- Krafton has announced that data transfer from PUBG Mobile to Battlegrounds Mobile India will end soon for players who tried out Livik map in PUBG Mobile.
- Krafton has requested players to complete the data transfer process as soon as possible.
- Krafton hasn’t specifically explained why PUBG Mobile data transfer for BGMI is shutting down.
Krafton has announced that data transfer from PUBG Mobile to Battlegrounds Mobile India will stop on December 31, 2021. The data transfer had started during BGMI early access period for players who had played the Livik map in PUBG Mobile. Krafton had seemingly paused the data transfer process back in July 2021 and it hadn’t explained the reason behind this move. This isn’t surprising as the company had recently shut down PUBG Mobile data transfer using Facebook accounts to comply with Facebook SDK.
Krafton’s official statement reads, “In order to ensure a more smooth gameplay for players who had used PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik (“Prior App”) before, BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA (“New App”) will transfer some of the data from the Prior App account to the New App. We would like to remind you that data transfers will be available until Dec 31, 2021.” It has further requested players to transfer their data before December 31st. Unlike the previous announcement with Facebook accounts, Krafton hasn’t given any specific reason for closing data transfers from PUBG Mobile to BGMI. Krafton has detailed what data will be transferred from PUBG Mobile to BGMI, which includes nickname, character ID, in-game mail, achievement points and progress, Cheer Park emotes, in-game currency, and more.
PUBG Mobile was banned by the Indian government back in 2020, citing that the battle royale shooter poses a threat to “sovereignty, integrity, defence, and security of the country.” By shutting down data transfers from PUBG Mobile, Krafton could be trying to distance BGMI from PUBG Mobile as much as possible.