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PUBG MOBILE’s Mysterious Jungle Causes Controversy in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia As it Includes Idol Worship

Shounak Sengupta
4th Jun, 2020

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  • Religious sentiments in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have been hurt after PUBG MOBILE's latest Mysterious Jungle mode involves idol worship. 

A report published in The Gulf News talks about how PUBG MOBILE’s recent mode has caused a controversy and ended up offending religious sentiments of some sections of society. The game’s latest patch saw the release of the Mysterious Jungle mode which allows players to pray to totems in order to regenerate their health and receive health items. Since idol worshiping is not allowed according to Ismalic beliefs, and is considered a sin, the game has offended people in the region. Kuwaiti preachers have even asked authorities to look into the matter to prevent their followers from taking part in such activities. 


The Mysterious Jungle mode is a special themed mode that has just been released in the game. In the game, totems are powerful idols and by praying to them, players can restore their health, and get consumables. PUBG MOBILE are yet to comment on the situation and it remains to be seen whether the mode is altered or region blocked. 


The original report can be found here.

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