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PUBG Ban: Alternatives You Can Play Right Now, From Call of Duty: Mobile to Garena Free Fire: Rampage

Here are our top picks if you are looking for some similar smartphone gaming action to PUBG Mobile.

PUBG Ban: Alternatives You Can Play Right Now, From Call of Duty: Mobile to Garena Free Fire: Rampage

PUBG ban: The top alternatives to PUBG Mobile

  • Call of Duty: Mobile also has a battle royale mode
  • Fortnite lets you play matches across platforms
  • Butter Royale is exclusive to Apple Arcade

PUBG Mobile, one of the most popular mobile games, has been banned in India alongside PUBG Mobile Lite and 116 more Chinese apps. Calling these 118 Chinese apps and games "prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity" of the country, the government on Wednesday announced the order banning these. If you're a PUBG Mobile fan who is worried by this, you're not alone, but the good news is that there are plenty of popular alternatives that you can try out as well.

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Call of Duty: Mobile

Call of Duty: Mobile was launched last year in October, and since then the game has grown rapidly to match the popularity of PUBG. While it is a first person shooter first, it has a Battle Royale mode with a sprawling map that even includes zombies. It doesn't have the variety of maps that PUBG offers, but you can choose a class for yourself. The game also gets updated every month and new game modes and weapons are constantly added. It is available for free on Android and iOS.


Fortnite is probably the name that comes to your mind after PUBG when listing battle royales. The cool thing about this game is that unlike PUBG Mobile, Fortnite on your smartphone supports cross platform functionality, so you can go up against PC and console players. While the aesthetics of the game distinguish it from PUBG, you also have build mechanics, where you're supposed to build walls, ramps, ceilings, roofs and floors to build fortifications around you. This helps you take strategic cover when engaged in combat or even while using a med box. The game is available on Android and iOS.

Garena Free Fire: Rampage

This is definitely one of the underdogs of the smartphone battle royales. Despite as many as 100 million downloads, this game hasn't become a household name, but we couldn't really find anything wrong with it. You'll feel very much at home if you're coming from PUBG to this, except that the duration for a single battle royale is 10 minutes and 50 people can participate. You can play this game for free on iOS and Android.

Battlelands Royale

One thing comes to our mind when we play Battlelands Royale — “omg so cute”. It builds on the same formula as other battle royales, but with its own twist. This game offers a top-down perspective and simplifies a lot of things. For instance, only 32 players play in one match, dropping down on the map takes only a matter of seconds instead of taking forever with a parachute and because of all these simplifications you get non-stop, no-frills action. This game can be played on iOS and Android.

Butter Royale

This game is great for kids and adults alike. You have no bloodshed, because you're squirting butter and food on everybody and the characters are really adorable. The game in itself is incredibly colourful, and it flows smoothly… like butter. The only downside to it is that you'll require an Apple Arcade subscription to play it. But hey, if you haven't started your free trial yet, this is a must try. As mentioned before, this game is only available for iOS.


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