Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) early access download open for all with new in-game rewards

Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) opened the early access program for Indian users yesterday. At the time, there were only limited slots available to become a beta tester of the game. Krafton has now announced that BGMI early access will be open to all players in India.

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Ahead of the move, the BGMI APK was already available to download for several users. The game was earlier available for pre-registrations in India on the Play Store, and receive more than 20 million registrations. Battlegrounds Mobile India is essentially an India-specific version of the popular PUBG Mobile, which was banned last year along with several other Chinese apps over concerns of user data and privacy.


How to get early access to BGMI

In case you’re wondering how to get early access to BGMI, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to this link
  2. You’ll see a screen saying Krafton has invited you to be an early tester
  3. Click on “Become a tester”
  4. You are now part of the testing program
  5. You will receive an update to the BGMI app if you have it installed on your device
  6. If not, download the app from the Play Store and start playing

BGMI early access rewards

As a special reward for becoming an early tester, Krafton is providing the following rewards to players:

  • 1x Supply Crate Coupon
  • 2x Exp Card
  • 2x BP Card

The good news for Battlegrounds Mobile India players is that they can migrate their data from their PUBG Mobile account to BGMI. While Krafton officially allows transfer of data only from accounts linked to Twitter and Facebook, there’s a workaround to transfer accounts linked with Google and email as well.

The BGMI Play Store listing already has the list of several rewards you can win when the game achieves a specific number of downloads. There are also a few launch events with separate rewards to win.

Krafton has made a few changes to the BGMI compared to PUBG, including replacing the red in blood with a green colour, and reminding players to take breaks if they spend too long on the game.

Ketaki Bhojnagarwala

Ketaki has over 10 years experience writing on tech, having worked at the Hindu Business Line and 91mobiles earlier. When she's not editing copies or reviewing the latest gadgets, she spends her time binge-watching Netflix and reading fantasy fiction.