List of countries where PUBG Mobile is banned in March 2021

PUBG Mobile has been under intense government scrutiny in certain countries (Image via wallpaperflare.com)

PUBG Mobile has established itself as one of the best games on the mobile platform. Its massive success in the last couple of years has led to the growth of the battle royale genre on the mobile platform.

However, PUBG Mobile’s journey in some countries has been difficult. The game has been under intense government scrutiny because of its perceived violence, and numerous countries have even slapped a ban on it.

This article lists the countries where PUBG Mobile is banned in March 2021.


Also read: “We are waiting for the Indian government’s consideration and decision”: Krafton issues clarification on Chairman’s PUBG Mobile India statement.


Countries where PUBG Mobile is banned in March 2021

#1 India

PUBG Mobile was banned in India in September last year (Image via PUBG)
PUBG Mobile was banned in India in September last year (Image via PUBG)

India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology imposed a ban on PUBG Mobile and 117 other applications in September last year, citing security reasons.

The official release by MeitY reads:

“In view of the emergent nature of threats has decided to block 118 mobile apps since in view of information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state, and public order.”

Since the ban on PUBG Mobile, fans have been eagerly waiting for the return of the game to the country.

There have been numerous developments in this regard, including the announcement of an Indian version of PUBG Mobile in November. However, no release date or any other information has been revealed yet.


#2 Afghanistan

The Afghanistan Telecommunications Regulatory Authority banned PUBG Mobile in December last year (Image via PUBG Mobile)
The Afghanistan Telecommunications Regulatory Authority banned PUBG Mobile in December last year (Image via PUBG Mobile)

PUBG Mobile was banned in Afghanistan in December last year. The Afghanistan Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ATRA) banned the game after they received complaints regarding the violent nature of the game.

The acting head of the Afghanistan Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Omar Mansoor Ansari, was quoted as saying:

“After a comprehensive analysis, our team presented the issue to the board of ATRA; where it was decided to temporarily ban the game due to social and security considerations.”


Also read: “We care about the Indian market greatly”: Sean Hyunil Sohn (Head of Corporate Development at Krafton) speaks on PUBG Mobile India comeback

Published 24 Mar 2021, 12:22 IST




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