BGMI Unban Likely Soon as Krafton Posts New Job Openings in India: Report

Notably, the role does not have any experience criteria. 

  1. BGMI was banned last year in India.
  2. It looks like Krafton’s efforts to bring back BGMI are in process.
  3. The company has posted a new job opening specifically for the BGMI game app.


Battlegrounds Mobile India, aka BGMI was banned last year in India. It has been nearly 10 months since the game was banned in July 2022 but looks like Kraft might be able to get its popular battle royale game unbanned in India. There have been several reports about the PUBG Mobile Indian version’s replacement since the game got removed from the App Store and Play Store following the government band order. Krafton, too, has reportedly been working with the government to lift the ban. It looks like things might be working in the South Korean company’s favour as Krafton has posted a new job listing for an India Mobile Quality Assurance analyst.

The new job listing, spotted by GemWire, lists down the description of the role and the requirements to be selected as a chosen candidate. It specifically mentions that the selected employee will oversee functional testing across projects published by the publishing group, which is Krafton in this case. Also, the applicant will have to check for privacy violations and response to issues related to it.

The selected applicant will work in Seoul, South Korea. Notably, the role of a Lead Quality Assurance analyst does not have any experience criteria. 

While the job posting does not explicitly mention the return of BGMI, it does confirm that Krafton is working on bringing the game back. The new job listing has surfaced a couple of days after a recent report, which suggested that BGMI might get unbanned soon for a limited period. The Indian government reportedly is likely to unban BGMI for a period of three months and closely scrutinise the app and the gaming experience.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) will reportedly announce an order to unban the app soon. During the scrutiny period, officials from the Ministry of Home Affairs will analyse and re-evaluate the app to see if the game abides by the rules set by the Indian government, which are around privacy and security of citizens of the country. If Keaton fails to adhere to the rules, BGMI is likely to get banned again.

The report stated that BGMI will feature an in-game timer, which will stop a player from playing the game for more than the stipulated time period. Krafton is also said to have committed to not show blood in the game by changing the colour. It must be noted that the developers had given the option to change the colour of blood from red to green or blue within the settings when the game was launched as PUBG Mobile India’s replacement. Now, it looks like there will be a new default colour instead of red.

At the moment, there is no word on the exact date from when BGMI will be available in India. However, it is likely that the BGMI unban order might be announced soon. It would be interesting to see if Krafton manages to attract its lost users after 11 months of the ban. When BGMI marked its return in 2021, it had crossed the landmark user base of over 100 million registered users in less than a year. There is a possibility that a portion of players might return to BGMI as another popular battle royale game, Apex Legends, is no longer available on Mobile.