Are you obsessed with PUBG? You’re not the only one. PUBG is one of the most popular video games in the world. Unfortunately, for a while, the title was unavailable to Indian gamers.
A spat between the Indian and Chinese governments meant that Indians were prohibited from playing the game. But that has changed. Krafton, a South Korean developer has re-introduced PUBG to Indians under a new name: Battlegrounds Mobile India. But can you play BGMI on PC?
What Happened to PUBG?
PUBG is published by Tencent, a Chinese corporation. When the Indian and Chinese armies clashed in the Galway Valley, the Indian government responded by banning over a hundred Chinese applications. This included PUBG and TikTok.
PUGB, among others, was deemed a security risk. The Indian government also cited the negative impact of the game on children, blaming PUBG for the addictive tendencies that had manifested in them. The government also connected the app to suicides and murders.
Krafton stepped in soon after. They relaunched PUBG under a new name. They also went to great lengths to resolve the issues the government had raised, including their security and privacy concerns.
Satisfied with the changes, the Indian government permitted Krafton to launch BGMI.
What is the Difference?
Before BGMI came out, the internet was rife with rumors about the changes Krafton would make to the game. Some gamers were certain that the developer would prevent young Indians from playing BGMI by introducing an OTP verification system.
Others thought that Krafton would include special maps for Indian players. None of that happened. For the most part, BGMI and PUBG are the same game.
BGMI has warnings that encourage users to limit the time they spend playing the game. Krafton has also changed the blood to green to emphasize the fact that the violence in the game is not real.
This is why the death of a player is followed by a message announcing that they have been finished rather than killed. Some people are disappointed. They wanted Krafton to use this opportunity to enact larger, more exciting changes. The developer’s decision to play it safe is a letdown. Others just want to play PUBG. They don’t need anything new.
Is BGMI Available For PC?
No, BGMI is not available for PC. As the name (Battlegrounds Mobile India) suggests, this is a mobile game. Krafton is yet to introduce a PC or Mac version of the game. At this point, it is unclear as to whether or not they have any intention of doing so.
They have such a large market of mobile gamers that they do not have any reason to introduce a version of BGMI for PC.
How To Install BGMI For PC Using Nox Player?
A version of BGMI for PC does not exist. However, that has not stopped Indians from playing the game on their computers. Even though BGMI was made with mobile devices in mind, many people prefer the flexibility and accuracy that a keyboard and mouse offer.
But how can you play BGMI on a PC? It’s simple. Just get an emulator. Android emulators allow consumers to play android games on PC. Once you install an emulator, you can run BGMI inside the emulator on your PC.
Why Nox Player?
Of all the Android emulators in the world, why would you choose Nox Player? The reasons are not that difficult to understand. Nox Player has a multitude of features and benefits, including:
- It can run 4K games at an incredible frame rate
- You can customize the controls
- You can play multiple games at the same time
- It supports a multitude of games, besides BGMI
Before you can play BGMI on PC, you must first ensure that your computer meets the minimum requirements, which include:
- 4GB (RAM)
- 5GB (Storage)
- Dual-Core Processor
- Updated Graphics Drivers
Once your machine is ready, you can install the game:
Step 1. As you now know, you need an emulator to play BGMI. As such, you have to start by downloading Nox Player. Look for a source you trust and download the program. It is very important for you to find a trustworthy source because a fake source will infect your PC with malware. If you can’t find a trustworthy source, just use the official Big Nox website. No one has ever accused the official website of spreading malware, at least not intentionally. Download Nox.
Step 2. Once you find a secure download, download Nox player.
Step 3. Find the download and run the Nox Player installer
Step 4. The installer will do all the difficult work. Just keep clicking ‘Next’ until the installation begins.
Step 5. Wait for the installation to finish and then launch the emulator.
Step 6. If you have a Google account, log in. This is important because you have to download the game from Google Play Store.
Step 7. The benefit of Nox Player is that it is compatible with Google Play Store. You can access the store from inside the emulator.
Step 8. Open Google Play Store and search for BGMI using the search bar.
Step 9. Find the BGMI icon and select it to download the game.
Step 10. Wait for the download to finish and then install BGMI. This is a simple matter of pressing ‘Install’. Again, you can just sit back and relax as the game installs. You don’t have to do anything.
Eventually, the installation will finish, at which point you can click ‘Open’ to launch BGMI. And then, you can customize your controls and play BGMI the same way you would on your smartphone.
But this time, you have a keyboard and mouse, which means that your aim is more accurate. You are less likely to lose to other mobile gamers.
Indians thought they would never play PUBG without a VPN because of the government ban. But then Krafton stepped in and reintroduced the game under the ‘BGMI’ name.
Now, people can play PUBG, not just on android but also on PC. But with PC, you must first install Nox Player. Once Nox Player is in place, you can customize your controls and play to your heart’s content.