With the v1.1 update for PUBG Mobile, a new, extremely handy feature was revealed. Now, PUBG Corporation has shared all the details on the PUBG Mobile Lightweight Installation Function, allowing players to reduce the game's overall size, as well as update sizes. Here's how the PUBG Mobile Lightweight Installation function works.
PUBG Mobile Lightweight Installation Function detailed
Using the PUBG Mobile Lightweight Installation Function, you can reduce the game's file size from over 2GB to roughly 610MB. However, this can only be done on Android devices, as the feature has not been rolled out to iOS devices.
With the PUBG Mobile Lightweight Installation Function, you can customize your updates, so you don't have any unnecessary files bloating up the installation.
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The Lightweight Installation Function uses new resource management techniques, and can reduce the file size of PUBG Mobile by 70%, according to the developers.
After installing the game from Google PlayStore, you will now be prompted to download either a low-spec or high-spec resource pack.
- Low-spec resource pack (329.9 MB): "Apply the low-spec version of all graphic resources. Resources are downloaded quickly, and the game runs more smoothly."
- HD Resource Pack (583.2MB): "Apply the HD version of all graphic resources. Superior performance and effects, providing the best experience."
Further, players can choose to install only the resource packs they require. After the initial installation, you will only have the Erangel map downloaded, and you can download the others as you see fit.
This should help drastically reduce the PUBG Mobile file size, and can be used for the upcoming updates as well. Further, you can delete unwanted resource packs or content.
Lastly, there's also a "Smart suggestions" option to choose, which cleans up unnecessary files using the PUBG Mobile Lightweight Installation Function.