BGMI Account Data Transfer Temporary Shutdown Last Date Extended
Hurry up if you haven't transferred over your data to BGMI so far!
Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) since its official release on 2nd July 2021 has registered more than 10 million installs, according to the Google Play Store. While players are busy getting their hands on the game and quickly popping into a match to feel the thrill of the mobile Battle Royale once again, Krafton has come forward to notify players about a temporary BGMI account data transfer shutdown. As per the official notice, the BGMI account transfer last date has been changed from 6th July to 9th July. This is a temporary shutdown of this service, however, the developers have not specified when it will be reinstated.
Last date of Temporary BGMI Data Transfer Shutdown extended by 3 days
Krafton has officially extended the last date of Battlegrounds Mobile India data transfer by three days before the service is temporarily disabled for an unknown period of time. So now, instead of 6th July, BGMI players have until 9th July to transfer their account data from 'prior app' (PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik) to 'new app' (BGMI).
The developers are currently providing this service to all BGMI players "in order to safely secure the data of fans from India". For all those that do not know what exactly a data transfer in BGMI is, here are a few helpful pointers:
Those who have played the PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik (“Prior App”) can transfer their account data to the Battlegrounds Mobile India (“New App”) and continue playing.
Data transferred accounts can receive pre-registration rewards.
For details on transferrable data and items, and how to transfer 'Click Here'.
According to Krafton, the data transfer service itself needs to undergo some sort of maintenance due to which the service has to be temporarily shut down for an unknown period of time. For now, it is not known when the service will be back once it goes down with the temporary shutdown period currently stating "9th July - until further notice".
Previously there was a huge uproar against BGMI data transfer with multiple reports indicating that the game was transferring data to foreign countries including China. Though AFK Gaming was unable to independently reproduce these results, we did find that BGMI data was being exchanged with an IP belonging to a Tencent entity based in Singapore.
This was followed by Krafton releasing a statement, where it said that it was fully aware of the recent concerns over BGMI’s data handling, was taking them very seriously, and had taken "immediate, concrete measures" to address them.