Bad news for PUBG lovers in India! From today onwards, they won’t be able to access PUBG Mobile. In September, the government had banned the highly popular battle royale game along with its lightweight version PUBG Mobile Lite, and other 116 apps. In the country, that ban brought the removal of PUBG Mobile and PUBG Lite from Google Play and Apple App Store. However, the users could access both games who already had them installed on their phones and tablets. This was in contrast with most of the other banned apps that all became inaccessible after the concerned authorities banned them in the country.
About the decision in India, PUBG Mobile declared through its official Facebook page on Thursday. Tencent Games is the existing publishing and distribution partner of the game in the country. For Indian users, it would dismiss all service and access to both PUBG Mobile Nordic Map: Livik and PUBG Mobile Lite. On account of their links to China, India banned PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite along with other apps. In the interest of sovereignty and integrity of the country, the government imposed the ban under section 69A of the Information Technology Act. PUBG Mobile apps will no longer be accessible in India as a result of the latest change.
However, it is not clear if users would continue to play the game by means of a virtual private network (VPN). For game lovers in India, this is indeed bad news who were hopeful of some other ways to access the game.