PUBG Mobile Ban: Is Only Livik Map Banned Or The Entire Game?


A couple of hours ago, the Indian Government announced the ban of PUBG Mobile in India along with other 118 Chinese apps. According to the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), the banned apps pose a direct threat to Indian users’ data.

In the list provided by the Indian Government, PUBG Mobile was mentioned as ‘PUBG Mobile Nordic Map: Livik.’ Because of this, a lot of Indian PUBG Mobile players are under the impression that only the Livik map is banned, and the rest of the content in PUBG Mobile will still be available to play. However, that isn’t the case, because the entire PUBG Mobile app is banned.

PUBG Mobile is known to change its name every time they launch a new map in the game. For instance, when PUBG Mobile launched the revamped version of Miramar map, Miramar 2.0, or Mad Miramar, the full name of PUBG Mobile on Google Play Store was ‘PUBG Mobile: Mad Miramar.’

PUBG Mobile Mad Miramar

So, in the list, the name of the game is ‘PUBG Mobile Nordic Map: Livik’ because that’s the actual name of the app on Google Play Store.

List of banned apps in India
Current title of PUBG Mobile app on Play Store

To sum it up, it’s safe to say that the entire PUBG Mobile app is banned, and not just one particular map, and there is no way of escaping the truth.

Also Read: PUBG Mobile Alternatives That Aren’t Chinese 

Also, right now, many Indian players can run the PUBG Mobile app even after the ban notification. However, that’s maybe because it takes some time to initiate the complete ban of PUBG Mobile in India.

Shivam Gulati

Shivam Gulati

Shivam is a blogger who is always fascinated with technology and the amount of knowledge he can gather from the internet. He is trying to nerdify everyone around him with that same knowledge, through his writings. He enjoys gaming in particular, so he tries to keep track of what’s new in the gaming community and write about it. Visit his Gaming Channel IntroGamers on YouTube.
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