Battlegrounds Mobile India has updated its support page to let players know details about the game’s OTP authentication, suggesting how players will log in. At this point, it appears that OTP authentication will be the only way to log in to Battlegrounds Mobile India, which is a change from many of PUBG Mobile’s login methods, including Facebook, Google Play or guest accounts. Battlegrounds Mobile India is the Indian version of PUBG Mobile and has no release date yet.
South Korean developer Crafton has added a “Rules regarding OTP authentication” section to the Battlegrounds Mobile India support page, in which it lays out some specific instructions on how many times a user can request an OTP, OTP validity, and more. This development states that users will be able to log in to Battlegrounds Mobile India by sharing their mobile number and receiving an OTP to verify their account. For now, this appears to be the only way to log in.
The Battlegrounds Mobile India website mentions that a user can enter the ‘Verify Code’ three times after which it will not work. A verification code will be valid for five minutes before it expires, and players can request the code 10 times before being banned from doing so for 24 hours. One phone number can register up to 10 accounts.
PUBG Mobile was banned in the country in September last year. While Battlegrounds Mobile India offers essentially the same battle royale experience, it will come with a few tweaks for the Indian audience. PUBG Mobile allowed players to log in using their social media accounts including Facebook and Twitter, as well as Google Play and even guest login. Notably, the guest login option was reportedly removed in August of 2019.
This raises some concerns over data migration from PUBG Mobile to Battlegrounds Mobile India. While Crafton hasn’t officially confirmed that PUBG Mobile players in India will be able to transfer their data to Battlegrounds Mobile India, PUBG Mobile influencer GodNixon put out a video on their YouTube channel saying that it will most likely Will be But, now that the login method appears to be different, it is not clear whether the data migration will still hold true. It should also be noted that although Crafton only explains the OTP authentication method on its Battlegrounds Mobile India support page, it may not be the only way to log in as Facebook and other options may also fall back.
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