The widely popular Indian Battleground game, BGMI, is finally back after three months. The game was unbanned on May 29, 2023, and has since been receiving a lot of traffic and player counts.
For context, the wait for the game is over after a long battle of legal guidelines that Krafton’s BGMI failed to follow. But all that is now in the past while players can enjoy the experience of BGMI. As expected, this version is quite different from what it was before it was banned.
Here are the list of things and new addition to the game players can look forward to
With BGMI finally getting its way back to Play Store and Apple Store, here is the list of 5 new things that BGMI players can enjoy and experience in the newly launched BGMI
1. Time limits in BGMI
When the game was initially launched in 2021, it came with time limits. Now that the government has yet to approve the full-fledged operation of BGMI, the game gets to play for only 3 hours for underage players. That is around the age group of 18 in India. For adults, this limit goes on for about 6 hours a day, beyond which the game would automatically lock off until the session was renewed.
The game is under the surveillance of the Indian Government before attaining full-time operating permission for the same. The game has introduced a parental consent verification process that works through OTP. The spending on in-game items is set at 7K Indian rupees.
2. Censoring blood visuals in BGMI
To curb the impact of gore and violence, the BGMI will indicate the confirmed kill with colored smoke instead of blood. This will be seen in the new BGMI as well. Since the player base is mostly teenage players, this will help curb the violent behavior and gore in the game.
3. Events and New Maps in BGMI
These are the most sought-after updates that players always look forward to. The exciting new maps and events bring scores of new items and skins for players to choose from. This time around, the new “Nusa” map will make its debut in BGMI. dubbed the smallest map in BGMI to be released. An average match will last around 8 minutes, which gives a better sense of how big the map is going to be.
New ziplines to connect various places, swimming pools, and destructible buildings are some of the changes that players will be seeing in the new BGMI. On the vehicle front, ATVs are finally seeing the light of day in BGMI. A new crossbow is also being added to the game. And a new feature called Super Recall will let players quickly recall players if they die within the game.
4. New operating guidelines
The Indian Government has officially allowed the operations of the game. This will assure the players to have a seamless gaming experience with BGMI without any ban. This also calls for new events to emerge along with various industry promoters to increase the event investment for the game.
5. Administration for data security and Localization
BGMI will from now on only process the data on secure serves located only in India and Singapore. In his tweet, Chandrasekhar said, “We will keep a close watch on other issues of user harm, addiction, etc. in the next three months before a final decision is taken.”
This is a huge move towards data security for BGMI players. After players choose to delete the game, the same will result in the deletion of all and any personal data on BGMI servers. If BGMI follows the guidelines and abides by the rules that the government has set, it will see a long and successful run in the Indian gaming industry.
Sumedh Mahanur is an eSports journalist at FirstSportz. He takes interest in immersing in pure FPS games like Call Of Duty Modern Warfare. He is a huge fan of history documentaries and constantly engages in playing football and chess. He loves cooking occasionally and on weekends and prefers late night drives.
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