Battlegrounds Mobile India is the Indian version of PUBG Mobile with a new identity. Krafton, the owner of PUBG games, is trying to prevent comparisons between the upcoming Indian version and the popular PUBG Mobile game because of last year's ban. Yet, there are many similarities between the two versions, because they are more or less the same. Apart from the mascot, the features, and the maps, Battlegrounds Mobile India may also have the same download size for its APK file as that of PUBG Mobile.
According to a report by IGN India, the download size of the Battlegrounds Mobile APK file may be around 600MB, certainly because the two versions of PUBG Mobile are going to have another similarity. PUBG Mobile APK file weighs around 600MB on Android. But, as the report pointed out, Krafton has confirmed that Battlegrounds Mobile India will be supported on devices running Android 5.1.1 or higher and with 2GB of RAM. This practically makes just about every new Android phone eligible for Battlegrounds Mobile -- something that was not possible with PUBG Mobile and that is why PUBG Mobile Lite existed. There may be no need for a Battlegrounds Mobile India Lite after all.
Krafton has not said much about the upcoming PUBG Mobile version meant exclusively for India, but it previously confirmed various aspects of the game that are going to change. There are several age restrictions this time, wherein people under 18 years of age will need parents' approval through mobile number verification to play the game. They will also have a three-hour playtime limit and a Rs 7,000-cap for in-app purchases. For all players, Battlegrounds Mobile will show fully-clothed avatars and the green-hit effect when you take a headshot or just shoot someone in the game.
Battlegrounds Mobile India pre-registration is now live on Android through Google Play Store, while an iOS counterpart is in the works. For signing up for the game through the pre-registration process, Krafton is also handing out rewards to people. These rewards include a Recon Mask, a Recon Outfit, a Celebration Expert Title, and 300AG. If you want to grab these rewards, you are supposed to pre-register because once pre-registration ends, Krafton is likely to pull the free rewards.
Krafton is moving ahead enthusiastically with the launch of the new Battlegrounds Mobile India, but there is a threat lurking around. An MP from Arunachal Pradesh, Ninong Ering has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him not to allow PUBG Mobile to return to India in the form of Battlegrounds Mobile. Last year's ban was on the entity named PUBG Mobile, but Krafton played safe when it renamed the game to circumvent the ban. Since launching a game in India does not require the government's permission, Krafton seems ready for the launch of Battlegrounds Mobile India. However, it will be interesting to see if the government heeds the letter by Arunachal Pradesh's MP and mulls action.
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