It is a day of celebration for the Indian esports community as Krafton has announced the imminent return of the beloved and highly anticipated Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) to the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
Despite the amazing news, players were met with an unpleasant surprise as the game servers went offline earlier today on 19th May.
This left many in the community wondering why the BGMI servers were down, unable to log in to the game as they faced an error message asking them to look out for official information.
Why are the BGMI servers offline and not working today?
BGMI players were met with a shock earlier today as they were not able to log into the game and enjoy their favorite mobile battle royale due to the servers being offline.
So far, Krafton has not provided any official reason for the servers going offline all of a sudden, but it seems to have something to do with Krafton’s CEO Sean Hyunil Sohn announcing the game’s return after being granted the necessary permissions by the Indian authorities.
The players were puzzled because the game servers were always online during BGMI’s ten-month ban duration and most of them were still able to enjoy playing unofficially. However, now that the title is about to return these servers have been made unavailable.
All the players opening BGMI have been met with the following message, “Server is not online yet. Please check the official news for further information regarding availability. Thank you for your understanding.”
All the BGMI players just need to wait patiently as the game will be soon made available across Android and iOS devices via the Google Play Store and Apple App Store respectively. Once this is done, the game will be available again for everyone to enjoy officially and the developers will be able to push out more updates.
Maybe the servers have been taken down for necessary inspection and changes so that they can be tuned to reflect certain changes in agreement with the Indian authorities.
Further, India’s Union Minister of State for Entrepreneurship, Skill Development, Electronics & Technology, Rajeev Chandrashekhar has revealed that BGMI’s comeback will be in the form of a three-month trial approval.