Oppo Game Center update (v8.2) lets users pre-order games, fixes bugs & improves user experience

Gaming is no longer a thing reserved for consoles like Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox. Today, some of the most resource-intensive games have found their way to mobile devices, allowing gamers to enjoy their best titles even when on the go.

Gone are the days when you only had to sit in a room behind a console or PC for that matter just so as to enjoy a title like the popular Grand Theft Auto series, Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), Plants vs. Zombies, Max Payne, Final Fantasy IX and so on.

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PUBG was first released for Windows PC & later Xbox One before arriving on Android, iOS & PS4

Today, nearly every popular game developer has the mobile user in mind and in fact, some of the most popular games in recent times such as Pokemon Go are mobile-only, which says a lot about how powerful smartphones have become.

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Pokemon Go is a mobile-only game

Contemporary smartphones pack some of the most sophisticated hardware that is specifically meant for resource-intensive gaming activities. This is why handhelds are quickly becoming popular go-to devices for enthusiastic gamers.

The mobile gaming industry is so lucrative that several OEMs have ventured into the business of churning out gaming-specific smartphones like the ROG Phone, Razer Phone, Xiaomi Black Shark, and so on.

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Asus ROG Phone is among the growing number of gaming phones

Besides the powerful processing units like the gaming-specific Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ and internal liquid cooling systems to maintain the right temperature during intensive gaming, some vendors are also turning to software optimizations in order to provide optimal gaming environment.

Over the recent past, we’ve seen gaming-specific software optimizations like GPU Turbo (Huawei), Gaming Mode and Game Launcher (Samsung), Fnatic mode (OnePlus), Shark mode and Game Dock (Xiaomi), and Game Enhancer (Sony), among others.

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Fnatic mode launched alongside the OnePlus 7

For those using Oppo-branded smartphones, the Chinese vendor has something for you in the shape of Oppo Game Center. Sure, its not the same thing as the Fnatic and GPU Turbo modes of this world, but with this tool, Oppo users can now access their favorite games in one place.

The Oppo Game Center is basically an app store for games and apparently, Oppo is set to update the app with a new version 8.2 beginning tomorrow, August 29. The rollout will be airborne, which is why Oppo says some users of the app may have to wait until mid-September to grab the new version.

We have a brand new OPPO Game Center Update for you. To provide you with more game services and stable using experience, we are going to update the OPPO Game Center to the newest version (V8.2) automatically under connection from 29th Aug to 15th Sept.
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Oppo Game Center update v8.2 (Source)

The major highlight of the Oppo Game Center update to version 8.2 is a new feature that lets users pre-order their favorite games. This feature will be available to all Oppo users in markets where the Oppo Game Center is available.

Furthermore, the update to the app will come with some bug fixes and improvements to the overall user experience, among other enhancements.

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Oppo Game Center update (v8.2) changelog (Source)

Quite a good number of Realme smartphones already received the Oppo Game Center app via recent software updates, among them Realme 1 & U1, Realme 2 Pro and more recently, Realme 3 Pro.

NOTE: We have more Oppo-related coverage here.

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Review Editor. Besides phones, I also enjoy the farm, music, football, and, of course, food.