality talking.

But.

I totally kind of want a bot match mode in the other retail versions of PUBG.

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#9 Posted by msouza1991 (65 posts) -

@goboard: It crashed a bunch for me at first but eventually I got in. I was using a iPod Touch.

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#10 Posted by Goboard (290 posts) -

@msouza1991: Looked a little further and it seems like the compatibility list in the app store isn't correct for the current version out. It's not a bug, but that version 0.3.2 doesn't support the 5s and version 0.4.0 brings support for that model.

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#11 Edited by MobiusFun (248 posts) -

So uhh...

Does the mobile version run better than the XB1 version? That'd be kinda messed up, right?

Just looked up footage of both versions. I didn't realize the XB1 version was patched to be decent. Also, I kinda like the PS2-lookin buildings in the mobile version.

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#12 Posted by nicksmi56 (830 posts) -

You sure it's live on Android? Not showing up at all on mine.

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#13 Posted by phuzzybunny (181 posts) -

You sure it's live on Android? Not showing up at all on mine.

Just search "PUBG" in the Google Play store. Should show up. That or "PUBG Mobile".

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#14 Posted by nicksmi56 (830 posts) -
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#15 Posted by Crommi (401 posts) -

@nicksmi56: Either too old Android version or not available on your region.

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#18 Edited by nickhead (1257 posts) -

Just played and won my first game - my buddy and I had 12 kills total. I jumped on PUBG pretty quick after GB started playing and I've only got to top 5 a handful of times. It seemed very easy to kill people, especially with that handy auto aim, so bots? Not hard to believe.

That said, this is impressive and is still fun. I like Fortnite too and wish I could check that out for comparison.

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#19 Posted by BradBrains (2259 posts) -

I played a game. Thought it worked pretty well all things considered.

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#20 Edited by terminallychill (99 posts) -

I got my first chicken dinner last night and then woke up to see all these headlines about how the game starts you off with bots for a while. I definitely was up against players too but did anyone else read about this?

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#21 Posted by YummyTreeSap (1202 posts) -

Ah, it makes sense that it's populated by bots then. They're profoundly stupid bots. I've played four games, won 3 of them, and have a KDR of 35.00 right now. I also played a squad game by myself that I almost won. Hopefully it starts putting me up against real players soon because I don't want to keep playing this if it's going to be this easy. All things said, this is clearly not an optimal way to play a game like this, but it's weirdly fascinating in how accurate it is to the actual game.

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#22 Edited by inevpatoria (7428 posts) -

So uhh...

Does the mobile version run better than the XB1 version? That'd be kinda messed up, right?

Just looked up footage of both versions. I didn't realize the XB1 version was patched to be decent. Also, I kinda like the PS2-lookin buildings in the mobile version.

"Decent" is still relative, I'm afraid. The Xbox version runs okay in spits, but not consistently.

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#23 Edited by Fram (1849 posts) -

I downloaded it this morning on a whim and got a chicken dinner in my first game! I'm no PUBG expert, but my game was definitely populated with bots; the last 7 or so players all died to the playzone. Still it controlled well enough and ran ok too, though I don't see when I'd ever want to play this over the console/pc version. The matches last just as long on mobile and I don't plan on my bathroom visits extending beyond a half-hour.

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#24 Posted by korwin (3918 posts) -

First game, chicken dinner. Mobile players ain't shit :P

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#25 Posted by terminallychill (99 posts) -

I like playing it on mobile because I'd never played pubg before (don't have the means to build a PC at the moment). But I hope in the future they show you who is a bot and who isn't off the bat.

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#26 Posted by SSully (5627 posts) -

Yeah they definitely are bots. The last guy in my game was human because he was naked like me and didn't just stand still like an idiot. I still killed him and won though.

Works surprisingly well on mobile.