The development came because of the policy update in the Facebook SDK and it will only impact Android users
Amid the esports debut in Asian Games 2022, the game developer firm Krafton has said that players of Battlegrounds Mobile India also known as BGMI will be able to qualify for the major medal events which will take place from September 10 to 25, 2022 in Hangzhou, China.
Krafton has already said that the firm has invested $70 million this year in the Indian IT sector which also consists of an Indian e-sports company called Nodwin Gaming, a game streaming platform Loco, and a web novel platform Pratilipi.
Apart from BGMI, players from several areas will be able to compete in other games such as Arena of Valor, League of Legends, EA Sports FIFA, DOTA 2, Hearthstone, Street Fighter V, and Dream Three Kingdoms 2, Krafton said in a blog post.
Meanwhile, earlier in August this year, Krafton said that it is going to shut down data transfer with Facebook accounts. However, the changes were supposed to happen in October but were postponed to November 5.
Now, the time has come, users who have been playing the game via a Facebook login will not be able to run BGMI on their mobile from this week. The development came because of the policy update in the Facebook SDK and it will only impact Android users.
To recall, the developers permitted players to convey forward their information and data from PUBG Mobile to Battlegrounds Mobile India following the BR title’s introduction in India. Notwithstanding, the information move process was shut in September for the Facebook policy update. The new regulations update emphasises something similar with Facebook software development kit (SDK) that impairs logins with Facebook accounts ‘through the embedded browser in Android devices.’
Krafton in a blog post said, “After November 5th, logins will be disabled unless the Facebook App is installed on your device; we apologise for the inconvenience, but please install the Facebook App to use the game.”