Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) will soon shut down data transfers from PUBG Mobile. Krafton, the game’s publisher, made the announcement regarding the data transfer policy for players who had played Livik map in PUBG Mobile.
It happened on Friday, the 3rd of December. According to it, transfers will shut down after December 31 this year. Ever since its launch, BGMI allowed its users to transfer their data from PUBG Mobile via Facebook and Twitter.
It will happen only if the players used the same social media accounts for PUBG Mobile. Battlegrounds Mobile India earlier disabled logins with Facebook accounts from November 5.
Krafton on December 2 announced the discontinuation of data transfers from PUBG Mobile to Battlegrounds Mobile India via a post on the company site.
“In order to ensure a smoother gameplay for players who had used PUBG Mobile Normdic Map: Livik (“Prior App”) before, Battlegrounds Mobile India (“New App”) will transfer some of the data from the Prior App account to the New App“, Krafton said. Players have time until December 31 to import their PUBG Mobile data.
India banned PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite in September 2020. India then resurrected the game in the form of Battlegrounds Mobile India or BGMI in July this year.
The game allowed players to carry over their progress and data from PUBG Mobile. Those who used their Facebook or Twitter accounts to log in to PUBG Mobile were allowed to use the same accounts in Battlegrounds Mobile India earlier to transfer data to the new game.
Recently, Battlegrounds Mobile India announced that all logins with Facebook accounts in the embedded browser of Android devices will be disabled from November 5. This change was announced by BGMI due to a policy update in the Facebook SDK (software development kit).
Now, players with the Facebook app installed on their smartphone are able to log in through their Facebook account. This is applicable for data transfers as well. For Twitter, Web logins will work.
To transfer their data, one has to download BGMI on their Android phone or iPhone. They have to continue with the setup until they have created a character.
After one does this with the character, a pop-up will appear on the screen asking him or her if they want to begin the data transfer. Clicking on “Yes” will take them to another prompt that asks about the account for import.
One has to choose the account that they had previously used to sync their PUBG Mobile data. This could be Facebook or Twitter. So, unless they have data saved on either platform, data transfer will not work.
Also, one has to keep in mind that Krafton recently made it mandatory for Android users to have the Facebook app installed on the phone for account linking. This will be applicable to data transfers, as well.
For Twitter, web logins will work. After choosing the platform for data transfer, one can continue with the process by tapping “Agree”. After the transfer is complete, they will be notified.
In case one is wondering what they can import and what they cannot, they can refer to Krafton’s guidelines. They will get that either by clicking on the link in the pop-up message or by going to the company website.