Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI): Release Date, Pre-registrations, APK Download Size, Minimum Requirements

What is Battlegrounds Mobile? When it will be released? We try and answer these questions.

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PUBG Mobile fans rejoice! The popular battle royale game is finally making a comeback with a new iteration known as Battlegrounds Mobile India aka BGMI. Krafton has finally revealed that it will launch the new game for the Indian market pretty soon. The battle royale game will be the successor to the PUBG Mobile and is specifically designed to cater the Indian market. The company has revealed that this game will be only available in India and feature 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.

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Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) Expected Release Date

The company has revealed that the game will be available anytime soon. Some members of the community have revealed that the game might launch by the end of June this year. That said, there is no official confirmation about the release date of Battlegrounds Mobile.

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.

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Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) Pre-registration (Google Play Store Link) and Rewards

Battlegrounds Mobile India Play Store

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) Expected APK Download Size

The Battlegrounds Mobile India is expected to come with a similar download size as seen in the PUBG Mobile. This means that one could expect the apk download size to be roughly between 600MB and 900MB 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.

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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

The first and foremost rule that the developers have laid is for the players who are under 18 years old. Under its privacy policy, the company says that players under 18 years of age will require parental consent before playing the game. If a player is under 18 years of age, he/she will be asked to provide the mobile phone number of his/her parent or guardian in order to play the game. Furthermore, if a player does not take consent from the parents, they can ask the developers to delete all the child’s information from their system.

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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 its 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

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.

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Rohan has more 9 years of experience in journalism, of which he's sent 5 years covering technology. He holds a degree in journalism and is obsessed about smartphones. In his free time, you will find him playing games, clicking photos or trying out new street food.

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