If you wanted to play PUBG Mobile at a frame rate higher than 60fps, it was a bit tricky. You either needed to live in China or download the Chinese version of PUBG Mobile (well, it’s actually called Game for Peace), plus you needed a phone with a 90Hz or 120Hz refresh rate. Now, Tencent Games is finally adding support for 90fps in the US and other countries, but you’ll need to wait a month unless you have some specific OnePlus phones.
Specifically, if you own a OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro, OnePlus 7T, or OnePlus 7 Pro you can now run the game at a smooth 90 frames per second.
After the timed exclusivity deal expires on September 7th, Tencent said that any PUBG Mobile player with any smartphone that supports a higher frame rate can enable 90fps as an option. Meaning Android phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S20, the newly announced Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, the Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL, Asus ROG Phone II, and the Razer Phone 2 should have access. Don’t expect any iPhone to run the game at 90fps because iPhone screens are still stuck at 60Hz, but the 120Hz iPad Pro could support the feature.
OnePlus announced a similar partnership with Epic Games in May, allowing its phones from the 8 series to run Fortnite at 90fps. However, enabling a higher frame rate on Fortnite for either the OnePlus 8 or OnePlus 8 Pro will lower the default graphical settings to “Low,” as noted by GameSpot. Tencent has not said whether a 90fps in PUBG Mobile will reduce the graphical fidelity, though another factor might be what type of processing power each phone contains — the Samsung Galaxy S20 has the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chip as the OnePlus 8, while the forthcoming Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has a slightly faster Snapdragon 865 Plus processor.