BGMI Available to Download via Google Play Store, Will Be Playable Starting May 29: Details

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BGMI — or Battlegrounds Mobile India — is now available for download via the Google Play Store in India. The game, which was banned by the Indian government last year, can be preloaded on Android smartphones ahead of its relaunch in India next week. Developer Crafton has confirmed that the game will be playable in India from May 29. The popular battle royale game has been given a three-month “trial approval” in India, IT MoS Rajeev Chandrasekhar said earlier this month. Crafton announced on Saturday that Battlegrounds Mobile India was available for preload through the Google Play Store. While the game can be downloaded — or updated, if it was previously installed — it won’t be playable until May 29, when the game relaunches. Meanwhile, iOS users currently do not have the option to preload the game on their smartphones. Gadgets 360 was able to confirm that the game is available for download via the Play Store. Earlier this month, Crafton confirmed that BGMI would soon be available in India, nearly a year after it was banned in July last year. The game quickly crossed the 100 million user mark in the country within a year of its launch in 2021 as the successor to the popular PUBG Mobile – one of the many apps and games banned in the country. The game was available for download for some. Android users in the past week, but those who downloaded the game, reported that it was not working and the app showed an error that the server was not online. Adjustments are also said to have been made to the game, including adding restrictions to playtime, when the color of blood is changed from red to blue or lures. Notably, BGMI has currently been given a three-month “trial approval” to operate in the country, according to MoS IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar. Crafton has complied with server locations and data security issues, and the government will closely monitor other issues such as user loss and addiction in the next three months before a decision is taken, he added. Affiliate links may be automatically generated – see our ethics statement for details.