The PUBG mobile and PUBG lite will not be available for gamers in India starting from today i.e. 30th October, as they announced it on their Post in FB. 

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This is mainly because the Indian government in September had issued an order to ban 118 apps linked to China due to security threats. A lot of people don’t know this but the game was still available to play for those who already had it downloaded on their devices. But starting today the servers of the game will be shut down in India and the game will be no longer accessible.

Tencent Games which owns PUBG also added saying, “deeply regrets this outcome” and thanked all the PUBG and PUBG lite fans for the support in India. They also said protecting the user’s data has always been their top security.

The statement proceeding, highlighted that all rights to Tencent is returning to the developer of PUBG Corporation; subsidiary of Krafton Game Union.

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Publishing rights were previously held by Tencent Games. However, Bluehole decided to cut all ties with Tencent Games following the ban. Bluehole currently holds all the publishing rights of the game. This very game also saw a massive spike in the user base even in the ongoing pandemic. Well, the fans including the professional gamers constitute 25% of PUBG’s mobile user base.

Now, PUBG Mobile displays the following in-game message for Indian players trying to access global server:

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Most of the gamers took it to twitter to express their bid towards PUBG’s farewell, because it was like their BFF and a good companion in all times:

Khushi ho? Pubg khelo; Dukh ho? Pubg khelo; Kuch bhi ho? Bas, Pubg khelo.

There were approximately 3.3 crore PUBG fans all over India, but looks like now it’s watch has ended.