It looks like low resolution PC gamers may soon be able to run PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) on their less-than-average machines. The game’s publisher recently opened up the beta testing for the new PUBG Lite version of the game.
According to the hardware specifications, the minimum PC requirements for PUBG Lite will only require an Intel Core i3 CPU, 4GB RAM, but more surprisingly, an Intel HD Graphics 4000 integrated GPU to properly run the game.For those with slightly more powerful systems, the recommended requirement to run PUBG Lite demands an Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB RAM, and either an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870.
This is an astonishing reduction in the game’s original hardware requirements. In comparison, the original PUBG required an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 and AMD Radeon R7 370 2GB in order to run the game, while the recommended graphics card is listed as either a GeForce GTX 1060 3GB or AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB.
Alas, while beta testing for PUBG Lite is already open, there is one caveat. As stated on the game’s official site, the beta is currently only available to players living in Thailand. Even more excruciating is the fact publisher has not stated when the beta will be opened up to other players outside of Thailand.
The new PUBG Lite will be a standalone title from the original PUBG. Just like the original game, however, PUBG Lite’s first map will be none other than Erangel. Further, the new Lite version of the game also retains the same Solo, Duo, and Squad in TPP (Third-person Perspective) modes that many PUBG players are used to.