BGMI (Battlegrounds Mobile India) Is Available to Pre-load Now (Krafton), Playable Now

Krafton has officially announced the pre-load and re-release dates for India’s favorite battle royale BGMI (Battlegrounds Mobile India)

updated on 25 Jun

Here’s all you need to know about the important dates.

Ever since Krafton announced on 19th May that India’s favorite battle royale Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) return is imminent, players and fans have been excitedly awaiting the official re-release date. After almost a week, we have an answer to the question “When is BGMI returning?” On 27th May, in its official media release, Krafton announced that BGMI is available to preload from today (27th May) for all Android users on the Google Play Store. However, the game will remain unplayable till 29th May.

As for iOS users, both old and new, the game will be available for download and play on the App Store starting from 29th May, announced Krafton.

Krafton’s Announcement on BGMI’s (Battlegrounds Mobile India) Return

Upon launching BGMI, fans were greeted by an announcement from Krafton. It said, “Hello BGMI Fan! Your most loved game is now available to preload from today 27th May onwards,” and informed them that the game will only be playable from 29th May. 

Talking about the automatic update, Krafton said, “Few users may have received an automatic update from midnight, this is a part of the preload process, and you have nothing to worry [about].

Players should note that Krafton is anticipating an overwhelming number of downloads and as a result, the developer will stagger the availability and playability of BGMI. Krafton reiterated that this approach will ensure that all players enjoy the game seamlessly without interruptions. 

Krafton CEO Sean Hyunil Sohn said, “We are thrilled to announce that Battlegrounds Mobile India is now available for preload. We are consistently striving to deliver a smooth gameplay experience to our users and are excited to welcome everyone back.” He also thanked the authorities and users for their continued support.

BGMI’s (Battlegrounds Mobile India) New Update: What To Expect?

Krafton confirmed that the new BGMI update will introduce a new map to the game alongside many more interesting in-game events and more. On the Play Store, we see new in-game screenshots from the developer and one of them introduces the new map NUSA. 

Additionally, Krafton has also launched a new marketing campaign titled “India Ki Heartbeat” [India’s Heartbeat] to showcase the stories of gamers who embody the essence of BGMI as more than just a game.

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BGMI (Battlegrounds Mobile India) servers will go online May 29, Krafton reveals

Earlier today, May 27, Krafton began rolling out the long-anticipated BGMI update for Android users, which will implement the 2.5 patch in-game. Players can pre-load the game from the Google Play Store, but they will not be able to experience the new features as long as the in-game servers remain offline.

Instead, they will get a pop-up message when they try to sign in to the game. It reads:

“It’s the start of the weekend and we bring good news. Starting today, May 27th, Android users can now begin preloading your favourite game from the Google Play Store. Although the game can be played starting from May 29th, it is now ready for preloading. If you are unable to pre-load immediately, relax. Over the weekend you’ll eventually get the option.”

iOS device users can play the game from May 29 as well. The message continues:

“As for iOS users, you can download and start playing the game on May 29th, 2023. Few users may have received an automatic update from midnight, this is a part of the same preload process, and you have nothing to worry about. If you are an Android user, you will be able to preload today and play on May 29th, if you are an iOS user, you can enjoy and play the game from May 29th.”

Finally, the message ends with:

“We value your patience and welcome you back to the Battlegrounds. Have a lovely weekend, and follow our socials. We have surprises stored!”

The latest news of the BGMI unban has got the community frenzied, and players will hope that the temporary unban (set for a trial period of three months) becomes permanent. It will be interesting to see whether Battlegrounds Mobile India enjoys the same success as before the suspension. The details of the BGMI launch party are yet to be revealed.

BGMI (Battlegrounds Mobile India) is now available on Google Play Store for Android users

The Battlegrounds Mobile India game will be visible to anyone who does a quick search for it on Google Play Store. The latest version of the mobile game, version 2.5.0, is 800MB in size. Android users can download it from their app store but since the servers are not yet live, you will have to wait a couple of days i.e. May 29 to actually start playing the game.

Once the servers are live, you just need to download and install the app and start playing.

As per the company, there will be an overwhelming number of downloads on May 29. As per the official statement, “This approach ensures players enjoy the game seamlessly without any interruptions.”

Why was Battlegrounds Mobile India banned?

BGMI had been banned in India in July 2022 citing security concerns. The government raised an issue that it communicated with servers that were directly or indirectly situated in China. However, an RTI response revealed that the game was banned by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) after requests from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), under the provision of section 69A of the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000 and the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking for Access of Inf. union for Public) Rules, 2009.

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