PUBG brought the battle royale genre into the limelight, attracting millions of people from all over the world. The title inspired a wave on mobile clones which were popular until the official PUBG Mobile version was released.
The game was downloaded by millions of people from all over the world, and it is quite popular among owners of Android and iOS devices. However, it seems that Blue Hole and Tencent ran out of luck as the game was hit with criticism and harsh measures.
Until now the game was banned in four countries, and it is likely that more may decide to follow their example.
PUBG Mobile Banned in Four Countries
It seems that the game managed to attract the ire of parents and professors since many teenagers tend to play the game instead of paying attention in the classroom or completing their chores, an attitude which led to fiery debates. The game was banned in several districts.
The government of Nepal made a splash in April when PUBG was banned across the country in April. However, people can still enjoy the game as the Supreme Court of Nepal blocked the decision, arguing the game is played for entertainment and no harmful effects were observed until now.
The Iraqi parliament decided to ban several online games, including PUBG and PUBG Mobile under the claim that they corrupt the minds of young people and are a threat to society and national security.
PUBG Mobile enjoyed huge popularity in China, where most of the player base was located. The Chinese Online Gaming Ethics Review Committee decided to ban 20 games popular titles like PUBG and Fortnite were on the list, being accused of featuring blood and gore.
The game was already replaced with a cline called Game for Peace. This title was released as an homage to the Chinese Air Force, and many layers were surprised by the fact that retained their PUBG Mobile progress.