Battlegrounds Mobile India Ban or Comeback: Whole storyline
BGMI was banned in July 2022. Initially, there was talk of the game being blocked, after which news came that BGMI was banned under Section 69A of the country’s IT Act. This is the same law under which many other Chinese apps including PUBG Mobile were banned. At some point, BGMI was removed from the Play Store for Android and the App Store for iOS.
However, even after this, players could still play the game, as its servers were active. For some time, rumors circulated online that the game servers would also be shut down soon, as happened with PUBG Mobile. However, the good thing for players is that BGMI can still be played without a VPN on devices that had it installed before the ban. However, no updates to the game can be obtained from Krafton.
While the game is not available in mobile app stores, it can still be downloaded and installed, and played through third-party stores or online APKs.
It’s been three months since the game was banned, but there’s no indication yet from game publisher Krafton or the government on its return. The reason behind banning the game was attributed to Section 69A of the IT Act, which allows the government to block public access to content in the interest of national security and many other reasons. Orders issued under the rule are usually confidential.
Now the thing comes that if the government had banned BGMI because of security, then it should have been completely banned like PUBG Mobile, but all the servers are working without any problem.
In recent weeks, several YouTubers, including popular YouTuber Technical Guruji, have claimed that BGMI as well as many of the banned apps may be relisted in the Android and iOS stores.
What also reinforces the comeback point somewhat is that BGMI recently posted four new tutorial videos on its YouTube channel and Inside the Game. These include solutions to questions related to banning the account, as well as payment and benefits for ‘Prime’ and ‘Prime Plus’.
So far, Krafton hasn’t released any indication of the game’s return. In such a situation, it is difficult to say with certainty whether the game will return or not, but some signs are definitely pointing to its return. Certainly, the demand for the game is very high in the country. The game also gave a boost to mobile e-sports in the country. It remains to be seen whether the game returns to the country after the negotiations and agreements between Krafton and the government.