With PUBG banned in India, here are 5 alternative #BattleRoyale games to try!

    Yesterday, the news of PUBG ban in India was announced by the Ministry of Information and Technology while it also banned 118 other mobile apps along with it. The news created an uproar and also led to netizens taking it to online platforms, creating memes, some dissing the government, some quite happy with the decision.

    PUBG, in India has garnered massive popularity in these years and is one of the world’s most popular e-games, with Indians accounting to a total of nearly a quarter of its downloads! Along with PUBG, the 118 other mobile apps that were banned, also included the popular battle royale apps like Ride Out Heroes, Cyber Hunter, Rules of Survival, and others.

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    We’ve mined a few battle royal alternatives for you to try!

    Some popular Mobile Games that trended in 2019 were PUBG Mobile, Fortnite, Call of Duty: Mobile, Garena Free Fire, Shadowgun Legends, Marvel Strike Force, Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery, Star Trek Fleet Command, Asphalt 9 Legends Garena Free Fire.

    Call of Duty

    If you are a 90s kid who liked the #BattleRoyale games, you must have played Call of Duty deathmatches, search and destroy modes. Call of Duty happens to be one of the oldest franchises in the FPS games genre.

    About the game

    Similar to PUBG mobile and Fortnite, the mobile version of Call of Duty allows up to 100 players to play on a battlefield, with guns and characters. The graphics, the game is built around fine-tuned physics and is more responsive.


    • 4.8 rating on Apple App Store
    • Takes up 1.9 GB of space
    • 100 million downloads on Google Play Store
    • 4.5 rating
    • Takes 1.5GB of space on Android smartphones

    Garena Free fire

    Released in 2017, Garena Free fire is a lesser-known battle royale game that has been constantly being updated by developers. In the game, you are put on an island with 49 other players, and it is a 10-min survival shooter game.

    About the game

    Similar to PUBG, one can land their parachute anywhere, and it involves vehicles. The game can be played alone or in a group of up to four players. There is an array of weapons available to try in the game.


    • Google Play Store’s Editor’s choice
    • Rating of 4.1
    • More than 500 million downloads
    • It takes 580MB of size on an Android smartphone
    • On the Apple App store it has a rating of 4
    • Takes 1.4 GB of space.

    Ark: Survival Evolved

    If you are looking for something slightly different than the other battle royal games listed here, the Ark: Survival Evolved is about more than 80 dinosaurs and you have to play to tame and train them.

    About the game

    The dinosaurs in the game are available for water, land, air, and also underground. To play, you have to craft clothes, weapons, and other items to survive in the large cities and villages, in the game. You can also join a squad or play solo.


    • Rating of 4.5 on the Apple App Store
    • Takes 2GB of space on the device
    • Rating of 4 on Google Play Store
    • More than 10 million downloads
    • Takes 2.4GB of space

    Battle Royale 3d – Warrior63

    About the game

    Similar to other battle royale games, the Warrior63 lets you scavenge weapons and other items to fight your opponents from containers, buildings, etc. The game includes a 4 by 4 km map with a sea and mountains and several different terrains.


    • 3.9 rating on Google Play Store
    • Over one million downloads
    • Takes 99MB on your Android smartphone
    • 3.9 rating on Apple store
    • Takes 318.1MB of space

    Hopeless Land: Fight for Survival

    About the game

    The last but not the least, on our list is Hopeless land. The game is around the fight for survival and supports up to 121 players. It is basically a more simplified battle royale game. The only restriction for this game is the fact that you need a high-end gaming phone.


    • 3.9 rating on Google Play Store
    • Over 50 million downloads
    • Takes 346MB of space on an Android smartphone
    • Takes 487.2MB of space on iOS devices
    • Has a rating of 3.9

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