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This article was published on March 22, 2019


PUBG Mobile is testing a 6-hour per day limit in India

PUBG Mobile is testing a 6-hour per day limit in India


Ivan Mehta
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Ivan Mehta

Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh." Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh."

Tencent’s popular battle royale game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is under fire in India after reportedlycausing 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.

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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