Update: PUBG Mobile India would soon be launched in India as the government has reportedly given permission. PUBG Corp is said to release the game in India in the next two months. Separately, the company also posted a new job listing on LinkedIn for the India subsidiary. The job opening is for an Investment and Strategy Analyst who will take care of mergers and acquisitions in the country.
The reports of PUBG Mobile India download, release date, and update, and more have been doing the rounds for months now. Krafton, the owner of PlayerUnknown’s Battleground aka PUBG, announced the PUBG Mobile India launch back in November. The PUBG Mobile re-launch in India is expected to come with re-designed gameplay and other improvements. The game will also come without Chinese investor Tencent Games’ backing, which led to the PUBG ban in India in the first place. So when will PUBG Mobile launch in India? Has the company announced the release date yet? Is PUBG Mobile India available for download now? Here’s everything you need to know:
PUBG Mobile India download
There is no sight of PUBG Mobile India download link yet. The game continues to remain unavailable on the smartphone app marketplace: Google Play Store and App Store. However, you can play the PUBG Mobile global version in India. DNA reported quoting the government that access to the game’s global version is ‘not illegal’ in the country. So, domestic gamers can download the PUBG Mobile APKs available from the web on their device and play the game in India.
PUBG Mobile India release date
While Krafton has teased the PUBG Mobile India launch, it’s yet to confirm its release date. That said, the PUBG Mobile India official website, as well as its social media accounts, still show a ‘Coming Soon’ tag. The game is required to get clearance from the Government of India, which doesn’t seem to be going well. For starters, the game has failed to receive the government’s approval, despite registering as an Indian subsidiary of PUBG Corporation and breaking all its ties from China.
Secondly, Krafton announced that the PUBG Mobile India will come with toned-down gore and violence, but Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, recently said that the game is violent, explicit, and addictive.
PUBG Mobile update
While there is no update for PUBG Mobile India yet, the global version gets the new patches regularly. Most recently, the company released PUBG Mobile update version 1.3 globally that comes with a Kakarin map and a new sniper rifle. Players also got a new Hundred Rhythms Mode, Clowns Tricks gameplay, Metro Royale: Uncover (a new chapter), new firearms including the Mosin-Nagant 7.62mm bolt action sniper rifle, and a new motor glider vehicle. The PUBG Mobile update is available for download (via Google Play Store, Apple App Store) for users across the globe (except India). Players can click on the link https://web.gpubgm.com/m/download_android.html and follow the steps for updating the game to the latest version or go to the TapTap app (a mobile gaming sharing community) –> PUBG Mobile in the search tab –> pick the relevant option and then tap on the download button, per SportsKeeda.
Who made PUBG Mobile India?
PUBG was developed and published by PUBG Corporation, which is a subsidiary of Krafton Inc. While the company launched the game for PC, it was the Chinese company Tencent Games that brought PUBG to mobile phones. After the ban in India, Krafton removed Tencent and took over the charge of publishing PUBG Mobile in India. The company did try to find Indian investors to revoke the ban, before announcing the new PUBG Mobile India game in November specifically designed for the Indian market. The game is said to provide a secure and healthy gameplay environment, with screen-time measurement tool, green-hit instead of red, and fully-clothed avatars.
PUBG on PC: how to play PUBG on laptop/ desktop
The PUBG ban in India applies only to the mobile version of the game. You can still play it on your Windows laptop/ PC and Mac or consoles. The PC/ console version of the game was never banned in the country, which could be due to the fact that Tencent had no involvement. The game was developed and published by Krafton-owned PUBG Corporation.
How to play PUBG on PC/ laptop
- Download and install Steam on your device. While Steam is available for Mac users as well, you can only play PUBG on Windows laptop/ PC.
- Launch Steam and login with your ID. If you don’t have a Steam account, click on create a new account
- After the login, click on the ‘Add a game’ option from the bottom left corner of the screen
- You’ll be redirected to Steam Browser. Use its search tool to look for PUBG
- Select PlayerUnknown’s Battleground game –> Hit ‘Add to cart’ –> and pay Rs 999
- Once the game is purchased, you can play PUBG on PC
The system requirement to play PUBG on PC includes 64-bit Windows 7/ 8.1/ 10 OS, Intel Core i5 processor, at least 8GB RAM, 30GB available storage, Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 or above GPU, and active internet connection.
How to play PUBG on PC for free
Looking to play PUBG on PC for free, download the lite option. The PUBG Lite comes with scaled-down graphics and can run on low-end Windows laptop/ desktop as well. The game’s minimum requirements are as follows: Window 7,8,10, 64bit CPU Core i3 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4000, and 4GB storage.
- Fire up your browser and visit https://www.pubglitepc.co/ to download PUBG Lite on your PC
- Click on the yellow download button
- You’ll be redirected to a new page, click on the yellow Download button to begin the download
- Once the game is downloaded, open it and log in to your PUBG account. If you don’t have the account, select ‘Create One’
- After this, click on the Install button. This will install the game on your computer’s local storage.
- That’s it, you can now play PUBG on PC for free