PUBG Mobile 2.3 APK for Android - Download Guide & Patch Details

PUBG Mobile 2.3 has already taken the game by storm including some outlandish new additions like a Lionel Messi skin while also adding a new football-themed arena and football-related items scattered across existing maps.

While the update is live, some users struggle to download it from their platform's store, and this often includes PUBG Mobile's Android players. Thankfully, there's a solution.

With that, here's how to download the PUB Mobile 2.3 via APK for Android users.

PUBG Mobile 2.3 APK Download Guide

To download PUBG Mobile 2.3 if you're having issues with the Android store, downloading it directly via an APK is a quick fix to get playing with the new football event items before the World Cup kicks off.

So how does this process work?

First, you'll want to go the PUBG Mobile website, then click on the APK button on the bottom right of the first screen. Those using the website on their Android device will have two options for this download, one being condensed to help those struggling with its file size, and the other being the full version.

If your device has the space, selecting the larger version will result in more performance stability.

PUB Mobile 2.3 Patch Notes

PUBG Mobile 2.3 is packed with massive new additions that include a new football-themed arena, but further also brings the football features to Erangel, Livik, and Nusa as well.

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You can read over these new features and changes in the patch notes below:

New Themed Area - Football Carnival

  • Enjoy Middle Eastern architecture in an area full of supplies as well as themed items.
  • Use the Zorb Football Vehicle to travel quickly around the Carnival via the rail system.
  • There is a Prize Room that will open when the countdown ends. Compete over amazing resources inside!
  • Launchers will be available around Football Carnival for a limited time.
  • Respawn Cards will spawn in the urban area. After picking up this item, players eliminated in the Football Carnival will be given a chance to respawn and jump back to the battlegrounds.

Football Items, Events, and Vehicles

  • New tactical item - Messi's Golden Shoes: Pick up and use this item to sprint. This item can also be activated again while sprinting to execute a feint maneuver.
  • New tactical item - Wonder Football: Kick the ball to an opponent's feet with a curved kick. After a short delay, enemies within a certain range will be drawn towards where the ball lands.
  • New one-person vehicle - Zorb Football Vehicle: Pick up and use this item to envelop the player in a giant moving football that can be controlled with the joystick. Players can cooperate with teammates by having them kick the Zorb Football Vehicle into the air like a football.
  • Football Arena (available only in Erangel and Livik): Football Arenas will appear in some areas. Head to a specified area and score in the large goal with Wonder Footballs to open crates and get rewards. There are also two small goals hidden around the football pitch. Find them and kick Wonder Footballs into all of them to open the crate outside the arena and get Easter Egg rewards.
  • Football Flare Gun (available only in Erangel): All Flare Guns will be replaced with Football Flare Guns. The football air drop will appear in the shape of a football and can be pushed around like a ball by players.
  • Giga Football (available only in Erangel): Large-sized cover in the form of footballs will appear randomly. These can be pushed around, have a certain amount of Health, and will explode after taking a certain amount of damage.
  • Football-themed Spawn Island (available only in Erangel): Players can preview and play around with Messi's Golden Shoes, Wonder Footballs, Zorb Football Vehicles, and the football rails of Football Carnival on Spawn Island.

Official Aftermath Game Mode

  • Map updates: The map is now based on the latest version of Livik.
  • Armor upgrades: Armor has been upgraded into Enhanced Vests with new Armor slots. Players can pick up Alloy Armor and slot them into their Vest.
  • Firearm upgrades: Upgrade Crates now spawn in Aftermath. These can be used to upgrade firearms and increase their damage.
  • New Energy mechanics: Energy no longer drops over time! Energy now quickly restores Health upon taking damage.
  • Consumables adjustments: New First Aid Kits and Energy Drinks have been added. First Aid Kits now quickly restore Health, which is no longer capped at 75! Energy Drinks can now be drunk more quickly to restore Energy.
  • Crates: Aftermath also has crates now! Search for crates to get valuable supplies and upgrade items.
  • New Bunkers: There are 8 bunkers full of guards that can be found on the map. Defeat them for lots of supplies.
  • Semi Truck: Semi Trucks will spawn randomly on the map. Break the lock to get great supplies.
  • Medicine Cabinet: This is an interactive medical device that is mounted on the wall. Interact with it to recover lots of Health.
  • Guard Posts: There are 4 Guard Posts on the map. Guards and crates will spawn at some Guard Posts in each match. Defeat them to get supplies.
  • Recall Towers: The location of any player who is using a Recall Tower will be made public. Players will need to defend for a period of time to recall teammates.
  • Shop Recalls: Players can spend Shop Tokens to recall teammates at the shop.

Map Changes


  • Crate improvements: Crates can now appear in more locations so there is a higher chance of finding a crate.
  • Building improvements: The LOD brightness of buildings in Nusa has been improved. Distant buildings are now more visible.
  • Terrain improvements: Fixed the warping of some terrain.
  • Mini-map improvements: Improved the PCOB mini-map performance to reduce distortion.


  • Supply Warehouse: Added a special room in Erangel that requires an Access Card to enter. The room contains lots of advanced supplies.
  • Stalber improvements: Reduced the complexity of some layouts to improve the Stalber region and make searching the area more streamlined.
  • Stalber Cable Car: Added three cable car routes to Stalber. Players can use cable cars to move around the area swiftly.
  • Vehicle Radar: Added the Vehicle Radar to the Supply Shop in Classic Erangel. It can be used to scan for vacant vehicles nearby.


  • Weather System: Added dawn and dusk to Livik for a fresh visual experience.
  • Refinery improvements: Tweaked the stage to improve the combat experience.

Unite for One Goal Events

PUBG Mobile 2.3 introduces a number of new events and ways to play beyond the standard fare, so if these sound exciting, don't miss them on the event schedule as they're all temporary.


Event Schedule: 2022/11/20 at 02:00:00 – 2022/12/03 at 23:59:59 (UTC +0)

Team up with friends and rank up together!

  • Team-Up Rating Protection: Your rating will not drop in the first two Ranked matches played with friends each day.
  • Team-Up Bonus Rating Points: Get an extra 10 rating points in the first two matches that you make the Top 30 when playing with friends each day.
  • Team-Up Double Challenge Points: Get double Challenge Points in the first two Ranked matches played with friends each day.
  • Team-Up Double Popularity from LIKEs: Get double Popularity from LIKEs in the first two Ranked matches played with friends each day.
  • Team-Up Double Synergy: Get double Synergy in the first two Ranked matches played with friends each day.


  • Team Creation Period: Players can check their past team-up data with friends and create their own personal football team.
    • Event Schedule: 2022/11/20 at 02:00:00 – 2022/11/26 at 00:00:00 (UTC +0)
  • Once the event starts, the system randomly matches players together for a football match. Players' past team-up data with friends will affect the match results. Earn tokens from matches and use them to redeem rewards.
    • Match Period: 2022/11/26 at 02:00:00 – 2022/12/11 at 00:00:00 (UTC +0)
    • Stats Viewing Period: 2022/12/11 at 00:00:00 – 2022/12/18 at 23:59:59 (UTC +0)


Event Period: 2022/11/20 at 02:00:00 – 2022/12/03 at 23:59:59 (UTC +0)

  • Players can predict the outcome of any match before it plays. Players that predict correctly will win rewards.
  • The Top 100 players in the prediction ranking will win a Title.


Event Period: 2022/11/20 at 02:00:00 – 2022/12/18 at 23:59:59 (UTC +0)

  • Players can send gifts to participating teams to cheer for them. Cheer Value corresponds with different rewards.
  • The top 3 supporters of every team will be shown on the front page of the ranking.
  • Each team is ranked based on total Cheer Value of gifts received.
  • During the Well Wishes event, the World Chat will open a dedicated Topic Chat, as well as announce match schedules.


Event Period: 2022/11/20 at 02:00:00 – 2022/12/18 at 23:59:59 (UTC +0)

  • During the event, the system will recommend Lucky Teammates to players every week. Win Ranked Classic matches with Lucky Teammates to get extra rating points.
  • The point bonus for each Lucky Teammate can only be activated once per week.

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