A big blow to battle royale lovers with low-end PCs and Laptops. PUBG LITE shuts down on April 29.

PUBG studio has announced it is shutting down its low resource PUBG alternative on April 29, 2021.

PUBG studio has announced it will shut down PUBG LITE on April 29, 2021. The game released nearly two years ago in 2019. The game follows the same mechanics as of PUBG. However, true to its name, PUBG LITE uses significantly lower resources compared to PUBG. Players can enjoy their favorite battle royale game on low-end PCs. 

PUBG LITE to shut down

In a statement on the official page, PUBG Studios announced the closure of PUBG Lite. The game will not be available for download and will shut down in a few weeks. The developer has not cited any specific reason for this action.

Dear Players, 

We are deeply grateful for the passion and support from the astounding number of PUBG LITE fans that have been with us. [...] Unfortunately, we have made the difficult decision to close service after much deliberation and the time has come for our journey to end. We regretfully inform you that service of PUBG LITE is scheduled to end on April 29th, 2021 (UTC).

PUBG Studio

PUBG LITE was first revealed to the world via a beta test in Thailand in 2019. The game saw moderate success at bringing new players to PUBG. These players usually had low-end PCs and low-specs hardware. The game expanded to other regions of Asia, Europe and even Latin America in the same year. 

Till when will the game be available to play?

Official servers will shut down from April 29. Image Credit: <a href="https://www.newsbytesapp.com/news/india/pubg-debuts-at-iit-roorkee-annual-sports-festival/story" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener nofollow">Newsbytesapp</a>.
Official servers will shut down from April 29. Image Credit: Newsbytesapp.

The developer also released the shutdown schedule for the low resource game. Effective March 30, 2021, the game’s website will be shut down. Players cannot download the game anymore from this date. 

Furthermore, the end of service period for PUBG Lite is April 29, 2021. One month later, on May 29, the developer will end player support for the game. Players can play the game and spend in-game credits as usual until the termination date. 

PUBG Lite’s shutdown should not come as a big surprise to its playerbase. The developer had stopped updating the game in January 2020. 

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