By Ankita Chakravarti: The gamers can rejoice as the BGMI finally makes a comeback on the app stores. The Battlegrounds Mobile India, which has been developed by Kraft, can now be preloaded by all Android users starting from today, May 27. However, users will only be able to play the game from May 29. The preload option is currently not available for iOS users as they will have to wait until May 28 to download and play the game.
Talking about the new launch, Sean Hyunil Sohn, CEO of Krafton India, expressed his excitement, saying, “We are thrilled to announce that BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA is now available for preload. We are committed to delivering a smooth gameplay experience to our users and eagerly look forward to welcoming everyone back. We would like to thank the authorities and our users for their continuous support as we strive to enhance the gaming experience for our community in India. See you on the battlegrounds!”
Some users might have already received an automatic update since midnight. This update is part of the preload process, and there is no need to worry.
To ensure a smooth gaming experience for everyone, the company will introduce a phased approach to make BGMI available and playable to users. This approach aims to prevent any interruptions and allow players to enjoy the game seamlessly. Players can join thrilling battles and showcase their skills on the battlegrounds starting from May 29. The new update will introduce a new map, in-game events, and more exciting features.
In addition to the game’s availability, Krafton has launched a new marketing campaign called “India Ki Heartbeat.” The campaign highlights the stories of gamers who deeply connect with BGMI, seeing it as more than just a game but a profound emotion.
Notably, Krafton revealed BGMI clocked 100 million users shortly after a year of its launch. The company said that its battle royale-style game made history by becoming the first esports event to be broadcasted on mainstream television, attracting 24 million concurrent viewers and a total of 200 million viewers.
Last year, BGMI faced removal from both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store due to security concerns. The previous version of the game, PUBG Mobile, continues to be banned in India for similar security reasons and its associations with China. In addition, certain lawmakers expressed their opposition to the availability of the game in India, citing concerns about its impact on children.