May expand to different territories in the future
PUBG Corp has launched a beta for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Lite in Thailand. This new version of PUBG is a low-spec, free-to-play iteration of the popular battle royale title. Based off of the current PC version, Lite resembles PUBG Mobile from its visual makeup. The idea is to provide a version of the game for players with weaker machines to get them playing.
The current build includes the original PUBG map (Erangel), its desert map (Miramar) and the training arena. Despite being graphically cut down, the game will still support 100-player matches with all of the other features from regular PUBG.
You can actually download the client and give it a shot. You’ll need to set up a VPN to trick the servers into believing you’re in Thailand, but that isn’t especially hard to do. PUBG Corp does state it is looking to expand PUBG Lite into different territories, but this may only be for other Asian markets instead of a worldwide release.
For now, we just have a trailer to get a short look at the game. It appears to be exactly like PUBG, just without the performance issues. What a thought that is, right?