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BGMI gets 7 game modes from PUBG Mobile: availability dates, start and end time, key features and more

Battlegrounds Mobile India, popularly known as BGMI has introduced seven new gaming modes for all players. These modes are not exactly new, since they are also available on PUBG Mobile. Since PUBG Mobile was banned last year, the Indian gaming community has shifted towards BGMI, which is essentially an Indian variant of the popular battle royale game.

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The official Instagram page of Battlegrounds Mobile India shared the new creative mentioning 7 new Mega Modes. These modes include Vikendi, Infection, Survive Till Dawn, Payload 2, Metro Royale, Runic Power and Titans: Last Stand. If you’re interested in playing these modes and want to know what these modes are all about, read through the sections below.

What are BGMI game modes?

BGMI Metro Royale

Mega or game modes are basically extended versions of the game, which include several elements. These modes will be available only for a limited time, and we’ve mentioned the exact dates and times in the section below. All these modes provide a different gaming experience and players who want something more challenging can download these modes inside BGMI.

Battle royale games like BGMI, PUBG Mobile, COD Mobile and others have been implementing new methods to retain players for longer. Through these modes, players can experience supernatural elements while maintaining the core gameplay.

Titans: Last Stand is inspired by the 2021 action movie Godzilla vs. Kong. Similarly, other Mega modes are inspired by the world of the supernatural that includes the Infection mode, which is the equivalent of zombie shooter games.

The Metro Royale mode also provides a different gaming experience and offers a new landscape, in-game items and interesting lists of events. These modes enhance the gaming experience and give a perspective to players who want more from these battle royale games.

BGMI modes: start and end date, time

All the BGMI Mega modes will run until November 16, 2021, except for Erangel – Runic Theme Mode 1st half which ends on October 22nd. Here’s the full availability schedule of the modes.

BGMI ModeStart Date and TimeEnd Date and Time
Metro Royale5.30pm on September 28th, 20215.30am on November 16th, 2021
Titan-Last Stand7.30am on October 31st, 20215.30am on November 16th, 2021
Vikendi7.30am on October 8th, 20215.30am on November 16th, 2021
Zombie: Survive till Dawn7.30am on October 22nd, 20215.30am on November 16th, 2021
Infection Mode7.30 am on October 31st, 20215.30am on November 16th, 2021
Payload 2.07.30 am on October 31st, 20215.30am on November 16th, 2021
Erangel – Runic Theme Mode7.30am on October 15th, 20215.30am on October 22nd, 2021
Erangel – Runic Theme Mode7.30 am on October 31st, 20215.30am on November 16th, 2021

BGMI game modes: gameplay, storyline and more

BGMI new modes

As stated above, there are 7 Mega modes in BGMI. These modes can be downloaded from inside the game. In the update released on September 17th 2021, Krafton introduced Flora Menace mode, with news about the implementation of Survive Till Dawn and Vikendi coming in the future. 

Vikendi mode

The Vikendi is undoubtedly the most beautiful map in PUBG Mobile, and it’s now coming to BGMI. The map is covered in thick snow and features some breathtaking landscapes. The map is somewhat similar to Livik, which is a snow-themed map in BGMI. The Vikendi map was first introduced in PUBG Mobile in the 1.4 Update. This gaming mode is special to people who like dystopian societies, scenic environments and cold weather. 

Infection mode

The Infection mode can be best described as a zombie survival mode. Though the entire concept doesn’t involve only zombies, it lingers through zombie, survival shooter and battle royale concepts. The Infection mode was first introduced to PUBG Mobile on October 16th, 2020. 

Survive Till Dawn

Survive Till Dawn is another Mega mode that features the concept of zombies. It seems that Krafton’s love for the undead is not stopping any time soon. The Survive Till Dawn mode is undoubtedly the most enticing gaming mode in BGMI. Like every new Mega mode, Survive Till Dawn was also introduced first to PUBG Mobile. This mode offers the thrills of a zombie survival mode featuring undead creators trying to devour you and your squad members. 

Payload 2

The Payload 2 mode was first introduced to PUBG Mobile on October 9th, 2020. This model introduced a next-gen version of the default game. In PUBG Mobile, the Payload 2 mode had a heavily armed version of the Pickup truck, Buggy, Dacia, UAZ, and the helicopter. The feature gave enough space for squads to drive, attack and destroy other players in their vehicles. The mode brought a whole new level of competition and was appreciated by players who love driving, action and adventure games. 

Metro Royale

The Metro Royale mode is currently available to download and play. This gaming mode has several in-game items, maps and gaming modes, which enhances the in-game storylines. The game features a narrative environment, where the NPC’s talk and interact with players before playing a game. What makes Metro Royale different from other modes is players can select their guns, clothing, arsenal and other objects before starting the game. Additionally, there is a Black Market area in the mode where you can exchange the items collected for guns and other in-game items. 

Runic Power

Runic Power was first introduced to PUBG Mobile with the patch 1.2 update. This mode was one of the biggest flexes in PUBG Mobile because of the long list of features it provides. One of the coolest features of this mode is the abilities given to the players. By collecting the in-game called Rune, players can activate an ability, which significantly increases their chances of winning the game. 

Titans: Last Stand

Titans: Last Stand mode is currently active and can be played by all the BGMI players. The mode size is only 107MB and can be downloaded from the Themed section under Events. Titans: Last Stand was first introduced in PUBG Mobile as an official collaboration between PUBG MOBILE and Legendary Entertainment. The game featured the legendary Kong from the King Kong movie franchise and the classic Godzilla in a new metallic body. BGMI players have been patiently waiting for the Titans: Last Stand mode, and finally the mode is here.

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