PUBG Mobile was banned in India last year. Now, it has made a comeback with some major changes and a new name, BGMI (Battlegrounds Mobile India).
One of the world’s most popular battle royale games, PUBG Mobile is set to make its return to India after being banned in Sept. 2020. Avid gamers that have restlessly been waiting to get their hands on the game, can head straight to Google’s Play Store for early access.
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It is worth noting that the game is now available under a new name, Battlegrounds Mobile India. Aside from bearing a new moniker, it boasts an array of changes including a new account system and green blood, TechCrunch reported.
PUBG Mobile and a myriad of other Chinese apps were banned by the Modi government. As far as the game is concerned, it was banned due to its connection with video game investor Tencent, which is headquartered in Shenzhen, China.
PUBG Studio said it would relaunch in the country with new features that suit the Indian gamers. Among a slew of other changes, the game introduced a color change to blood, and labeling it as a “virtual simulation training ground.”
Aside from these changes, the Battlegrounds seems to be the same as PUBG Mobile. You can even transfer your account from the older game to the new one.
Ahead of its relaunch, PUBG Studio said it was cutting off ties with Tencent in India and moving the game’s hosting to Microsoft Azure data centers in the country. This seems to have solved the matter.