BGMI vs PUBG New State Mobile: Which is better?

BGMI and PUBG New State Mobile may feel quite similar, but there are some major differences in both of these games.

In case you have stumbled upon BGMI (Battlegrounds Mobile India) and PUBG New State after the Free Fire ban in India and can’t decide which one to go for, we have got you covered. Below is a quick comparison of the two games, which are some of the most popular mobile battle royale games in the country right now. Battlegrounds Mobile India and New State, which was later renamed New State Mobile, are both published by Krafton and they provide a hardcore battle royale experience that you expect from the PUBG franchise. However, they both have several unique gameplay mechanics, maps, and game modes. Let’s take a look at major differences between BGMI and New State Mobile aka PUBG New State:

BGMI vs New State Mobile Graphics

BGMI and New State Mobile both offer similar graphics, which are neither ultra-realistic, as promised by Krafton, nor choppy and pixelated. The graphics are just fine and you will love playing the games on your smartphone. Additionally, BGMI, as well as PUBG New State, lets you play at a high frame rate on UHD graphics. There is a low frame rate mode as well for low-end smartphones.

BGMI vs New State Mobile Compatibility

On paper, New State Mobile seems more demanding in terms of resources compared to BGMI. To play New State Mobile, you need an Android device with at least 4GB RAM and Android 6 or higher, or an iPhone running iOS 13 or higher.

BGMI, on the other hand, requires at least 2GB RAM and Android 5.1.1 or higher, or an iPhone running iOS 9.0 or higher. That said, several players have been complaining about the lack of BGMI support for low-end smartphones. There are reports that the company may announce BGMI Lite for such smartphones.

BGMI vs New State Mobile Gameplay

The core gunplay experience of BGMI and New State is quite similar. However, the gameplay can at times feel different due to some exclusive maps and modes, and additional gameplay mechanics in New State Mobile. For instance, New State Mobile features a drone shop that offers various items in exchange for cash, and lets you recruit downed enemies as teammates. New State also has a dedicated button to peek and shoot. Although core gameplay remains quite similar, New State Mobile feels more like an evolved version of BGMI.

BGMI vs New State Mobile Game modes

New State Mobile and BGMI have various exclusive game modes, alongside some similar ones like battle royale and Team Deathmatch. Here are all the game modes currently available in BGMI and New State Mobile playlists:

BGMI game modes

  • Ranked battle royale
  • Unranked battle royale
  • Team Deathmatch
  • Arena Training
  • Gun Game
  • Domination
  • Assault
  • Metro Royale
  • Payload 2.0
  • Quick Match
  • Sniper Training
  • War
  • Vs AI

New State Mobile game modes

PUBG New State Mobile
  • Battle Royale
  • BR: Extreme
  • Round Deathmatch
  • Team Deathmatch
  • Training Ground

Currently, New State Mobile has fewer game modes compared to BGMI. Krafton is expected to add many new game modes in New State Mobile this year.

BGMI vs New State Mobile Maps

Both BGMI and New State Mobile come with unique maps that are designed for ranged as well as close-quarters combat. Check out maps available in New State Mobile and BGMI right now:

BGMI maps

  • Erangel (Ranked, Unranked, Jujutsu Kaisen collaboration)
  • Livik (Ranked, Unranked, Jujutsu Kaisen collaboration)
  • Sanhok (Ranked, Unranked)
  • Miramar (Ranked, Unranked)
  • Vikendi (Ranked, Unranked)
  • Aftermath (Unranked)
  • Karakin (Ranked, Unranked)
  • Santorini (Team Deathmatch, Arena Training)
  • Warehouse (Team Deathmatch, Arena Training)
  • Hangar (Gun Game)
  • Ruins (Assault)
  • Town (Domination)

New State Mobile maps

  • Troi (Battle Royale, BR: Extreme)
  • Erangel 2051 (Battle Royale)
  • Arena (Round Deathmatch)
  • Station (Team Deathmatch)
  • Training Ground (Training Mode)

BGMI vs New State Mobile Vehicles

New State Mobile and BGMI differ quite a bit when it comes to vehicles. New State features electric vehicles as well as gasoline vehicles, while BGMI only has traditional gasoline vehicles. Along with these, New State Mobile lets you store weapons and other items in the truck of your vehicle, and BGMI doesn’t. Overall, the driving experience in both games is pretty similar, but New State offers much better gameplay options with vehicles.

BGMI vs New State Mobile Weapon customization

New State Mobile offers much better weapon customization compared to BGMI. New State Mobile frequently gets new weapons and attachments to enhance weapon customization. Even though weapons in both games are mostly the same, unique attachments can make them feel different. New State Mobile will be getting more new weapons and attachments in future updates.

BGMI vs New State Mobile: Verdict

Even with the lack of content in New State Mobile, the game feels like an evolution of the PUBG Mobile experience. As Krafton continues to work on new maps, modes, weapons, and vehicles, New State will get a lot of new content with frequent updates.

That being said, BGMI has been a fan-favourite in India as the game is much more accessible and established in the country compared to New State Mobile. BGMI also gets new modes and events as part of collaborations with popular IPs such as Spider-Man and Jujutsu Kaisen. Additionally, BGMI is compatible with more devices, including some of the low-end ones.