BGMI Ban and Removal From Google Play Store and Apple App Store Might be Temporary, Company Responds

BGMI gets removed on both Android's Google Play Store and Apple's App Store today!

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10:00 PM – UPDATE: The BGMI ban might not be permanent according to a tweet by Ghatak, from Godlike Gaming.

9:00 PM – UPDATE: Google releases a statement, “On receipt of the order, following established process, we have notified the affected developer and have blocked access to the app that remained available on the Play Store in India.”

8:54 PM – UPDATE: BGMI ban in India seems confirmed now as reports claim that it was due to a government order, a person familiar with the matter confirmed.

8:45 PM UPDATE: BGMI has been removed from the Apple App Store as well.

Popular Battle Royale game, BGMI has been delisted from the Google Play Store and App Store without any prior official notice. However, the game is still available to download on the App Store. MySmartPrice has reached out to Krafton for a comment on the development and we have got a response back from the development team.

BGMI has reached out to MySmartPrice with a comment where it says it is clarifying how BGMI was taken down from the Play Store. “We are clarifying how BGMI was removed from Google Play Store and will let you know once we get specific information,” the company said in an official statement. We will be updating the story once we get to know more about the issue clearly.

BGMI Removed from Google Play Store and App Store

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Battlegrounds Mobile India appears to have been removed from the Android Google Play Store. But it is available from the iOS App Store for Apple users. The reason for this removal of the game on the Play Store is still unknown and several players have been reporting the issue to Krafton.

Those players who have the game already installed on their Android devices will be able to play the game. There are no issues for Android users even when playing it and all of the in-game content is working fine. As of now, new users aren’t able to download the game from the Play Store as the app seems to have been taken down by Google. It may be a glitch or error from Google’s end on the Play Store as we have seen apps being taken down briefly in the past and only to be restored later.

Although this does bring to mind a similar incident where Free Fire got banned earlier this year, it was mysteriously removed from the Google Play Store. After a few days, the Indian Government announced that the game was banned. Here’s hoping that’s not the case.

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Manoj is an avid BGMI fan who is pursuing his bachelor's in Computer Science. Besides playing BGMI for hours, he is a writer by heart, choosing games and esports as his mainstream work after working with publications like FirstSportz and in several niches with various companies.