In a major development, PUBG Mobile servers have been suspended for one full day by Tencent Games. This comes as a surprise as the game has seen a surge all across the world owing to the coronavirus lockdown that has brought the world to a standstill. The game is being played all over the world and it has even seen a surge in the number of players available online amid the coronavirus lockdown. The multiplayer battle royale game is one of the most popular mobile games as it has millions of active users the world over.
In the recent times, a number of players have been reporting about a notification which keeps popping up frequently when they play the game. According to the notification, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile will be temporarily suspended and hence, it will not be available to play for one complete day. This temporary suspension implies to all the games by Tencent.
Why are the servers down?
While Tencent has not yet announced the reason in-game, they have rolled out a post which is available on their official Weibo handle. As per the post, the servers have not been suspended for any server maintenance or any upcoming update. Instead, this decision has been made to honour the give their condolences to the people who have lost their lives in the fight against novel Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
What does the post read: (translated from Chinese): “To express deep condolences to the martyrs and compatriots who died in the fight against New Crown Pneumonia, Tencent Games will be suspended for one day from 0:00 on April 4 thin, including mainland China and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan regions. May the dead rest in peace, may the living work hard, and may the motherland flourish.”
When will PUBG Mobile servers be back?
As mentioned above, this suspension will last only for 24 hours. The players will be able to play the game starting 12 AM, April 5.