It’s been almost a year since PUBG Mobile was banned in India. Krafton finally managed to re-release it as Battlegrounds Mobile India less than two weeks ago, and the game has already reached its first milestones.
Krafton Regional Head Investments & Corp Dev Anuj Tandon shared the news on July 12. 10 days after Battlegrounds Mobile India was released in the country, it reached 16 million daily active users.
34 million players have already registered in the game, and the project saw 2.4 million concurrent players at peak.
— Anuj Tandon (@Anuj_Tandon) July 12, 2021
These numbers show that Indian players are still interested in Krafton’s battle royale, which was one of the most popular mobile games in the country. According to Newzoo, PUBG Mobile generated over 150 million downloads prior to its last year’s ban.
The game was returned to Indian app stores on July 2, gaining over 20 million pre-registrations on Google Play alone. Krafton not only changed its name to Battlegrounds Mobile India but also had to make some other changes, including adding green blood and constant warning to remind players that the game isn’t real.