PUBG Mobile: How to change your name and appearance (Updated)

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Keen gamers are diving into PUBG Mobile on Android, as one of the most popular Battle Royale-style games makes an excellent cross-over from PC to mobile.

The game is great, but it’s not perfect. Take my experience with setting up my PUBG Mobile account, name, and appearance. No sooner had I signed up and logged in via Facebook, my gaming account name became my Facebook name: TristanRayner. Ouch.

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Who plays games with their real name? Nobody, that’s who. And what was I thinking when I didn’t customize my appearance?

If you’re like me, you’ll want to know how to change your name in PUBG Mobile, along with your appearance. Here’s how.

How to reset your appearance

The good news is that you can reset your appearance quite easily. Tencent Games knows that you’ll want to change up your look as you play to keep things fresh. The catch is that you have to first earn as much as 3,000BP – one of the in-game currencies or loot – to be able to do it.

If you have the money, just follow these instructions:

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  1. Open the app to the home screen (main menu).
  2. Select Inventory from the menu at the bottom.
  3. Tap the ‘Reset Appearance’ arrows that appear right next to your character.
  4. Make the changes you’d like to your character, then tap OK.
  5. Tap Purchase to confirm that you wish to spend the BP to make the change. The exact amount depends on the changes you desire.

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How to change your name

Back to my original problem: how do you change your name in PUBG Mobile, once you’ve set it?

For the longest time, you couldn’t. There was no method built into the game to change your name after you set it.

Fortunately, after a series of updates, they added a method to change your name once per day: Rename Cards! Here’s how they work:

  1. Open the app to the home screen (main menu).
  2. Select Inventory from the menu at the bottom.
  3. Tap the crate icon on the right-hand side.
  4. Tap the Rename Card (if you have any) and tap Use.
  5. Enter your new name and tap OK. You can only change your name once per day.

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How to get Rename Cards

So how exactly do you get Rename Cards? Well, you probably already have some! They are available as rewards when you level up, and some were given as free rewards when the feature was first implemented.

For those of you who aren’t so lucky, you’ll have to shell out 180UC to buy a single Rename Card in the store. That’s about 5 bucks, depending on where you are in the world. You can also earn a small amount of UC by moving up the ranks of the Royale Pass each season.

How to get more BP to pay for an appearance change

At the moment you can’t buy BP in the app, only earn it. Buying BP isn’t yet a ‘feature’ in the game, with the monetization around the in-game currency used for unlocking creates, which is similar to just about every free-to-play game that’s out there at the moment. The current purchasing options are a little strange.

In the meantime, if you need BP, there are lots of ways to do this in the game.

The biggest one we’ve found so far is linking your account to Facebook, which grants you 2000BP. Given the privacy concerns with Facebook right now, you might have some hesitations on hitting that one, but it’s up to you.

There are also many other small tasks to keep you busy that will unlock BP. For example, a feedback survey was offered via the mailbox to complete for 188BP. That’s an easy one.

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For most of the others, you’ll have to keep playing regularly. There are daily and weekly missions to complete which help you unlock crates, which have BP on offer. These can be as simple as playing a game for the day, all the way to managing to finish in the top 10. Some are easy, some will require a little more work and effort.

By playing the game you’ll unlock more crates, and get more loot and BP. There are also Events, which are often more time-based and quite generous. You can get 200BP just by playing three games in a squad, or logging in each day for a week. Several Royale Pass rewards are also flat amounts of BP or BP Cards, which double the amount of BP gained for one hour.

For top-tier players, there’s also a ranking system that lasts across a season, with skill tiers and unique cosmetic rewards for your rank. Seasons currently last about two months, and there’s plenty of time to make your way through the ranks.

There are numerous online sites that talk about hacks and cheats to get BP – we’d suggest that this will likely lead to losing your account in the end. Remember when everyone who wall-hacked Fortnite was banned? Good times.

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PUBG Mobile’s new subscriptions give you goodies every day

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Even though yesterday was April Fools’ Day, Tencent Games wasn’t joking when it announced two new in-game subscription models on Twitter for PUBG Mobile.

Called Prime and Prime Plus, each tier gives players an assortment of goodies each month. With Prime, players can buy items with Battle Points and get five Unknown Coins each day. That means players will get a total of 150 Unknown Coins by month’s end.

As the name suggests, Prime Plus features even more goodies. In addition to buying items with Battle Points, Prime Plus lets players get 20 Unknown Coins each day for a total of 600 by month’s end, 10 RP points each day, daily discounts on different items, and 50 percent off the first Classic Crate lottery every day.

Prime Plus subscribers also get immediate benefits, including 300 Unknown Coins.

The Prime subscription costs $0.99 each month, while Prime Plus normally goes for $9.99 each month. Tencent is currently offering 50 percent off the first month of a Prime Plus subscription, which brings the price down to $4.99.

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Interestingly, NDTV noticed that there’s a price discrepancy between the iOS and Android versions of PUBG Mobile in India. Prime Plus on Android normally sells for 850 rupees ($12.33) each month. That’s compared to 799 rupees ($11.59) each month on iOS.

There’s even a discrepancy with the discounted first month for Prime Plus subscribers — 400 rupees on Android versus 419 rupees on iOS. We didn’t notice any sort of price discrepancy across platforms on our iOS and Android devices in the U.S.

At the time of publication, Tencent didn’t respond to a request for comment from NDTVAndroid Authority will also reach out to Tencent Games to request a comment on the price discrepancy and update this article if there’s a response.

PUBG Mobile testing 6-hour daily limit in India to combat bans

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Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds mobile edition (better known as PUBG Mobile) has faced some major issues in India recently. In some cities, the game is banned outright, and last week 16 students were arrested for violating one of those bans.

The bans are due to accusations that the game is addictive and has a negative impact on players’ behavior.

To help fight this, it appears PUBG Mobile’s developers are pushing a new daily limit for playtime in India. The 6-hour limit was first spotted by SportsKeeda with PUBG Mobile players rushing to Twitter with screenshots of the new in-game limit.

One example tweet is below:

After six hours of play, PUBG Mobile will log the player out automatically. If the player logs in again, a warning will pop up telling the player to come back at 5:30 AM to begin playing again.

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The game also has an age verification request now, which asks players if they are over the age of 18. It’s possible there are different rules and/or limits coming down the pipeline for those who are under 18 as compared to those who are over 18.

PUBG Mobile’s official channels — as well as the owner of the game, Tencent — have made no announcements about the 6-hour limit, nor about the age verification.

While many players might be irked by these new policies, it’s still better than the game being banned outright and having to risk arrest just to play it.

Meanwhile, other battle royale games like Fortnite and Apex Legends don’t face any bans in India.

NEXT: PUBG Mobile celebrates its first birthday with anniversary rewards and more

PUBG Mobile celebrates its first birthday with anniversary rewards and more

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To celebrate PUBG Mobile’s first birthday, Tencent Games and PUBG Corp. today announced a new version of the game that includes several in-game goodies and enhancements.

On the sillier side, the 0.11.5 update lets players hold birthday parties with fireworks on Spawn Island. Players can also find randomly-spawned cakes while playing a match and open collected crates to collect anniversary rewards. Tencent didn’t say what the cakes contain, so you’ll have to play a match to find out.

The new PUBG Mobile update also includes Tukshai, a three-wheeled bus that replaces the Jeep, Dacia, and Mini Bus in Sanhok. Players can also get the G36C rifle, which is only available in Vikendi and replaces the SCAR-L.

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Elsewhere, subscription plans will be available starting early April. You have the choice of either a Prime or Prime Plus subscription, both of which include Royale Pass points, crate discounts, and more. Tencent hasn’t yet announced pricing for the Prime and Prime Plus subscriptions.

More significantly, the update slightly changes the Royale Pass. Now in Season 6, the Royale Pass offers more points for weekly challenges and lets you view past rankings of regions and friends.

Version 0.11.5 of PUBG Mobile is now available, though you might not see the update right away on the Play Store.

Get money for playing on your phone with the PUBG Mobile Club Open 2019

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Earlier today, developer Tencent Games announced the PUBG Mobile Club Open (PMCO) 2019. The upcoming global tournament features a prize pool of over $2 million, and you can get a slice of that if you think you and your team are good enough.

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The PMCO 2019 is divided into two events — the Spring Split and the Fall Split. Each of the two events has its own prize pool and Grand Finals, with the Spring Split’s Grand Finals taking place in July 2019. The Fall Split’s Grand Finals takes place in December 2019.

If you want to register for the PMCO 2019, here are some rules and requirements:

  • All players must be 16 years and above as of the tournament start date to participate
  • All players under local legal age of majority must have parental consent to participate
  • Age restriction and rules will be applied per legal age regulation in each region
  • At least three players from each team must be from the region they are competing to represent
  • All participating players must be at least the rank of Platinum at the end of the prior season

You can register for the tournament and check out the rest of the rules and requirements at this link. Registration for the Spring Split is open from March 8 through March 18, while registration for the Fall Split is open sometime in August.

PUBG Mobile: Test out how much you really know about the action-packed game

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PUBG Mobile is one of the most popular Android games at the moment with well over 100 million downloads. You play as a mercenary who parachutes onto an island along with up to 99 other players. Once you land, you have to find weapons, ammo, and other supplies, and then try to take out as many other players as possible. The last man standing wins.

In this quiz, we’ll test out just how familiar you really are with the battle royale game. The questions revolve around weapons, controls, vehicles, maps, and more. If you consider yourself an expert at PUBG Mobile, you should get the majority of them right.

Are you ready to take on the challenge? Press the Start button below to get started — and don’t forget to share your score on social media at the end.

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This is the 20th quiz in our regular weekly series. You can take a few of the most popular ones via the links below or check out all of them by clicking here.

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Pop quiz: Name that Android game!

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This quiz will test out just how familiar you are with popular Android titles from various categories including racing, adventure, and strategy. Each of the 10 questions includes a screenshot of an Android game and your job is to figure out what that game is called. There are four choices available for each question, only one of which is correct.

Are you up for the challenge? Press the Start button below to get started — and don’t forget to share your result on social media at the end.

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This is the 16th quiz in our regular weekly series. You can take a few of the most popular ones via the links below or check out all of them by clicking here.

Let us know which questions you thought were the hardest and share your result with others in the comment section.