When was PUBG Mobile released? PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS has become one of the forefathers of the battle royale genre. It's still popular, but the game has faced stiff competition from Fortnite and now Apex Legends. But when did PUBG make its breakthrough into the mobile gaming market?

​​When Was PUBG Mobile Released?

PUBG Mobile made its debut on the Android and iOS on Feb. 9, 2018. The free-to-play battle royale game hit the market about a month faster than Fortnite's own mobile game did. Unlike the Fortnite mobile game, however, PUBG Mobile is not a cross-platform game, meaning players on PUBG Mobile can only play with other mobile users.  


Since its release, the game has been considered a success on the mobile platform. PUBG Mobile is currently the top-ranked strategy game in the App Store and boasts a 4.4 star rating. The game has been particularly popular in China, with tens of millions of Chinese players eagerly downloading the game upon its global mobile release on March 19, 2018.


​Many players have been wondering, are there ​bots in PUBG Mobile games? How do you get Unknown Cash in the mobile game? We also have a guide on the​ best guns to pickup for Mobile players of the game. 


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