PUBG Mobile Lite is a Lighter PUBG for Less Powerful Phones

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PUBG Corp and Tencent Games have developer a lighter mobile version of online battle royale third-person shooter PUBG Mobile. PUBG Mobile Lite features fewer system requirements and memory, allowing more people to enjoy the mayhem. It’s available now on the Google Play store for Android phones.

PUBG Mobile Lite has a reduced download size of 490 MB, and can be played on mobile devices that have less than 2 GB RAM. To compensate for the reduction, the battle map is smaller. Player match sized has been reduced to 60, and matches last only 10 minutes.

Other changes in PUBG Mobile Lite include enhanced aim assistance, removing bullet drop, suppressing weapon recoil, and allowing for healing while moving. Building density and loot have been increased to help create faster matches. All of these features are designed to improve the online multiplayer experience when playing with a less than optimal internet connection and/or mobile device.

The original PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. PUBG Mobile is available on iOS and Android mobile devices. PUBG Mobile Lite is available on Android only. All versions are rated M for Mature.

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Apex Legends Preseason Invitational is the Biggest Apex Legends Tournament Yet

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There’s only way direction to go for popular competitive video games: eSports. EA has announced the biggest eSports tournament yet for Battle Royale shooter Apex Legends with the Preseason Invitational. The tournament will be held in Krakow, Poland in September, and feature 80 3-person teams from around the world competing to win a prize pool of $500,000.

“Competition is in the DNA of Apex Legends and this competitive event will showcase the game at its highest-level,” said Chad Grenier, Design Director, Respawn Entertainment. “This Apex Legends Preseason Invitational advances our vision towards a robust competitive experience with the community at the center. We continue to explore all the entertaining ways both players and spectators can experience Apex Legends and look forward to bringing this event to life.”

The Preseason Invitational is a double elimination format. Each round will determine who stays in the winner’s bracket, and who’s bumped to the loser’s bracket or eliminated entirely. The action will last until 20 teams remain for a final 60-person match to determine the winning team.

Players and teams who think they have what it takes can apply to the tournament by emailing the unique application email address. Applications must include the users’ Origin IDs and competitors must be at least 16 years old. Accepted teams must pay a $150 registration fee. Official tournament rules can be found here.

The Apex Legends Preseason Invitational takes place in Poland, September 13-16.

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Apex Legends Battle Pass Revealed, Season 1 Starts Tomorrow

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Respawn Entertainment has officially unveiled the first Battle Pass for battle royale shooter, Apex Legends. The first competitive season, called Wild Frontier, will start tomorrow, March 19 at 10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern.

If you’re familiar with Fortnite, Apex Legends’ Battle Pass is largely the same. You can purchase a Battle Pass in game for 950 Apex Coins, which translates to about $10 of real money. The Battle Pass includes 100 cosmetic items that you can then earn through regular play by gaining experience and leveling up.

Note that you’ll work towards unlocking the battle pass goodies whether you purchase the pass or not, but you’ll obviously need to purchase it to gain the rewards. If you purchase the Battle Pass later during the season, your progress will carry over and you’ll earn all the applicable rewards.

Unlockable rewards include weapon skins, character skins, banners, badges, epic and legendary loot boxes, and 1,000 in Apex Coins. The last unlock in the Battle Pass is also the first evolving Legendary weapon skin for the Havoc, which has three stages. The Season 1 Battle Pass is purposefully designed to feature all Legends and provide a variety of unlocks for newcomers.

“In terms of rewards, we’ve tried to create a Battle Pass where first-time spenders can get a strong base of weapon and character cosmetics to fill out their initial collection at a deep discount,” writes Lee Horn, Lead Product Manger, Respawn Entertainment.

If you’ve got the cash and want to skip ahead, Apex Legends is offering a Battle Pass Bundle. The Battle Pass Bundle costs 2,800 Apex Coins and grants the Battle Pass as well as instantly unlocking 25 levels of rewards.

Everyone who plays during Season 1, which will last about three months, can earn one Wild Frontier Legend skin, five Apex Packs, and 18 Wild Frontier Stat Trackers. Purchasing the Battle Pass will grant access to three new Wild Frontier skins for Lifeline, Wraith, and Mirage.

Also arriving in Season 1 is the first post-launch Legend, Octane. Look for Octane’s official reveal soon. Respawn has stated that every season of Apex Legends will add a new Legend.

Battle Pass rewards are exclusive to that season. Once earned you keep them forever, but they can never be earned again.

Apex Legends is available on PC (Origin), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It’s rated T for Teen.