Thousands of PUBG lovers are going through the worst nightmares of their life as the Ministry of Information and Technology on Wednesday thrusted a ban on PUBG and 118 other Chinese mobile applications.
The apps have been banned as “they are engaged in activities prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order”.
Government blocks 118 mobile apps which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, Defence of India, Security of State and Public Order: Govt of India
PUBG MOBILE Nordic Map: Livik, PUBG MOBILE LITE, WeChat Work & WeChat reading are among the banned mobile apps. pic.twitter.com/VWrg3WUnO8
— ANI (@ANI) September 2, 2020
Notably, PUBG garnered as one of the most popular mobile games in the country and it boasts of more than 175 million downloads. Evidently, PUBG lovers are shocked and dismayed at the ban:
But, as they say there is always light at the end of the tunnel, we bring you 5 alternatives to the noted mobile game that may boost your spirits up:
Available to play on mobiles, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, Fortnite is the greatest battle-royale game in the world. The game includes 100 players jumping off on to a battlefield to fight it out and the last player standing becomes the winner.
An advantage of this game is that unlike PUBG Mobile, Fortnite on your smartphone supports cross-platform functionality, so that you can compete against PC and console players.
Call of Duty: Mobile
Taking you down to the memory lane, the mobile version of Call of Duty launched only last October, and since then, the game has been giving tough competition to PUBG. As per reports, the game saw one of the largest mobile game launches in history, generating over $327 million with 250 million downloads by June 2020.
This game can be played on iOS and Android, and funtions on the same formula as other battle royales, but with a little twist. At a time, a total of 32 players can take part in real-time battles, which are 3-5 minutes long.
Garena Free Fire: Rampage
This game can be downloaded and played for free on iOS and Android, however, not as popular as PUBG. The game, referred to as an underdog by many, features 10-minute long games where players have to fight against 49 players for survival on a remote island. Players are free to choose their starting position, take weapons and supplies to extend battle life.
This game features 20-minute long survival battles wherein 10 players land on an isolated island and fight in order to survive. The island is divided into 22 areas; including Hospital, Forest, Beach et and as time passes, they turn into restricted areas, narrowing the battlefield.