Battlegrounds Mobile India has updated its support page to let players know the details of the game’s OTP authentication, which indicates that players will log in this way. It seems that OTP authentication will be the only way to log in to Battlegrounds Mobile India, which is different from PUBG Mobile’s multiple login methods, including Facebook, Google Play or guest accounts. Battlegrounds Mobile India is the Indian version of PUBG Mobile, and there is no release date yet.
Korean developer Krafton added the “Regulations on OTP Authentication” section on the Battlegrounds Mobile India support page, which explains the number of times users can request OTP, the validity of OTP, and other typical instructions. This development indicates that users will be able to log in to Battlegrounds Mobile India by sharing their mobile number and obtaining an OTP to verify their account. Currently, this seems to be the only way to log in.
The Battlegrounds Mobile India website mentions that users can enter the “Verification Code” 3 times, otherwise it will not be available. The verification code will be valid within 5 minutes before expiration, and players can request the verification code 10 times within 24 hours. A phone number can register up to 10 accounts.
PUBG Mobile was banned in the country in September last year. Although Battlegrounds Mobile India basically provides the same battle royale experience, it will make some adjustments for Indian audiences. PUBG Mobile allows players to log in using their social media accounts, including Facebook and Twitter, as well as Google Play, and even guest logins. It is worth noting that the guest login option was reportedly removed in August 2019.
This has caused some concerns about data migration from PUBG Mobile to Battlegrounds Mobile India. Although Krafton has not officially confirmed whether PUBG Mobile players in India can migrate their data to Battlegrounds Mobile India, PUBG Mobile influencer GodNixon posted a video on his YouTube channel stating that this is likely to be the case. However, the login method seems to be different now, and it is not clear whether data migration is still applicable. It should also be noted that although Krafton 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 return.