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    NetEase to End Rules of Survival and Creative Destruction in June

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    End of an era in mobile games. The first two Battle Royales that were inspired by successful PC games will be ending soon. NetEase will close the servers and shut down the activities of the games Rules of Survival e Creative Destruction.

    Before you say Free Fire, Rules of Survival was the first Battle Royale to be created on mobile. The game was a mode of the Chinese game “Terminator 2” (released in China on August 17, 2017). The mode was so successful that they decided to release it in the West. The western version came out as a separate game and spent a lot of time in beta testing. Rules was released 45 days after the western version of Free Fire.

    Creative Destruction was released in 2018 to follow up on the success of Fortnite. A troubled release as the game was first released as Fortcraft and received tons of lawsuits from Epic Games.

    Both were relatively successful in the first few years, back in 2017, but suffered a lot to maintain the “hype”.

    Rules of Survival reached 280 million players and to celebrate the company launched modes for up to 300 players.

    Creative Destruction had 100 million active players at the height of its success in 2019. But the game has suffered a lot since Google decided to delete all searches about Fortnite on Google Play. Furthermore, the recent success of Fortnite's "no construction" mode proved that the game's concept was already outdated.

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    Thank you for your continued support and love for Rules or Survival
    We regret to inform you that Rules of Survival will cease operations on June 27, 2022 at 15:00:00 (UTC+8). After that, players will no longer be able to access Rules of Survival game servers, and all account data and character information (including but not limited to characters, diamonds, items, materials) will be deleted.
    You can request a refund for unused Diamonds on the corresponding platform from 28/06/2022 10:00:00 – 28/09/2022 18:00:00 (UTC+8).
    We sincerely apologize for this and thank you once again for your tremendous support of Rules of Survival.

    Creative Destruction Game Closing Announcement Dear Explorers: Thank you for your continued support and love for Creative Destruction. It is with great regret that we announce the permanent closure of Creative Destruction servers on June 27, 2022 at 16pm (GMT+8) or 05am (BRT). From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank everyone who has supported Creative Destruction so far. To ensure a smooth process, our schedule is as follows:  End of in-game purchases and new user registration – April 27, 2022, 14pm (GMT+8) or 03am (BRT).  End of app download – April 27, 2022, 16pm (GMT+8) or 05am (BRT)  End of game recharge service – May 6, 2022, 16pm (GMT+8)  Closed of game and server operations (Players will no longer be able to enter the game or the official page). The Customer Service portal will also be available) – 16pm (GMT+8), or 05am (BRT). Note: All accounts and character data will be deleted after server deactivation. If you have any additional questions, please contact our customer service. This was an incredibly difficult decision for us, which made our team deeply saddened. However, at the same time we are extremely proud to have shared this journey with the great community of players that you are. Thanks for playing and keep having fun with Creative Destruction until June 27th! Thanks, Creative Destruction Developer Team April 27, 2022

    Both games will be retired at the end of June 2022. On social media NetEase thanked the countless fans and support given throughout this period.

    It's time for a change in competitive mobile shooters. Free Fire and PUBG Mobile are experiencing stagnation, while many players wait to play Valorant, Apex Legends and COD Warzone on their mobile versions.


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