Right now, on PUBG Mobile you can probably see a notice saying that starting from midnight on April 4, Tencent will temporarily suspend the operation of all its services for a whole day. There's not much to the notice other than what was already said, which is there will be no PUBG Mobile servers to play on for a whole day.

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Currently on PUBG Mobile you can see this notification popping up

Such a notification is bound to spark all kinds of questions on what's going on, the most obvious of which would be: "Why tf is Tencent suspending PUBG servers for a whole day?!"

PUBG Mobile servers suspended. Why?

Well, the answer is much less mysterious than you would think. Tencent Games explained the reason behind this server suspension on Weibo, the Chinese social media platform. On Weibo, Tencent said the servers are suspended to honor the sacrifice of medical workers and others in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in China.

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Tencent Games explains their decision to suspend the servers on Weibo

The English translation of the official statement in Chinese says:

“To express deep condolences to the martyrs and compatriots who died in the fight against New Crown Pneumonia (meaning the new coronavirus disease), Tencent Games will be suspended for one day from 0:00 on April 4 thin, including mainland China and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan regions. May the dead rest in peace, may the living work hard, and may the motherland flourish.”

Currently, all of China is observing the Day of National Mourning on April 4 to memorialize the victims of the new coronavirus pandemic. Tencent's decision to suspend the servers is consistent with that event.

However, it looks like the game's servers are working well in India even though it is also April 4. So the current server "lockdown" only apples to the regions mentioned in Weibo's statement, which are Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, even if the notification appears for everyone.

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