When is PUBG Shutting Down?: Baseless Rumors Choose New Target

When is PUBG shutting down? Spoiler: it isn't.
When is PUBG shutting down? Spoiler: it isn't. | PUBG Corp

When is PUBG shutting down? Internet users across the country are clamoring to know when the popular battle royale will shutter its servers and kick all its players out, despite that PUBG Corp has made no indication that it plans to kill its cash cow anytime soon. Here's what you need to know.

When is PUBG Shutting Down?: Baseless Rumors Choose New Target

PUBG is not shutting down. Rumors to the contrary are completely without basis in fact. The rumors in question have been applied haphazardly to several of the music successful ongoing games in the world, including Minecraft, Roblox and Fortnite.

Rumors of Minecraft's imminent end emerged online first, spurred on by a fake news article created as a prank. Internet trolls applied the same treatment to Roblox shortly thereafter, writing a transparently fake news story to stoke the rumor mill.

By the time the treatment was applied to Fortnite, the rumor mongers did not even bother to create a fake news article to pretend at legitimacy. The same is true in the case of the PUBG rumors.