Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) successfully completed one year of its launch on July 2 and crossed over 100 million registered users within a year. Despite having many competitors, it is one of the most played mobile games in India.
Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) is the Indian version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile (PubG Mobile). It was released on 2 July 2021 for Android and 18 August 2021 for iOS devices. BGMI is a player-versus-player shooting game, in which 100 players compete against each other, and the last person or team alive wins. Players can play matches individually or with a team (up to 4 players).
Why did BGMI replace PUBG Mobile?
BGMI was launched in India as PUBG Mobile was one of the Chinese apps banned by India in June 2020. Crafton, the maker of PUBG Mobile, had a major tie-up with Tencent, a Chinese technology company. The Chinese brand was responsible for the distribution of PUBG Mobile worldwide. But after the ban, Crafton broke away from China’s Tencent Games for India franchise and launched BGMI in India.
How is BGMI different from PUBG Mobile?
In short, BGMI is very similar to PUBG Mobile, but with some changes in the gameplay to make it less violent. The color red has been replaced by green and yellow during shooting in the game. Another difference is that before the match starts in BGMI, you will receive a warning message reminding you that you have entered a virtual world and it is not a real one.
To address some of the concerns regarding game addiction. BGMI has introduced timers that remind you to take breaks on time. In addition, to reduce the element of violence, the word ‘kill’ in the BGMI has been replaced with the word ‘Finnish’ to retain the language.
In terms of features, over the past year, the game has introduced new vehicles like McLaren, UTV and Lamborghini. You can also find new guns like M3E1-A, asm abakan, RPG and M1014 in BGMI.
BGMI 2.1 Update
The BGMI 2.1 version is the fourth major update of the year for the game, which may release on July 15. This update will have 1st Anniversary Event, Ancient Temple Mode 2.0, New Firearms, Mini Maps Changes, Secret Cave in Livik, Remodeled Cheer Park. Along with a new gaming center and shopping center, a new shotgun attachment—quick loader, throwable blue zone grenades, tactical backpack, revised control buttons and UI, new health utilities, and major bug fixes. Of course, regular players of the battle royale game will be excited about the new update.
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