PUBG Mobile is the most popular mobile battle royale titles in the world. The game features dynamic and realistic gameplay with 100 players per match and only 1 winner, making it highly competitive and intriguing. Players jump from a plane into an 8x8 km island to pick up items, weapons, and fight.

PUBG Mobile ban in India

PUBG Mobile was the biggest esports title in India with a huge player base, many strong teams, and big organizations. However, it was banned by the Indian government in September 2020 because the game is associate with Tencent, a Chinese gaming company, basically killed the game in India. Ever since then, PUBG Mobile fans have been waiting for the day PUBG Mobile approved in India again.

Pubg Mobile Ban India
PUBG Mobile was banned by the Indian government in September 2020

While Krafton has done everything from cutting ties with Tencent to developing an Indian version for PUBG Mobile, the game still not get approved by the Indian government. A PUBG Mobile India trailer was released in November 2020, which gave fans some hope but then the game was still not released.

Sean Hyunil Sohn, Krafton's Head of corporate development, admitted at the 2021 India Gaming conference in January that they don't know when PUBG will be re-released in India because the Indian government hasn't approved it yet.

PUBG Mobile Approved In India By The Government

GodNixon, a popular PUBG Mobile content creator, has just shared new information that the Indian government has given a "green signal" to the return of PUBG Mobile in India. In one of his videos titled "PUBG Mobile India Update! Government Approved" he said:

 "According to sources, the government has given the green signal for the comeback of PUBG Mobile. However, the exact release date nor the month haven't been finalized, but the game will indeed be returning. Some of the popular content creators, including Ghatak, had posted stories, dropping hints regarding the return."

ScoutOP, a popular PUBG Mobile pro player and YouTuber, also stated on his stream that he believed that PUBG Mobile has been approved by the government but he was not 100% sure about it.

GHATAK, the leader of the PUBG Mobile team, TSM Entity, also tweeted on his social media that PUBG Mobile will come back in two months.

So, is this another false hope for PUBG Mobile lovers or PUBG Mobile is actually coming back to India? We don't know if PUBG Mobile approved in India yet and we will have to wait just like everybody else. Nonetheless, it is still quite great news for PUBG Mobile fans in India who are waiting for the return of the game.

PUBG Mobile India version

If PUBG Mobile comes back to India, it is going to be a separate version to the global version with some changes to fit the culture and regulation of India. Overall, these changes are not going to alter the core gameplay of the game at all and it is still basically the same game.

Here are all the major changes in the PUBG Mobile India version compared to the PUBG Mobile Global version.

Different game world

PUBG Mobile India version will be set in a 'Virtual Simulation Training Ground' instead of a battlefield.

Playtime Limit Function

PUBG Mobile India version will have a feature that limits the playtime of underaged players to 3 hours per day to protect their health and so they can focus on other important things such as studying and socializing.

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PUBG Mobile India will have Time Limited function for players who are under 18 years old

Default Clothing

When a player creates a new character in PUBG Mobile India, in the character screen, the character will wear default clothes instead of being naked in the Global version. This is to make the game more suitable for younger players.

Green Hit Effect

When you shot a player, instead of a red blood splashing effect, there will be a green hit effect instead, making the game more family-friendly.

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PUBG Mobile India version will have a green hit effect instead of red blood

Exclusive Events

PUBG Mobile India version will have more exclusive events for Indian players such as events for Indian festivals and holidays. Indian players might also get exclusive skins, items that other regions can't have.

Lightweight Installation Function

Players can choose to install the bare minimum of the game in order to find matches and play. Other additions content can be downloaded later or not. This allows players with low-end devices can play the game more smoothly.

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