BGMI banned! Here are the top 5 BGMI alternatives: Free Fire Max, Apex Legends, COD Mobile, more

If the BGMI ban is making you miss the battle royale experience, then these top 5 alternatives will make your day. The list includes Garena Free Fire Max, Apex Legends, COD Mobile and more

| Updated on: Jul 29 2022, 16:29 IST
BGMI BAN in India: Here's what we know and how it impacts you
1/6 Yes, BGMI stands banned in India, according to reports. BGMI players were left shocked after seeing the Battlegrounds Mobile India app disappear from the Google Play Store and the App Store without providing any prior information. This disappearance has floated rumours of a possible ban on the app. (BGMI)
2/6 ames like PUBG Mobile India and Garena Free Fire were recently banned in India due to their links with China which affected state security. However, since BGMI has no ties to China, the reason behind BGMI’s disappearance is still unclear. (BGMI)
3/6 MySmartPrice reached out to Krafton over the delisting of the app from the Google Play Store and the App Store. Krafton told MySmartPrice, “We are clarifying how BGMI was removed from Google Play and will let you know once we get specific information.” (BGMI)
4/6 Manish Singh from TechCrunch took to Twitter to share that “BGMI has been pulled from the Play Store because of a government order - a person familiar with the matter.” (BGMI)
5/6 BGMI arrived in 2021 as a boon to former PUBG Mobile players who were left disappointed when PUBG Mobile was banned in 2020 due to security risks arising because of its links to China. Now, Krafton has yet to come out with a statement so the official reason behind BGMI’s disappearance is still unclear. (PUBG Mobile )
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6/6 This means that players won’t be able to download the BGMI app from the Google Play Store or the App Store. However, if you already have the app installed on your smartphone, it won’t affect you and you can still play the game. (Twitter/New State Mobile)
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BGMI ban should not worry you as there are some really good alternatives available. Check the top 5 which includes Garena Free Fire Max, Apex Legends, COD Mobile among others. (EA)

Yesterday, after a government order, popular online multiplayer battle royale game Battlegrounds Mobile India or BGMI was banned from Google Play Store and iOS App Store in India.It is uncertain at the moment whether publisher Krafton will be able to resolve the issue with the government and at the moment, the game cannot be downloaded. However, if you are a fan of this genre and want to play battle royale games, there are some good alternatives available. Between Garena Free Fire Max, New State Mobile, Apex Legends, COD Mobile and Farlight 84, you do not need to let go of your love for first person shooters. But how do they compare to BGMI? Find out in a closer look at these top 5 BGMI alternatives below.

Garena Free Fire Max

Earlier this year, the government banned the Garena Free Fire app, however, Free Fire Max was allowed to stay. This is a higher graphics version of the game with the exact gameplay and mechanics. It will require a smartphone with a powerful processor to run it, but if your device can, you are in for a fun time. The game has one main battle royale mode with multiple ranked and unranked maps, mini game modes and a tonne of characters to unlock and play with.

New State Mobile

Even as PUBG Mobile has faced a ban, New State Mobile has come out as a worthy replacement. The game has been developed by Krafton and is set in the same universe as the original PUBG. The game has an emphasized focus on graphics, just like Free Fire Max and is intended for higher-end devices due to the performance requirements. The game offers a more immersive experience due to its realistic artwork but it also presents more to the gameplay with futuristic weapons, gadgets and setting. If you really loved BGMI, you should give this alternative a try.

Apex Legends

The next game in the list of top 5 BGMI alternatives is Apex Legends Mobile. It has been developed by Respawn Entertainment and is an Android and iOS adaptation of its original battle royale game. Apex Legends is a hero battle royale, which is different from PUBG as the game has multiple characters and each character has some unique abilities that the players can use as an advantage.

Call of Duty: Mobile

COD Mobile has gained consistent popularity ever since it launched. The game is published by Activision and is based on the popular game series of the same name. The interesting feature of COD Mobile are the multiple game modes which offer variety to players. Apart from that, the game has amazing graphics and very detailed scenery. Not only does the game look good, it also has received praise for its wide selection of weapons and detailing on the maps.

Farlight 84

The last game in our list of top 5 BGMI alternatives is Farlight 84. The game's tagline says that it is “more than a battle royale”. And it does manage to stand up to that claim. The game has stunning graphics with incredible details and has some very unique elements mixed into the battle royale theme. Players can ride destructive vehicles, have air combat, use futuristic gadgets and more in this fun filled game.

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First Published Date: 29 Jul, 16:29 IST