PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) Lite version will be shutting down at the end of this month, the company confirmed. PUBG Lite as the name suggests was meant for low-end smartphones unlike PUBG and the newly launched New State.
In a recent blog post, Krafton posted the timeline of PUBG Lite’s shutdown. The process has already begun, with the game’s official webpage already shutting down, effectively disallowing any new downloads. On April 29th, PUBG Lite will be at the end of service, after which the game will no longer be playable. After May 29th, all player support services for PUBG Lite will be shut down. Krafton had the following to say about the matter via a blog post:
We are deeply grateful for the passion and support from the astounding number of PUBG LITE fans that have been with us. During the strenuous times of the COVID-19 pandemic, we hope that PUBG LITE was able to provide our fans a fun way to stay safe. 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 the service of PUBG LITE is scheduled to end on April 29th, 2021 (UTC).
PUBG LITE was launched in 2019
No reason behind this decision was mentioned by Krafton but as per rumors, this decision was made due to the lack of interest of players in the game. Notably, the announcement came the day after the lite.pubg.com webpage was shut down.
The developers have also announced that PUBG Lite Facebook will continue to remain open, even after the game service termination. At least, this version will remain open ‘until further notice.’
The game was launched in 2019 end globally to make it playable on lower-end Android smartphones and entry-level PCs without dedicated graphic cards.
Last year in December, it was announced that L-COIN top-up system will be terminated and it will become a 100 percent free game. The top-up channels were also called on December 15.