Battlegrounds Mobile India or BGMI has just been removed from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store of India. Currently, there have been no formal announcements about the state of the game. In this article, Gurugamer is going to update players about the situation so far.

BGMI’s removal reason

Apparently, the reason behind BGMI's removal is due to an order from the Indian Government. This is based on a recent statement from Google, mentioning that they decided to remove the game from its Play Store following a “Government Order“.

Since the statement, many insiders amongst Indian BGMI Youtubers have come forward with claims that this ban is just temporary. There will be court hearings in the coming days related to this incident.

About the previous ban of PUBG Mobile

Previously, BGMI's predecessor PUBG Mobile was also removed from the Google Play Store back in 2020, after allegations of privacy infringement were raised against Tencent, the producer of the game. This coincides with the border tension between India and China, the home country of Tencent.

There were also widespread complaints lodged from parents all over the country about how the game was too addictive and affected the daily lives of players negatively.

Final Thoughts

Looks like the fate of the game in the region is in peril. The PUBG/BGMI community, which has just begun to recover after the ban, would no doubt be struck down by this blow.

It is unlikely that BGMI would be able to come back to the country a second time after this ban. Gurugamer is going to update more about this event.

Alternate games to play if BGMI is banned

Free Fire MAX

Free Fire MAX is surprisingly left out when the original Free Fire app was banned. Its gameplay is identical to Free Fire, with 50 players dropping onto a battle royale and fighting until there's only one left.

Free Fire Max
Free Fire MAX

Unlike BGMI, Free Fire MAX characters can equip a set of 4 skills and have access to a special grenade that creates barriers.

Call of Duty Mobile

Call of Duty Mobile was late for the Battle Royale race but it is a worth playing game nonetheless. The game has all the unique traits of the Call of Mobile games on PC such as unique weapons, ability, items, and more. There are also a ton of other game modes other than just the Battle Royale mode for players to enjoy anytime they want.

Call Of Duty Mobile
Call Of Duty Mobile


PUBG New State

PUBG New State is one of the newest releases of Krafton. It is almost the same as Battleground Mobile India but with some added features and improvements that might fit some players:

  • There are new features that add variety to the game such as drones, shields, weapon upgrades.
  • The graphics are improved using new technology so they look better than PUBG Mobile.
  • Smoother gameplay and playing experience overall.
Pubg New State Weapons
PUBG New State

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