PUBG Corp. has announced the PUBG Lite, a stripped-down, free-to-download version of the popular Battle Royale game that can run on low-spec computers. The free PC version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is now being beta tested in Thailand only for now. But the company hopes to roll out the product soon in other regions.
To make PUBG available to more players, the team created a version that requires specification lower than what’s required by the core game. The PUBG Lite combines lower hardware requirements with uncompromised quality gaming experience. This allows users to play even on computers and laptops running on integrated graphics.
PUBG Lite has minimum and recommended OS requirement of Windows 7, 8, or 10, 64-bit, as well as 4GB HDD. The free version also needs at least a Core i3 2.4GHz CPU, 4GB RAM, and Intel HD Graphics 4000. But the recommended specs are Core i5 2.8 GHz CPU and 8GB RAM. In addition, the game runs best on a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or an AMD Radeon GHD 7870 GPU.
A sneak peek on the beta test of PUBG Lite rolled out in Thailand shows the very first map introduced in PlayerUnknown’s Battleground, Erangel. This fictional island located in the black sea features a range of environment and terrains perfect for non-stop action and exciting game play, including a nuclear power plant, submerged city, swamp, mountain areas, and more.
In addition, the lite version allows users to play Solo, Duo, and Squad in the third person perspective.
The new variant of PlayerUnknown’s Battleground is a standalone product and has its own dedicated development team. So aside from the familiar maps and content, players can also expect exclusive features on this stripped-down version.