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India may temporarily lift ban on BGMI, to remain under official watch: Report

BGMI was banned by the Indian government in July 2022 due to security concerns. The game was noticed to be interacting with Chinese servers and had also triggered crimes across the country.

BGMI may get a ‘temporary clearance’ for 90 days from the govt.Premium
BGMI may get a ‘temporary clearance’ for 90 days from the govt.

Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) is reportedly making its way back in India. According to a report by News18, the multi-player battle royale game may get a ‘temporary clearance’ for 90 days from the Indian government. However, it will remain under the government scanner.

BGMI was banned by the government in July 2022 due to security concerns. The game was noticed to be interacting with Chinese servers and had also triggered crimes across the country.

The report bases itself on a statement from a top-level official at the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). The source said that competent authority in the Ministry of Home Affairs has accorded conditional approval to unblock BGMI for analysis and re-evaluation. The ministry will soon issue an order to unblock the app from e-stores, it added.

The online game is likely to come with many changes. On top of the list, it will be compliant with the law of the land. As per the report, players may not be able to engage with the game 24x7. There will be a restriction on the number of hours one can play the game. In addition, there will be no blood in the game. Developers may change the colour of blood in the game, the report says.

Earlier this year, Krafton Inc, the maker of BGMI launched the Road to Valor: Empires game in the country. The online game is available for download via Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

Road to Valor: Empires comes with exclusive India-specific features like the option to create custom rooms to watch and play games with friends and the Hindi user interface which offers an elevated and authentic gaming experience for Indian players. The company says that it will roll out support in other local languages soon. The game offers a new starter pack with unique rewards, starting at 29.

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Updated: 18 May 2023, 12:58 PM IST
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