Battlegrounds Mobile India, or BGMI, has announced that 1,42,766 accounts have been banned from the game for using cheating tactics. BGMI is a popular battle royale mobile game that is essentially a port of the global Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile (PUBG Mobile) game, which was banned in India as part of the country’s crackdown on apps that have connections to Chinese data servers. In India, PUBG Mobile was banned as part of a crackdown on apps that connect to Chinese data servers.
The full list of accounts that have been banned from the game has been made public and can be found here. “Battlegrounds Mobile India will strive to implement strong sanctions with the ultimate goal of eradicating the use of illegal programs to provide you with a pleasant gaming environment,” Krafton said on December 15, announcing the banned list for December 6 to 12.
Installing add-ons that automate sections of the game to give players an unfair advantage over others, as well as downloading a copy of the game from unverified third-party sources, are examples of cheating tactics in the game. The company has previously stated that engaging in such behavior within the game could result in a ban for some players, and this is also stated in the game’s usage policy for all players. According to BGMI’s parent company, Krafton, such actions will result in permanent bans, and no further appeals will be considered.
According to reports, Krafton first alerts a player about suspected illegal activity through an in-game pop-up, though it’s unclear whether players can contact the company for more information on such alerts. BGMI, along with other mobile games such as Activision’s Call of Duty Mobile and Garena’s Free Fire, continues to be one of India’s most active gaming communities.
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