According to the latest news, the Indian government has given BGMI the green light, implying that the game will soon re-launch in the country. However, there will be some adjustments. BGMI relaunch with some changes.
BGMI may soon re-launch in India
According to top officials familiar with the matter, Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) may soon re-launch in India, as the government has decided to lift the ban on this gaming app. The government was reportedly advised in a meeting to lift the ban for a limited time period BGMI relaunch with some changes. It may initially remain unbanned on the Google Play and Apple App Stores for three months.
According to the cited source, the game’s developer has agreed to make the necessary changes to the game and comply with all government regulations. The report explicitly states that the Indian government has given BGMI the green light, implying that the game will be available soon.
According to the cited source, one of the most significant changes to the game will be the time limit. There will be some restrictions on playing hours, so one will not be able to engage with BGMI in India for 24 hours.
According to reports, the company has confirmed to the Indian government that the game will not contain blood and that its colour will be changed. Previously, the BGMI provided the option of changing the colour of blood from red to blue or green. This will be enabled by default in the most recent version.
The government has requested that the company make additional changes so that people do not become addicted to the game and there are no reports of suicides. The remaining details are currently being worked out.
Furthermore, AKOP from Orangutan Gaming recently predicted in an Instagram video that BGMI would be available by mid-2023. He also hinted that Battlegrounds Mobile India will be released soon, but by a new Indian publisher (company). The game will most likely be renamed, and it will no longer be available under the same name.
BGMI is Returning.
It is important to note that neither the gaming company nor the Indian government has officially confirmed any of the above-mentioned details. As a result, people should take these details with a grain of salt. If BGMI is returning, we should have official confirmation within the next few weeks or months.
BGMI was prohibited in India in July of this year. The app was removed from both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. The game was blocked under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act of 2000, the same Act that banned PUBG Mobile and TikTok around two years ago.
Meity had a meeting with Krafton representatives, according to the RTI response. However, the government organisation has not revealed what was discussed in the meeting because it is bound by Rule 16 of the IT Rules, 2009. “Section 694 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 states that matters relating to India’s sovereignty and integrity will remain classified and are protected by provisions 8(1)(a) of the RTI Act 2005,” the response continues. As a result, the RTI information requested cannot be made public.”
While the game is no longer available on the Google Play and App Stores, you can still play it on your iPhone if you had it installed prior to the ban. Meanwhile, on Android devices, the game will prompt you to update to the most recent version, which you will be unable to do because BGMI has been removed from the Play Store. You can, however, continue playing the game by sideloading the most recent version of BGMI APK. It is unknown how Krafton intends to relaunch BGMI in India.