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Want to run PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) on a lower-end PC? See free-to-play PUBG Lite.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is a battle royale game focused on scavenging weapons and using stealth or other tactics to be the last person alive. While the title has seen unprecedented popularity on Steam and other platforms like the Xbox One, it still suffers from a lack of optimization. For example, even with one of the best NVIDIA cards out there, you frequently see drops down to 30 FPS at moderate settings. The base Xbox One version drops down even further, and the Xbox One X port doesn't take advantage of the added power in a meaningful way.

Recently, Bluehole Inc. announced "PUBG Lite." PUBG Lite is a free-to-play version of PUBG that features very low requirements. You can read the new minimum and recommended specifications below. They're vastly improved from the standard release.

Minimum Specifications

  • Windows 7 and above
  • Intel Core i3 2.4 GHz
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 4 GB storage
  • Windows 7 and above
  • Intel Core i5 2.8 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870
  • 4 GB storage

Curiously enough, PUBG Lite only appears to be available in Thailand at the moment, but it should roll out to other countries "soon." The team said that it's in the final stages of review before the game is available to everyone, so hang tight!

Are you interested in this free-to-play version of PUBG? Let us now.

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

  • It will be a hit in countries like India since many don't own gaming PCs here. Moreover, it seems mute stable than PUBGM in Emulator.
  • Will the free-to-play version also come to Xbox?
  • I don't think so, since XBox is powerful enough to handle original PUBG (it has to be optimised by the way).
  • HAHAHAHA no it's not. Have you played this trashfire on Xbox?
  • Obvious fanboy.. Blame the developer for their copy pasting method to console and not the console. Notice how even more garbage it runs on ps4 even tho the Xbox version is way more updated.
  • Yeah the game is trash. Developers all to blame. Glad the game is dying.
  • I bet you play Fortnite every day.
  • I tried to VPN it but it seems back-end locked to be downloaded from somewhere else.
  • Best mobile game in the history
  • I'm Thai and I stay in Thailand since I was born. But, honestly, I don't like to play any battle royale nor consider downloading it, even if I can download it. Fun fact, this project was originally called "PUBG: Project Thai". I saw gameplay, and I think it just a PC port of PUBG Mobile...