PUBG New State Review: Worth Switching From Battlegrounds Mobile India?

PUBG is a reputation that’s fairly conversant in virtually everybody now, not simply India’s children. The cellular model of the sport has grown to large recognition because it got here out in 2018, a 12 months after the official launch of the PUBG PC model. However after PUBG was banned in India gamers needed to search for totally different video games — although the craze for one of the vital common battle royale video games on cellular by no means died. Earlier this 12 months, Krafton curated a particular version for Indian cellular avid gamers, Battlegrounds Cellular India, often known as BGMI.

With BGMI, nothing main was modified in comparison with PUBG aside from some components right here and there. It was basically PUBG with a brand new coat of paint. However that is not the case with PUBG: New State. With it, Krafton will get to re-introduce the PUBG moniker in India, and in a brand new avatar that’s going to catch the attention. However can PUBG: New State rope within the avid gamers that belong to the BGMI camp? What new issues does it have to supply? I performed the sport for round every week, learn on to seek out out about our tackle the brand new entrant in cellular gaming — PUBG: New State.

PUBG New State: visible attraction

On the graphics entrance, there have been some adjustments that Krafton has integrated into PUBG: New State. Visually, the sport seems to be significantly better than its counterparts. The graphics, particulars within the grass, partitions and their texture together with the participant mechanism present a sensible appear and feel to the sport.

PUBG: New State at present presents a bunch of graphics settings beginning with Lite, Medium, Excessive, Extremely and Excessive. The lite choice is the brand new introduction. As for framerate settings, you now get Low, Medium, Excessive, Very Excessive, Extremely, Max and Excessive — which isn’t accessible at launch. In my expertise, loading time on the primary boot has elevated. I examined this on the iPhone 12 and the Realme 6 Pro. The iPhone 12 was capable of extract Extremely + Max, whereas, the Realme 6 Professional maxed out at Extremely + Very Excessive. In our testing, the again of the telephone (on each gadgets) was a bit heat to the contact after enjoying the sport for round quarter-hour or so.

Within the early days with PUBG: New State, I stumbled upon some server points as properly, although these had been later mounted after the sport was taken down for upkeep a few instances. In addition to that, I additionally got here throughout a bunch of bugs such because the “open door” button on automobiles not showing, drones getting caught in timber, vehicles getting caught proper in the midst of the map, and in some instances, I additionally discovered the ready time within the foyer to be interminable.

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A few new graphic choices had been added into PUBG: New State
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PUBG New State: new battlefields, new beginnings

With PUBG: New State, the whole lot has a brand new look. Beginning with the UI, the way in which they’ve polished the foyer, the character fashions, et cetera. Sadly, you can’t port your previous account from the earlier variations of the battle royale sport into PUBG: New State. You will have to start out from scratch. Speaking about ranging from scratch, now you can log in utilizing your Facebook account, in addition to your Google account. Nevertheless, you possibly can now not use your Twitter credentials to log in.

PUBG: New State brings two new maps, specifically Troi and Erangel 2051. As for Group Deathmatch (TDM), you get to see only one map as of now: Station. Erangel is by far the most well-liked map amongst PUBG gamers— it is a traditional in any case. Erangel 2051, because the title suggests, relies within the 12 months 2051 with all of the cities much like the sooner variations. However, this time round, elements of the buildings and partitions are damaged. It is meant to be the aftermath of the a number of battles which have taken place in Erangel.

The fully new map Troi can be very properly designed and welcomes chaos identical to some other map within the PUBG franchise. Troi brings in a bunch of latest cities for the battleground avid gamers to hop into, specifically Metropolis Corridor, Graveyard, Manufacturing facility, and Garrison. That is additionally an 8×8 km map much like Erangel. Throughout my time of play, I noticed a bunch of gamers dropping down into “The Mall”. It is probably that this place is the equal of “Pochinki” from Erangel. You additionally get some enjoyable places comparable to ‘Trailer Park’ which has ramps over the place so if you’re ever beneath unwelcomed enemy assaults, you should use these to run them off in model. Though I all the time managed to fall face-first from my bike, however that is a narrative for one more day.

The Exhibit Corridor sits proper within the coronary heart of Troi and gives you with an ample quantity of loot in an effort to take down the enemy groups. It has an open roof and you may simply envision the variety of battles that may happen. Curiously, although not surprisingly, Troi has bulletproof glasses which you should use to take cowl beneath enemy assaults. You may differentiate them from regular glasses by searching for blue tints on the bulletproof ones. A bunch of them have been laid down within the Exhibit Corridor and Laboratory in PUBG: New State.

One factor I beloved seeing in PUBG: New State is the title of all of the cities floating throughout the map in the course of the begin of a sport. So, you possibly can see Pochinki, Rozhok, Faculty, and each different metropolis’s title from a chicken’s eye view whereas seated within the airplane. Because of this, it is now not possible to confuse two cities that look considerably related.

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The chicken’s eye view from the airplane now exhibits you the title of cities
Photograph Credit score: Robin John/Gadgets360

With Troi, you additionally get to expertise a bunch of latest automobiles— and never simply any automobile, these vehicles and bikes are futuristic. Do not observe? Effectively, to start out with, they run on batteries as a substitute of gas — as you’ll anticipate vehicles and bikes to be working on within the 12 months 2051. Not simply that, vehicles even have auto-pilot. The driving force will get the choice to toggle between handbook and auto-pilot mode in PUBG: New State.

Nevertheless, it’s not totally managed by AI, the driving force will nonetheless must steer across the map — the PUBG: New State AI simply accelerates by itself. Battery-operated vehicles are naturally much less noisy when in comparison with their gassy counterparts however it’s nonetheless audible at shut vary. Additionally, if you’re exterior the zone and driving an EV, the quantity of battery consumption will increase.

In case you get tired of driving across the map in your new auto-pilot automobile, you possibly can all the time select the trams. These trams run across the battlefield in PUBG: New State and are very useful if you’re caught in a dire scenario. I’ve discovered these to be helpful for taking cowl as properly. Though the trams are actually sluggish, then once more, that is how they’re speculated to be.

PUBG New State gameplay

Shifting on to PUBG: New State gameplay. The participant motion and gun mechanics all appear to be fairly much like the earlier iterations of the battle royale sport, PUBG Cellular and BGMI. That being mentioned, they’ve positively made some adjustments that can’t be neglected.

For starters, the gameplay now seems to be and feels quite a bit just like the PC version of PUBG. That is one thing I beforehand talked about in our PUBG: New State first impressions. In case you are ever caught in a battle and have to run away out of your enemies, you possibly can roll to take fast cowl. Double tapping the crouch button initiates this—you may also add a separate button for a similar. This may be enabled within the settings.

With BGMI, each gun you picked wanted a sight of some kind, be it Pink Dot, Holographic, or any of the foremost scopes. However with PUBG: New State, they’ve modified issues round a bit. You get the purple dot sight pre-equipped with all of the weapons. For me, that was good, since I all the time most popular the purple dot over the Holographic sight because of the minimalistic reticle. They’ve additionally launched a brand new sight which works by the title of ‘Viper’. It is considerably much like the purple dot and appears fairly modern. Just about following the theme of PUBG: New State.

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The brand new shoulder-fire approach in motion
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PUBG: New State additionally brings together with itself a brand new approach for quickfire. Now you can use the shoulder-fire choice if you don’t want to scope throughout fight. This offers a extra practical really feel to shut fight. This helped me management the recoil and my spray patterns a bit higher than earlier than. Nevertheless, it does take you a while to get accustomed to this new characteristic. You may after all change between hip-fire and shoulder-fire within the settings should you favor to go the previous route.

PUBG New State: weapons galore

In case you get caught in a scenario whereby you might be out within the open with none cowl? In PUBG: New State, you possibly can take the assistance of a deployable defend that can offer you cowl. This has confirmed to be a lifesaver when working out wild within the open and an enemy workforce is making an attempt to gun you down. You get two variants of shields: one with a single defend and one other with a three-door defend. Each are fairly efficient.

PUBG: New State additionally brings a bunch of latest melee weapons comparable to a hatchet, wrench and shovel. You too can throw these at enemies to maintain them at bay— if thrown correctly, it may trigger some severe injury.

As for weapons, you’ll find all the identical weapons and weapons with simply minor additions to the stock in PUBG: New State. The DSR-I is a bolt-action rifle that makes use of the identical ammo because the M24, the 7.62mm. The firearm does look a bit taller when in comparison with Kar98k or M24. The sound it makes after a bullet is shot can be fairly immaculate. In fact, it isn’t as passable because the AWM. DSR-I may be discovered on the bottom and never in particular loot bins, so you will have loads of time to decide on between the 7.62mm trio.

Dyneema Vest makes its method into PUBG: New State with some minor tweaks from the builders. The Dyneema Vest gives you with extra safety in opposition to quick and mid-range weapons that use the 9mm, 5.56mm, and .45ACP. Nevertheless, the whole lot has its professionals and cons. With Dyneema Vest, you might be extra susceptible when beneath fireplace from a gun that packs within the 7.62mm, 12 Gauge and naturally, the .300 Magnum. Together with this, they’ve additionally added gun customization kits. With these kits, you possibly can change the way in which a gun operates.

For instance, the double-barrel S685-6 may be customised in a method that it fires each the bullets in a single shot. Whereas, you may also lower the horizontal recoil of the Mini 14. One of the best half about that is you can change the fireplace mechanics of a gun in PUBG: New State. I picked up an MK47 Mutant and utilized the customisation package to it, and it went from burst mode to auto, which I favor in most circumstances. There are a tonne of different customisations you are able to do with the horde of weapons the sport gives.

PUBG New State: up for some purchasing?

By now it is fairly clear that PUBG: New State is about sooner or later. Nothing at this level can shock you, proper? Effectively, that is what I assumed. We now have drones. To be exact, you now have a ‘Drone Store’ whereby you should buy ammo, medical kits, EV batteries, and basically the whole lot required in an emergency. However together with that, you additionally get to purchase flare weapons, each purple and inexperienced (extra on that later).

You should purchase objects from the store utilizing drone credit which you’ll find laid down throughout the map. After including the mandatory objects to your cart, the participant can then go forward and place the order. A drone, emitting blue smoke, hovers above you and drops a case together with your objects in PUBG: New State.

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You should purchase needed objects from the Drone Store
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In case you had been questioning if this transaction can entice enemies, then the reply to that could be a stable, sure! The drone does make some noise and the blue smoke can lure close by enemies. Alternatively, you may also use this in PUBG: New State to put down traps for enemies that you just assume is likely to be tenting close by.

The store additionally helps you to get hands-on a ‘Scout Drone’ that may enable you fish out enemies that is likely to be hiding inside a constructing. In case you are well-versed with the thought of Crypto — a legend in Apex Legends, for individuals who know what I imply — you know the way this goes. Nevertheless, not like Crypto’s drone, this one doesn’t trigger any injury and is only for scouting functions. It is excellent to plan out an ambush on anybody in hiding.

PUBG New State: again, again from the lifeless

PUBG: New State brings with itself a brand new recruit system. A traditional squad of gamers consists of 4 individuals. In case you wipe out an enemy squad, all of the gamers can be knocked down as a substitute of completed, until you willingly try this. You may then go forward and choose a participant and revive them. As soon as the revival course of is completed, the participant now belongs to your workforce. The participant not solely joins your workforce however also can be part of the voice chat. Nevertheless, take note, you can’t at any time within the sport have greater than 4 gamers in your squad. You may solely recruit an opponent if a participant out of your workforce has both died or disconnected.

As for the respawn system, keep in mind the inexperienced flare gun we mentioned a few paragraphs in the past? Sure, these are used to revive your teammates. The inexperienced flare gun prices round 1,200 drone credit in PUBG: New State. You may solely use this to revive a single teammate at a time. This was earlier launched within the Payload Mode whereby you wanted the teammate’s ID to resurrect them — that’s not the case right here. The revived comrade lands empty-handed from the sky with the desire to start out from scratch. Be sure you don’t revive your teammate in the midst of chaos, or it is not going to be a reasonably sight.

PUBG New State evaluate verdict

I consider PUBG: New State is an excellent sport with a brand new map, new weapons, new options and a complete lot of issues to supply. Barring some preliminary bugs and glitches, I had an incredible expertise enjoying the sport. The gameplay was refreshing and it lured me in with all the flowery gear. Nevertheless, with PUBG: New State you’ll have to begin your battle royale profession within the franchise from scratch.

As I discussed earlier than, you possibly can’t port your previous account with all of the achievements, ranks, and accolades into the brand new PUBG sport. That is one thing that makes me not need to change to PUBG: New State. In addition to that, the sport asks quite a bit out of your smartphone. So, if you’re somebody on a price range system, it is attainable that you’ll not have a seamless expertise, much like mine.

Nonetheless, the sport gives you with a brand new expertise and a fast journey to the longer term. It’s going to take a while to adapt to the refined gameplay however I recommend you give it a strive earlier than fully axing it. Who is aware of? Perhaps you will benefit from the future.


  • PC-like gameplay
  • New weapons, vehicles, and maps
  • Drones, revival and recruit system retains the sport participating
  • A lot better graphics and lighting
  • Futuristic components


  • Can not port previous account into PUBG: New State
  • A few bugs and glitches that may be irritating
  • Calls for quite a bit out of your smartphone when it comes to graphical prowess

Score (out of 10): 8

PUBG: New State is obtainable for obtain on Android and iOS. It is free-to-play and options microtransactions. In-app purchases embrace skins for weapons and cosmetics for the participant mannequin. There is no such thing as a pay-to-win behaviour right here.


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