Battlegrounds Mobile India may officially launch in the third week of June, according to popular esports athlete Abhijeet ‘Ghatak’ Andhare. Krafton Inc announced the new avatar of PUBG Mobile India as Battlegrounds Mobile India, earlier this month. The pre-registration for the game went live on May 18 on the Google Play Store, but there is no word on the official launch date yet.
According to Abhijeet, the battle royale game will launch in the “third week of June” which puts it roughly between June 13 and 19. The company has been teasing the launch of the Battlegrounds Mobile India for a while now and it is also offering four pre-registration rewards for players who pre-register for the game on the Play Store. These include the Recon Mask, Recon outfit, Celebration Expert Title, and 300 AG.
BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA
Third week of June
— Abhijeet Andhare (@GHATAK_official) May 25, 2021
As per previous rumours, Battlegrounds Mobile India could launch on June 10 or June 18 but there is no official word yet. Recently, Former Union Minister and current Arunachal Pradesh MLA, Ninong Ering, wrote to Prime Minister Modi asking for a ban on the upcoming mobile game in India. The minister’s letter states that it is “the relaunch of PUBG Mobile” and cites several reasons to call for a ban on Battlegrounds Mobile India.
That being said, Krafton should not face any issues in launching the game as long as they are in line with the regulations in India. The hype surrounding Battlegrounds Mobile India is huge right now as players now have a glimmer of hope that they will be able to play a version of PUBG Mobile after it was banned by the government in 2020.
Battlegrounds Mobile India has also released a teaser video featuring actor Arshad Warsi and three popular players, Aaditya ‘Dynamo’ Sawant, Jonathan Amaral, and Chetan ‘Kronten’ Chandgude.
While announcing Battlegrounds Mobile India, Krafton revealed that the game will have exclusive in-game events like outfits and other such features. The developers also revealed that the game will power its own esports ecosystem in India with tournament and league matches with big prize pools. They will also collaborate with partners to boost the esports scene in India and will bring exclusive in-game content that will be India-centric.