Tencent’s popular battle royale game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is under fire in India after reportedly causing deaths in multiple instances. Some Indian cities have banned the game for a certain period, and several people are asking the government to outlaw it. In a corrective step, the makers seem to be testing a 6-hour per day restriction on mobile.
As spotted by SportsKeeda, the app is sending a health reminder to players after 6-hours, on the mobile version. If the player logs in again they’re served with a message saying that “You’ve played the game for 6 hours today,” and asks them to come back at 5:30 am the next day.
— Kapil (@Kapil99sh) March 22, 2019
Health remainder on @PUBGMOBILE . One of my friend played it for 6 hours it seems an . #PUBG To the next level. @Im_Rahul16 Take care of your health daww.. 🤣😂 ¼ part of day well spent with @PUBG pic.twitter.com/6nOUTrvglh
— Srihari Lakshminarasimhan (@Srihari_lsr) March 21, 2019
— Satiz MSD'ian 💛 CSK 💛 (@SatizMSDian) March 22, 2019
The game also asks users if they’re over 18 or not, indicating it might have a lower-restriction limit for users under 18. There’s no official announcement as of now, we’ve reached out to PUBG and will update the story accordingly.
If the update is rolled out, it might irk some users, but it’ll help the company fight off requests to ban the game outright.
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