PUBG Mobile UPDATE: Battlegrounds Mobile makes surprise return to biggest market

PUBG Mobile UPDATE: Battlegrounds Mobile makes surprise return to biggest market

Battlegrounds Mobile is the new PUBG Mobile (Image: KRAFTON)

PUBG Mobile might not be available in India anymore, but Battlegrounds Mobile has arrived in early access.

Described as India’s favourite game on the official Google Play Store page, Battlegrounds Mobile is much like the original.

The differences being pointed out by fans is that, unlike PUBG Mobile, Battlegrounds Mobile does not include red blood, refers to kills as finishes, and is a Virtual Playground.

The biggest difference is that Battlegrounds Mobile India is run by Krafton rather than Tencent.

The official listing reads: “Featuring diverse maps with different terrains on a virtual setting, BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA, utilizes the full capabilities of Unreal Engine 4 to bring alive fantastic worlds augmented by 3D sound, to build a truly immersive experience on a mobile phone.

“Pick your map and mode that suits you and get set for a thrilling ride.

“More than pure combat, BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA the free to play new game, is also a battle of wits, as you develop strategies to take on your enemies in a battle royale mode or a free fire fight or even a one-one TDM. Are you up for the challenge?”

It follows PUBG Mobile being banned in the region last year, with the news being shared by India’s IT Ministry on September 2.

PUBG Mobile was one of a number of different apps banned in India with links to Chinese firms.

This included a list of around 118 apps which are no longer available to download in the region.

The official apps list shared by the Indian government included both PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite.

Combined, these two PUBG apps could well be the most popular mobile games on the list, with India being judged to be one of the game’s biggest markets.

A statement regarding the ban in India reads: “The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India invoking it’s power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009 and in view of the emergent nature of threats has decided to block 118 mobile apps since in view of information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.”

The release of Battlegrounds Mobile India will raise questions regarding how the game has managed to return, while other popular Apps remain banned.

However, while there are plenty of gamers hoping to log back into the revamped PUBG Mobile experience, there has been some disappointing news shared.

PUBG fans are reporting that while they are able to download and install the new Battlegrounds apps, it appears there is a cap on how many can play during the early access.

This means that gamers might have to wait longer to try and enjoy the new PUBG Mobile experience.

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