PUBG Mobile 0.9.0 Update Now Live for Android and iOS

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PUBG Mobile 0.9.0 Update Now Live for Android and iOS

Highlights

  • The update brings Halloween-themed items to the game
  • Night mode is present on the Erangel map
  • New weapons and vehicles find their way to the Sanhok map

PUBG Mobile 0.9.0 update for Android and iOS is available for download right now. The PUBG Mobile 0.9.0 download size is 608MB on Android. Last week developer Lightspeed and Quantum teased its feature set in a PUBG Mobile Discord channel promising a night mode for the Erangel map, Halloween-themed cosmetics, and a revamped Royale Pass mission page. Crew are open for upto six players and Crew Challenges have been introduced to the game as well. This follows the PUBG Mobile 0.8.5 update that brought in a collaboration between publisher Tencent and Japanese street wear brand BAPE (short for Bathing Ape) to bring a BAPE frying pan, a shark hoodie, and other BAPE-branded accessories and items in-game.

PUBG Mobile 0.9.0 update

  • Night mode in Erangel: the map will alternate between day and night randomly.
  • Halloween: interact with other players on Spawn Island by picking up pumpkins and candies.
  • Added a candy event and Halloween theme for the main menu.
  • Added the QBU DMR in Sanhok.
  • Added in the the Rony pickup truck in Sanhok.
  • Added a 'Share for Deals' feature. Get your friends to help you bargain for items.
  • Crews now limited to six players.
  • Crew Challenge now open

Thanks to being on Android (as well as iOS), PUBG Mobile dominates Asia and China according to data agency SensorTower, with the US making up only 30 percent of PUBG's revenue. This makes Fortnite's loss as PUBG's gain. Particularly in markets that have no access to PCs, consoles, or iOS devices out of cost concerns or personal preference such as Asia where Android rules supreme.

Aside from being on Android, PUBG Mobile is no slouch when it comes to bringing new features to the game, receiving updates aplenty ranging from visual improvements, the Royale Pass(PUBG Mobile's equivalent of the Fortnite Battle Pass) and even seasonal events. Plus, it's exceedingly well optimised — to the point where the game run brilliantly even on low-end smartphones. Fortnite on iOS, while serviceable, doesn't run as smooth as it could on anything that's not the latest hardware from Apple.


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