After being banned almost 10 months ago, PUBG Mobile has come back to India under a new name, Battlegrounds Mobile India. The game has been released in early access.
Krafton has finally released the early access version of the much-awaited Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI), and the selected pre-registered players can download it from Google Play Store. The game includes features similar to PUBG Mobile, including Erangel, Miramar, Sanhok, Vikendi maps, the Royale Pass, and much more. However, if you didn’t get access to the game, you can download it using the APK and OBB files, and install it by following the steps mentioned below.
The two games are almost identical with a few differences. While the global version is published by Tencent, Battlegrounds Mobile India is published by Krafton. It doesn’t have red blood, and refers to the battlefield as a “virtual playground.” Instead of kills in the game, all eliminations are called “finishes” or “defeats.” Players will also be asked to confirm if they’re above 18 years old when the game is opened. This can easily be changed through the settings, though.
Players will also be able to transfer their data from the original version of PUBG Mobile. This includes all skins, progress, and other items.
The APK file’s size is 71.93 MBs while the OBB file is 636.46 MBs. Additional data including maps, skins, and textures will be downloaded when the game is opened. Players can select what features they want to download.
How to download Battlegrounds Mobile India on Android?
- Download and extract the APK and OBB files.
- Once this is done, locate them on your device.
- Click on the APK file to begin the installation process. You may need to enable the installation of apps from unknown sources in the settings, however.
- The OBB file, on the other hand, has to be copied to the following location: Android > OBB > . If this folder doesn’t exist, create it with the same name.
- Open Battlegrounds Mobile India, login, and enjoy.
PUBG Mobile was banned in India due to data privacy concerns. While announcing Battlegrounds Mobile India, Krafton said that data privacy and security are a “top priority” for it. The South Korean company added that it will be working with “partners” to comply with local laws.
Update June 17 7:15am CT: BGMI’s early access is now full. While you may be able to download the install the game through the APK file, it may not work until Krafton allows more players into early access.