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PUBG Mobile Global: What Happens if You Install It in India? Things You Were Afraid to Ask

written by Admin | Jul 09, 2021

PUBG Mobile Global and PUBG Mobile Lite have now been added to the list of banned mobile apps in India. It’s been a while since the Indian government has released a statement regarding the ban of Chinese applications in India including PUBG Mobile India. This is a piece of overwhelming news for thousands of PUBG game lovers. 

PUBG Mobile Global and PUBG Mobile Lite were removed from both Google Play Store and App Store with immediate action. Despite the ban of PUBG in India, many PUBG die-hard fans have found their way to keep playing the PUBG game using the VPN.

VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a mobile application that changes the actual location with the desired location. With the help of a VPN PUBG, mobile lovers can change their location from India to other countries such as Korea, China where PUBG Mobile Global is not banned. 

Before we discuss the things that might happen if you install the PUBG Mobile Global in India after the ban, you need to understand how we can install the PUBG Mobile Global as if the ban never occurred and why PUBG is banned in India.

Why is PUBG Mobile Global Banned in India?

The government of India has banned 59 Chinese mobile apps including TikTok, and PUBG Mobile Global. Why did the Indian government ban PUBG? The most justified answer for this question is the sovereignty and integrity of India. 

The defence of India and the security of the state and public order released a statement saying that apps like PUBG are against the sovereignty and integrity of India. 

The government banned PUBG under section 69A, IT Act of 2000. PUBG has asked the government to reconsider their decision. However, the government doesn’t seem satisfied with the explanation of the PUBG Mobile Globe and has denied the request of revoking the ban. Hence, the ban of these mobile applications under section 69A of the IT Act 2000 has become permanent now. 

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Another reason for the ban of PUBG is its collaboration with the Chinese company name Tencent. 

Things You Need to Know About PUBG Mobile Global Ban in India

Here we have compiled a list of few things that you need to know about the PUBG mobile ban in India.

Both PUBG Mobile and PUBG Lite Have Been Banned

The government of India has banned both PUBG Mobile and PUBG Lite, as both of these games are developed by the Chinese game Tencent games. 

You Can Still Play PUBG Desktop Version

The players can still play the PUBG Console and PUBG PC as both of these games are not being developed by Tencent games. These versions of the PUBG game are developed by the PUBG Corporation, which is owned by a company named BlueHole situated in Korea. The company stored all the resources and servers in Korea. This means players of the console and desktop version need not be afraid of the ban. 

PUBG Alternatives are Available

Many PUBG Mobile Global alternatives are available on both Google Play Store and App Store. Some of the most prominent alternatives of PUBG Mobile are the Call of Duty, Garena, Free Fire. And some of these apps have similar concepts of gameplay. You can go through these PUBG Mobile alternatives to see which one seems the right choice to you. 

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What Happens to the Money Spent on PUBG Mobile?

This is one of the biggest concerns that come to the mind of players who spent money on the PUBG Mobile. PUBG Mobile has released no statement regarding this, even so players can raise their complaints to get their money back. 

How to Play PUBG Mobile Global in India After the Ban?

We have tested a few of the methods PUBG game lovers are using to play the PUBG game, and so far the below-described method is working well without creating any problem. It is quite simple to take advantage of this method on your Android smartphone since Android OS is open source. This method won’t work for iPhone users. You will need a VPN to make this method work for you.

The first thing you need to do is download the legitimate version of the PUBG Mobile Global from a trustable third-party source or the official PUBG website. After that, you need to install the VPN on your smartphone. You can download any free VPN from the Google Play Store, if your budget allows you can purchase the premium version of the VPN such as NordVPN, SurfShark to ensure the optimal gaming experience. 

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After installing the VPN, change your country to another country besides India. We recommend you set your location to Singapore or Hong Kong as PUBG Mobile Global is not banned in these two countries. Once you have set up the VPN, launch the PUBG app on your smartphone and you are all set to play the PUBG game on your smartphone just like you played before the ban. 

What Happens If You Install PUBG Mobile Globe in India After the Ban?

Despite the fact that PUBG Mobile is banned in India, many people are still furnishing the VPN to continue playing PUBG Mobile Global. If you are among those that means you are clearly violating the order of the Indian government which might lead you to bear legal complications. However, until now we have seen no person facing legal complications just because of playing the PUBG Mobile Global version.

Also, the government has said nothing regarding the person who is still using the banned mobile application’s VPN. Hence, there are very few chances of facing legal consequence. However, you need to remember that if something wrong happens while playing PUBG then you won’t be able to file an FIR. 

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PUBG Mobile Game is banned because of violating the user privacy policies and sending the user’s personal information to the parent company. If you are comfortable sharing your personal information with the PUBG Mobile game parent company Tencent, then you can play the PUBG game at your own risk. 

Should You Play PUBG Mobile India Using VPN?

It should be noted that PUBG Mobile Global version is still banned in India because it failed to secure the user’s data and privacy and its connection with China also led to the shutdown of its operation in India. If user privacy is something that is not an issue to you then you can play the PUBG Mobile Global version in India. 

However, you can ascertain a few things to make your gaming experience superior and avoid the things that might bring a problem to you. The first thing you need to do is download the APK version from the trustable sources only. There are high chances that hackers might put the manipulated file on your smartphone that might prove fatal to your smartphone. So we recommend you pay attention while downloading the APK version of the PUBG Mobile Global version, consider downloading the website from a reliable website only. 

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PUBG Mobile India Ban: The Launch of PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds Mobile India

Since September 2, 2020, when PUBG was banned in India, PUBG corporation has been trying hard to get back in India. Just a few days back PUBG surprised gaming lovers with the release of Battlegrounds Mobile India. The game is still in the development phase and available for the user who manages to get their slot in the beta programme of the game.

This is the improved version of the PUBG Mobile and most importantly the legal way to let you enjoy the battle royal game in India. So, anyone who is playing PUBG Mobile Global with the help of a VPN can stop doing so and shift to Battlegrounds Mobile India. And for this purpose, you need to transfer your data from PUBG Mobile Global to Battlegrounds Mobile India account. 

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Another good news is that Kraftoon publishers of Battleground’s Mobile India have made it easy for the players to migrate their previous data including the RP, game points, sensitivity settings and so on. Kraftoon set a deadline of December 31, 2021, for migrating the data from PUBG Mobile Global to Battlegrounds Mobile India. 

The main issue with PUBG Mobile Global is privacy and security. This time Kraftoon said that it is working with Microsoft to provide a better level of security and privacy to the users. 

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As far as the gameplay is concerned, Battlegrounds Mobile India comes with the same battle royal formula just like PUBG Mobile Global provides. The game is still in the development phase and not available for all users, but soon the game will be available for normal users. So it would be in your interest to shift from PUBG Mobile Global to Battlegrounds Mobile India. 


Do note the fact that the global version of the PUBG Mobile is banned by the Indian government and the government clearly advises the Indian people not to access the game. We advise the Indian players to understand both the good and bad aspects of installing the PUBG Mobile Global version in India after the ban. 

If possible, we advise you to switch to the alternatives of the PUBG Mobile such as Freefire, in order to comply with the government’s ban policy. Also this year, Battlegrounds mobile India was released so you can proceed with this one to keep enjoying the battle royal experience of PUBG mobile.


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