Battlegrounds Mobile available in India: How to download, similarity with PUBG, other key details you need to know.
Battlegrounds Mobile India has updated its support page to let players know details about the game’s OTP authentication, suggesting this is how players will log in.
At this point, it appears that OTP authentication will be the only way to log in to Battlegrounds Mobile India, which is a change from PUBG Mobile’s multiple login methods, including Facebook, Google Play, or guest accounts. Battlegrounds Mobile India is the Indian version of PUBG Mobile, and it does not have a release date yet.
Battlegrounds Mobile is available in India.
All the key details
South Korean video game developer Krafton has announced early access to the Battlegrounds Mobile game in India. The early access version of the game went live on Google Play Store on June 17. It is available to the players in India who had pre-registered for the game months ago. Krafton has confirmed that the early access version has garnered over 5 million downloads in just two days.
However, in December 2020, Krafton confirmed launching the Indian version of PUBG Mobile dubbed PUBG Mobile India. The South Korean developer also ensured that that would take the concerns raised by the Indian government care o,f and it will give the security and privacy of the Indian gamer utmost priority. Months later, Krafton got rid of “PUBG” and announced Battlegrounds Mobile India, the rebranded version of the app named.
However, in December 2020, Krafton confirmed launching the Indian version of PUBG Mobile dubbed PUBG Mobile India. The South Korean developer also ensured that it would take the concerns raised by the Indian government care of, giving the security and privacy of the Indian gamers utmost priority. Months later, Krafton got rid of “PUBG” and announced Battlegrounds Mobile India, the rebranded version of the app named.
How to download Battlegrounds Mobile India
Downloading Battlegrounds Mobile India from Google’s Play Store is similar to any other game or app with an added step of registering for the beta testing program. The battle royale shooter title is currently available only for Android devices, though.
- Here’s how you can download Battlegrounds Mobile India:
- Step 1: Register for the Battlegrounds Mobile India beta testing program by logging into your Google account.
- Step 2: Once registration is complete, go to the Play Store page of Battlegrounds Mobile India.
- Step 3: Click Install and enjoy.
You can switch to the stable open access version of Battlegrounds Mobile India once it is released.
The bottom Line
The download file on Battlegrounds Mobile India is 721 MB. Once into the game, you will be asked to select between a Low-spec Resource Pack and HD Resource Pack, which will take up another 379.6 MB or 618.2 MB, depending on the option you choose.
Battlegrounds Mobile India is a reskin of PUBG Mobile and a bad one because of the lack of India-specific assets. The developers essentially use everything from the global version of PUBG Mobile with hardly anything to differentiate the two. This seems like a far cry from being a completely new game that has been made for the India narrative that Krafton is peddling.
Those following the developments of PUBG Mobile’s global version will realize that while the game might be slightly different from when it was banned in India, it is consistent with what is currently being offered in the global version of the game. So naturally, this includes cosmetic items as well.
But for the PUBG Mobile fans in India, this is good news, considering they get the game they are used to playing with untarnished experience. Granted that there are a few more disclaimers in the game, but that really does not affect the gameplay.