Following ban by Indian Government, BGMI to change server location: Reports

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Krafton will change the location of Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) servers from India-Singapore to India-Malaysia, and the players will be able to play the game again, according to reports. It was earlier banned by the Government of India due to a suspected privacy breach, and consequently, the gaming application was removed from the Google Play Store and Apple’s App store.

The report of the change in server location has boosted the rumours that uplifting the ban on BGMI by the Indian Government could happen soon. And ever since the news has been circulated among the gaming community, the likely date of the game’s return is also being increasingly speculated.

According to Insidesport, all the speculations pertaining to BGMI data migration accelerated once many players started facing an ‘account migration’ prompt when searching for particular player IDs in the Krafton game. Many users have faced the issue of particular player IDs not appearing in the search results that is in the game. Albeit, those IDs do appear on the ranking table when players search in the search box that is in the gaming application.

It is observed that a migration notice keeps surfacing, which says, “The player you are viewing has migrated to Battlegrounds Mobile India.” Despite all the speculations and excitement from the gamers, there has been no official confirmation or statement from Krafton about the mobile game making a comeback to India. 

BGMI, although one of the most played Battle Royale (BR) games in India, was banned by the government under Section 69 (A) of the IT Act, which addresses the provision of “access to or secure access to the computer resource generating, transmitting, receiving or storing such information”. Following the declaration of the ban, the government gave Krafton a deadline of two weeks to challenge the decision. The game developers are currently in process of issuing evidence to clear data privacy concerns and its association with China, as per Hindustan Times reports.