PUBG Mobile Removes ‘Idol-Worshipping’ After Muslim Players’ Outrage


Recently, PUBG Mobile released its Mysterious Jungle mode exclusive to the Sanhok map. Quickly after the game mode launched, Muslim Players worldwide started criticizing PUBG Mobile for introducing “Idol-worshipping” in the game.

Tencent, the publisher of PUBG Mobile, took all that criticism into account and released an update to remove the Mysterious Jungle mode from PUBG Mobile. Previously, the loading screen of PUBG Mobile also featured Totems to promote the new Mode, which isn’t there anymore.

Daniel Ahmed, a video game industry specialist, tweeted that PUBG Mobile has only removed the “Idol Worship” feature from the game mode.

However, other features of the game mode like Hot air balloons and magical Jungle food should still be there. Well, they aren’t.

After launching PUBG Mobile multiple times, we found out that not only the totems but the entire Mysterious Jungle mode is unavailable.

It might be possible that PUBG Mobile will launch another internal update to give back the Mysterious Jungle mode, without the “Idol-Worshipping” feature, of course.

For those who don’t know, the Mysterious Jungle mode introduced Totems in PUBG Mobile. These Totems were to grant wishes to the players, like restoring health. However, to get that done, players had to worship these Totems.

This particular feature in the game didn’t go well with Muslim players, because “Idol-Worshipping” is against Islamic beliefs.

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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