On September 2 India banned PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite, along with more than 100 apps with links to China. This came after India banned TikTok and other popular Chinese apps in late June.
After the ban on PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite in India, the news came as a huge disappointment to the Indian gamer community. Still many users were able to play the game. PUBG Mobile apps remained accessible in the country for users who already had them installed on their phones, tablets, and PCs.
But, now PUBG has confirmed that both PUBG Mobile and PUBG Lite will stop working in India from October 30 i.e today onwards. The Tencent Games announced that it will terminate all service and access for users in India for both the games from October 30. Even if you have downloaded the game or have APK installed you will not be able to play the game.
In a social media post, PUBG Mobile India said that all the publishing rights for PUBG Mobile will be returned to the owner of the PUBG Intellectual property – PUBG Corporation. PUBG Mobile also highlighted that it protected user privacy and data.
Dear Fans, To comply with the interim order of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology dated September 2, 2020, Tencent Games will terminate all service and access for users in India to PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik and PUBG MOBILE Lite (together, “PUBG Mobile”) on October 30, 2020. The rights to publish PUBG MOBILE in India will be returned to the owner of the PUBG intellectual property