BGMI ban: Some users reportedly face server issues, problems with in-app purchases

Facing server issues in BGMI post ban? You might not be the only one...

Highlights
  • BGMI reportedly stops working for some users in India post the ban
  • Some users are facing server-related issues, responsiveness issues and restricted in-app purchases 
  • BGMI was removed from Google Play Store and App Store on July 28th

Some iOS and Android users have started encountering problems and possible malfunctions related to server issues on their Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) game. This comes just a few days after the popular Battle Royale title went off app stores, allegedly under Section 69A of the Indian IT law – the same law that has been invoked since 2020 to ban Chinese apps on national security and data sharing concerns. While the game is not available for download anymore (unless Android users use BGMI APK workaround), it is still playable in India. However, it seems that won’t be the case for too long.

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BGMI starts malfunctioning for some users post ban 

Reports have now started coming in of a possible malfunction that is affecting some users playing BGMI in India. An error message that reads, ‘Server did not respond. Please return to the login page and try again’ is flashing up for some users of the game. It has also been noticed that in-app purchases have been restricted, meaning that the players are now unable to purchase UC. Additionally, players in Classic Mode are also experiencing server issues, while some have also complained of issues with the touch response and app crashes that are rendering the game unplayable at the moment in India. 

The issues arising could be either due to a bug or Kafton pulling the plugs off the BGMI’s servers in India. While the former can be fixed with an update (apparently, the game is still supporting internal downloads), there is no fix for the latter. If the servers are being turned off, it could be the end of the road for BGMI and you won’t be able to play the game in the country even with a VPN.

These developments have come to light post a ban that was imposed on the game on July 28th.