PUBG Mobile banned in India along with 118 other Chinese-origin apps
Massive popular Battle Royale game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, aka PUBG Mobile, was on an alleged list of Chinese-origin apps billed to get the Indian Government's banhammer. It appears that the authorities have followed through and banned the game outright.
PUBG Mobile is joined by a whopping 118 other Chinese origin apps, most of which appear to be mobile games from lesser-known developers. Most of the 'problematic' apps seem to have been addressed by earlier bans. The list also includes apps like VPN for TikTok that let users access previously banned services.
Some of the other mobile games that are no longer playable include MARVEL Super War, AFK Arena, Creative Destruction, Crusaders of Light, Mafia City (from the "that's how Mafia works" fame), Arena of Valor, and Soul Hunter. Refer to the attached images for a complete list of banned apps. However, it will be a few days before the ban will be enforced, as blocking access to 118 apps is an arduous task.
PUBG Mobile players in India have been greeted by a splash screen that notifies them about some policy changes for people in the subcontinent. For now, the game works, but there's no guarantee that it will soon. One can only hope that the public outcry against banning such a popular title will be enough to convince the Indian Government to reconsider its decision.
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