BGMI Relaunch: Krafton on Monday announced the relaunch of BGMI for Android users. Both iOS and Android users can now download BGMI through the App Store and Play Store respectively.
BGMI is making a comeback almost a year after being banned in the country. The game’s servers went live on Monday and players are now able to play it. The game can be played on iOS and Android smartphones. Developer Krafton says that it has imposed a daily playing limit in Battlegrounds Mobile India, after which players will be able to play it daily for a limited amount of time. With the latest update for the game, the developer has also added a new map to the game, which is much smaller in size. In addition, new in-game events have also been added and the classic map has been updated.
Krafton on Monday announced the relaunch of BGMI for Android users. Both iOS and Android users can download BGMI now through the App Store and Play Store respectively, but Crafton says play time will be limited, as players will now be able to login in stages within 48 hours.
According to Krafton, BGMI is setting playing times for players in India based on their age. Minors playing the game will be limited to three hours a day, while users over the age of 18 can play for up to six hours. The publisher says that the game will continue to limit daily spending for gamers under the age of 18 and that parental verification will continue.
The latest BGMI 2.5 update is available for download via Google Play Store and App Store. The smallest map ever named a Nusa has also been added to the game. It is a map based in a tropical environment and also has ziplines, super recoil feature, tactical crossbow and a two-seater off-road all-terrain vehicle. According to Krafton, each match in Nusa will last eight minutes.
BGMI has been granted a three-month “trial approval” by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) after Krafton addressed and complied with issues of server locations and data security. MoS IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar announced earlier this month that the government would monitor these issues, as well as track concerns related to game addiction and harm caused by it, over the next three months during a “trial” period.