Battlegrounds Mobile India: Imitator apps flood the Google Play Store


It wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to assume that Battlegrounds Mobile India is currently the most anticipated game in the country. Pre-registrations for the game finally went live on May 18 on the Google Play Store. Almost on cue, a bunch of imitator apps popped up on the store. So much so that finding the actual app on the store is akin to finding a needle in a haystack. It is very similar to what we saw around the launch of FAUG.

How Battlegrounds Mobile India imitators work

These imitator apps use any and all tricks to try and get you to download them. Some claim to be game guides, while others are poorly made asset-swapped games designed to cash in on Battlegrounds Mobile India’s popularity. Most of these ‘games’ will also be full of advertisements designed to milk as much money as possible before players wise up and delete the game. 

If you are really unlucky, one of these apps might just be designed to steal your information by using phishing tactics. Regardless, you should avoid downloading any and all apps that try and con you into downloading.

How to spot the original Battlegrounds Mobile India app

The first thing you should see when looking for the app is the developer name. The game is developed by Krafton Inc., which is the parent company of PUBG. If you see a similar-sounding game offered by some other developer, you’d be wise to stay away.

Another tell-tale sign of an imitator is in the app’s name and description. The titles of some of the imitators either jumble up the words or include slight misspellings that may not be caught by those not paying close attention. Most descriptions will mention that the app isn’t the official Battlegrounds Mobile India app, or the description will differ wildly from the game or will be full of grammatical errors. The included screenshots will also give you a clue to the game’s origins.

Of course, there is an easy way to ensure you get the right link. You could simply let us help you out. Click here to head to the official Battlegrounds Mobile India listing on the Google Play Store.