Rebranded version of PUBG Mobile hits 2.4m concurrent players in India

PUBG Mobile really has been through the wringer in India: its popularity in the country led to concerns that children were spending too long playing the game, and several Indian cities placed bans on the game in 2019 after blaming it for promoting violent behaviour. Then, in 2020, PUBG Mobile was banned across the entire country following increased tensions between China and India. As the game was published by Chinese company Tencent, PUBG Mobile was included in the list of 118 apps banned in India over security concerns.

But it seems PUBG Corp wasn’t quite ready to give up, and a new version of the game is already seeing massive success.

Battlegrounds Mobile India is the new (but still not particularly catchy) name of PUBG Mobile in India, and it’s off to a roaring start. The game launched on 2nd July, and now has 34 million registered players, 16m daily active users, and a peak concurrent player count of 2.4 million. And apparently it’s not even on the Apple App Store yet (via Times of India).

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