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While it has a long way to go before catching up to Fortnite in terms of sales, PUBG Mobile is establishing itself as a legitimate contender for the mobile gaming crown. It was the most downloaded game in the first half of 2018, and players can continue the fight on PC thanks to Tencent Gaming Buddy, the official PUBG Mobile emulator.

This can seem confusing, given that PUBG Mobile is basically a mobile port of the original PC game. However, there are some distinctions between PUBG and PUBG Mobile that distinguish the two games.

The most noticeable distinction is in terms of price. PUBG Mobile is completely accessible, eliminating the biggest barrier to entry for the majority of players worldwide. You can get the best of both worlds with Tencent Gaming Buddy.

If you’re one of the 350 million PUBG Mobile players worldwide and are searching for the best PUBG Mobile emulator available, you’ve come to the right place. The best way to play PUBG Mobile on PC is with Tencent Gaming Buddy.

What is Tencent  Gameloop)?

Tencent Gaming Buddy (alternatively spelled Tencent Gaming Assistant or Gameloop) is a Tencent-developed Android emulator. It’s optimized for playing some of the most popular mobile games available, such as PUBG Mobile, Mobile Legends, and Auto Chess.

Additionally, it features native integration with Nimo TV, a game streaming platform developed in collaboration with Tencent and Huya. Huya is China’s second-largest video game streaming site, behind Douya, which is also owned in part by Tencent.

Installing Gameloop (formerly Tencent Gaming Buddy)

Unlike several other Android emulators for PC, Gameloop (formerly Tencent Gaming Buddy) is primarily focused on emulating PUBG Mobile. This means that it is not only designed for the game but also extremely simple to install.

To begin, simply navigate to the official Gameloop website and download the client. Following installation, the application will begin downloading the files needed to play PUBG Mobile on your PC.

That is it. There is no need to create an account or use a VPN; simply download and play. Simple.

In the games tab, you can install additional games such as Auto Chess or AFK Arena. To use the friend’s feature, however, you must first build an account.

Another advantage of Tencent Gaming Buddy is that it makes it simple to keep your PUBG Mobile edition current. After the release of patch 0.6.0, the simulator was modified in less than a day. Once the update is available, simply open the app and it will prompt you to update.

Customization options for the control
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As with other smartphone emulators, Tencent Gaming Buddy allows you to customise the PUBG Mobile control overlay. Additionally, these controls are context-sensitive, which means that when you drive or open your inventory, the control scheme adapts.

Additionally, a boss key can be configured to quickly mask the window.

Additionally, you can toggle ADS by keeping or pressing your hotkey. There’s even the option of configuring a boss key (which easily hides the window) for those who choose to live dangerously.

When you need to tap on a specific area of the device, you can lock or unlock the mouse with a single button click (default is tilde). Additionally, once you’ve mastered the controls, you can cover or show the hotkey mini overlay.

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Although the controls are intuitive, there are a few instances where Tencent Gaming Buddy falls short of the original PC version of PUBG. The first is the scroll wheel, which sometimes behaves erratically.

The other choice is sensitivity, which is set to lightning speed by default. While this makes sense for a mobile game, it’s nearly impossible to shoot on a PC. Fortunately, the simulator has an option to change the mouse dpi, and the PUBG Mobile app itself has comprehensive sensitivity adjustment options.

Tencent Gaming Buddy caters to those who want to play with a controller. You can use a gamepad and adjust the controls to replicate the PUBG for the Xbox experience.

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PUBG is playable on low-end PCs.
Despite its release more than a year ago, PUBG’s PC version continues to suffer from optimization issues. This disables the game for players with older computers.

Tencent Gaming Buddy is significantly more available, which means that PUBG can be played on low-end PCs. The game’s minimum system specifications are significantly lower than those of the original PUBG. This makes sense, considering that PUBG Mobile is also compatible with low-cost smartphones. However, you won’t have to think about third-degree burns on your palms if you use the emulator.

You won’t have to think about third-degree burns on your palms with Gameloop (formerly Tencent Gaming Buddy).

The resolution can be adjusted between 720p, 1080p, and 2K for those with more powerful devices. To be sure, the frame rate is limited to 30 frames per second (for the time being), so keep your standards in check. Hopefully, Tencent would increase the frame rate limit prior to the beta’s conclusion.

Additionally, you can change the window’s brightness independently of your monitor and rotate it to portrait mode. Though portrait mode isn’t essential for PUBG Mobile, you can imagine it being useful for other applications that could be added to Tencent Gaming Buddy in the future.

Is PUBG Mobile cross-platform compatible?

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One of the game’s primary selling points is its cross-platform nature. Players on PC, console, and handheld devices will all play concurrently, with apparent restrictions to prevent mouse-and-keyboard players from stomping the competition.

Tencent Gaming Buddy enables PUBG Mobile players to experience a similar cross-platform experience. Though PUBG Mobile already supports cross-platform play between Android and iOS, PC players can now join the fray as well.

Tencent Gaming Buddy supports controllers for console players.

As with Fortnite, PUBG Mobile separates emulators and mobile players to ensure equal matchmaking. If an emulator player queues with a mobile player for squads or duos, they will be paired with other emulator players. Consider this before inviting your mates.

Inviting friends is easy, as your Gameloop/Tencent Gaming Buddy friends list is transferred when you add your account.

How to access PUBG Mobile on a PC

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It’s simple to log into PUBG Mobile via Tencent Gaming Buddy. All you have to do is link your mobile game to your Facebook or Twitter account, and then replicate the process on your device. When you attach an account for the first time, your avatar will adapt to your social profile picture (which you can revert to if you’re feeling really self-conscious).

If you’re concerned about the protection of your password or account, you can always build a dummy account. Bear in mind that Twitter accounts can be removed after six months of inactivity, which may have an effect on your PUBG Mobile account.

Your Royale Pass progress and status will be synced between your PC and mobile device.

Apart from the avatar, logging in immediately provides a range of advantages. To begin, your level and activated cosmetic items will be carried over. As discussed previously, your friend’s list and crew will also be transferred.

Most importantly, after linking accounts, your Royale Pass status and progress will be loaded and saved in Tencent Gaming Buddy. If you took the plunge and purchased the Royale Pass following patch 0.6.0, this is a must-have.

Contrast PUBG Mobile and Gameloop (formerly Tencent Gaming Buddy)

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While they are basically the same game, the Tencent Gaming Buddy version of PUBG Mobile varies slightly from the true mobile experience.

The primary distinction is in the player base. Due to the fact that PUBG automatically recognizes emulator matches, you will be paired with other players who use a mouse and keyboard. Since the majority of these players are above casual, anticipate a greater skill disparity than in mobile matchmaking.

While Tencent is attempting to combat it, both versions of the game are susceptible to hacking.

Another unintended consequence is the proliferation of hackers. Tencent is doing everything possible to tackle hacking, but the simulator seems to have a higher hacker population than the smartphone version. Not that they aren’t numerous at the higher ranks of both versions.

Apart from that, it’s largely the same. Although you’ll still encounter crying children and people speaking various languages, you now have the option of muting specific players.

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Additionally, each game has a large number of disconnected players, presumably as a result of having to abandon ship due to Tencent Gaming Buddy’s built-in boss key. This issue becomes less of an issue as you advance in the ranks.

If you want to play PUBG Mobile on your PC, Gameloop (formerly Tencent Gaming Buddy) is your best bet. There are a few other Android emulators that support PUBG Mobile, but none of them work as well as Gameloop.

Have you taken a look at Tencent Gaming Buddy? Do you have any advice for those who are new to the app? Tell us in the comments section!

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