Ever since the Indian government banned the popular mobile title PUBG Mobile in the country, gamers have tried means to play despite the ban. As a result, many shifted to the Korean version of PUBG Mobile. Players downloaded the APK file of the game from the web to bypass the ban and enjoy the Battle Royale title. Now, PUBG’s parent company Krafton Inc. has announced that it will restrict access to the Korean version of PUBG Mobile for Indian gamers starting June 30.
The developers used Instagram to announce the restrictions for the KRJP version of PUBG Mobile. In the post, the company announced that players living in countries other than Japan and Korea will not be able to log into their account in the KRJP version of the game from May 1.
After that date, global players will not only be able to clear their payouts but may also face network issues when logging into their accounts on the KRJP build.
PUBG Mobile KR cannot be played in India as of July 2021
However, for PUBG Mobile Indian players, the restrictions will go into effect from June 30. So if you’ve been playing the Korean version of the game, unfortunately, you won’t be able to access it later in July.
Now, the company did not provide any reason for these changes, except that it said that “these changes are for a better service” and are not “related to inequality or discrimination” in the community. Also stated that PUBG Mobile players in countries outside of Korea and Japan can access their regional versions to enjoy the title.
However, according to speculation, the Korean version of the game has likely gained a large Indian audience after the app’s ban. As a result, the Korean servers could have faced network or connectivity issues due to heavy traffic. So the company now wants to order its KRJP servers to improve the game for players in Japan and Korea.