PUBG Mobile Tops Fortnite To Claim No. 1 Spot On App Store And Google Play

PUBG is already popular on mobile.


PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has been a phenomenal success on PC since it first launched in Early Access last year, and it's proving to be quite popular on mobile as well. Shortly after releasing on iOS and Android earlier this week, the battle royale game is already topping the charts.

PUBG Mobile has already reached No. 1 on both Google Play and the App Store, dethroning the mobile version of Fortnite: Battle Royale, which was previously sitting at No. 1 on the latter's Free Apps chart. That's an impressive debut considering the game launched by surprise earlier this week, following a few rounds of beta tests restricted to Canada.

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Unlike the mobile version of Fortnite, PUBG Mobile is available to all players with an iOS or Android device, which has undoubtedly played a part in its quick ascent to the top of the charts. Currently, only select iOS users have access to Fortnite, as players have to sign up for a chance to take part in the game's invite-only test. It also helps that PUBG Mobile can be downloaded for free, unlike the PC or Xbox One versions, both of which must be purchased.

If you're interested in jumping into PUBG on mobile, iOS users can grab the game here, while those with an Android device can download it here. The game features the same 100-player experience as on PC and Xbox One and works surprisingly well on mobile. However, if you find yourself have considerably more success in the mobile version, it's likely because you're playing against bots.

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