PUBG – Players Unknown Battleground which had a craze in India amongst the youth was banned last year. It was an online multiplayer battle royale in which a maximum of 100 players battle to survive and become the last man standing. The mobile version of this game was released in February for both Android as well as iOS.
The mobile version of PUBG was developed by Tencent Games, a Chinese multinational technology company.
In India, Gujarat became the first state to ban the application in March 2019, the reason being the excessive addictiveness and distraction of students from their studies during exams.
Later, the government of India announced a ban on 118 Chinese applications, including PUBG Mobile taken off the Google Play Store. The reason stated for banning the applications was “Stealing and surreptitiously transmitting user data in an unauthorized manner to servers which are located outside of India.”
After the ban last year, in May 2021, Krafton Studios, a South Korean-based gaming studio, released a statement saying “Battleground Mobile India” will boldly make a comeback in India with pre-registration starting on the Google Play Store as early as May 18th. The pre-registration for the game offered in-game goodies and rewards, especially for the Indian continent.
The new version of the game, Battlegrounds Mobile India offers geographical restrictions. Also, the new version of the application will restrict Indian gamers to play with foreign players.
Finally, the wait for the Battleground Mobile lovers is over as the game has been officially launched in the country. Now, the former PUBG’s alternative is available to download from the Google Play Store for everyone.
The application is currently available for Android users only, the iOS users have to wait a little longer to enjoy the game.
The new version is made similar to PUBG Mobile with a few changes like green blood and fully clothed characters. One of the major changes includes the “Gameplay Management System” constantly reminding the players to maintain their health and giving tips on being hydrated. However, the players above 18 can turn off these notifications.
The wait is now over for India’s very own game! It is here, for you! 🤩
BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA’S OFFICIAL LAUNCH!
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