PUBG Mobile fans rejoice! The popular battle royale game is now available for download in India. The company has revealed that the new iteration known as Battlegrounds Mobile India aka BGMI, will be available for download for select users. Krafton has revealed that it will launch the stable or public version of the game pretty soon. The battle royale game is basically a variant of PUBG Mobile which is specifically designed to cater for the Indian market. The game comes with some heavy-handed warnings about safe gaming and offers some restrictions for players under 18 year age group. The game will be only available in India and features localised content to connect more with the local audience. So, naturally, the question arrives: What is it actually? When will it be released in India? Will the gameplay be the same as PUBG Mobile India? In this article, we will try and answer such questions. So, without wasting much time, let’s get started.
Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) Open Beta Version Goes Official
Krafton has finally revealed the early access or Open Beta version of its popular Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI). The developer has revealed that players who have opted for the pre-registration can download the game on their Android smartphone. However, the company has revealed that the slots are limited. But it has promised that it will roll out more beta slots for players in India frequently. Those who have opted for a beta testing programme, can simply download the game from Google Play Store and install it on their handset. The official or stable release of the BGMI is still not known at the moment. However, one could expect it to be available in near future.
What is Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI)?
Battlegrounds Mobile will be the iteration of the popular PUBG Mobile battle royale game. The original game was banned in India due to its Chinese connection with Tencent Corporation. After the ban, there was a huge void in the Indian mobile gaming market. Although Call of Duty: Mobile, Garena Free Fire and other battle royale games gained some popularity after the PUBG Mobile ban, but PUBG Mobile fans were eagerly waiting for the game to be back in the country. Now, Krafton, the maker of the original PUBG, has announced that it will be bringing India specific battle royal game pretty soon. BGMI is expected to feature the same gameplay as we have seen in the PUBG Mobile, though one might expect it to feature some India-centric features as well.
Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) Pre-registration (Google Play Store Link) and Rewards
The pre-registration of the Battlegrounds Mobile India has finally begun. The game is now listed on the Google Play Store for pre-registration. Players who pre-register for the game are eligible to get special rewards. Krafton has revealed the list of special rewards that it would give to the pre-registered players. These include a Recon Mask, the Recon Outfit, Celebration Expert Title and 300 AG. The rewards will be specific for the Indian players only. In order to pre-register for the game, one needs to visit Google Play Store and click on the ‘Pre-Register’ button. Once done, the rewards will automatically be available to claim when you download the game. You click here to pre-register for the game by clicking on this link.
Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) APK Download Size
The Battlegrounds Mobile India apk download size is around 768MB. However, once you download the game, you will be required to download either Low-specs Resource Pack or HD Resource Pack. The former is around 379MB in size, while the latter is around 618MB in size.
Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) Minimum Requirements
As the Battlegrounds Mobile India listing on Google Play Store, the game will be able to run on most Android smartphones. The listing reveals that Battlegrounds Mobile will require a stable internet connection. The recommended system requirements for the game is Android 5.1.1 or above and at least 2GB of RAM memory.
Will Battlegrounds Mobile India be Available on iOS?
Battlegrounds Mobile India is currently available for pre-registration on Android. This simply means that the game will be first introduced on the Android platform. However, this does not mean that the developers are not bringing the game to the iOS platform. As per a report, the developers are working to bring the game to iOS users as well. The report adds that the Android version will bring a bulk of players, while the iOS version is expected to bring players that will pay for the game. That said, the exact availability of the iOS version is not known at the time of writing.
Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) Game Rules
Battlegrounds Mobile will offer some interesting game rules, which are meant specifically for the Indian market. The company has rolled out its policies on its official website that reveals hints about some new game rules for players, especially those who are under 18 years of age. Here’s what you need to know:
Players under 18 years of age will need parental consent
Limit on In-game spendings per day for players under 18 years
The developer has also revealed that players who are under 18 years of age will offer a restricted in-game spending limit for each day. As per the terms and conditions, underage players will be able to spend Rs 7,0000 in a day for their paid services.
Gameplay limit for under 18 years players
Moving on, the developers have put a limit on the hours of gameplay one player can play in a day if he/she is under 18 years of age. As per the company, one will only be able to play the game maximum of 3 hours a day.
Battelgrounds Mobile India (BGMI): Latest News
Players Will Need to Sign In Using Their Phone Numbers and Use OTP to Play BGMI (15-06-2021)
Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) have revealed players will need to use their mobile numbers in order to log in to the game. Krafton has set some parameters for the game and has revealed that players will need to link their phone numbers and sign in using an OTP. This has resulted in major concerns for those who have previously linked the PUBG Mobile account using alternate methods like Facebook, Google, Apple ID, and more. The developer has also listed some key points for players for using the phone number to log in:
- How many times a user can enter a Verify code: 3 times
- Valid time to input a Verify code: 5 minutes
- How many times a user can request a Verify code: If the user makes 10+ requests, the player is restricted to 24 hour
- Up to 10 accounts can be registered for a phone number
Battlegrounds Mobile India Teased Once Again (13-06-2021)
Krafton has once again teased the launch date of the upcoming Battlegrounds Mobile India. The company has recently shared a new cryptic poster hinting towards the launch of the game. The teaser image shared by the official Battleground Mobile India shows the game character rebuilt as The Thinker statue. As per speculations, the statue was commissioned in 1880. So, the 18th date could be the launch date of the BGMI. This means that the game might launch on June 18th in India.
Battlegrounds Mobile India Crosses 20 Million Mark (03-06-2021)
The company has revealed that the upcoming Battlegrounds Mobile India has crossed 20 million pre-registrations in India. “We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our Indian fans for their overwhelming response to the Battlegrounds IP first developed by me and my team in 2017. The Battlegrounds IP received love and acclaim from players worldwide, and Krafton will continue to build on the IP. That effort includes bringing amazing content to Battlegrounds Mobile India and providing an incomparable battle royale experience to our players,” said CH Kim, CEO, Krafton.