PUBG emulator requirements (2020 Updated)
Hey everyone and welcome to The Tech Submission. In today’s Article we are going to be lookingat playing PUBG Mobile with a Mouse and Keyboard using an Emulator and comparing that to PUBGs regular PC experience. Now before I start I want to make it clear that using an Emulator places you against other people using emulators and isn’t unfairto Mobile players who are stuck with the touchscreen controls.
The only time mobile players will ever beplaced against other players using emulators is when an emulator player is partied up witha mobile player. For example if you are using an emulator andyou invite your buddy to play who is using an iPhone 8 plus or ipad or whatever he has,your games are going to have either people playing with emulators, or emulator playerswith mobile users IN THEIR PARTY.
Tencent, which is the company that makes PUBGmobile, has an official emulator called the Gaming Buddy. With this you can play PUBG Mobile on yourPC with a mouse and keyboard. This is the emulator I use, and I encourageusing this one over Bluestacks when it comes to PUBG Mobile as it’s better optimized. I’ll leave a link in the description todownload the Gaming Buddy. Now let’s get into the meat and potatoes of what this Article is REALLY about, and that’s comparing using an emulator to play PUBG Mobileagainst Bluehole’s PC version and helping you decide which version is better suitedfor you.
Let’s start with comparing the price ofeach. PUBG on PC is still 30$ on Steam, whilst PUBGMobile is free, as is the emulator you need to play it. This clearly favors the mobile version becauseyou don’t have to pay a dime to play the BASE game. Now there are micro-transactions in both versions,but those aren’t necessary to play the game and none of those purchases will give youa competitive edge in play.
If anything a neon bright orange SMG skinyou can get from loot crates are going to get you spotted more often than the base skins. Next up we have system requirements to playeach version. The PC version is notorious for making higher-endPCs look like trash, and lots of people with capable GPUs and CPUs play on lower settingsto make the game run at a reasonable FPS. Not only that, but low view distance settings actually gives a competitive advantage in seeing prone players farther away, due tothe fact that grass will not render at longer distances with this setting being used.
Mobile PUBG with the emulator is far lessintensive on your computer and although it is locked at 60FPS, you’ll be hitting thatpretty easily. However, The game does have some stutter issuesand bugs, and it can be annoying. Mobile PUBG at its max settings (which Tencent recommends you have atleast a GTX 1060 for) doesn’t look quite as good as the PC versionslowest settings, but it’s not too far off and looks great for a Mobile game.
View distance in the mobile version is similarto PUBG on low view distance settings, and seeing people at long ranges is fairly easywithout grass or bushes rendering in the distance. At the end of the day, the mobile versionusing an emulator will be MUCH easier to play on if you use a lower end PC or Laptop. If you have a capable computer you can runthe PC version, but your mileage may vary depending on how good of a rig you have.
Next let’s compare the actual gameplay elementsof these two PUBG versions. At the moment The mobile version offers athird person perspective, whilst the PC version has both third person and first person perspectives. Mobile will be getting a First person perspectivearound mid-june, but for now it’s purely third person. Mobile also includes auto-looting to makeit easier for the original touch screen controls, and results in looting necessary items likeenergy drinks and painkillers much faster.
The PC version doesn’t offer an auto lootsystem and you are forced to either hit the f key to individually pick up items, or tabover a pile of items and drag them into your inventory. Mobile can also be made to have this too,as you can disable your auto-loot function if you so choose. I ended up keeping the auto loot functionas its good for going over small piles of items and moving quickly. If I decided I needed to be more thoroughI would by-pass auto loot by tabbing over larger items to sort through what I wanted.
The emulators controls are essentially thesame as PC’s and makes the transition between both pretty simple if you play both versions. Gunplay is where there is more of a starkdifference, with the mobile version leaving out weapon sway and recoil and adding in somelight auto-aim. It is substantially easier to snipe peoplefrom a distance playing mobile with a mouse, and the absence of bullet drop and recoilmake picking up attachments less important overall, Other than scopes which are importantfor distance.
PC PUBG weapons have heavy recoil, sway whenaiming down the sights and have differing bullet drops for every weapon. This means that there takes a lot more timeoverall to master the weapons in the PC version, and makes the mobile version feel more arcade-yand water-downed. Movement, proning, crouching and peeking issimilar in both versions, but getting caught proning in the mobile version is going tohappen a lot more often as seeing people crouching or laying down is much more apparent. Because of Mobiles simplified graphics andtextures, people are much easier to see and thus proning is far less effective overall.
Directional audio in mobile have little tono bugs or glitches and although they are both good when they work, PC’s directionalaudio experiences bugs and oddities far more frequently. In the mobile version, On screen cues willalso show you where you are getting shot from, which again make the experience more accessible. The PC version feels like the hardcore biggerbrother to the mobile version, but that isn’t to say using an emulator is bad.
I enjoy the PC version when I feel like havinga competitive, hardcore experience. I enjoy playing the emulator version whenI want a quick, arcade-y romp and stomp and I don’t want to put my try-hard pants on. They both have their distinct place. Mobile does in-game bonuses, incentives, rankingand customization far better than the PC version. With frequent updates coming much faster toPUBG mobile, playing using the gaming buddy emulator gives you a ranking system, dailyrewards, country emblems for pride, and a reason to play the game and take it more seriously.
PC lags severely behind in this department,as their updates come out far less frequently. There’s just less features overall thanPUBG mobile despite having been released long before thr mobile port. Mobile might actually overtake PC with addingcontent that PC doesn’t even have yet due to how fast they are at making additions. By this time in the Article, you’ll have apretty good idea on which one is more suitable for you based on what you want out of thegame, what kind of equipment you have and what your gaming goals are.
For me, I love playing mobile on my iPhone8. I can take it on the go and play next to buddieswho may not necessarily have a PC for PUBG or even be that into gaming. When it comes to PC and using mouse and key,I like to keep my experience more hardcore and so ill be sticking to the regular PUBGon PC. Using the emulator however feels like a happymedium between standard mobile and the full PC version.
Many people will be happy with the option to play PUBG with a mouse and key for free, and without all the attached frustrations and set-up required. It is a good entry point if you are on the fence about the full PC version, and offers some practice before hand if you choose to spend the money.m So, which version do you play and why? Drop a comment below and let us know your thoughts