How to play PUBG Mobile on PC

How to play PUBG Mobile on PC

The genre of Battle Royale exploded last year, shortly after the open beta version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, better known as PUBG, on PC. The success of the game drives other developers to launch their own Battle Royale games, each with its own unique touch on the side of the game. Things exploded even more when these games made their way to mobile devices and their free game model plays an important role in making the games so popular. Out of everything, PUBG Mobile currently stands out as the reigning champion, with more than 100,000 downloads only in Google Play Store . Now many of you will agree that playing any type of shooting game on a touch screen is not as intuitive and does not feel as satisfying as using a mouse and keyboard. But considering the fact that not everyone is willing to pay for PUBG on the PC or that they have a PC powerful enough to run the game, you don't have much choice, or so it seems. So, if you have been wondering how you can get the best of both worlds, we have it covered. Here we show you how to play PUBG Mobile on PC:

Play PUBG Mobile on your Windows PC

Before starting the step-by-step tutorial, let's clarify one thing: PUBG Mobile does not run on Windows PC natively and requires an Android emulator to work . While there are quite a few Android emulators for Windows PCs, not all of them are capable of running PUBG Mobile, with some performance issues faced and others that do not support precise key assignment. Fortunately, the developer Tencent Games has launched its own emulator, Tencent Gaming Buddy (download), which runs PUBG Mobile on Windows PC without problems. Here, we will see how you can configure the Tencent Gaming Buddy emulator on your PC and highlight the optimal settings you should use to run the game without problems.

How to configure Tencent Gaming Buddy

Tencent Gaming Buddy, which is said to be the best PUBG Mobile emulator, is relatively easy to use. To start, you must download the configuration file from this link and install the emulator on your Windows PC.

The configuration process is quite simple and straightforward; just run the .exe file and the setup wizard will guide you through the process . The installation executable first install the emulator on your system, after which proceed to download PUBG Mobile.

Adjust emulator settings for best performance

When the game is downloaded, you can configure the emulator to ensure optimal performance on your system, since the default configuration does not offer the best performance. To do it, click on the hamburger menu in the upper right corner from the emulator home screen and tap on the 'Settings' option.

In the configuration option, you must make the following changes to ensure the best performance:

  • In the pestaa " Basic Concepts "from the Configuration Center, you don't have to make significant changes to improve performance, but you can select if you want to run the emulator at the start of Windows or not . The option is enabled by default and, in case you have an older PC or do not have a boot SSD, it will be recommended that you deactivate the option so that the emulator has no impact on the startup / restart time of your computer .

  • In the 'Motor' tab, you must activate the setting 'Prioritize the dedicated GPU' To make sure the emulator makes use of the dedicated GPU in your system, which greatly improve performance. If you do not have a dedicated GPU, activating the configuration will have no effect on performance.

  • Select the highest memory setting available in the 'Memory' drop-down menu, select the maximum number of cores available in the drop-down menu 'Processor' and configure the resolution according to your personal preferences.

In my tests I also found that selecting the lowest possible DPI from the 'DPI' drop-down menu also has a positive impact on performance. Once you have finished changing the settings, you must restart the emulator for the configuration to take effect, but be sure to restart after the download is complete or you may have to start downloading the game from scratch.