PlayerUnknown’s Battleground (PUBG) was banned in India on 4 September, 2020. The game was one of the top battle royale games in the country with millions of users. It was a favourite among many casual and professional gamers. So, when the government of India announced that the game along with 118 other applications would be banned, it came as a shock to many aspiring competitive gamers and content creators.
However, an announcement regarding the game’s comeback was made on the official Instagram page of PUBG Mobile on 12 November, 2020. Players are now eagerly waiting for that fateful day when they can finally play PUBG Mobile again. But until that day, here’s a list of things to look forward to when PUBG makes a grand come back.
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Concerns regarding data security and players privacy were one of the main reasons why the game was banned in India. So, players can expect a significant improvement in the game’s security and privacy laws.
With India getting its own version of PUBG Mobile, the load on servers also will reduce. This means players will experience the game better as there will be less lag and ping issues.
Players can also expect significant changes within the game with lots of new skins and outfits that are specific to the culture in India. Apart from the looks, battle features like the hit effects will also get an upgrade. It will also have a feature that will limit the play time which is the game’s way of promoting healthy gaming habits.
Gamers will also be thrilled to know that there will be an increase in PUBG tournaments and leagues. Due to the rapid growth of the esports industry in India, this is a step that many esports and PUBG enthusiasts will be happy about. Officials are aiming to make the game one of the largest competitions in the region with bigger prize pools and more teams.
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Through this, gamers will have the option of choosing gaming as a career option. The more mainstream esports become in the country, it will help combat the stigma that is often associated with gaming. Thus, providing better opportunities and a conducive gaming environment for players.
Donna Amo is a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She is a graduate from Sophia College of Women, Mumbai with a degree in English Literature. When this October born foodie is not writing content or poetry, she spends her time laughing at memes or watching series. Based out of Mizoram, she is drawn to all things nature and has a soft spot for puppies.
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