PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite are two of the biggest battle royale titles on the mobile platform. Over the years, the games have garnered massive popularity across the globe and amassed an enormous player base.
On 2nd September 2020, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology imposed a ban on 118 apps and games that were deemed prejudicial to India's sovereignty and integrity. The list included the names of the two BR titles, which left a lot of players in dismay.
However, several players were still able to access PUBG Mobile servers after the game was banned. However, Tencent Games has now officially terminated the access for PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite players in the country.
PUBG Mobile server shut down in India: All you need to know
PUBG Mobile, in a Facebook post, stated that from 30th October, Tencent Games is terminating all access and services to the game for Indian users in accordance with the orders by the Indian Government.
As a result of that, all the Indian servers have been shut down, and users can no longer play PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite. Moreover, access to the official websites has also been closed.
Upon opening the game, the players are receiving the following error:
"Server is busy, please try again later. Error code: restrict-area"
There is no way or fixes around this error, and users in India will not be able to play the game anymore. Shortly after this, PUBG Corporation announced its merger with Krafton. You can click here to read more about it.
Here's what the post on the Discord server and Facebook page of PUBG Mobile actually read:
Click here to check out the official Facebook post.
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