PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds engineers had to cancel this weekend’s timed deathmatch event, Desert Knights, when they found the mode was preventing players from connecting to PUBG at all.
The new spin on War Mode put players into ten five-member teams and started everyone off with a care package in a corner of the Miramar map. That sounded like fun, and it was supposed to run through this weekend, but unfortunately it wasn’t to be - PUBG players had less than 24 hours from the time Desert Knights launched to the time it was shut down due to connectivity issues.
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.
— PUBG Help (@PUBG_help) May 4, 2018
It’s a bummer, especially if you had been planning on jumping into the deathmatch frenzy this weekend. But it’s better to at least have the base game available to play than no PUBG at all. Hopefully BlueHole will run the mode again soon.
Thanks, PC Gamer.