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Has PUBG Mobile Started Limiting Playtime for Gamers?

The popular mobile game has become a rage in the country but it’s turning into an addiction for many.

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Many users have claimed the app is putting restrictions on their playtime.
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Various users of PUBG Mobile this week are reporting that the popular mobile game is putting a time limit on their game time, and asking them to return after a break.

While the makers of the game are yet to confirm the feature, users on social media have shared their concern, citing screenshots of the game, asking them to a take a break after playing for hours.

This is likely to be PUBG Mobile’s way of dithering users from getting addicted to the game, and definitely sounds like a sensible ploy, compared to banning the game and arresting kids for playing it, something which we’ve seen lately.

This feature, even though it will annoy kids, is likely to be welcomed by parents, who’re definitely bothered by the rise in popularity of this mobile-centric game.

PUBG Mobile has become a rage in India, with millions of users signing up and finding unique ways of playing long hours on their mobile.

It has come to a point where the law enforcement bodies are intervening to make sure kids aren’t falling into the addiction trap and affecting their health in the long term.

One user even tweeted a dialog box from the game which listed Healthy Gaming Practices.

PUBG Mobile taking a sensible route in looking to help avid players.
PUBG Mobile taking a sensible route in looking to help avid players.
(Photo: Twitter/Sanjay Rao)

While this is a good approach from the company, some users think that PUBG Mobile has no business being their mother, and asking them to switch off the game.

Not only are people getting arrested for playing the game, some kids have also lost their lives playing the game on railway tracks, completely unaware of the train coming their way. We’ve reached out to the company for an official comment on the reported issue and will update this story with the response.

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