PUBG Mobile North American Launch Imminent, Beta Going Live

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In the infographic above, you can see some more figures that have accumulated in PUBG since the game launched in December 2017 for Xbox One, including over 950,000 frying pan kills, nearly 5 million chicken dinners, and strangely, more than 41 million humiliating deaths in the fatal blue zone. Though the game was already set for China, the expansion couldn't come at a worse (or better, depending on how you look at it) time with the Fortnite mobile game coming soon.

It's taken less than three months for the game to reach that figure on Xbox One, impressive considering the game's initial struggles, multiple updates, and differences when compared to the PC version. Well, PUBG has now done the same, providing a soft launch of PUBG Mobile in Canada published by Tencent Games.

The news was confirmed this morning on PUBG Mobile's official Facebook page. Combatants are dropped into an 8×8 km map and tasked with finding weapons, vehicles and various upgrades, with the ultimate goal of being the last player left standing. After Epic announced that Fortnite would make its way to mobile devices, a mobile version of PUBG has now appeared in the Canadian Google Play store.

The game's soft launch in the West could mean that a US release is not far away, but no release date has been revealed.

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And yes, before you have to ask, this is an officially licensed port of the PC version running Unreal Engine 4.

Controls, which are handled by an on-screen joystick and buttons, were a little finicky given the size of the display, but overall my early impressions of the game are positive.

That image, and Xbox's YouTube video celebrating the five million players can both be found below.

You can check out PUBG Mobile screenshots in the gallery below.

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