PUBG Mobile vs. Apex Legends Mobile: What is the Difference

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Mobile gaming has never been as popular as it is today, with so many people choosing to play games on their phone or tablet rather than on their console or PC.

Mobile games have improved drastically over the years and offer great graphics and sound that rivals what you find on traditional consoles and computers.

These improved graphics have also helped mobile gaming become more competitive, especially with the release of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) mobile and Apex Legends Mobile in 2018.

Main Difference

Both games offer a great amount of fun, but as far as differences go, there are many.

In terms of graphics quality, they’re both top-notch, with Apex Legends featuring some incredible artwork that can be seen in battle scrapes.

Introduction To PUBG Mobile

While many people who play Battle Royale games on their PC may already be familiar with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, or PUBG, few are aware that an online version of it has been released for mobile devices.

This version is referred to as PUBG Mobile, which was released in early 2018 by Chinese tech giant Tencent.

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Introduction To Apex Legends Mobile

Unlike PUBG, you will find a lot of action in apex legends. And that’s because it is a battle royale game with some of your favorite characters from other games in it.

While you can play both solo or with up to 3 other people, one thing is clear: you have to make every shot count if you want to win.

Here are some reasons why Apex Legends is more exciting than PUBG Mobile.

Differences between PUBG mobile and Apex legends mobile

1. Both games are free-to-play but they have different gameplay mechanics.
2. In PUBG Mobile, you can play solo or team up with your friends. However, in APEX Legends, you can only play with your friends.
3. In PUBG, you can choose from over 100 weapons that you can use to kill your opponents. On the other hand, in APEX Legends you can only select from a few weapons.
4. You can earn gold coins by playing PUBG Mobile. But in APEX Legends, players need to purchase them using real money.
5. In PUBG mobile, you can buy skins and cosmetics items. But in APEX legends, you cannot do this.
6. In the PUBG game, you can customize your character’s appearance. But in APEX legend, you cannot change your character’s appearance.

Key Differences – PUBG Mobile vs. Apex Legends Mobile

1. Graphics

There’s no denying that Apex Legends has an aesthetic that feels fresh, colorful, and exciting—while Fortnite is still stuck in a cartoonish world with stiff visuals.

It makes sense that Respawn would want to differentiate its title from such a massive hit. That said, I’m not sold on most of these new graphics yet.

The over-the-shoulder camera angles look cool, but they can also be distracting when you’re trying to spot enemies in battle royale games.

The environment also looks too clean for my taste; it doesn’t feel as dangerous or rugged as PUBG Mobile or Fortnite Mobile does.

I think it might take some time for me to get used to all of these changes.

2. Gunplay

There are some gunplay differences to get used to if you’re switching from PC or console play.

First, aim-down-sights (ADS) feel faster and more responsive, making mid-range combat more viable than on Xbox One or PS4.

3. Gameplay Mechanics

Unlike PUBG, Apex Legends doesn’t have many mechanics that can alter gameplay. From our experience, we can say that there are no changes in movement speed or vaulting/climbing up obstacles.

In terms of health regeneration, it appears as if characters recover at a slower rate than their counterparts in PUBG Mobile.

However, both games have a boost mechanic that allows players to escape from enemies for short periods.

4. Map Design

The biggest change in PUBG Mobile is that it now has a new, simplified map with fewer cities. There are just two starting areas: one in the northwest and one in the southwest (on either side of El Azahar).

The middle portion is open space to roam around, so there’s little worry about running into other players during opening moments.

The new map will also eventually be released for PC players later down the line.

5. Game Modes

Both of these games offer multiple game modes for you to play, however, each game also offers a unique take on what’s popular in other battle royale titles.

This can help you decide which title better fits your needs. For example, if you are looking for more realistic graphics, then PUBG Mobile may be a better choice.

If less realism is something that appeals to you more, then Apex Legends may be right up your alley.


Both games offer a great amount of fun, but as far as differences go, there are many.

In terms of graphics quality, they’re both top-notch, with Apex Legends featuring some incredible artwork that can be seen in battle scrapes.

However, it isn’t quite up to par with PUBG’s game engine. Both games have their pros and cons when it comes to shooting mechanics.

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