PUBG: New State officially arrives today on Android and iOS. Krafton is launching the battle royale game simultaneously in over 200 countries, including India, amid unprecedented hype and fanfare. The excitement was so palpable that its servers weren’t even able to handle the surge at the start which led to a delayed launch.
New State was supposed to be playable from 9:30 am in India, but while some users could access it, many couldn’t. Krafton confirmed the technical glitch soon after and said the game would launch two hours later, which is 11:30 am. Fortunately, the game was ready this time, even though Krafton had to keep his fingers crossed. It has also released some to-dos for gamers who may experience issues with the game after launch.
Now that it’s here, we’re sure you’ll have some questions and we’re here to answer those questions for you. Here is your 10-step guide to playing PUBG: New State.
- Let’s start with the basics. What is PUBG: New State? It is a brand new battle royale game from the house of South Korean company Krafton, which is the publisher, developed by PUBG Studios. The thing to really note here is that New State is made by the same team that created the original PUBG: Battlegrounds for PC and console. It goes without saying that New State is touted as the “most realistic and technologically advanced mobile game to date” with many gameplay elements seemingly “on par” with the PC version of Battlegrounds.
- PUBG: New State is set in 2051 and takes place in the same world as PUBG: Battlegrounds. Think of it as a kind of battlefield sequel. It will have four “unique” maps. The popular Erangel map bar setting makes a comeback although it has been updated with “futuristic twists”. New State will also lay the groundwork for a brand new Troi battlefield rumored to be set in the future.
- A couple of highlights that Krafton is really bringing out big are the advanced shooting and mechanics, all paired with realistic graphics. Some of the in-game features include “weapon customization, drone shop, green flare gun, and a recruiting system where you can recruit enemies to your squad”.
- Krafton previously announced that manufacturers will launch “a strong and consistent pipeline of new content, global service support and anti-cheat measures” for the launch of New State.
- As part of its anti-cheat measures, Krafton will ban the use of “unauthorized program, emulators, keyboard and mouse and will actively detect and restrict hacks to prevent cheating and protect game code.” The company has also promised that it will look closely at player sentiment and feedback and bring in game updates accordingly.
- So, this was a short about PUBG: New State. Now, where and how to play? Well, New State was supposed to be released on Android and iOS at the same time, but the launch was far from perfect. The Android version arrived two hours late. On iOS, it took another hour longer for it to be playable. At the time of the presentation of this guide, the game is available and ready to be played on both Android and iOS. You can download it from Google Play Store or Apple App Store depending on the phone / tablet you own.
- On iOS, PUBG: New State weighs in at 1.5GB. On Android, it’s 1.39GB.
- PUBG: New State is a graphically demanding game and therefore is designed to perform best on some minimum system requirements. On Android, you will need a device with a 64-bit CPU (ABI arm64 or above), 2GB or more of RAM, Android 6.0 or later, and Open GL 3.1 or later / Vulkan 1.1 or later. New State will work on any iPhone and iPad running iOS 13 or later. Gamers are advised to use iPhone 6s and newer models to play the game for a good experience,
- If you experience any issues while playing the game, Krafton recommends updating the software and restarting the app, changing the graphics API setting to OpenGL ES, and disabling USB debugging and developer options on your device.
- There is a lot of hype and excitement around PUBG: New State. The game has recorded over 5 crore of pre-registrations since it was first announced in February. Now that it’s here, hopefully, it will live up to its hype.