PUBG Mobile Korea to restrict access to global users from July onwards

PUBG Mobile Korea to restrict access to global users from July onwards

Shrey Pacheco  | Published on 02 Apr 2021

With the PUBG Mobile ban in place in India, many users turned to the Korean version of the game. However, it looks like players will soon find no solace there either. The announcement was made on the official PUBG Mobile Korea Instagram account. The developers of the game will soon start restricting access to those players who log in from outside of Korea and Japan. 

Changes to PUBG Mobile Korea

The developers note that they will be changing the build of the game. From May 1 onwards, those logging in from outside of Korea or Japan won’t be able to settle the payment in the game. They might also come across network troubles during their play. Then from June 30 onwards, these users will not be able to log in.

However, the post also specifically notes that for users in India, all of the changes will be put in place from June 30 onwards. 

Reasons for the restrictions of PUBG Mobile Korea

According to the post, the game is restricted to ensure quality of service. “Considering the local cultures and issues of every countries and regions, and for providing the highest quality of service.” It also notes that these changes are only to ensure better service and are not related to inequality or discrimination. The developers have also advised users to use their local version or global version. 

Unfortunately, that bit of advice is slightly useless for players in India as the global version of the game is still banned in the country. Not only that, but the planned local version of the game, PUBG Mobile India, is reportedly stuck under bureaucratic red tape. However, there were reports that the government has finally given the go-ahead for the game’s launch in the country and that PUBG Mobile fans might hear some “good news” in the coming months. But for now, all Indian players of PUBG Mobile can do is cross their fingers and hope for the best.

Shrey Pacheco

Writer, gamer, and hater of public transport.

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