PUBG, like Fortnite, has seen extraordinary success over the past few years amid the revival of the Battle Royale genre. Today, it’s one of the best-selling games of all time, and while it hasn’t maintained its popularity quite as well as Fortnite has, it has its dedicated following.
PUBG is a moderately-demanding PC game – much more so than its competitor. This is partially because of its more life-like graphics and physics. We’ll go into this more in the sections below.
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The creator of PUBG, or PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, was the originator of the Battle Royale phenomenon, even if Fortnite succeeded in bringing it to a wider audience.
However, PUBG was created by a much smaller team, and this shows in the game itself. Some of the physics in the game just don’t make sense, and a lot of the graphics look unpolished compared to visually-similar games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Battlefield V.
That being said, despite these occasionally immersion-breaking graphical issues, PUBG is still fun. Fans praise the game for its sense of pace, strategic value, and flexibility. The game also adds a satisfying amount of exploration, and it lacks the “sandbox” aspect that Fortnite capitalizes on.
- Release Date: December 20th, 2017
- Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android, iOS
- Genre: Battle Royale
- Developer: PUBG Corporation
- Publisher: PUBG Corporation
Minimum System Requirements
Recommended System Requirements
Optimal PC Builds
While PUBG isn’t a terribly demanding game, it does require a moderately-powerful PC to play. Computers and laptops with integrated graphics cards, for example, will have significant issues running this game. However, as long as your PC has a dedicated graphics card, it should be able to run the game, even at low settings.
While the graphics of PUBG were never perfected, gaming in 4K, VR, or other high-stress settings is still possible. However if you’re interested in such a setup, it’s best to invest in a higher-end PC. If you’re just interested in running the game at reasonable settings, a mid-tier PC is plenty.