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PUBG Mobile to impose time limit? Users get ‘Healthy Reminder’ alert

PUBG Mobile users in India started receiving health reminders barring them from playing beyond six hours in a day.

tech Updated: Mar 23, 2019 13:28 IST
Marcia Sekhose
Marcia Sekhose
Hindustan Times
PUBG Mobile in India could soon get time limit of six hours.
PUBG Mobile in India could soon get time limit of six hours.(HT Photo)
         

PUBG Mobile players in India were thrown in frenzy after some users started receiving health reminders. The popular battle royale game warned users of playing for six hours and barred them from playing further. PUBG Mobile India clarified that it would soon fix the “Healthy Gaming System” issue.

PUBG Mobile players started sharing screenshots of the health reminder which says, “You’ve played the game for 6h today. Please come back at 2019-03-23 05:30:00”. According to this, users who have played PUBG Mobile for six hours were barred from playing the game and could only login the next day at 5:30am.

This wasn’t the case for everyone though as some players received the notification despite playing for less than three hours. These users also received the health reminder but it simply said that the game has stopped and to come back the following day at 5:30am.

 

 

 

In a tweet, PUBG Mobile India said, “We’re aware of the “Healthy Gaming System” issue that many of you are currently facing and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused to you! Our development team is working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.”

 

PUBG Mobile hasn’t clarified on whether this is a new feature being tested or if it will roll out to all users. Not every PUBG Mobile user has received this health reminder as yet. This health reminder comes at a time when PUBG Mobile is facing bans in some Indian cities. Authorities have even arrested some people for playing PUBG Mobile despite the ban.

It is expected that PUBG Mobile could be experimenting a time limit feature for the ongoing ban demands in India. The company did say it is working on figuring out a way to find “a reasonable solution” on this.

First Published: Mar 23, 2019 13:26 IST

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