The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) announced on Wednesday the ban of PUBG Mobile along with 117 other apps in India. PUBG Mobile is a very popular mobile game, with millions of active players in India in 2019. The game will soon be restricted by Indian ISPs and will be removed from Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Today, we’re going to take a look at 10 cool facts about PUBG Mobile that you might not know about.
PUBG Mobile is more popular than PUBG PC
According to a 2019 report from The Esports Observer, PUBG Mobile had around 400 million players in its database with 50 million active players per day. This greatly reduces the number of daily active PUBG PC players. According to Dak.gg, PUBG PC currently has around 8,00,000 active players per day.
Highest PUBG Mobile downloads are from India
According to Sensor Tower, PUBG Mobile has the highest number of downloads in India. The report claims that India has the lion’s share of downloads, with over 175 million downloads. A more recent report suggests that just before the ban, the game was downloaded over 200 million times in India.
PUBG Mobile TV Announcement
PUBG Mobile is the only mobile game to show its announcement on Indian TV. The TV ad was 27 seconds long and was shown on various Indian channels such as & Pictures.
Why is PUBG called PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds?
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is the full form of PUBG, but where does it come from? Player Unknown was the game label of Brendan Greene, the game’s founder. And because the game has the concept of huge battlegrounds, he called it PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
PUBG released the backstory for the game, like the formation of Erangel or the story of Miramar. All of these background videos can be viewed on the official PUBG Mobile YouTube channel.
PUBG Mobile Indian Web Series
PUBG Mobile has become so popular that it spawned its own Indian web series called Dosti Ka Naya Maidan, which was posted on the official PUBG Mobile India YouTube channel.
PUBG Mobile was developed by Tencent Games
PUBG PC was developed and distributed by PUBG Corporation under BlueHole, located in Korea. Seeing the popularity of the franchise, Tencent Games contacted them and developed a similar game for mobile devices. Majority control of PUBG Mobile is in the hands of Tencent Games.
What did the first map called Erangel look like?
Erangel was the first and is also the main card in the game. Players reject his name as fictitious. But no. It was inspired by the name of Brendan Greene’s daughter, Eryn, whom he calls an angel. The combination of the two constitutes Erangel.
Real Life Places In The Game
The game consists of many fictional places and buildings, but it also consists of many real life architectures including the school, which is from the infamous Chernobyl, Russia. The shelter is the abandoned storage of nuclear weapons, in Feodosia – Ukraine. The ruins are based in the mountains of Dagestan, Russia. Pochinki is inspired by Yasnaya Polyana in Russia.
Many people wonder why they find so many bots in the game. These AI-generated bots are there by design to build a new player’s confidence in the game. Up to level 10, most players are made to play primarily with bots on the map. The game slowly removes them as players gain experience.