Battlegrounds Mobile India has cheered up battle royale enthusiasts in India. The pre-registrations for the game goes live from today, May 18. The announcement was made by the game developer Krafton, the South Korea-based game company.
PUBG Mobile was banned back in September 2020 due to security reasons, and ever since, players have been looking forward to an Indian version of the game. To ensure better security, Krafton assured them that their data would be safely stored on servers in India and Singapore only.
Krafton notified special rewards for the Indian users those who pre-register for the game. The rewards are still not revealed yet.
The company said that the game will be free to play on mobile devices – both iOS and Android.
How to pre-register for Battlegrounds Mobile India on Android devices
1. They need to open the Google Play Store and search for "Battlegrounds Mobile India."
2. Users have to click on the green "Pre-register" button.
3. They can also opt for the "Install automatically" option, which will ensure that Battlegrounds Mobile India gets downloaded immediately after it becomes available.
Alternatively, you can simply go to this page and pre-register –
The game will also be lightweight in comparison to previous versions of PUBG Mobile, which were close to 1GB in terms of download size. Instead, Battlegrounds Mobile India will be just around 610MB in size.
This Indian avtar of PUBG is expected to offer the same game modes as PUBG Mobile, including battle royale, team deathmatch, war and more.
Krafton announced that the game will release with exclusive in-game events like outfits and features and will have its own esports ecosystem with tournaments and leagues.
The company has partnered with first-person shooter Metro Exodus to bring a new game mode called Metro Royale in addition to other game modes. With this there will be introduction of a new underground world with themed content. Other additions include spike traps, melee throwing and more.
On this, Prakhar Srivastav, PUBG player,”So now the PUBG is back with a new name BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA and fresh start, I see the Indian eSports environment growing again and this time, the competition will be a notch up”
Another PUBG enthusiast Nikhil Singh said, ”As we all know, PUBG was not just a game but a emotion to many because we made new friends and even found some old on a same platform and those happiness of chicken dinner with your squad is something you can’t explain in words.” Nikhil added that everyone will be happy because it’s been a year since we saw those battlegrounds and PUBG lovers are going to be a little nostalgic!
Krafton has announced some specific restrictions for minors – those below 18 years of age. Here’s what we found:
1. Minors will have to provide the phone number of their parents or guardian to play the game.
2. Minors will only be able to play the game for a maximum of 3 hours a day.
3. The maximum amount that can be spent in the game will be limited to ₹7,000 per day.
4. The game will also send notices if you play for more than 2 hours a day.
However, it is unclear as to how the company will verify the age of its users. If the process is simply based on the details entered during registration without any authentication, it may defeat the purpose of the restrictions.
Gamers are still expected to have patience, as the official release date of PUBG Battlegrounds Mobile India are yet to be announced.