PUBG Mobile update: Servers DOWN as Tencent reveal Vikendi release date plans

The game will be offline for an extended period of time and means that fans won’t be able to play for several hours.

According to the latest news shared by developers Tencent, tonight’s scheduled maintenance could last nine hours.

For players in the UK, it will mean PUBG Mobile going back online at around 9am, perfect timing for some.

However, for those in the United States, it means a massive chunk of their evening will not include playing Battle Royale on their phones or PC.

There is always the chance that Tencent will get everything in place for the new update early, meaning that servers could go online before 9am, GMT.

It’s always hard to predict how long maintenance may last, so it will be worth keeping an eye on the official PUBG Mobile Twitter feeds.

After maintenance does wrap, fans can look forward to a new map being released on all platforms.

This won’t happen straight away and will likely be another 24hrs before it’s available to play for everyone worldwide.

Tencent has confirmed that they plan to release their next PUBG Mobile update on Tuesday, December 18.

This will include the Vikendi snow map, which has been under beta testing for the past few weeks.

Fans will be required to download the latest version of PUBG Mobile from the App Store on their device before they can start checking all the new changes.

Here’s the latest from Tencent, who confirmed: “PUBG MOBILE will be taken offline for maintenance from 00:00 - 09:00 (UTC) on December 17th.

“Service may resume sooner or later depending on maintenance progress. The new version will be pushed to Google Play and App Store starting December 18.

“Update the game before December 25th to get Outfit Box III and 1,888 BP.”

Leaked information from earlier this month reported that the next big update for PUBG Mobile would drop in December.

This included leaked patch notes, as well as the news that the new Vikendi snow map would be included.

It lists the new level as a 6km x 6km snow map which will be available to download in the near future.

Other notable changes include snowball fights on the Vikendi Spawn Island, as well as additional weather effects and a Snowmobile vehicle.

A recent maintenance notice posted to the PUBG Mobile menu screen does not list all of these changes but does confirm Vikendi being released.

It also confirms a snow theme for the main menu screen and cross-server matchmaking.

Fans can also look forward to the Firearms Finish Upgrade System being added to the game via the new patch.

Full patch notes are expected to be shared later this week and will include all the major changes being made by Tencent.

A new Winter event seems pretty likely, including new holiday-themed outfits and gear to collect.

2018 continues to be a huge year for PUBG Mobile, with several awards wins now confirmed.

PUBG Mobile was recently recognized by the App Store in Apple’s “Game Trend of the Year” category representing the battle royale genre as well as in the “Top Games Charts of 2018” as one of the most downloaded games.

It was also recently confirmed that PUBG Mobile has surpassed 20 million concurrent users and 100 million downloads worldwide, excluding China, Korea, and Japan.

This is on top of awards wins at gaming events such as the Golden Joystick Awards for Best Mobile Game of the Year.

“The team is honoured and thrilled that PUBG MOBILE has been recognised by 2018 Golden Joystick Awards,” said Vincent Wang, general manager, PUBG MOBILE global publishing team.

“The response to the game from fans has energised everyone at the team as we are heads down working on new, exciting updates and contents for PUBG MOBILE.”

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December 17, 2018

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  • Grammys 2019 WINNERS: Kacey Musgraves, Childish Gambino, Lady Gaga win big

    Grammys 2019 WINNERS: Kacey Musgraves, Childish Gambino, Lady Gaga win big

    of the Year gong, while Childish Gambino&rsquo;s This Is America was name Record of the Year. British sensation Dua Lipa was dubbed Best New Artist, while This Is America was also victorious in Song of the Year. Lady Gaga won three prizes: Pop Solo Performance for Joanne (Where Do You Think You&rsquo;re Goin&rsquo;?), Song Written for Visual Media alongside Bradley Cooper for Shallow, and Pop Duo/Group Performance for the same track.</p><p>Black Panther was a big winner too; taking Score Soundtrack for Visual Media.</p><p>In an exceptional night for country star Musgraves, she also walked home with Country Song for Space Cowboy, and Country Solo Performance for Butterflies.</p><p>Collecting the huge Album of the Year honour, she told her fellow nominees: "Winning this doesn't make my album any better than anyone else's."</p><p>She won Best Pop Vocal Album for her 2018 opus Sweetener.</p><p>Cardi B won Best Rap Album for Invasion of Privacy, while Drake took Rap Song for God&rsquo;s Plan and H.E.R.&rsquo;s self-titled record won Best R&amp;B Album.</p><p>In the rock fields, Greta Van Fleet&rsquo;s From The Fires took Rock Album, St Vincent&rsquo;s Masseduction won Rock Song and High on Fire&rsquo;s Electric Messiah won Metal Performance.</p><p>The 61st Annual Grammy Awards were hosted by Alicia Keys and held at the Los Angeles&rsquo; STAPLES Center, also featuring an array of performances.</p><p>Janelle Monae, Shawn Mendes and Miley Cyrus, Cardi B, Diana Ross, Brandi Carlile and Chloe x Halle were among those who took to the stage.</p><p>There was also a Motown tribute courtesy of Jennifer Lopez, Smokey Robinson, Ne-Yo and Alicia Keys.</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive.</p>

    1 February 11, 2019
  • Kacey Musgraves on if Grammy wins will help get her music on the radio

    Kacey Musgraves on if Grammy wins will help get her music on the radio

    ritten, or redistributed. ©2019 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes. </p><p>Speaking to reporters backstage, the 30-year-old singer was asked if she thinks the wins would help get her music on the radio, to which Musgraves replied: &quot;To me, radio isn&apos;t necessarily the mark of what makes good music.</p><p>&quot;That&apos;s not what I had in mind when I was making this album,&quot; she continued. &quot;It&apos;s been really amazing and incredible to see it do some really wild, gratifying, unbelievable things&#xA0;&#x2014; going further&#xA0;than I ever thought that it could. I&apos;m just really thankful. I think streaming was a big part of it... My publicist&#xA0;for working his a-- off. My band and my road family working very hard.</p><p>&quot;And ultimately, I feel like it just lets me know that it doesn&apos;t really matter where someone hears your music, it&apos;s if they connect or not,&quot; Musgraves concluded.</p><p>Along with album of the year, the country star had quite the evening&#xA0;winning best country album, best country song, and best country solo performance. She also sang alongside Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Maren Morris in a powerful performance honoring Dolly Parton.</p><p>This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. ©2019 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes.</p>

    1 February 11, 2019