Low-Spec Edition of PUBG Is Shutting Down

PUBG Lite is officially shutting down on April 29. The PUBG spin-off offered players with low-tech PCs a way to jump in on the battle royale action, although it’s unclear exactly why Krafton is pulling the plug.

Anyone who heads over to the PUBG Lite website is greeted with the unfortunate news.

“We are deeply grateful for the passion and support from the astounding number of PUBG Lite fans that have been with us,” the announcement reads. “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 service of PUBG Lite is scheduled to end on April 29th, 2021 (UTC).”

PUBG Lite became unavailable for download on March 30. The next step in the game’s closure is full end-of-service on April 29, followed by the removal of Player Support on May 29.

Krafton did mention you’ll be able to continue playing PUBG Lite without any issue until its closure later this month. You can also spend any in-game credits such as L-COIN – not that it’ll really matter come next month.

The team ended the announcement by thanking the players who spent time in the world of PUBG Lite, and apologizing for the sudden news.

Krafton made no indication as to why the game was shutting down.

While it’s nothing but bad news for PUBG Lite, things couldn’t be going better for PUBG Mobile. The wildly popular game recently crossed the $5 billion in revenue threshold, after managing to average at least $7.4 million every day throughout 2020. There’s no doubt the game still has a lot of life left in it – and it might be a good alternative for PUBG Lite players seeking a new home.

Be sure to jump into PUBG Lite one last time this month, as it’s closing its doors for good on April 29.

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Jon Bitner is an Associate Editor for TheGamer. His passion for gaming started with his first console (Sega Genesis) and he hasn’t stopped playing since. His favorite titles include The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Team Fortress 2, Rainbow Six Siege, Pokémon Sword & Shield, Old School Runescape, Skyrim, and Breath of the Wild. He can usually be found playing the latest RPG, FPS, or some obscure mobile game. Before working as Associate News Editor, Jon earned a Biology degree and worked in the Biotechnology sector — experiences that taught him how to put words together and make sentences. When not playing or writing about the gaming industry, he enjoys sleeping, eating, and staring at birds.

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