Government Of India Has Now Banned 118 Apps Including PUBG; Here Are Some Alternatives To PUBG

by Shatakshi Gupta

The Government of India banned 118 apps including popular gaming app PUBG mobile in the country on Wednesday.  PUBG Mobile is owned by the Chinese company Tencent.

 Reacting on this, the Commerce Ministry of China has said that India’s restriction violates the legal interests of Chinese investors and service providers. China is seriously worried about this matter and opposes it.

 Ministry of Information and Technology has banned 118 mobile applications including mobile game PUBG on Wednesday. This is India’s third digital strike on Chinese mobile apps. Earlier, at the end of June, India had banned TikTok and 59 other Chinese apps.

The government has referred to national security behind banning these apps. In a release issued in this regard, the Ministry has banned 118 mobile apps which were threatening India’s sovereignty and integrity, security and public system. The Ministry said that it has received many complaints from different sources and many such reports have been found that many mobile apps available on Android and iOS platform were sending data in a disorganized manner outside of India.

 Here are some popular alternatives to PUBG mobile

Call of Duty

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Call of Duty Mobile is one of the alternatives to PUBG, in fact, you will find this game more interactive than PUBG. If you are a TDM player of PUBG, then this is the game for you. You will find much better multiplayer options in COD mobile. In this game, you will get guns used in real life. This game is ahead of PUBG in case of graphics. This game has now more downloads than PUBG mobile and it has got a rating of 4.5 points on the Google Play Store.


 Fortnite game is very similar to PUBG. In this game, you will be able to play battle royale like PUBG. Apart from this, you will be given different maps in this mobile game. This game has been downloaded by more than 10 lakh users and it has got a rating of 4.4  on the Google Playstore.

Garena Free Fire

Garena Free Fire is also very similar to the banned game. Like PUBG, users get maps and guns in this game. However, the graphics and interface of the game are average. This game has got a rating of 4.1 on the Google Play Store and has been downloaded by more than 50 lakh users so far.

 Knives Out

Knives Out (PRNewsfoto/NetEase Games)

 Knives Out is another alternative to PUBG. This game was launched in 2017. In the case of graphics, this game is spectacular and offers good multiplayer options. In terms of size, this is very storage-friendly with the game size of 80 MB and it has got a rating of 3.4 on the Google Play Store.