PUBG Mobile’s new 90 FPS mode is exclusive to OnePlus devices until next month
OnePlus has partnered with PUBG Mobile to offer OnePlus owners a 90 FPS mode in the popular battle royale shooter. Those with an OnePlus 7T series, OnePlus 7 Pro, or OnePlus 8 series device will have exclusive access to the new mode starting from today. Users in Mainland China, Japan, and Korea are, however, excluded.
“OnePlus is very close with our community of tech enthusiasts, so we know that mobile gamers are looking for a more immersive and smoother experience,” said Founder and CEO of OnePlus, Pete Lau. “We will continue pushing mobile gaming to new levels through our industry-leading displays, powerful performance, and fast and smooth overall user experience.”
According to an OnePlus press release, the benefit of the 90 FPS mode is most evident when panning, using a scope, running, and searching for enemies at a distance. That being said, I tried Fortnite’s 90 FPS mode (also an OnePlus exclusive) back in June and personally didn’t feel the necessary trade-off was worth it.
In that case, the graphical settings would default to low whenever the 90 FPS mode was active. This became more of an issue when I realized that my OnePlus 8 could run the game at a fairly consistent 60 FPS at much higher graphical settings.
I’m sure if played on a more sizeable screen, the difference between 60 and 90 FPS would become apparent, but on a handset, the mode felt a little overkill. Still, it’s nice to see OnePlus so keen to draw in mobile gamers.
I should also point out that the PUBG Mobile 90 FPS mode is a timed OnePlus exclusive, which means that it will open up to players with other devices starting from September 6th.