BGMI servers to go live on May 29, game available to preload

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Latest announcement from Battlegrounds Mobile India’s (BGMI) official handle reveals that the servers for the game will go live on Monday, 29 May. Players who wish to play as soon as the servers are on can preload the game on their android devices from Google Play Store.

Few days ago, Krafton India made the announcement that the game will be relaunching after the Indian government unbanned BGMI. Although the unban is only temporary for three months (approximately 100 days), there is a good chance that it will be unbanned permanently if everything remains on track and deemed fit by the IT Ministry.

Following the same, the official website for BGMI was also unblocked and some players were able to download the game through Google Play Store but were not able to play as the game was not updated since the ban and servers were also offline.

Starting Saturday, May 27, every android player can preload the game on their device in advance to avoid and delay network slowdown during the official release. iOS users will have to wait for the servers to go live on 29 May to be able to download and play the game.

Excited to welcome everyone back, says Krafton India CEO Hyunil Sohn

CEO of Krafton India, Sean Hyunil Sohn also broke the news to fans saying, “We are thrilled to announce that Battlegrounds Mobile India is now available for preload. We are consistently striving to deliver a smooth gameplay experience to our users and are excited to welcome everyone back.”

The game is also taking the safety of players, especially minors, very seriously and will be following responsible gaming directions as per government’s instructions. While the core gameplay will be the same, there will be some changes to addictive aspects and some recommended censorship. These include –

  1. Virtual World Warning Message – Players will be made aware through a message that BGMI is just a game and not real world every time they log in to play.
  2. OTP Authentication – Players under the age of 18 will need to have permission of a parent/guardian that will verify if the child is allowed to play the game or not through OTP Authentication.
  3. Break Reminders – Players will be reminded to take breaks during their gameplay session to help them maintain a healthy game-life balance.
  4. Gameplay Limits – Even with the permission of parent/guardian, players under the age of 18 will be limited to a maximum of three hours of gameplay.
  5. Daily Spend Limits – As of now, the maximum daily amount a person can spend on the game is set to Rs 7,000.
  6. Moderation (Light Censorship) – The game will now have reduced bloodshed, violence, auto-moderated language parameters to maintain a healthy gaming culture.

While the users are overexcited to get their hands on the popular esports game, it remains to be seen if the game will regain the popularity it gained at the time of its launch.