New update, how to download from the Play Store, availability on iOS and more

Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) returns to the Indian market 10 months after its ban under the provisions of the Information Technology Act 2000. The announcement came on May 19, 2023, when Krafton took to official social media of the title and urged fans to turn on their notifications as their favorite game is coming back soon.

However, much to the chagrin of fans, the BGMI servers went offline soon after and remain in that state for the time being. Meanwhile, Krafton has released a highly anticipated update for the game on the Google Play Store, creating quite a stir in the Indian mobile gaming community.


The new BGMI update will be available to all users when the servers go live

Minutes after the clock struck midnight on May 27, 2023, Krafton decided to roll out a Battlegrounds Mobile India update for Android users who have the game pre-installed.

The update will see the game version changed to 2.5. It has a variable size of 780 MB for high-end devices and 380 MB for low-end devices.

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Players can follow these simple steps to download the update:

Step 1: Visit the Google Play Store and click on your profile picture.

Step 2: Touch Manage apps and devices.

Step 3: Click Available Updates and then choose Battlegrounds Mobile India.

Stage 4: Click the Update button to start the update process.

Step 5: Review all the details displayed on the app’s Play Store page.

Step 6: After a successful update, click the Play button to start Battlegrounds Mobile India.

After installing the new update, you will need to choose and download your preferred resource pack. While the normal resource pack is 640.1 MB in size, the HD resource pack is 1079.8 MB in size.

However, it should be noted that you cannot play BGMI yet as the game servers will not be online before May 29, 2023. Once the servers are online, you can expect to get four permanent sets (available in different in -game events), as shown on the Play Store page.


BGMI Relaunch Information for iOS Users

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New players and those using iOS devices cannot download Battlegrounds Mobile India in advance. They will only be able to do so from May 29, 2023, after the game servers come online.

Apple users are advised to wait for a couple of days and not resort to any unfair means to download the game as their accounts would have high chances of getting banned.

Edited by Rachel Syiemlieh