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Five Games Indian Players Can Still Play Following BGMI and Free Fire Ban

Abhimannu Das
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With BGMI being banned, players are moving to other games to cure the battle royale itch.
Despite Free Fire and BGMI being banned, there are still quite a few options out there for players who want to play FPS titles on mobile devices.
Apex Legends Mobile is one of the newest battle royale games on Android and iOS and it is a popular choice among players.

India has banned Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) reportedly using a section of the Indian IT law, which includes section 69A that has provisions to allow the government to block access to content in the interest of national security. It is unknown if the game will be unbanned or if Krafton will be able to work out a solution with the Indian government. If you are looking for alternatives to BGMI while we wait for an official word from Krafton, here are five games that you can try out.

1. Garena Free Fire Max

Garena Free Fire Max

Free Fire Max by Garena was not banned in the previous ban wave which saw Free Fire being removed. Free Fire Max is an improved version of the popular battle royale with better graphics, gameplay, and more. The core gameplay remains the same across both titles and you can also migrate your Free Fire data to Free Fire Max without any issues.

But are there any downsides to moving to Free Fire Max? Yes. The biggest issue that players face is that the game is much more demanding than BGMI in terms of hardware requirements. You will need a powerful smartphone to run the game at a stable framerate.

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dts.freefiremax&hl=en_IN&gl=US

iOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/garena-free-fire-max/id1480516829

2. New State Mobile

New State Mobile is a spinoff game set in the future of the PUBG universe. The game has better visuals and faster gameplay than PUBG mobile. But it is a resource-hungry game and just like Free Fire Max, you need a capable smartphone to play the game.

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pubg.newstate&hl=en_IN&gl=US

iOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pubg-new-state/id1542727626

3. Apex Legends Mobile

Apex Legends is one of the most popular battle royales and Respawn Entertainment has brought the game to mobile devices as well. The mobile version of Apex Legends features more game modes than the PC and console versions and it also has exclusive legends like Fade and Rhapsody.

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ea.gp.apexlegendsmobilefps&hl=en_IN&gl=US

iOS: https://apps.apple.com/sg/app/apex-legends-mobile/id1543991460

4. Fortnite

Fortnite

Fortnite by Epic Games continues to be one of the most dominant battle royales in the market. The game might not have the same amount of hype it used to during the first three years of its launch, but it still is one of the most played games right now. With regular updates and crossover events taking place in-game, the Fortnite community is massive and it is worth jumping into as a battle royale fan.

Android: https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/en-US/mobile/android/get-started?sessionInvalidated=true

iOS: Currently not available

5. Call of Duty: Mobile

Call of Duty: Mobile might not have the same massive playerbase as BGMI or Free Fire MAX in India, but it still has a sizeable audience and it is one of the most popular mobile shooters in the world. The game has a host of weapons, guns, operators, and more, inspired by the PC and console titles. There are numerous game modes and dozens of maps that have been added over the years.

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.activision.callofduty.shooter&hl=en_IN&gl=US

iOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/call-of-duty-mobile/id1287282214


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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.


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