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Dec 03, 2019

How to Play PUBG MOBILE on PC

PLAYERUNKNOWN’s BATTLEGROUNDS was the first battle royale game to gain immense popularity. There were of course mods and standalone games that came before it, but this was the game that really propelled the battle royale genre forward. It was only natural that PUBG MOBILE would come along at some point. It’s a whole different branch of the same tree. The weapons, guns, and characters are all what you know from PLAYERUNKNOWN’s BATTLEGROUNDS, but the different developers and direct connection to Tencent takes this game in a slightly different direction. And in some ways, is a bit more attractive – especially that you can play PUBG MOBILE on PC with keyboard and mouse controls.

Here’s how to get PUBG MOBILE installed on PC through Tencent’s official mobile emulator, Gameloop (also known as Tencent Gaming Buddy, which are terms used interchangeably).

 

INSTALLATION

  1. Download the emulator on Gameloop: https://tgb.qq.com/en/games/pubg.html
  2. Run the installer “gamedownload_i18n_900205157_SpecialPackage_Taiwan_36” (or something like it) from where you downloaded it
  3. Select your region (North America, Europe, etc), agree to the terms, and start installing
  4. Once installed, you’ll want to start-up Gameloop or use the desktop shortcut created
  5. Go to “Game Center” and find ‘PUBG MOBILE’ (it should be in the Recommended section)
  6. Download ‘PUBG MOBILE’
  7. Launch the game
  8. Login through a social media service of your choosing
    1. See OPTIONAL section below for Android users
  9. Be sure to increase the game settings if you’ve got a powerful PC for high framerates and better textures (you may need to restart)
  10. Start playing and dominating on PC with keyboard and mouse

 

OPTIONAL (for Android users)

  1. Use the universal search bar to search for “Google”
    1. Install ‘Google Installer’
    2. Install ‘Google Play Game’
  2. Run ‘Google Play Game’
    1. Use Existing or Create New
    2. Login as normal
  3. Once installed, launch the game
    1. Instead of logging in with a social media account, press ‘MORE’
    2. Select ‘Play Games’
    3. Agree to terms
    4. Here is where it syncs with Google Play and your existing account

This is good if you’ve been playing PUBG MOBILE on Android, and want to continue or share your progress between PC and Mobile. Since the game runs on an Android emulator, you would want to have the same features installed.

 

DESKTOP SHORTCUT

If the installer doesn’t create a desktop shortcut, you can create one and point it to this path:

"D:\Program Files\txgameassistant\appmarket\AppMarket.exe" -startpkg com.tencent.ig -from DesktopLink

 

GAMEPLAY

Want to see what the mobile game looks like in action? Watch my companion video gameplay.


If you have questions or suggestions, hit me up on Twitter @Hawk_SE, or leave a comment in the video.