We knew that the anticipation for Battlegrounds Mobile India (formerly known as PUBG Mobile India) was high, but now Krafton has put a number on it. The developer has announced that the game has received 20 million pre-registrations in two weeks. In fact, it was noted that the game got 7.6 million pre-registrations on its opening day alone. By comparison, another highly anticipated mobile game, FAU-G (review) received just over a million votes within 24 hours of pre-registration.
CH Kim, CEO of Krafton Inc. stated, “We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our Indian fans for their overwhelming response to the BATTLEGROUNDS IP first developed by me and my team in 2017. The BATTLEGROUNDS IP received love and acclaim from players worldwide, and KRAFTON will continue to build on the IP. That effort includes bringing amazing content to BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA and providing an incomparable battle royale experience to our players”.
Battlegrounds Mobile India: Pre-Registration details
Battlegrounds Mobile India pre-registration went live on May 18 on Android. Almost on cue, the Google Play Store was flooded with imitators. These imitators ranged from fake guides, or cheap palette-swapped games. You can click here to check out the official listing of the game.
As an added bonus, those who pre-register for the game can claim a bunch of in-game rewards. These include the Recon Mask, Recon outfit, Celebration Expert Title, and 300 AG. These can be claimed once the game goes live.
Krafton Inc still hasn’t confirmed a release date for the game yet. However, Notable esports players and streamers have hinted that the game will launch sometime later this month. Abhijeet ‘Ghatak’ Andhare had hinted that the Battlegrounds Mobile India will launch in the third week of June. Soon after, Sagar ‘Maxtern’ Thakur posted a cryptic tweet in binary. When converted to decimal it gives ‘18062021’, suggesting the date to be June 18. Of course, since none of this is official, it should be taken with a pinch of salt.