The latest PUBG Mobile update, which takes the Battle Royale smartphone game to version 0.7.0, will give gamers an entirely new way to play, alongside a new social system that makes it easier for friends to team up.
PUBG Mobile version 0.7.0 follows the 0.6.0 update in June, which added first-person mode, Arcade Mode: Mini-Zone, the Armory, and other features and improvements. The continuous stream of updates is allowing PUBG Mobile to go head-to-head with Fortnite Mobile, its Battle Royale rival on smartphones.
'PUBG Mobile' Update 0.7.0: Here's What It Offers
The biggest addition to PUBG Mobile with the new update is War Mode, which first arrived to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for the PC.
War Mode replaces the traditional Battle Royale games of PUBG Mobile with a deathmatch experience. In traditional Battle Royale, PUBG Mobile players aim to become the last man standing out of 100 players, but in War Mode, players will look to rack up their kill counts. Players will score three points for killing an opponent, one point for killing a downed opponent, and one point for saving a teammate. In addition, players who die in War Mode will keep respawning, until the match ends when a team reaches 100 points.
Also being added to PUBG Mobile is a new clan system that will make it easier for players to team up with their friends. Clanmates will also be able to work together to complete clan challenges, as well as climb the ranks to be able to unlock rewards.
Other contents of PUBG Mobile update 0.7.0 include more exclusive skins, a new achievement system, and the SLR Sniper rifle from PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on PC.
'PUBG Mobile' vs 'Fortnite Mobile'
PUBG Mobile update 0.7.0 comes just a month after PUBG Mobile update 0.6.0, showing that Tencent Games and PUBG Corp. are serious in keeping the game's 10 million players engaged and interested.
PUBG Mobile brought PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for free to iOS and Android device owners, going up against Fortnite Mobile similar to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds vs. Fortnite on other platforms.
PUBG Corp. has been busy dealing with PUBG Mobile clones, such as Rules of Survival and Knives Out by NetEase. The developer has filed a lawsuit against the rip-offs, so that it could instead focus on challenging Fortnite Mobile.
However, one PUBG Mobile problem still persists, and that is how players give themselves an unfair advantage by using a keyboard and mouse to play the game. It remains to be seen what Tencent Games and PUBG Corp. will do about the issue.