PUBG Mobile has established itself as one of the best games on the mobile platform. Its huge success over the past two years has led to the growth of the battle royale genre on the mobile platform.
However, PUBG Mobile’s journey in some countries has been difficult. Gambling has come under scrutiny by the government because of its perceived violence, and many countries have even banned it.
This article lists the countries where PUBG Mobile is banned as of March 2021.
Countries where PUBG Mobile is banned in March 2021
# 1 India
India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology banned PUBG Mobile and 117 other apps in September last year, citing security concerns.
MeitY’s official press release reads as follows:
“Given the emerging nature of the threats, has decided to block 118 mobile applications because, in view of the information available, they are engaged in activities that undermine the sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, to state security and public order. “
Since the ban on PUBG Mobile, fans have been eagerly awaiting the game’s return to the country.
There have been many developments in this regard, including the announcement of an Indian version of PUBG Mobile in November. However, no release date or other information has yet been revealed.
# 2 Afghanistan
PUBG Mobile was banned in Afghanistan in December of last year. The Afghan Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ATRA) has banned gambling after receiving complaints about the violent nature of gambling.
The acting head of the Afghan Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Omar Mansoor Ansari, reportedly said:
“After careful analysis, our team presented the issue to the ATRA Board of Directors; where it was decided to temporarily ban gambling for social and security reasons. “