WorldLink initiated Testing PUBG Server in Nepal: Will Gaming Improve?
July 20, 2021
Recently in Nepal, the craze towards esports has been increasing rapidly, thanks to the recent victory of domestic teams in international competitions. There is good news for all who belong to this crowd i.e. Pubg Server testing initiated in Nepal.
In Nepal, PUBG is one of the most played games however gamers have often been complaining about slow responses and glitches owing to high ping counts. Fortunately, at the expense of Nepal’s leading ISP- WorldLink, PUBG gaming could significantly improve very soon.
The biggest ISP in the country – WorldLink has initiated testing the PUBG server in Nepal which is expected to bring the much-sought advancement to the online battle royale game. This became feasible only after PUBG’s parent company Tencent helped a local server to WorldLink to serve its vast gaming community in Nepal in order to address the gaming issues. Worldlink has announced that the servers are currently in the beta phase and will be able to reduce ping in the game (ping) once they go live.
According to Officials, Worldlink has already initiated testing of the PUBG server in Nepal. Yet, it is still unknown how much time we have to wait for the PUBG server in Nepal.
What are CDN servers, and what do they do?
Content Delivery Network or CDNs is a geographically distributed network of servers and their data centers that help in content distribution to users with minimal delay. They are the backbones of almost all prime web applications. As their name suggests, they help in the adequate delivery of content. When using any web page, you are continuously sending requests to the corresponding server, which processes your requests and delivers you with relevant information. This whole process takes time which is called latency or ping.
Generally, each application has one origin server in one part of the world. If a user sends requests from other parts of the world, they may experience high latency. To avoid that, web applications use CDNs.
CDNs have multiple points of presence or PoPs, which consist of cache servers. These servers store cached versions of websites in HDDs, SSD, and even RAM to cope with local requests.
Usually, these types of servers have static content such as images, text, and other resources. However, recent developments in the field have made dynamic servers possible. These servers are proficient in handling requests unique to requestors.
In addition to content delivery, CDNs are key in the security of web applications as well. Most CDNs use a reverse proxy technology that assists mask users’ IPs. CDNs are the ideal place for installing firewalls and are immense in mitigating DDoS attacks.
Worldlink, PUBG, and CDN servers in Nepal
In Nepal, Gamers have been complaining about the high ping and lag issue for so long as we don’t have a PUBG server in Nepal. PUBG Mobile Gamers in Nepal are playing in Singapore, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and other servers.
Other Nepal countries like India and Pakistan also have their own PUBG server. Previously, some Nepali PUBG streamers tried to connect with Tencent for the PUBG server; due to less number of PUBG players, they didn’t get any response from Tencent.
As of now, Worldlink has partnered with PUBG and Tencent to bring two CDN servers to Nepal. The two servers have passed the initial tests. Now, Worldlink is arranging to add 8 more CDN servers in Nepal soon.
However, it is not sure if the CDNs in question are static or dynamic. While trying to reach out to Worldlink, it was said that these servers would help load maps and the gaming environment faster. The team believes that it will help reduce ping or latency while gaming.
According to the reports, Nepal makes use of 20 to 25 Gbps of international bandwidth for PUBG. Worldlink alone is responsible for the overall 10Gbps of this bandwidth. Before this, Worldlink had efficiently installed 20 CDN servers for TikTok after users complained of high latency.
Local players had been insisting on a dedicated PUBG server for Nepal for some time now. They consider the new servers will raise the gaming experience by processing their inputs locally by reducing the ping. However, it is still to be seen if these servers will bring remarkable improvement in gameplay.
How long will it take?
However, it is not well-known what type of PUBG server is coming to Nepal. Tencent has not disclosed whether it is permitting the entire or partial traffic to WorldLink’s PUBG server. This also makes it difficult to analyze how much latency performance will improve.
Nepalese PUBG gamers receive their PUBG traffic from data centers in Mumbai, Japan, Hongkong, Silicon Valley, etc. But Tencent has not revealed yet which traffic it will send to the Nepali server.
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