PUBG Mobile 0.9.5 Adds Controller Support Officially
Those hardcore PUBG Mobile gamers in China – and who have access to the Chinese version of the game – who have downloaded the latest 0.9.5 patch are finding out that official controller peripherals are supported within the game.
The committed and passionate team behind PUBG Mobile took the opportunity to push out version 0.9.5 of the game into Chinese app stores just 48-hours ago.
The release immediately introduced a slew of changes and improvements designed to dramatically enhance gameplay for those in the community. Now, it’s also being discovered that it actually introduces support for “official cooperation peripherals.” Which basically means that anyone on version 0.9.5 can now connect a gaming controller or pad to the device and play the game away from the fiddly touchscreen.
Some gamers will immediately think that this is a great move from the PUBG Mobile team, whereas others will be instantly concerned about what it means for those head-t0-head situations where one player with a controller is clearly going to have an advantage over someone who isn’t playing with a connected peripheral.
Thankfully, the team has used common sense. We already knew that people accessing the game via an Android emulation system that lets them run the game on a desktop are placed against others using the same tactic. Where gaming controllers and pads are concerned, the exact same appears to be true.
Those who have opted to connect an official cooperation peripheral will be matched only with those other individuals who are playing the game in the same manner. Those who are accessing PUBG Mobile in a native way by using the on-screen touch controls will be thrust into gaming environments only with those who are choosing to enjoy the PUBG Mobile experience exactly as intended on a smartphone or tablet. This should instantly remove any fear relating to mismatched games and one player having an advantage over others.
This is undeniably good news for a lot of gamers but terrible for others who are simply awful at the game and could have easily used the peripheral as an excuse for why they keep getting obliterated. If you are based in China or can get access to the Chinese version of the game and are happy with non-English language menus, then you can grab version 0.9.5 right now.