Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) has been officially unbanned in India after being taken down from the Google Play Store and App Store last year. According to reports, the game has been re-released on probation and will be monitored by the government for three months before receiving full approval. South Korean game developer Krafton has apparently released BGMI for Android users, and it is expected to be available for iPhone users soon. If you’re wondering how to download BGMI on an Android smartphone, here’s a quick step-by-step guide.
How to download BGMI on Android mobile phone
BGMI is currently not listed on the Google Play Store; however, you can still download the game on your device from the app marketplace. Read on to find out how.
- Fire up the browser and go to BGMI’s website
- Now, tap the ‘Google Play’ button. Alternatively, you can click on this link.
- You’ll be redirected to the game’s listing
- Hit the ‘Install’ button to begin downloading the game
- Once installed, open BGMI and proceed to download the additional files and resources
That said, you won’t be able to play BGMI on an Android device just yet.
Why can’t you play BGMI on your Android smartphone?
While the game is currently live on Google Play Store for Android users, the developers are yet to turn the servers back on. If you play the game on your device after downloading BGMI and the in-game resources, you will be greeted by a notice saying that the game servers are unavailable and that they are working behind the scenes to bring a seamless experience for the players. The notice further iterates that all future updates related to the game’s development and release date will be communicated via social media channels.
What are the system requirements for BGMI apk?
- Android phone running Android 5.1.1 or above
- At least 2GB of RAM (3GB recommended for smooth gaming experience)
How to download BGMI on iPhone?
As of now, BGMI has not been made available for iPhone users. Unlike Play Store, the game is yet to be listed on the App Store.
Why was BGMI banned in India?
The game was banned in India almost a year ago by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) under Section 69A of the IT Act 2000. The ban was reportedly due to data security issues.
BGMI unban news
BGMI available to download through Google Play Store (May 22nd)
Following BGMI’s re-release in the country, the game is now officially available to download from the Google Play Store. Android users can head over to BGMI’s official website to access the official listing. However, since the servers are not yet live, players won’t be able to begin a match.