The pre-registrations for Battlegrounds Mobile India kick-started on May 18th. Furthermore, PUBG fans and mobile gaming fanatics have been on the edge since the developer, Krafton has been dropping teasers of the game.
The wait is about to end. But with Krafton looking to establish the game’s independent identity separate from its previously banned version of PUBG Mobile, fans are curious what makes Battlegrounds Mobile India distinct from the global PUBG Mobile variant.
The battle royale game will reportedly have a desi touch to it. As suggested in the official teasers and posters, the game will feature India specific content. Just like the Chinese variant of the game ‘Game of Peace,’ which features exclusive Chinese content, Battlegrounds Mobile India will also feature an in-game theme based on the Indian backdrop.
Apparently, one of the major reasons why the game PUBG was previously banned by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology(MEITY) was national security concerns. Another concern regarding the game was that the game was considered to be too addictive and violent for young minds. Now with the launch of Battlegrounds Mobile India, Krafton will not repeat the same mistake. The game will have significant changes such as Green Hit effects instead of the Blood red effects. Additionally, the clothing of the characters will also be different to avoid any in-game mild nudity accusations.
As per the Battleground Mobile officials, the players under 18 years of age have to submit their guardian’s contact details to play the game. Players below 18 years will have a 3 hour playing limit daily. Also, the in-game purchase for these players will be limited to ₹7,000 per day
The global version of the game is still under the Chinese gaming distributor Tencent, due to which the Indian players are restricted from playing the game or participating any global esports tournaments pertaining to the game. Consequently, the Indian version of the game will facilitate an esports ecosystem of its own, which will be limited only to India. Similar to the Chinese game Game for Peace, Battlegrounds Mobile India will also feature a separate esports section.
The fans are positive, that after the release of the game, a roadmap for the Battleground Mobile esports ecosystem will also be in place.
Amarylisa Gonsalves is a Content Writer at Gutshot Magazine. Advancing from a marketing background, she found her calling in writing. She takes delight in exploring genres and is a curious learner. Patient and ambivert, she believes in letting her work speak for itself. Apart from content writing, she finds solace in writing poetry by manifesting herself through words. Additionally, she adores indulging in travelling, drawing and DIY crafts.
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