hile mobile gamers in India are heart-broken with the recent ban of PUBG Mobile, a new update for the game has started rolling out globally. Update v1.0 brings the highly awaited Erangel 2.0 map update along with numerous visual upgrades to the game including a new lobby layout, improved graphics and textures, and a lot more.
Now we would usually go ahead and ask you to head over to the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store to update the game. However, with the recent nationwide ban on the game alongside 118 Chinese apps by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, one can no longer have access to download or update the game officially through these app stores.
However, if you are keen to try the new update, we have a simple solution that might work for you. One can update PUBG Mobile by grabbing the APK installation file along with OBB game files. The process is fairly simple, and we can confirm that the new update is running and available on Indian servers. Sadly, there is no similar method for iOS devices, so you might have to wait in case you are using an iPhone or iPad. Also, this is technically not an illegal method as you are only using the original installation files released by PUBG Mobile.
How to Update PUBG Mobile 1.0
- Download the APK installation file from here and install it. Make sure you enable installation from unknown resources, if not done already.
– Download the OBB game file from here and then copy the file to Internal Store: Android/OBB/com.tencent.ig
– After following the steps, you can fire up the game and play the new update.
Note: In case you are unable to download the OBB file, try installing the APK and opening the game. Right after the loading screen, the game should automatically start downloading the OBB file on its own. Make sure you have a fast and stable connection or you could end up corrupting the game on your device. Also, this method may not work for all phones, so be very sure before you follow these steps.