PUBG Mobile 0.18.0: How to Download, All Launch Crash Issues

Get ready for the next step in PUBG Mobile!

After almost a month-long delay, PUBG Mobile 0.18.0 hits today, giving a fresh coat of paint to an otherwise barren map. Hint: it’s not Erangel.

One of the biggest and most important updates in recent memory reintroduces Miramar to the Battle Royale roster, adding a few new locations, a sandstorm on top of its usual blue zone death field, and a new car that nobody is going to want to blow up when they see you driving down the dusty roads. Welcome to Mad Miramar. And yes, it’s a Mad Max reference. It has to be.

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How to download PUBG Mobile 0.18.0

If the Mad Miramar update isn’t showing up for you, you’re probably looking in the wrong place.

PUBG Mobile cycles between updates big and small. There’s the .0 patches, and the .5 updates, with the former being the big Battle Royale updates, leaving the former to introduce fun little pastimes: like new Arcade maps or EvoGround modes.

Both kinds of updates are downloaded and installed in different ways. The smaller updates can be downloaded and installed just by firing up PUBG Mobile on patch day.

But the bigger updates, like the 0.18.0 Mad Miramar update, need to be downloaded from your device’s app store of choice. Fire up the Google Play Store or iOS App Store to download the 0.18.0update.

PUBG Mobile 0.18.0 app crashes and not launching issues

You hate to see it, but game development is hard. It’s difficult to create experiences that work flawlessly across the hundreds of completely different mobile devices out there.

Since the 0.18.0 update landed, some players have run into trouble getting PUBG Mobile to even launch. It only appears to affect a very small percentage of players, but there have been enough reports to get the game’s official Twitter account to take notice in record time.

According to the tweet the PUBG Mobile team put out soon after the patch went live, a few select apps are behind the issue of the game not launching for some players. It’s too soon to tell which apps are causing problems for the game, but anti-cheat tools incorrectly flagging certain installs as potentially malicious is an issue almost every competitive title has come across in the past.

We suggest waiting for the development team to publish a definitive list of problematic apps before you go uninstalling everything on your phone looking for a potential fix, but the best case scenario we should all hope for is for PUBG Mobile to be updated to better ignore whichever non-malicious apps are stopping it from launching.

Whether you’re unable to download the patch right now, can’t launch the game, or just don’t have the time to play right now, you can get a brief look at what you’re missing out on by clicking through to our PUBG Mobile 0.18.0 favorite features list.


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