Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) early access opened to all users on June 17th, and the game was officially launched on July 2nd. At the time of launch, the PUBG Mobile-remake had crossed 10 million downloads on the Play Store. Krafton, the game’s developer has now announced that BGMI has now crossed the 34 million registered users mark. In addition, the game now has 16 million daily active users, and 2.4 million peak concurrent players.
The news was announced on the game’s Instagram handle. Unfortunately, no special rewards have been announced for players to mark the occassion.
BGMI 1.5.0 update, e-sports tournaments and more coming soon
BGMI is essentially a rebranded version of PUBG Mobile for the Indian market. When PUBG Mobile was banned in September 2020, the game had 33 million active users in India alone. While many of these players moved to playing PUBG Mobile over VPN following the ban, the launch of BGMI has seen many of these users migrating to the Indian version.
In related news, BGMI recently announced its first major update to the game. The version 1.5.0 update comes soon after PUBG Mobile announced its much anticipated version 1.5 update. The new update for BGMI users rolls out starting July 13th, and brings with it a host of new features such as a new MG3 gun, throwable healing consumables, a Mission Ignition mode, new graphics settings for low-end mobile devices and more.
BGMI also announced changes to Royal Pass and Ranking Seasons in a bid to differentiate it from PUBG Mobile. The game just concluded its first esports tournament called Launch Party, and there are reports that a new esports tournament with a 1 crore prize pool will kick off next month.