KRAFTON just announced that ‘Battlegrounds Mobile India’ is coming soon to the country. Battlegrounds Mobile India had been in development after the ban of PUBG Mobile in India. While the release date for Battlegrounds Mobile India is yet to be announced, the game will be free to play like PUBG Mobile and will include some changes and new features. KRAFTON also said in the announcement that it would start building its esports ecosystem for India with various tournaments and leagues. Fans have taken to Twitter to celebrate the game’s return as the hashtag #battlegroundsmobileindia is currently trending in the region along with #PUBG. We look at some fan reactions to this hugely awaited announcement.
Translation: "Give out sweets, it's time to celebrate."
Translation: "I said hello uncle, do you remember me?"
Translation: "You do awesome work."
Some fans thanked the government for letting PUBG come back as Battlegrounds Mobile India:
Since PUBG Mobile’s ban, fans of the game had to make do with other similar games like Free Fire and COD Mobile. However, with KRAFTON's new release, many fans of the game are likely to move back.
Translation: "Your father has come."
Translation: "Now we're finished."
Fans had been patiently waiting for the game’s return after PUBG Mobile along with 117 other apps was banned by the Indian government over user data security concerns on Sept 2, 2020. For the last eight months, Indian fans have had to deal with the uncertainty of PUBG Mobile’s return, including concerns about approval from government agencies, rumors going around about a release during Diwali 2020 and fake apps popping up on TapTap, along with various other unverified “official” release date claims circulating social media. So it is understandable that fans are impatient for more information. Battlegrounds Mobile India will have a pre-registration phase before launch and it will be available only in India.