Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI): Policies, Transfer Data And More


Battlegrounds Mobile India aka BGMI is here, on 17th June 2021 we are able to get it’s early access.

But it wasn’t for everyone, it got only a few people across the country and guess what? I am lucky to have got this access.

Early Access means it has a few bugs and a lot of testing is going on ahead of the official BGMI launch.

According to some reliable sources, BGMI has been downloaded 5 million times in just 2 days.

Oh my goodness…

It is a big milestone!

Unfortunately, iOS users have been denied this early access, but they will be able to play BGMI on their iPhones in the coming days.

We all know that BGMI is coming very soon, but everyone is confused about it.

Some gamers said that it is similar to PUBG Mobile and some say that it is going to be completely different from PUBGM.

Well, we all don’t know how it’s going to be? But in this Early Access we get to see some things which are similar to PUBG Mobile but at the same time there are some minor differences as well.

By the way, It’s around 650-700 MB size on Google Play Store with additional 620 MB of data of resources.

But it varies from device to device, so no one can tell you its exact size.

Actually, it is good for those people who have smartphone with less memory, they can play it easily.

In this article I am going to tell you all the information about Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) as well as BGMI download apk.

Stay with me till the end and I will tell you some BGMI secrets that you must know being a PUBG or BGMI lover.

Early Access

In this early access, we are able to access all the features, maps etc. Although you have to download these maps separately, but you can easily access them when you get this early access.

When you start the game it reminds you to play responsively with some health instructions.

It also mentionsThis is a virtual game so don’t fall deeply into it.

There are also some other notices –

  • Don’t play for so long
  • Stay hydrated
  • Drink water
  • Keep maintained good posture

I believe that these notices are a part of the regulations of the Government of India.

Permission

According to the Indian government – They are concerned about the permissions that apps take from us such as –

  • Storage
  • Microphone
  • Camera
  • Contacts
  • Location
  • Phone
  • And so on

But here’s a good news, BGMI takes only 2 permission from us –

  • Microphone
  • Storage

These are mandatory permissions because without a microphone we cannot communicate with our teammates and without storage permission BGMI cannot play on our devices.

So in this scenario, Krafton has done a great job with Battlegrounds Mobile India.

Interface

I would say, the interface is similar to PUBG Mobile, we get to see all the options such as –

  • Modes
  • Events
  • Seasons
  • Workshop
  • Mission
  • Inventory etc.

In my way of thinking, nothing needs to change in the interface, but let’s see what Krafton does in the coming updates?

But what is your opinion on the interface – Should it be changed or not?

Let me know in the comments.

I hope you got me and now let me take you to the BGMI maps.

Maps

It has all the maps that are present in the global version, you can download maps individually according to your preference.

Indeed, there are a lot of misconceptions out there that BGMI will launch with only one map. But clearly we get to see all the maps.

In fact, we also get additional maps in TDM (Team Death Match), also Battle Royale has 7-8 different maps.

By the way, some changes have been made to these maps, so don’t be surprised if you see some different elements or atmosphere.

Server

Server – Cause of PUBG ban in india, but BGMI has it’s own servers in india.

Woah…!

Yes, guys.

Our game data, resources and everything else is stored on the indian server and now, there is no need to be worried, Hopefully.

But keep in mind that we can play BGMI only with Indian players,

Yes…

We can’t change our server and unfortunately we couldn’t play with international players.

But the good thing is that now we don’t have to wait too long to start the game and that’s a great thing.

Difference Between PUBG Mobile and Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI)

Let’s talk about some of the differences one by one and find out if they are helpful to us or not.

Icon

Let’s start with the game icon, the game icon has been tweaked by Krafton.

We get to see our Indian flag in the BGMI icon which connects and gives an emotional touch to the Indian audience.

Kills Replaced by Finishes

In the global version, when we kill someone we get a message that you killed a player.

Right?

But in BGMI the word “Kills” is replaced with “Finishes“.

That’s interesting actually, isn’t?

New Guns

We have new guns with a new sniper rifle in BGMI which is also found in normal loot and loot airdrops as well.

Blood Color

This is interesting actually, when we finishes someone in BGMI, we get to see green leaves instead of red blood.

We will no longer get to see Red Blood in BGMI, instead we get to see some other color options –

  • Dark green
  • Light green
  • Yellow

At the moment, as I am writing this article, there are only a few differences that I see, but we will see more changes in the coming updates.

So if more changes are made I will bring a dedicated article.

BGMI Secrets

I found out some secrets about BGMI and these are really interesting.

Do you remember the first teaser of BGMI? Where we got to see some Indian streamers and a Bollywood actor Arshad Warsi.

This teaser was shot long back which was for PUBG Mobile, not BGMI.

Yes…

After that this teaser has been recreated and dubbed.

Secondly, if you open BGMI in the Play Store in a browser instead of the app, you’ll see the game URL like this, [pubg.imobile]

Battlegrounds Mobile India download link
Battlegrounds Mobile India APK URL on Play Store

In this URL we see the name of PUBG instead of the name of Battlegrounds Mobile India.

Lastly, the game has been uploaded to the Play Store long before it went for pre-registration.

The pre-registration started from 18th May while the game was uploaded before 27th April i.e. the game was completely ready before pre-registration.

Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) Account Data Transfer

Ever since the launch of BGMI was announced, people started worrying about what would happen to their previous game data?

Let us tell you that you can easily transfer some game data such as –

  • Login details
  • Basic information
  • Tier and statistics
  • Season
  • Achievement system except achievement rank data
  • Social media details
  • Inventory/workshops
  • Royal pass
  • Settings
  • And others

But there are some things which cannot be transferred like –

  • Phone number
  • Email linking information
  • In-game mails
  • Ranking
  • Merit status
  • Friends data
  • Clan data
  • Status of RP Brothers in Arms, asking and giving gifts
  • Event mission progress
  • Brothers in Arms data
  • Highest score in Training Ground
  • Quick draw records Cheer Park
  • Popularity data
  • Background music settings etc.

We can transfer these game data until December 31, 2021 at 23:59:59 UTC, through the settings menu within the game.

The data transfer can only be implemented by using our Facebook/Twitter account. Data transfers will not be available through Google Play Games accounts.

There is a warning by Krafton –

  • Players commence the data transfer right after creating their character and before playing the New App. If a player proceeds with the data transfer after playing the game with their new account in the New App, the data from the Prior App will replace any data existing on the New App such that all of the player’s progress including purchased items and play data from the New App will be deleted.

How to transfer PUBG data

You can follow these steps to transfer your PUBG data into BGMI.

  • Agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service
  • A new character is created
  • Select ‘Agree’ when the pop-up appears
  • Select SNS account (which you want to transfer your Prior App data into New App)
  • Once again, there will be a window asking and you should select ‘Agree’

You can also check all these data transfer information on the official website of Battleground Mobile India by clicking here.

Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) Rules of Conduct

According to Krafton, every BGMI player must follow certain rules of conduct.

These rules are about our behavior, but what if we didn’t follow these rules?

Krafton has defined policies which all users need to comply with when using their services.

There is a lot of information about the rules of conduct on the official website of BGMI but here I am noting down some important rules that you need to follow while playing BGMI.

Do Not Use Unauthorized Programs or Hardware Devices

Krafton explicitly mentions that if you are using any unauthorized program or hardware device that helps you improve your gaming skills you may be subject to harsh penalties, such as permanent game ban and/or restrictions on using the Service on your hardware devices.

Also, if you develop, advertise, trade or distribute unauthorized programs or hardware, Krafton may take legal action against you.

Modification

You’re not allowed to do modifications in the Game Client, Servers or Game Data. Stay away from these activities.

Bugs and Glitches

We came across a lot of glitches in PUBG and gamers used to take advantage of it but now, if you intentionally take advantage of any bugs and/or glitches then you can get punished.

Racial or Sexual Discrimination

It is unacceptable to disrespect or use offensive words towards others based on their race, gender, nationality, skin color etc. You have to be very kind to other players.

Using Inappropriate Nicknames

When you create your username, make sure they are non-offensive. For better understanding I have written some examples of inappropriate nickname which include:

  • Sexually explicit or obscene
  • Discriminatory in nature
  • Infringe on the trademark or copyright of a third party
  • Sensitive or causes offense for any other reason not mentioned above

In addition, do not change or create a few letters of an inappropriate nickname, or try to construct nicknames that are cleverly inappropriate by mixing other characters before and after the letters, you might get to see penalties.

Do Not Team kill

If you are found to be deliberately killing the players of your team, it can be a strong reason of penalty.

Do Not Team Up

Team ups are not allowed in every game mode. If you team up with a player who is using unauthorized programs or hardware devices, you may be prosecuted because you are considered an unusual team member.

Do Not Stalk Other Players

If you attempt to stalk and/or harass other players to interfere with normal gameplay, you may receive a penalty.

Do Not Publish Personal Information

You must not share and/or publish any other personally identifying information, even if it is publicly available, which is considered an act of privacy breach.

Do Not Manipulate Match Results

Never unfairly manipulate the results of the game by taking unfair advantage in exchange for cash, goods and/or services or in any other way.

In such a situation, you can become a participant of severe punishment and may end up losing all acquired in-game items.

Do Not AFK (Away From Keyboard or idling)

Strong penalties may be imposed on players who go AFK while in a match.

Let me give you an example –

Let’s assume, you are playing BGMI and you quit the game in the middle without exiting it, or you are exiting repeatedly and are found doing so many times, you will be subject to penalty.

Do Not Trade/Sell Accounts

If you are ever caught trading or selling accounts or its game data without the company’s written approval, this is a violation of the Rules of Conduct.

Do Not Disturb Business Operations

Players who spread wrong information, abuse the customer service platform, impersonate an employee, create and spread rumors, or conduct any other acts that disturb the company’s business operations may be permanently banned from the game depending on the seriousness of the misconduct.

Do Not Play the Game Abnormally

If any abnormal gameplay patterns have been detected that are impossible to be performed in BGMI, You can get punished.

Other Undefined Misconduct

Apart from this, there may be many actions which may not be included in the above rules, but for doing them you can become a participant of getting penalty.

You can read these Rules on the Battlegrounds Mobile India’s official website where you also found a Penalty Criteria Table For Misconduct.

If you want to create a clan in BGMI you don’t have to use inappropriate clan name to avoid any penalty.

Let’s talk about it’s community policies also.

Battlegrounds Mobile India Official Community Policy

You should also heed its community policies if you want to play BGMI without getting penalized.

By the way, you can get to know about these policies in detail on the official website of BGMI.

But for your convenience, I am highlighting the important points that you should keep in mind while playing BGMI.

  • Being a good teammate
  • Respecting your fellow survivors
  • Promoting a fair environment
  • Staying on topic
  • Calling for back-up

But there are also some points that you should avoid while playing BGMI.

  • Discrimination
  • Toxic behavior
  • Promoting an unfair environment
  • Sharing illegal content
  • Spoiling information

This was some information related to Battleground Mobile India that you needed to know.

If you have understood all these information then you will not have to worry about Battlegrounds Mobile India’s Policies or Rules or anything else.

That’s it for today guys, if you found this article helpful then share it with your BGMI or PUBG friend.

I’ll also keep an eye on BGMI and if anything changes, I’ll either update it here or write a dedicated article.

You can also download BGMI if you haven’t downloaded yet.

Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) download link:- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pubg.imobile

As per your preferences, what do you expect in BGMI? Do let me know in the comments.

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