PUBG Mobile Update 0.12 Out Now, Brings Zombie: Darkest Night, Spectator Mode, and More
16 Apr, 2019
The PUBG Mobile update 0.12 is out now for Android and iOS on Google Play and the App Store respectively. This much awaited update to the popular battle royale game brings new modes like Zombie: Darkest Night as well as host of features such as being able to spectate matches of your friends. The PUBG Mobile update download size is around 475MB and is having a staged roll out, with users in countries like South Africa and Malaysia reporting on the official PUBG Mobile Discord that they've been able to download the update right now. So if you haven't been able to get the 0.12 patch just yet, it should show up on your Android or iOS device soon enough.
This new update comes weeks after Tencent and PUBG Corp announced the PUBG Mobile Club Open 2019. Billed as "the world's biggest global e-sports venture with $2.5 million in prize pool earnings" its Spring Split Global Finals is slated for Germany this July. With a worldwide user base of 200 million players and 30 million who play daily, this should come as no surprise.
In India though, the PUBG Mobile competitive scene is facing growing pains aplenty.
"50 million gamers play PUBG Mobile in India now, which is the highest," said Rajdip Gupta, Founder of Cobx Gaming, one of India's bigger e-sports organisers in conversation with Gadgets 360. "It's more about how people come together and play PUBG Mobile — casually, there's no structured way to put a team together. You might have the best player in Malad, the best player in Borivali also, but you don't know who is the best player in India."
Furthermore, PUBG Mobile isn't geared towards e-sports just yet due to the absence of local ranking systems and a proper league structure. Though he remains hopeful.
"If they come up with leagues like Mumbai Premier League for cricket we might find the best team and have them compete against others," he said. "It might happen since Tencent is spending a lot money on the game. They might have some kind of league because India is the biggest market for them outside of China."