Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI), the highly anticipated game, has finally made its way back to the gaming scene, generating immense excitement among Indian gamers. After a hiatus of nine and a half months, Krafton, the South Korean developer and publisher of BGMI, has announced its return. While existing users can now preload the game from the Google Play Store starting May 27th, new and iOS users will have to wait until May 29th, 2023, to download and join the game.
Preloading for Existing Users and Release Date for New and iOS Users
As per the official announcement by Krafton, existing users can now preload Battlegrounds Mobile India from May 27th onwards. However, it’s important to note that only existing users can avail of this option through the Google Play Store. The game will be fully playable starting May 29th. For new users and those on iOS devices, the game will be available for download and play from May 29th, 2023, onwards.
The official statement from Krafton reads, “Hello BGMI Fan! Your most loved game is now available to preload from today, May 27th onwards. Please note, the game is available to preload only for existing users from the Google Play Store. The game will be playable, however, from May 29th onwards. For new and iOS users, the game will be available to download and play from May 29th, 2023.”
Excitement Builds as BGMI Makes Its Return
Since the announcement of BGMI’s unblocking, anticipation has been building among players in India. The game’s popularity and success have resulted in an eager wait for the servers to go live once again. Krafton utilized its social media channels to break the news about the game’s return, leaving gamers thrilled. However, they have yet to reveal the exact release date for virtual application stores.
Despite the lack of official confirmations or announcements regarding BGMI’s return, players can stay informed by following Krafton’s social media handles. Regular updates from these channels will provide the latest information on Battlegrounds Mobile India’s unban date.
BGMI’s Conditional Return
The return of Battlegrounds Mobile India comes with certain conditions set by the Government of India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). This initial phase will serve as a three-month trial approval period during which the government will closely monitor the game’s operations.
Rajeev Chandrasekhar, the Union Minister of State for Entrepreneurship, Skill Development, Electronics & Technology, disclosed that the three-month period will determine whether the game can make a permanent comeback.
This trial phase offers players the opportunity to experience new content, including features from the global variant, PUBG Mobile. However, it is important to acknowledge that certain censorship measures might be implemented in Battlegrounds Mobile India to address concerns related to user harm and addiction. Reports also suggest that the game might witness a reduction in gore and blood following its unban.