BGMI could include ‘piggyback’ mode in upcoming update, says report

While a piggyback mode has previously been hinted at, a report suggests that an upcoming version of Battlegrounds Mobile India or BGMI could come with this feature in a future update.
By HT TECH
| Updated on Oct 28 2021, 03:59 PM IST
Piggyback mode is, as the name suggests, a feature that allows teammates to be carried by another player once they are knocked out.
Piggyback mode is, as the name suggests, a feature that allows teammates to be carried by another player once they are knocked out. (Krafton)

Battlegrounds Mobile India, or BGMI, was launched earlier this year as the Indian avatar of PUBG Mobile, the game that was banned last year by the Indian government. The game has grown in popularity and has amassed millions of downloads in the country. Now, a report suggests that the game could include the piggyback mode in a future update.

Gamers who have played PUBG on their computers will be familiar with the piggyback mode used by players on the PC version of the game. However, this feature is not present in the mobile version of both PUBG Mobile (which is not available in India) and BGMI on iOS and Android.

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Piggyback mode is, as the name suggests, a feature that allows teammates to be carried by another player once they are knocked out. This allows players to save their teammates and take them to another location where they can be healed, which can be useful in some game modes. However, while carrying another player, one can short and reload but will be unable to sprint, heal or hide.

Along with several leaks on YouTube pointing to the possibility of the feature coming in the upcoming update, a report by Gamervine suggests that the upcoming update could come with support for the piggyback feature. Unfortunately, there is no word from Krafton, or even a teaser, as to whether such a feature will be available for gamers on mobile devices - while it exists for those who play PUBG on the desktop.

Gamers have been speculating about the release date for the upcoming update for BGMI and PUBG Mobile, which is expected to bring new collaborations, new content and new features to the game, and online reports and rumours suggest that the game could receive an update in mid-November, right in time for the end of the current version 1.6 which is scheduled to end on November 15. Krafton is yet to reveal details of the next update related to BGMI, but gamers can expect to hear more in the coming weeks ahead of the upcoming update.

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First Published Date: 28 Oct, 03:59 PM IST
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