BGMI Unban: Months after being banned in the country, Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) is set to make a comeback soon. According to top sources in the government, a decision has been taken to unblock the app from e-stores for three months, with some changes in the original version of the game.
The move comes after the company made certain changes and assured the government that it will comply with all rules. While this news may bring cheer for gamers, there are still questions regarding why the game has been given a green signal despite intelligence reports indicating it was communicating with servers located in China.
Changes Coming To BGMI After Unban
Restricted Play Time: As per sources, players will have limited playtime, and restrictions will be imposed on the hours of playing to address addiction issues. The government has asked the company to introduce relevant changes in the game, including the server, to combat addiction, which has led to murders and suicides being reported.
No Blood: According to sources, the game’s developers have told government officials that there will be no blood in the game. The game’s color scheme will be changed, and players will not have a choice to change the color of blood from red to blue and green during firing.
Internal Changes and Server: The government has asked the company to make relevant changes in the game, including the server, to combat addiction and prevent cyber threats. The game’s facing allegations of addiction, with murders and suicides being reported due to players’ fixation with it.
INews18 revealed that a report by a central intelligence agency and communication from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) triggered a ban on the popular battle royale game.
The report highlighted violations that could lead to cyber threats by harvesting user data for profiling to carry out targeted cyber-attacks on Indian users. The App’s communication with servers directly or indirectly located in China was also flagged in the report.
Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) is set to make a comeback soon, albeit with changes to the game. These changes aim to address concerns around addiction and cyber threats. While the decision to lift the ban may bring joy to gamers, the government must ensure that the game complies with all rules and regulations to safeguard Indian users’ interests.