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Battlegrounds Mobile India: Here are six things you should know about PUBG Mobile successor

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Battlegrounds Mobile India (Krafton)

After being banned in India almost a year ago, the PUBG Mobile game is back in India as of today in a new avatar as Battlegrounds Mobile India.

Battlegrounds Mobile India launch, for beta testers, is done and dusted and PUBG Mobile India fans finally, have something to rejoice about now. After being banned in India almost a year ago, the PUBG Mobile game is back in India as of today in a new avatar as Battlegrounds Mobile India. The game opened up for pre-registration in India last month and now, almost a month later, Battlegrounds Mobile game is up for download, but only for pre-registered beta testers.

1. Battlegrounds Mobile India: Install it now!

But there’s a catch. The Battlegrounds Mobile India game is available for download only on Google Play Store. This means that only gamers with Android OS-based smartphones can download the game. There is no word on when Battleground Mobile India will arrive for Apple iPhones yet.

2. Battlegrounds Mobile India: Setback

Additionally, in a big setback for some gamers, Battlegrounds Mobile India is not available for download to all pre-registered beta testers. Only select pre-registered beta testers have been given access to the game. All pre-registered beta testers can head over to the Google Play Store to check if they have been given access to the game and install it in case they have. Gamers who have been given access to the beta version of the Battlegrounds Mobile India will see an Install button when they head over to the Play Store.

3. But what about others?

If you have not been given access to the beta version of the Battlegrounds Mobile India game, worry not, as the game is likely to be available to all pre-registered users soon. Furthermore, with beta testing of the game on, it is possible that the company will roll it out to all Android users soon.

4. About Battlegrounds Mobile India vs PUBG Mobile India

Reports in the past have suggested that the Battlegrounds Mobile India game will not be drastically different from the fan-favourite PUBG Mobile India. For instance, the game will have PUBG Mobile’s Erangel map, which will be called Erangel in Battlegrounds Mobile India.

It was reported earlier that the game will have green blood instead of PUBG Mobile’s red blood. Now, the players who have got early access to the Battlegrounds Mobile India game have confirmed that blood is indeed, green in the game. Additionally, the game lets you save data from previous the save. It also has bold warnings about safe gaming.

5. Battlegrounds Mobile India ban likely?

While PUBG Mobile India fans are delighted as their favourite game is coming back, albeit, in a slightly different form, politicians are calling for a ban to be imposed on the game. In the recent past, politicians such as Suresh Nakhua and Ashok Nete have called for banning the game citing concerns over data security and privacy. 

Now, the question is -- can the game be banned in India? Responding to an RTI filed by tweep Dr Gaurav Tyagi, the IT Ministry has said that the game can’t be banned until it has been launched completely. Once it has been launched, it could face a ban under section 69A of the IT Act, 2000, BGR reports. 

6. What is Krafton saying?

Responding to this mounting tension, Krafton, which owns Battlegrounds Mobile India game, has said that privacy and data security is its top priority.

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