Battlegrounds Mobile India player? Will this new BGMI OTP rule impact you?

If you are a Battlegrounds Mobile India player, then you must check this new OTP rule fast.
By HT TECH
| Updated on Nov 28 2021, 06:44 PM IST
Battlegrounds Mobile India is putting parents in control and imposing a ban on time spent on BGMI.
Battlegrounds Mobile India is putting parents in control and imposing a ban on time spent on BGMI. (Krafton)

Do you play Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI)? If yes, how old are you? Are you eligible to play? Well, developer Krafton has introduced a new set of controls in the game that will give parents more control over the time that kids can play the game for. BGMI maker, which has also developed games like PUBG Mobile and PUBG: New State, has just introduced time limitations in the game. What is more, it is in the form of an OTP confirmation.

“Every player, below the age of 18, needs to register a parent or a guardian before they start playing for the first time. An OTP will be sent to the registered person’s number, post which the minor is allowed to play the game,” Krafton said in a statement.

In addition to introducing time limitations in the form of OTP, the game maker has also introduced an initiative called ‘Game Responsibly. As a part of this initiative, Krafton will show warning messages along with break reminders, game limits and more to the gamers. These reminders will help gamers to take a break from the game and maintain a healthy game-life balance.

In addition to that, Krafton has also introduced a strict game play limit for players below 18 years of age. The company has clarified that players below 18 years of age must not indulge in playing the game for a time span longer than three hours per day. Imposing this limit will help them in limiting their overall game time and play the game in moderation.

Furthermore, the PUBG Mobile maker has also set an in-game spend limit of INR 7,000, which is aimed at helping both parents and the kids from overspending and over gaming.

Separately, the game maker in a blog post recently clarified its privacy policy for underage users. In the blog post, the company said that the game is not “intended for underage users. Thus underage users should not use the Game and/or Service unless parental consent is provided”.

“We do not knowingly collect, use or share any personal information for those who are under 18 years of age without the consent and verification of the underage users’ parent or guardian, or unless permitted by law,” Krafton wrote in a blog post.

“If you are under the age of 18 years, you will be asked to provide the mobile phone number of your parent or guardian to confirm that you are legally eligible to play the game,” the company added.

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First Published Date: 28 Nov, 06:44 PM IST
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