The much-anticipated return of the Indianized version of PUBG Mobile, BGMI, created a wave of excitement among gaming enthusiasts. However, despite being available for download on the Play Store, players are currently unable to access the game due to server unavailability. Krafton, the publisher of BGMI, has issued an official statement addressing the situation and assuring users that they are actively working to resolve the technical issue. This article delves into the current status of BGMI and the challenges it faces in its journey back to the Indian gaming scene.
Krafton’s Statement on Server Shutdown
Krafton recently acknowledged the technical difficulties faced by players attempting to access BGMI through the Play Store. In an official statement, the company confirmed that the closed test track for BGMI was updated, leading some users to receive messages prompting them to download the game from the Play Store. However, the download link does not function, and players are unable to access the game due to server shutdown. This issue has affected both users who participated in the closed test and those who did not opt for it. Krafton reassured players that they are diligently working on resolving this problem.
The Unavailability on Apple App Store
While Android users can download BGMI from the Play Store, Apple users are currently unable to find the game on the Apple App Store. This means that iPhone and iPad users will have to exercise patience as they await its availability on the iOS platform. Krafton has not provided an official timeline for the release on the Apple App Store, but it is expected that the game will eventually be made available for iOS users as well.
Background: The Saga of PUBG Mobile in India
The story of BGMI stems from the ban imposed on PUBG Mobile in India in August 2022, along with several other Chinese applications. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) cited concerns over data security and user privacy as the reasons for the ban. Responding to this setback, Krafton collaborated with Indian authorities to make necessary changes to the game and relaunched it as BGMI. However, even after the relaunch, the game faced a second ban, leaving players once again unable to access it.
Despite the initial excitement surrounding the return of BGMI, the game’s Play Store listing has been met with disappointment due to server unavailability. Krafton has acknowledged the technical error and is actively working on resolving the issue. While Android users can download the game, Apple users must wait for its release on the iOS platform. As BGMI continues its journey to regain its popularity in India, players eagerly anticipate the resolution of these challenges, hoping to immerse themselves once again in the world of battle royale gaming.