The PUBG Lite developers announced last month that the game will be out of service today, April 29. In the termination schedule shared by the developers on March 30, the team announced that the first step in the termination process would be to close lite. pubg.com webpage, its service ceased service on April 29th. PUBG Lite is a simplified version of PUBG that can be played on low-end PC settings. It follows the same royal battle concept, and unlike the original PC PUBG, PUBG Lite is free.
Since the ban on PUBG mobile in India last September, the company has been working hard to make a comeback in the country, and during the PUBG announcement: New State stated that it will still focus on India’s PUBG mobile India. On PC, PUBG is not banned, PUBG Lite makes the game available to many people.
The developer announced at the end of last month that today, April 29th marks the end of PUBG Lite service. Starting at 5 AM UTC (10:30 AM U.S. Standard Time), PUBG Lite will stop working, which means players will no longer be able to participate in matches or spend in-game currency. Until now, even if the lite.pubg.com webpage has been closed and the new download of the game was stopped last month, players who already own the game can still play PUBG Lite as usual.
The termination schedule also stipulates that from May 29, player support for PUBG Lite will no longer be provided. This will mark the completion of the termination process for the game launched in India in July 2019. However, even if the service is terminated, the PUBG LITE Facebook page will continue to operate.
The game’s developer, PUBG company and publisher Krafton did not share the reasons for terminating the contract. They said in their initial statement: “We are very grateful for the amazing support and enthusiasm that PUBG LITE has brought. During the difficult time of the COVID-19 pandemic. , We hope that PUBG LITE can provide our fans with a fun way to stay safe. Unfortunately, after careful consideration, we made the difficult decision to close the service, and our journey has come to an end. We are sorry To inform you that PUBG LITE’s service is scheduled to end on April 29, 2021 (UTC).”
Since its release, PUBG Lite’s low-demand and free-to-play features allow it to run on daily-use laptops, so it has become very popular. As early as December 2020, the game became a 100% free game because all game content was free and the L-COIN (paid cash) recharge system was terminated.