- Krafton acknowledge BGMI user data was being passed on to servers in China
- The developer has released an automatic update to the app to fix the issue
- BGMI is currently available as an early access download to all players
Thus, data shared to third parties are ONLY to enable certain game features. In the meantime, KRAFTON will continue to closely monitor and protect any data being transferred to unexpected and restricted IP addresses prior to the official launch.”
Battlegrounds Mobile India no longer sends user data to servers based in China. Game developer Krafton has released a small update to fix the issue. The development comes after IGN India reported yesterday that the battle royale game was sharing the data of Indian players with servers located in China.
The fix comes just after CAIT petitioned the Indian government to ban BGMI in India, stating that the game was another version of PUBG Mobile, which was banned last year over security and privacy concerns. Battlegrounds Mobile India is currently available to everyone as an open beta and a stable version is expected to release in the coming weeks.
BGMI releases update to fix sharing data with China servers
The Battlegrounds Mobile India update released by Krafton is automatic, meaning it will be applied when the user starts the game. The update file size weighs just a few kilobytes (KB). Once the update is downloaded and applied, the user will be required to restart the game and log in to their account.
IGN ran a packet sniffer just like it did last time to check if data is being sent to Chinese servers. However, it was not the case this time. The publication added that the game pinged Hong Kong’s Proxima Beta server only when the app data was deleted. This is attributed to the account migration feature enabled by Krafton that lets Indian PUBG Mobile players transfer their in-app purchases and progress to BGMI.
Sources familiar with Krafton’s plans told IGN India that the game developer was aware of user data being passed on to servers in China and was working to rectify it.