Follow this guide and hop into the Football Mania.

Tencent has released the 2.3 Update into PUBG Mobile. The anticipated update brings a crossover with Argentinian football star Lionel Messi, football-themed events to the game, and much more.

You can download the update right now on the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. If you are an Android user and are having trouble with updating the game through the store, you can also directly download the APK file to hop into the game.

Here’s the download link and how to download instructions for PUBG Mobile’s 2.3 Update.

  • You can find the download link for the game on the official PUBG Mobile website.
  • Simply open the website on your Android device. You will be able to see two Download APK options at the bottom of your screen.
  • One of these is the normal APK while the other one is a compressed one for users with less device space. If you have adequate device space, we recommend you download the normal APK to get the best PUBG Mobile experience.
PUBG Mobile 2.3 Update APK Download links on the website
Screenshot via Tencent

How to download the APK file?

  • Once you have downloaded the PUBG Mobile Update 2.3 APK, you need to install it.
  • Simply locate the file on your device and click on it to begin the installation process.
  • You may need to enable the installation of unknown apps settings to proceed with this step. Your installer should prompt you to do so. It can also be manually done in Settings > Apps and notifications > Special apps access > Install unknown apps.
  • Once the game has finished installing, you will be able to find it on your device. Click on it to begin playing.
  • You can download additional assets like HD textures, maps, and more inside the game itself. This is optional.

PUBG Mobile Update 2.3: What’s new?

The FIFA World Cup is set to kick off soon, and the new Update in PUBG Mobile is all themed around football. The collaboration with Messi is set to debut a new themed mode called Football Mania.

In this, the mine area pit has been changed into a Football Carnival with Middle Eastern architecture. A new vehicle allows players to become a football in the mode as well.

Football mania themed mode
Screenshot via Tencent

Additionally, the Aftermath mode is making a return in the upcoming update with a lot of new content.

You can download PUBG Mobile’s Update 2.3 to enjoy all of the new features through the application stores or by using the APK link above.

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Wasif is an esports journalist from India who covers mobile gaming news. From PUBG Mobile to Wild Rift, he has been covering mobile esports for over three years. You can reach out to him on Twitter to chat about games and esports anytime.