The mobile version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, or PUBG for short, has achieved staggering popularity in recent years. This multiplayer online battle royale game was already extremely popular on Xbox One when it was released in mobile format in 2019. From there, it exploded in popularity among mobile users, with player numbers climbing to 734 million in July 2020 according to Sensor Tower.
If you are one of the many fans who have been eagerly awaiting the release of PUBG Mobile New Era 1.0, you’ll be pleased to know that there are several different ways to download and install the update so that you can enjoy all the features of this latest version. Not only can you get the update through the App Store on iOS and the Play Store on Android, but there is also an alternative for Android users how don’t want to use the Play Store, using APK and OBB download links.
Later in this article, we’re going to detail a step-by-step guide to downloading the PUBG global 1.0 update without using the Play Store. But first, let’s take a look at this latest update in more detail.
What is PUBG Mobile New Era 1.0?
Fans eagerly awaited the release of the PUBG Mobile 1.0 update on 8 September 2020. The promised updates include the revamped Erangel 2.0 map, as well as representing the start of the New Era within the game. This has widely been referred to as the “PUBG Mobile New Era 1.0” which means a number of other new features, which we’ll cover in detail later in this article.
PUBG has released a number of versions specific to certain regions, such as KRJP and TW. The update that we are covering in this article is the global version that can be played around the world, the PUBG Mobile 1.0 global update. Read to learn more about this update, and how you can download and install it on your device without using the Play Store.
What Features are Included in the PUBG Mobile 1.0 Global Update?
The 1.0 global update opens the door to PUBG Mobile New Era 1.0. This unlocks a number of new features that will thrill and delight PUBG fans.
Users will be able to enjoy a new classic mode of gameplay in Erangel 2.0 and beyond A.C.E.-themed gameplay. There are also a number of Livik improvements, including unlocking a new weapon, M1014, as well as graphic quality upgrades.
Fans will also be pleased to know the Payload Mode is coming back, in version 2.0, along with training ground updates in Cheer Park and a new island in the Cheer Park lake. From October 23 Halloween Infection Mode will also be available under the new update, and on the same date Cheer Park Halloween will also be available.
How to Download PUBG Mobile Global Update: Step-by-Step Guides for APK and OBB
If you’re one of the many PUBG Mobile fans who want to download the latest version onto your phone, we’re here to help! Below you’ll find detailed, step-by-step guides to downloading PUBG Mobile 1.0 global update using APK and OBB records data, as well as through Play Store.
Option 1: Download through the Play Store
The most common way to download the latest PUBG Global update is through the Play Store.
To download the 1.0 Global update on the Play Store, go to the Play Store app on your phone and search for PUBG Mobile”. You will then be able to download and install version 1.0 and enjoy the latest features of the update.
If you are unwilling or unable to download the update through the Play Store, you have other options: you can also use APK or OBB download links to get the update. We’ll detail the instructions for doing this next.
Option 2: Use APK and OBB download links
If you don’t want to download PUBG’s 1.0 global update from the Play Store, you can also download the update using APK and OBB links.
This process is relatively easy as long as you have the correct download links:
Enable Unknown Installs on your Device
Check you Have Enough Space
Download the APK and OBB Files
Install the APK File
Copy the OBB Files Across
Enjoy Playing the Latest Version of PUBG
To be able to use the APK and OBB files to download and install the latest PUBG Mobile New Era 1.0 update, you first need to have the correct settings on your phone or mobile device. Specifically, you need to enable the “Install from Unknown Sources” function on your device, if this is not already enabled.
To enable this setting, go to the Settings menu and then follow these steps:
Settings > Safety and Privacy > Allow Installation from Unknown Sources
Once you’ve found the “Allow Installation from Unknown Sources” function, click on the toggle or button to enable it.
You will also need to make sure you have sufficient free storage space, otherwise you will not be able to install the update and enjoy playing the latest version of PUBG. The APK file is 63 MB and the OBB file is 1.79 GB, so you will need to have at least this much free space available, preferably more.
Using the specific download links mentioned below, download both the APK and OBB files.
The links are:
The APK download link for the PUBG 1.0 Global Update is here (Mediafire).
The OBB download link for the PUBG 1.0 Global Update is here (Mediafire).
Go to the APK file that you have just downloaded, and install it to your device.
Once the APK file has fully installed on your device, look in the file storage and see if you have a folder called “Android/OBB/com.tencent.ig”. If you can’t find this folder, create a new one and name it accordingly.
Copy the downloaded OBB files into this folder.
Congratulations – you will now be ready to play PUBG complete with the 1.0 global update, and enjoy all its new features!
If you get a message showing an error in parsing the package, try downloading the APK and OBB files again, starting from Step 3 above.
Option 3: Download from the App Store
PUBG mobile is not only for Android users. If you have the latest iPhone, you’ll need to download the PUBG mobile 1.0 global update from the App store. You can do this by going to the Apple App Store on your device and searching for “PUBG Mobile”, or following this link. Once you’ve found the right entry, click on “update” to download the and install the latest update.
It is also important to keep in mind that PUBG Mobile and its updates are not available in India as part of the ban on certain Chinese apps.
However, if you are playing from just about anywhere else in the world, or if you are able to use a VPN to shield your location, you’ll be able to install the latest update of PUBG mobile using one of the three methods described above, and enjoy this popular battle royale game!