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Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) is set to close the data transfer option extended to gamers who wish to migrate their data from PUBG Mobile to BGMI, publisher Krafton has announced on its social media channels. Gamers who have not yet transferred their data have only a few hours until midnight to initiate the transfer, ahead of the closeout, according to Krafton. The publisher recently revealed that BGMI would transfer some data from PUBG Mobile for gamers who had played the Nordic map ‘Livik' in order to facilitate smooth gameplay.
Krafton explained in a recent post on Facebook that gamers would have until 11:59pm UTC on December 31 (or 5:29am IST, January 1) to transfer their data from PUBG Mobile, which is currently unavailable in India due to the ongoing ban, to Battlegrounds Mobile India. Data that can be transferred include older purchases and inventory, including season rewards and other basic information.
Gamers who want to transfer their data can log in to the game and create a new character, then tap Agree on the popup that appears asking if they want to transfer their data. They will have to select the same account they used to sign in to the game on PUBG Mobile, and then confirm the data transfer. Gamers who have not linked their accounts before the deadline arrives will not be able to transfer their data and progress to the new game or might have to contact and follow up with the official support in order to request help.
The data transfer option was created earlier this year after BGMI was launched, allowing users who wanted to transfer their data from the banned PUBG Mobile to the new game.
Krafton updated Battlegrounds Mobile India in November to remove Facebook logins via the embedded web browser — this decision was taken after a policy update to the Facebook SDK. This means that gamers on Android smartphones who do not have the Facebook app installed will have to use another method to log into the game. However, users who want to sign in via Twitter can continue to do so via the browser, within the deadline provided by Krafton.