PUBG Mobile in a way has become synonymous with the battle royale game genre on the mobile platform. The game has established itself as one of the biggest and the most influential product in the gaming industry and has a huge fan base around the world.
However, PUBG Mobile’s journey has not been very smooth in many countries as it has been under the scrutiny of their governments for several reasons. Some countries have even banned the game. Though the game has able to make a comeback after the ban in countries like – Nepal and Pakistan, and in other countries also.
This blog post list out the countries where PUBG Mobile cannot be played in the year 2021.
PUBG Mobile has helped a lot of gamers and streamers to showcase their talent and has a massive fanbase in the country.
However, the Indian Government on September 2021 banned 118 Chinese apps including PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite due to security reasons.
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said that “In view of emergent nature of threats has decided to block 118 mobile apps since in view of the information available they are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, the security of the state, and public order”.
Since the game has been banned for a long time, and as the news was there that PUBG Corporation has decided to cut their connections with Tencent Games, they also have decided to make a new version of the game named PUBG Mobile India, the game will be made in such a manner that it’s safe for the user and it does not violate any Indian laws.
Hearing this the people were also very hopeful that the game will be back in a few months, but still, there is no confirmation about the game till now.
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The Afghanistan Telecommunications Regulatory Authority announced that the temporary suspension of PUBG Mobile in mid- December last year due to social and security issues.
The decision was being made in view of the complaints that the regulatory body received after consulting with various ministries and industry experts.
The Acting Head of the Afghanistan Telecommunications Regulatory Authority said that “After a comprehensive analysis, our team presented the issue to the board of ATRA, where it was decided to temporarily ban PUBG Mobile due to social and security issues”.
He added that the discussions are underway to find permanent solution to this issue. He also directed the officials to prepare policies and regulations for the gaming industry in the country.