A few weeks after the removal of the Indian version BGMI (Battlegrounds Mobile India) of PUBG Mobile from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store, players who had already installed the game and now face a new restriction. BGMI’s in-game battle pass has now disappeared from their game.
The Battle Pass is a crucial item for any player who wants to purchase in-game skins and other perks using microtransactions converted into BGMI’s own currency. However, with the mechanism down, the game can no longer facilitate microtransactions, preventing players from buying just about anything in-game.
Players who are still trying out the title are now facing difficulties buying in-game currency and updating the game. Those trying to buy UC (the game’s own currency) are running into a ” purchase failed, item not found”. Please try again later “. No official statement on this has yet been provided by Krafton, as the company has attempted to reverse the ban.
For anyone still trying to play the game, it looks like the servers are still up, so players should be able to play a multiplayer Battle Royale match or one of the other game modes. However, with the Battle Pass drop, BGMI seems to be walking on a thin sheet of ice in the land right now. A server-side shutdown appears to be next for the app, which will then be completely banned and unplayable, even for players who have already installed the game or loaded it with an APK file.