PUBG’s War Mode Weekend Event Shuttered After Server Load Woes

After being released as the new weekend event, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds pulled the new War Mode due to server issues.

on May 7, 2018 12:23 PM

Only a day into the Weekend Special Event, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds new War Mode had been taken down the following day after being the cause to the game’s server instability.

For those out of the loop, the new gameplay in War Mode over the weekend event would have offered players a fresh take on PvP action with team deathmatch rules, respawning included. The rules behind the event were simple: earn 200 points before the other team does through killing anybody on the opposite team. Unfortunately, War Mode was taken down after PUBG Corp. discovered that the weekend event was the cause of their server problems. Servers were shut down for around an hour, and PUBG was up and running again with War Mode disabled.

The company soon posted on Twitter after discovering the cause of their server issues. They stated:

PC Players: The emergency maintenance is now complete. Unfortunately, we’ve had to prematurely end this week’s event mode, as it was found to be the cause of recent server instability. Our engineers are working hard to ensure this problem doesn’t occur in the future.

This isn’t the only thing that has been pulled from PUBG recently. We also reported on player-to-player transactions being disabled, but the PUBG Corp. has yet to state when that function will be up and running again.

Don’t know much about PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, or are you curious on what it is about? Then check out our review of the game or grab the battle royale game on PC or Xbox One via Amazon.


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Landon Luthi is a staff writer at DualShockers and has been an avid reader of video game news ever since trying to discover the identity of Sushi-X in the early 90's. He often plays RPGs and is a sucker for Indy games and pixelated platformers. You can usually find him crawling around in modded Arma 3 servers hunting for the elusive Manbearpig.