PUBG players in the midwest will have to play on east coast servers according to PUBG Corp.
PUBG Support explained the reasoning behind the decision, "North American Players: Due to recent packet loss issues impacting central NA servers, we've moved to an east coast server location as a temporary solution. We will return to a central server location for all matches once connectivity issues impacting that location are resolved."
A timeline for when the servers return is unknown. Hawkinz gave a bleak estimate on Twitter, "The engineering team is working to have this resolved as soon as possible, but it'll likely take some time, looks like weeks at the earliest at this stage."