PUBG Mobile India Launch: Bad News for PUBG fans, the launch could be delayed indefinitely: Government of India has announced a permanent ban on all Chinese app from June 2021. Apps like TikTok and the ones banned in that lot are likely to suffer. This will have a huge implication on the future of PUBG Mobile India launch since its sister gaming app– PUBG Mobile was amongst the 118 apps whose access was banned in the country in the second list of apps that were prohibited.
PUBG Mobile India was initially teased around Diwali when a teaser was released, and through November and December, a lot of hard work went into figuring out a team and the quest to get the game in the country began. However, the Government of India said the app would not be given a special preference and now, the ban might never be lifted.
TikTok and other apps were banned under Section 69A of the IT Act. The Act gives the government the authority to ban any online content, which they feel could pose as a threat to the country. Read more about Section 69A of the IT Act here.
Now, with FAUG’s release, and a major chunk of PUBG lovers jumping on to the game, the fan base of the game might just shrink down. Numbers back the fact that this is happening and the game has had over 5 million downloads since its Republic Day.
In the Global version, Season 17 has started and the Runic Power update was also rolled out. The 1.2 update of PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Kr version are also available for download. While the global version cannot be played in India, the PUBG Mobile Kr version 1.2 update can be downloaded by following the steps on this link.
Players in India can play the PUBG Mobile Korean version of the game or the PUBG Mobile Vietnamese or the PUBG Mobile Taiwanese version or the PUBG Mobile Chinese version since their accessibility is not banned in the country, an RTI filed by Gem Wire has cleared that.