Free, lightweight PUBG Lite variant for budget PCs enters beta testing

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PUBG LITE is in Beta test and is restricted to Thailand as of now. Despite being graphically cut down, the game will still support 100-player matches with all of the other features from regular PUBG.

If you are excited to try out PUBG LITE on your regular laptop or desktop, you will have to wait.

With PUBG available on a number of other platforms such as Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and on mobile devices, it makes sense that PUBG would like to offer a free version in an attempt to hook players to the battle royale title.

The minimum requirements for the original PUBG calls for a mid-tier quad core CPU, 8GB of RAM and a GTX 960, but those specs can't quite run the game at 60 fps on very low.

This new version of the game is a stripped-back experience, featuring only two maps - Erangel and Miramar - with options for Solo, Duos, and Squads modes.

"Deliver the PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS experience to players in areas where the core game's required specifications are more hard to achieve due to the hardware available".

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PUBG Corp has launched a beta for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Lite in Thailand.

This version of PUBG lowers the PC hardware requirements, making it possible for a greater number of players to get in on the action.

The post ends with an assurance that even though PUBG Lite is built for low-end hardware, it is just as good as PUBG on Steam. PUBG LITE will be free to download and play for players on PC.

The game can be played on systems with the following specs or better: Core i3 2.4GHz CPU, 4GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4000, and a 4GB HDD. The website doesn't give a specific date that the PUBG Lite game will go live; it only says "soon".

That said, we can't imagine PUBG Lite will be limited to such a small playerbase for long. This is expected to make it more accessible, thus bringing more players on-board the PUBG bandwagon.

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