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

PUBG is a reputation that’s fairly aware of nearly everybody now, not simply India’s children. The cellular model of the sport has grown to huge reputation 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 crucial in style 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, also called BGMI.

With BGMI, nothing main was modified in comparison with PUBG aside from some components right here and there. It was primarily 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 enchantment

On the graphics entrance, there have been some adjustments that Krafton has included 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 practical appear and feel to the sport.

PUBG: New State at the moment gives a bunch of graphics settings beginning with Lite, Medium, Excessive, Extremely and Excessive. The lite possibility 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 effectively, although these had been later fastened 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 bushes, automobiles getting caught proper in the course 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, all the things 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 not port your outdated account from the earlier variations of the battle royale recreation 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 may now not use your Twitter credentials to log in.

PUBG: New State brings two new maps, particularly 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 preferred map amongst PUBG gamers— it is a traditional in any case. Erangel 2051, because the title suggests, is predicated within the 12 months 2051 with all of the cities just 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 solely new map Troi can be very effectively designed and welcomes chaos similar to every other map within the PUBG franchise. Troi brings in a bunch of latest cities for the battleground avid gamers to hop into, particularly Metropolis Corridor, Graveyard, Manufacturing facility, and Garrison. That is additionally an 8×8 km map just like Erangel. Throughout my time of play, I noticed a bunch of gamers dropping down into “The Mall”. It is seemingly 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 underneath unwelcomed enemy assaults, you should use these to run them off in fashion. Though I at all times managed to fall face-first from my bike, however that is a narrative for an additional day.

The Exhibit Corridor sits proper within the coronary heart of Troi and gives you with an ample quantity of loot to be able to take down the enemy groups. It has an open roof and you’ll simply envision the variety of battles that may happen. Apparently, although not surprisingly, Troi has bulletproof glasses which you should use to take cowl underneath enemy assaults. You possibly can 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 liked seeing in PUBG: New State is the title of all of the cities floating throughout the map through the begin of a recreation. So, you might see Pochinki, Rozhok, College, and each different metropolis’s title from a fowl’s eye view whereas seated within the aircraft. Due to this, it is now unattainable to confuse two cities that look considerably comparable.

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The fowl’s eye view from the aircraft 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 car, these automobiles and bikes are futuristic. Do not observe? Effectively, to start out with, they run on batteries as a substitute of gas — as you’d count on automobiles and bikes to be working on within the 12 months 2051. Not simply that, automobiles 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 motive force will nonetheless need to steer across the map — the PUBG: New State AI simply accelerates by itself. Battery-operated automobiles are naturally much less noisy when in comparison with their gassy counterparts nevertheless it’s nonetheless audible at shut vary. Additionally, if you’re outdoors the zone and driving an EV, the quantity of battery consumption will increase.

In case you become bored with driving across the map in your new auto-pilot automotive, you may at all times select the trams. These trams run across the battlefield in PUBG: New State and are very useful if you’re caught in a dire state of affairs. I’ve discovered these to be helpful for taking cowl as effectively. Though the trams are actually gradual, then once more, that is how they’re imagined to be.

PUBG New State gameplay

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

For starters, the gameplay now seems to be and feels so much just like the PC version of PUBG. That is one thing I beforehand talked about in our PUBG: New State first impressions. If you’re ever caught in a battle and have to run away out of your enemies, you may roll to take fast cowl. Double tapping the crouch button initiates this—you may as well 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 Purple Dot, Holographic, or any of the main scopes. However with PUBG: New State, they’ve modified issues round a bit. You get the crimson dot sight pre-equipped with all of the weapons. For me, that was good, since I at all times most popular the crimson dot over the Holographic sight due to the minimalistic reticle. They’ve additionally launched a brand new sight which fits by the title of ‘Viper’. It is considerably just like the crimson 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 possibility if you don’t want to scope throughout fight. This offers a extra life like 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 possibly can in fact swap between hip-fire and shoulder-fire within the settings when you desire to go the outdated route.

PUBG New State: weapons galore

If you happen to get caught in a state of affairs whereby you might be out within the open with none cowl? In PUBG: New State, you may take the assistance of a deployable protect that may give you cowl. This has confirmed to be a lifesaver when working out wild within the open and an enemy staff is attempting to gun you down. You get two variants of shields: one with a single protect and one other with a three-door protect. Each are fairly efficient.

PUBG: New State additionally brings a bunch of latest melee weapons comparable to a hatchet, wrench and shovel. You may as well throw these at enemies to maintain them at bay— if thrown correctly, it will probably trigger some critical harm.

As for weapons, you could 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. After all, it isn’t as passable because the AWM. DSR-I will be discovered on the bottom and never in particular loot containers, so you may have loads of time to decide on between the 7.62mm trio.

Dyneema Vest makes its approach into PUBG: New State with some minor tweaks from the builders. The Dyneema Vest gives you with extra safety towards quick and mid-range weapons that use the 9mm, 5.56mm, and .45ACP. Nevertheless, all the things has its execs and cons. With Dyneema Vest, you might be extra susceptible when underneath hearth 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 may change the way in which a gun operates.

For instance, the double-barrel S685-6 will be customised in a approach that it fires each the bullets in a single shot. Whereas, you may as well lower the horizontal recoil of the Mini 14. The most effective half about that is you can change the hearth mechanics of a gun in PUBG: New State. I picked up an MK47 Mutant and utilized the customisation equipment to it, and it went from burst mode to auto, which I desire 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 buying?

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

You should purchase objects from the store utilizing drone credit which you could find laid down throughout the map. After including the required 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 obligatory objects from the Drone Store
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If you happen to had been questioning if this transaction can appeal to enemies, then the reply to that could be a strong, sure! The drone does make some noise and the blue smoke can lure close by enemies. Alternatively, you may as well use this in PUBG: New State to put down traps for enemies that you simply suppose could be tenting close by.

The store additionally enables you to get hands-on a ‘Scout Drone’ that may assist you to fish out enemies that could be hiding inside a constructing. If you’re well-versed with the thought of Crypto — a legend in Apex Legends, for many who know what I imply — you know the way this goes. Nevertheless, in contrast to Crypto’s drone, this one doesn’t trigger any harm and is solely 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 standard squad of gamers consists of 4 individuals. If you happen to wipe out an enemy squad, all of the gamers will probably be knocked down as a substitute of completed, until you willingly try this. You possibly can then go forward and choose a participant and revive them. As soon as the revival course of is finished, the participant now belongs to your staff. The participant not solely joins your staff however may also be part of the voice chat. Nevertheless, remember, you can not at any time within the recreation have greater than 4 gamers in your squad. You possibly can solely recruit an opponent if a participant out of your staff 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 possibly can 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 to don’t revive your teammate in the course 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 recreation 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 a tremendous 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 may’t port your outdated account with all of the achievements, ranks, and accolades into the brand new PUBG recreation. That is one thing that makes me not need to swap to PUBG: New State. In addition to that, the sport asks so much out of your smartphone. So, if you’re somebody on a price range machine, it is potential that you’ll not have a seamless expertise, just like mine.

Nonetheless, the sport gives you with a brand new expertise and a fast journey to the longer term. It will 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? Possibly you may benefit from the future.


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


  • Can’t port outdated account into PUBG: New State
  • A few bugs and glitches that may be irritating
  • Calls for so much out of your smartphone by way of graphical prowess

Ranking (out of 10): 8

PUBG: New State is offered for obtain on Android and iOS. It is free-to-play and options microtransactions. In-app purchases embody skins for weapons and cosmetics for the participant mannequin. There isn’t any pay-to-win behaviour right here.

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