Battlegrounds Mobile India now available to download as early access on Google Play

Battlegrounds Mobile India, the new avatar of PUBG Mobile in India, is available for users as open beta version who signed up to be a tester.

Battlegrounds Mobile India Battlegrounds Mobile India
Story highlights
  • The Battlegrounds Mobile India is about 720MB in size.
  • The open beta version is available for download via Google Play.
  • Google Play is showing a download option for some users, while others can only see an option to unregister if they registered earlier.

Battlegrounds Mobile India is finally available to download for Android users, though don't get too excited as this is just an early version and is available to users who signed up for the beta version.

Some users on Twitter have shared screenshots where the download can be seen in progress. Looking at the screenshot, it is clear that the Battlegrounds Mobile India is about 720MB in size. As already known, the open beta version is available on Google Play for Android users who registered their interest. At this point, it is not clear how Krafton chose select users to be beta testers.

For users who are eagerly waiting for the Battlegrounds Mobile India game but don't see a download button, don't get disheartened, as Krafton notes on its page that this is the app's testing programme. This means the game will be available to everyone when it is ready for a wider rollout.

As expected, the Battlegrounds Mobile India game takes a lot of visual cues from its earlier avatar PUBG Mobile, which got banned in India last year. Like PUBG Mobile, the Battlegrounds Mobile India will allow users to get into a team and participate in a battle royale game where multiple players join in fighting with the last man or team standing winning the battleground. The Google Play listing reveals that the game will offer multiple modes, like battle royale mode or a free fire fight and one-one TDM matches.

The app listing also confirms minimum requirements for the game, which require Android 5.1.1 or above and at least 2GB of RAM.

The Battlegrounds Mobile India Facebook post confirms that the open beta version will have more slots for interested users. The post also reveals that players purchasing weapons and other things, as well as in-game progress, will be stored and available in the final version of the game when it's made available.

Below is the screenshot of the download screen while visiting the game page shows a message for some users which says, "Thanks for your interest in becoming a tester for the Battlegrounds Mobile India app. However, at this time, the Battlegrounds Mobile India app's testing programme has reached the maximum number of testers that can participate in it and isn't accepting any more testers.

Image credit: Kartik Saini/ Twitter

The Battlegrounds Mobile India mobile game was expected to launch on June 18, tomorrow, as the date would have coincided with the May 18 date when the pre-registrations started in India. Several reports claimed that the Battlegrounds Mobile India would be available starting tomorrow, but it looks like Krafton will test out the game in India for some more time before rolling it out for everyone.

Let us know in the comments section whether you are seeing the download option for the Battlegrounds Mobile India.