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PUBG New State: Everything you need to know (Update: Available now!)
Update: November 11, 2021 (09:52 AM ET): We’ve updated our PUBG: New State hub with news of the official launch of the game. Read on for the latest.
Original article: The original PUBG — aka PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds — is credited with kickstarting the battle royale video games trend. Tencent eventually ported PUBG to mobile devices with the appropriately titled PUBG: Mobile. Now, there’s a new game available called PUBG: New State.
This is a wholly different game than we’ve seen before from the PUBG universe. It takes place at a different time, has unique features, and is the first mobile PUBG title made by the original development company.
Find out everything you need to know about PUBG: New State below! Be sure to bookmark this page as we will update it frequently.
What is PUBG: New State?
PUBG: New State is a mobile-only game set in the PUBG universe. It is available on Android and iOS devices exclusively.
The original PUBG is set in the present day (or something close to it). New State, however, takes place in the not-too-distant future of 2051. As such, it will bring new characters and stories to the PUBG universe.
However, it is still a PUBG title and plays very much like previous games. You get dropped onto a map and need to fight your way to victory as you face off against dozens of other players.
When and where will PUBG: New State launch?
The game made its global debut on November 11, 2021, in over 200 countries across Android and iOS. If you own a mobile device pretty much anywhere in the world, you’ll likely have access to New State.
If you are excited about playing this game, you can grab it from the Google Play Store. Click the button below!
What are the unique features of this game?
The most notable feature about this new game isn’t the game itself but the company that made it. PUBG Studios is creating PUBG: New State, which is the same company that made the original PUBG.
The only other mobile PUBG title is PUBG: Mobile, which Chinese gaming giant Tencent created. That makes New State the only mobile game from the original development company.
Set in the future, the new PUBG game has a new map, new weapons, and new ways to interact with the environment.
Outside of development, New State has features other PUBG titles don’t. For example, there is a weapon customization system that allows players to change the look of their weaponry during a match. This is similar to the system within Apex Legends. There are also new weapons available that reflect the futuristic setting, including drones and deployable combat shields.
There is also a whole new map for the game. When you drop, you land in a place called Troi. There are new landmarks and interactable environments, which allow you to come up with unique ways to disable your opponents.
Finally, PUBG: New State is built specifically for mobile playing. The developers strived for “next-gen graphics that surpass the standard for mobile gaming.” New players can also expect the same control experience that is “easy to learn, but hard to master.”
Will PUBG: New State land on PC or other platforms?
As of right now, PUBG: New State is designed specifically for mobile. As such, you should only expect it to land on Android and iOS devices.
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However, it wouldn’t be out of the question to think that a PC or console port could happen in the future. Part of competitor game Fortnite’s big appeal is cross-platform play. It isn’t unreasonable to assume that PUBG Studios would want to offer something comparable with its titles. Of course, it’s totally possible that that isn’t the strategy here and this game will stay a mobile exclusive. Time will tell.
For now, plan on playing this only on your phone or tablet (or within a PC emulation suite).
Stay up-to-date on PUBG: New State news
If you want to stay on the bleeding edge when it comes to PUBG: New State information, you can follow the game’s social media profiles. Here they are:
Obviously, you can also stay tuned here at Android Authority, as we will cover the biggest news related to the game.
That’s everything we know so far about PUBG: New State! Be sure to bookmark this page as we will update it often with new info.