PUBG MOBILE on Android (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds) is undoubtedly one of the greatest hits of recent times, an action game type Blattle Royale (only can survive one player) that has already swept on PC and has made the leap to devices Android directly thanks to the conversion made using the native Unreal Engine 4. In this guide we will review which SoC’s models are compatible with this game even if is not officially supported, we will see that TV-Box are compatible, we will learn to install it even if we do not we have it available in the Google Play Store, configure it and how to control it with gamepad or keyboard and mouse, even how to play it on PC with an Android emulator. Everything to be the kings of the stage and eat the chicken.
Hardware compatible with PUBG on Android
The company responsible for PUBG MOBILE has made a smart move using Unreal Engine 4 (UE4) for all versions of their game, they can apply the same content to all our platforms and continue with the same play experience on any device.
The minimum requirements of the games are imposed by the UE4 since by default this type of game can only be compiled with a profile that supports these features, as we can see they are demanding but nothing out of the ordinary either.
- Have a GPU with OpenGL support ES 3.1 or higher
- System with at least 2 GB of RAM
- Android 5.1.1
- Minimum free storage 2 GB
- TV-Box: Requires mouse or pointer emulator to select menus
TV-Box and SoC supported
In the following graph you can see a selection of TV-Box models that support PUBG MOBILE at hardware level since they have a SOC (processor) that integrates a GPU (graphic chip) with OpenGL ES 3.1 support. The performance and graphic quality will be defined by the power of the GPU, as a reference we have to focus on the results of 3DMark Sling Shot since it runs on OpenGL ES 3.1 and will give us a reference on how the game will move.
- Compatible: Tegra X1, Allwinner H6, Realtek RTD1295, Hisilicon Hi3798CV200, Amlogic S912, Rockchip RK3288, RK3368, RK3399
- Not compatible: All the rest where S905X, S905W, RK3328, RK3229 stand out … basically all those that mount Mali-450 GPU
- You can check our List of best TV-Box in the market to see which device is the correct to play PUBG MOBILE.
Many devices are not officially supported by PUBG MOBILE, although there is a list of more than 500, the TV-Boxes we are not certified devices so we will hardly ever see this game appear in the Google Play Store directly. The solution is very simple and applies to both systems with classic Android OS and Android TV, we can install an alternative store and directly install the PUBG without the biggest problem.
PUBG MOBILE configuration
To play PUBG MOBILE we need a lot of fluency since at critical moments we need to perform fast actions with precision, so I recommend lowering the settings to the minimum within the configuration icon, then we can play games and going up settings and if we feel comfortable we can leave them.
Within the system settings we can still fine-tune the performance, if we notice that the game runs with little speed it is better to lower everything to the minimum and activate the automatic fps change so that we do not lose performance. We must also bear in mind that if we have a very closed box TV-Box it can going quite hot.
Keyboard and mouse or Gamepad in PUBG MOBILE
If we want to be the kings of the game, certainly the use of keyboard and mouse in PUBG MOBILE will give us a substantial advantage, the ability to perform strafe (lateral movement), point with the mouse and manage all the functions of the game with the keyboard is a differential point, something that can be seen playing where our opponents with touch controls or Gamepad are very limited in movements. With Gamepad in PUBG MOBILE we will have a lot of comfort and a lot of advantage also over our rivals. None of these methods is officially supported by the game but we have a very simple alternative.
- Install Octopus ( apk direct download )to play with Keyboard and mouse or Gamepad in PUBG MOBILE, this app already comes with profiles for these controls for the game by default with what not we will have to configure anything, does not require root.
Run Octopus and as we see in the upper part we have the types of control that we have connected to our TV-Box or Android device, we can use them all indifferently. In the lower part we have the list of installed games, by default we will start PUBG MOBILE, although we can use this program for other games.
Inside game the use is simple, we have defined by default the keys in the action areas so it is very simple, we can move them or change them as we are interested. On the left we have the Octopus icon that we can press to show the advanced options and change drivers, in TV-Box we need a connected mouse.
Within the Octopus settings menu we can switch between Keyboard and Gamepad, we can see the two systems already have a template configured, in the case of the Gamepad we have few buttons available for all the actions that a game like PUBG has.
An important point in this app are the settings, the level of transparency of the keys on the screen can be lowered when we already have them memorized to have the cleanest screen, the POV Sensivility level is critical to control the character’s rotation speed which by default is somewhat slow.
PUBG MOBILE on PC
As a extra we leave here an Android emulator for PC that seems to work pretty well to run PUBG MOBILE on our computer, with this method everyone can try the experience of this game for free.
- Install NoxPlayer 6 on PC to play PUBG MOBILE in Android version