The Precise server locations for PUBG

Find all server locations for PUBG: Battlegrounds and PUBG Mobile to have an optimal multiplayer experience!

The Precise server locations for PUBG
The Precise server locations for PUBG

PUBG or Player Unknown Battlegrounds is a title made by Bluehole, and it is available on various platforms including Windows, iOS, Android, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. All of its servers are on the cloud, and they are available all over the world. So, regardless of your physical location, you should have a smooth gaming experience when playing PUBG, especially if you plan to make money off the game.

Locations of PUBG game servers

When it comes to PUBG server locations, they are spread all over the world including North America, South America, the Middle East, Brasil, Ireland, London, Central Asia, Central America, and so on.

Server locations can be found on just about any continent, and you will always have a data center close to your location, allowing you to play PUBG without any interruption.

PUBG server locations
  • Virginia, US
  • Ohio, US
  • Oregon, US
  • Canada
  • Singapore
  • Ireland
  • London, UK
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • Mumbai, India
  • São Paulo, Brasil
  • Japan
  • California, US
  • Seoul, Korea
  • Korea
  • East Australia
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Moscow, Russia
  • South Australia

As for PUBG mobile servers, they are located in the following cities:

  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • Ohio, US
  • Singapore
  • Sydney, Australia
  • São Paulo, Brasil

Generally speaking, South America is recognized as the server with most players. India, Japan, Seoul also have great coverage, which is also the case with South Europe, West Europe, and Northern America.

PUBG server providers for PC

Most PUBG servers are located on the Amazon web service cloud. Keep in mind that these servers are just for PC gamers. Initially, the game was only available on this platform and it took some time for the creators to transfer it to consoles.

You could access the title back in March 2017. It was initially hosted from AWS, and based on everything we know thus far, the company still uses the same system. The only difference is that you now have access to more server locations than previously.

PUBG server providers for other platforms

Upon release on Xbox One, things changed significantly. Given that Microsoft has its own service, Azure, they used it to host all PUBG games on the platform. Unlike PC servers, we don't know exactly where these locations are exactly.

This makes it a bit tricky if you're struggling with lag. Keep in mind there are still some methods to find these IP addresses. Generally speaking, like all other game publishers, Microsoft Azure servers are located in some of the largest metropolitan areas in the world. So, you should have solid coverage no matter where you're currently.

PS4 server locations are another mystery. We also have limited information about their placement, and although they might rely on a combination of PC infrastructure and AWS, there is no way to tell with certainty. It is worth mentioning that PS4 servers can also be placed on the Microsoft Azure cloud but, given how little information we have about each respective console, there is no way of telling for sure.

Why is server location important for PUBG?

Latency, which is also called the ping response time, refers to how much it takes for a data packets to make a trip. The function gained its name after submarines that utilize sound waves for determining the distance of an object to a submarine. The sound wave will go in a specific direction, and once it encounters an object, it will bounce from it and go back to the submarine thus telling the crew how far this potential threat is from the vessel.

PUBG server issues

In other words, when a player has a low ping, that means that the signal takes less time to go to the data server location and return back to their PC. For example, a ping of 10 ms is regarded as incredible and usually suggests that you're in close vicinity of a data center. On the other hand, a ping of 100+ ms is usually seen as a high ping.

There are several reasons why your computer might be suffering from high latency. There are things such as old hardware but also technical problems. In some cases, players are struggling with a long distance from a server, or complex, roundabout routes that a signal needs to take to the server locations and back to the PC.

Changing the server is also a good solution if your default server is under maintenance and you want to join the game as soon as possible. Keep in mind that constant changing of servers is a bit tricky for PUBG players as you can only do it once 60 days. 

If you’re not sure what’s your latency, here is an article that will teach you how to check ping in PUBG

How to change servers in PUBG?

After Season 16, PUBG players can change their location once in 60 days. This can be really troublesome if you've been playing with friends on a faraway server and want to change back to the nearest PUBG server location in order to eliminate high ping.

In many ways, this is a very useful feature as it prevents players from constantly jumping from one server to another. That way, you can easily approximate the number of players connected to one location during a specific time period.

If you make the mistake of logging into the wrong server, there is a neat trick that would allow you to change it while circumventing the 60-day restriction:

  1. Go to "Clan."
  2. Go to "Shop."
  3. Purchase "Room Card."
  4. Go to "Mode."
  5. Create a new room.
  6. There are several server options at your disposal. You can notice them on the top. Change your current server location into a server of your choosing.
  7. Return to Settings.
  8. Go to the "Server" tab. Confirm the previously made changes.
  9. After this, your preferred server is changed

How to change servers in PUBG Mobile?

Changing the PUBG server on a mobile device is rather straightforward but you're once again limited by the fact you can't choose a different one within 60 days. Here is the step-by-step process explaining what you need to do to change your preferred data center:

Changing server in PUBG Mobile
  1. Start the game on your phone or another mobile device.
  2. Go o "Settings."
  3. You will find "Basic Settings" at the bottom of the screen. Here, you need to click on "Select Server."
  4. Click "Change" allowing you to change your default server into another of your choosing. On mobile devices, you have options such as the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and so on.
  5. After selecting the right one, click the "Ok" button.
  6. Now, you will be notified that you can't switch the server for the next 60 days. Click "Ok" to confirm that you've read the message.

How to check server status for PUBG?

Unfortunately, like many other companies, Bluehole doesn't give any data regarding the status of the servers. Instead, we need to learn about this through third-party sites.

Downdetector.com PUBG server status

If you're worried about potential server downtime and issues, there are several sites where you can check this information. Perhaps the best one is Downdetector.com.  Here, you can learn more about all the outages in the last 24 hours.

Like similar websites that track server problems, Downdetector shows the exact problem that occurred and when it occurred. It is based on reports provided by players, so the information is more than legit.