Battlegrounds Mobile India started its open beta testing just last week, and within a few days, we got the news that the data of the users have been shared to China, Hong Kong, Moscow, and the US servers. The data of Android users is shared in china including the servers that are owned by Tencent and the Chinese Government. BGMI faced serious allegations when IGN India claimed of the game sending data.
Update BGMI to Prevent Data-Sharing to Chinese Servers (Automatic Update)
After these allegations, Krafton has come forward and has released a small update to the BGMI game to fix the data-sharing issue with the China server. Now, the developers say, the game will not share any information with China servers. There is a small automatic update that will be downloaded when you open the game. Once the game is updated, Battlegrounds Mobile India will ask you to restart the game and login once again.
With this update, now no data is shared on the Chinese server. According to IGN, they played two matches after the update and ran a packet sniffer, and they noticed that BGMI did not show any Chinese server. There are reports that when the app data was deleted, at that time only the Chinese server is pinged. It is assumed that this has happened due to the account migration feature of PUBG Mobile.
This new update by Krafton for BGMI will make sure that the data of Indian users is not shared on the Chinese server. Did you update the game?
Just a couple of days back, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has demanded to ban the BGMI game in India and has also asked Google to delist the game from Play Store. Before this, an MLA from Arunachal Pradesh has also written a letter to PM Modi and asked for the ban.