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By 30 July 2019 | Categories: news

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PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS is arguably the first of the major battle royale shooters. If you are one of the 400 million players who have downloaded the game on mobile, or the 50 million people playing this game every day, there’s some good news. Tencent Africa has announce the launch of dedicated PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE (PUBG MOBILE) servers in South Africa. The announcement was made at the PUBG Mobile Club Open (PMCO) 2019 held at the at the Estrel Congress Center in Berlin, Germany this week.

Vincent Wang, GM, Global Publishing Department at Tencent Games noted, “Last year we announced that we will introduce a Middle East server and this year, to ensure players from all over the world are well connected, we will be launching African servers.”

It does seem that a bit of a wait is on the cards. Although the launch date has not been confirmed, the PUBG Mobile African servers is expected to go live before the end of the year.

Wang also announced an updated version of Erangel map and a new collaboration between PUBG Mobile and AMC’s The Walking Dead that will come out later this year.

Players can also expect a new version of the game called PUBG Mobile Lite, aimed at lower-end devices. “We made a Lite version because we want more players from around the world to enjoy PUBG Mobile. The Lite version is compatible with significantly more devices and has a much smaller installation size," said Wang.

PUBG Mobile Lite will be available on Google Play later this month.

Unfortunately, there was no word on regular servers for the rest of the African PUBG community who are not playing on mobile.  

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