BGMI Update: Crafton introduces 3-hour playtime limit, check other restrictions

New Delhi: Crafton has introduced several new measures to make Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) safer for players under the age of 18. The gaming developer has launched new parental control features as part of its ‘Game Responsible’ campaign.

As part of the campaign, Crafton has introduced two major changes – time limits and OTP verification. Both the changes have been introduced to ensure that BGMI provides a safe and responsible gaming platform for Indian users under the age of 18.

Crafton previously reported that gamers under the age of 18 will need their parent’s consent to play the game. Similarly, the company has introduced OTP verification from the parent.

OTP BGMI will work as the key to play the game. “Each player, who is under the age of 18, is required to register a parent or guardian before they begin playing for the first time. An OTP will be sent to the registered person’s number, following which the minor will be allowed to play the game,” Crafton said in a statement.

Other features introduced by Crafton as part of its ‘Game Responsible’ campaign include warning messages, break reminders, game limits and more.

In addition, Crafton limits BGMI playtime to three hours for gamers under the age of 18. Another major change introduced by Crafton is to limit the daily spending limit to Rs 7000.

In the past, there have been instances where children have spent their parents’ hard earned money on sports. The spending limit will ensure that minor players do not spend recklessly on BGMI. Read also: 5G spectrum sale: Telecom body asks Center to reduce base price by more than half

Furthermore, the company recently introduced the BGMI 1.7 update with exclusive features and new gameplay mechanics. The update includes a new mode for the Erangel, Livik and Sanhok maps, inspired by League of Legends. Read also: Microsoft’s GitHub is facing a major blockage! Service back online after 2 hours of interruption

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