Krafton has announced through a post on its website that Battlegrounds Mobile India will be up for pre-registrations from May 18 via the Google Play store. The developer also shared that those who pre-register will get specific rewards that can be claimed when the game officially launches. As mentioned, Krafton has still not shared a release date for the game. It did, however, tease one of the maps that will be present in the game – what appears to be the popular 4×4 map from PUBG Mobile – Sanhok. Unfortunately, though, it may not be called Sanhok.
Battlegrounds Mobile India will have gameplay similarities with PUBG Mobile but come with some India-specific tweaks. It will come with exclusive in-game events bringing new outfits and features. The developer says the game will also debut with its own esports ecosystem, including tournaments and leagues. Battlegrounds Mobile India will be exclusive to the country.
PUBG Mobile was banned in India last September along with 117 other apps. Since then, ownership of the game has changed, and Krafton has been trying to re-launch in India. Finally, it has succeeded, and Indian fans are one step close to playing the game once again, though in a new avatar.