- Battlegrounds Mobile India has been announced in the country
- It is expected to be a modified version of PUBG Mobile with India-specific features
- Battlegrounds Mobile India launch is expected soon
PUBG Mobile was banned in India last September due to national security concerns. However, PUBG Mobile was reintroduced in the Indian market yesterday as Battlegrounds Mobile India. Krafton, the game’s developer, claims that Battlegrounds Mobile India follows all the government rules for it to be legal in the country. While the Battlegrounds Mobile India launch date is still unknown, Krafton has revealed plenty of details regarding the game on its official website, including rules for players under 18 years of age. If you are excited about the Battlegrounds Mobile India launch too, here is everything that you need to know about the game.
Battlegrounds Mobile India launch date
Krafton hasn’t announced the Battlegrounds Mobile India launch date (i.e. when will it be available to download) yet. However, the game developer has revealed that there will be pre-registration for Battlegrounds Mobile India before the game is launched in the country. This, and the fact that the official website for the game has gone live, suggests that Battlegrounds Mobile India could launch in the country in the next few weeks.
Krafton has announced that Battlegrounds Mobile India will launch as a free-to-play game in the country. It means that you will not have to pay money to play the game. Although there is no concrete information, Battlegrounds Mobile India will most likely be launched on Android and iOS platforms and it will most probably be available to download from Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
Battlegrounds Mobile India will have India-specific features
In the press release, Krafton has revealed that Battlegrounds Mobile India will have features specific to the Indian market. The game developer says that the game will have exclusive in-game events, outfits, tournaments, and leagues to make it more interesting for people in the country.
Previous reports suggest that Battlegrounds Mobile India will have fully clothed avatars, unlike PUBG, where you land in the game half-naked. It looks like the game developer will be opting for such outfits to make Battlegrounds Mobile India more suitable for people in the country or say to make the game more sanskari.
According to reports online, another change that Battlegrounds Mobile India will bring compared to PUBG Mobile is that there will be no bloodshed. At least, there won’t be red blood in the game when you kill someone. Instead, you will be able to see a green-coloured liquid when you score a kill. PUBG Mobile had become quite popular among Indian youngsters under 18 years who are not supposed to watch violence/ bloodshed. Since PUBG Mobile had a lot of violent scenes, it was a major concern to Indian parents.
The game developer says that Battlegrounds Mobile India will have AAA multiplayer gaming experience on mobile. Although there is no concrete information on this front, everyone is expecting Battlegrounds Mobile India to be a battle royale game.
You cannot play Battlegrounds Mobile India with players outside the country
As the name suggests, Battlegrounds Mobile India will be exclusive to the Indian market — it will not be launched in any other country. It means that you cannot play Battlegrounds Mobile India with people outside the country. One of the standout features of PUBG Mobile in India was the ability to play the game with people from across the world as it was available worldwide. Unfortunately, that won’t be the case with the upcoming title.
Battlegrounds Mobile India restrictions for players under 18 years
Moreover, Battlegrounds Mobile India will not allow minors to play the game for more than three hours a day. This could be a huge bummer for people who love long gaming sessions. That is not all. People under 18 years will not be allowed to spend more than Rs 7,000 on in-app purchases in Battlegrounds Mobile India.
User data will be stored in India
According to the Indian government, PUBG was capable of stealing/ misusing the data of Indian users and, therefore, was a threat to national security. Well, according to reports, Battlegrounds India will be store user data in servers that are located in the country. This should solve the government’s concern.
Along with that, Krafton says, “With privacy and data security being a top priority, Krafton will be working with partners, to ensure data protection and security, at each stage. This will ensure privacy rights are respected, and all data collection and storage will be in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations in India and for players here.”