PUB-G returns with Battlegrounds Mobile India, registrations starts from May 18
PUBG creator Krafton is all set to launch the Indian version of PUBG Mobile called Battlegrounds Mobile India. The mobile game will be very similar to PUBG Mobile that got banned in India last September along with a number of other Chinese app.
Pre – registrations for the game will go live on May 18 on the Google play store. There’s no word on when the game will release but it will likely be soon after the pre-registration link is live. It is not clear when the game will release on IOS.
In a press statement, the company said it will have “specific rewards available for fans to claim, only if they pre-register the game.” These rewards would be specific to Indian players only.
In order to pre-register users will have to go to Google Play Store, and click on the “Pre-Register” button. The rewards will automatically be available to claim on game launch. The game will be free to play for all users with in-app purchases, as was previously seen in PUBG Mobile.
Battlegrounds Mobile India is expected to offer the same game modes as PUBG Mobile, including battle royale, team deathmatch, war and more. Krafton also announced that the game will release with exclusive in-game events like outfits and features and will have its own esports ecosystem with tournaments and leagues.
Krafton has partnered with first-person shooter Metro Exodus to bring a new game mode called Metro Royale in addition to other game modes.
It will also introduce a new underground world with themed content. Other additions include spike traps, melee throwing and more.
The game will also be lightweight in comparison to previous versions of PUBG Mobile, which were close to 1GB in terms of download size. Instead, Battlegrounds Mobile India will be just around 610MB in size.
Krafton has announced some specific restrictions for minors – those below 18 years of age.
- Minors will have to provide the phone number of their parents or guardian to play the game.
- Minors will only be able to play the game for a maximum of 3 hours a day.
- The maximum amount that can be spent in the game will be limited to ₹7,000 per day.
- The game will also send notices if you play for more than 2 hours a day.
However, it is unclear as to how the company will verify the age of its users. If the process is simply based on the details entered during registration without any authentication, it may defeat the purpose of the restrictions.