Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) has rolled out its highly anticipated 2.8 update, offering players a thrilling zombie-themed game mode called ‘Zombie’s Edge.’ The update is now available for download on both Android and iOS devices, and the new mode can be unlocked on the Erangel, Livik, and Miramar maps. Players can expect to encounter various mutants in the Aerolith Lab and its surroundings, including formidable Berserker and Ripper variants that provide a more challenging gameplay experience. The Berserker mutant possesses a muscular build and a right arm that can transform between a sharp blade and an armored fist. On the other hand, the Ripper mutant is slender and utilizes its agility to perform powerful slashing attacks.
It should be noted that Zombie’s Edge is the same game mode that was previously introduced in the international version of PUBG Mobile last month. While it remains unclear if any changes have been made for the India-exclusive BGMI, the patch notes suggest that the update is identical. The 2.8 update also introduces Mutation Gauntlets, which players can equip to enhance their gameplay significantly. These gauntlets include a slam attack that can eliminate zombies in one shot, as well as a Great Smash moveset reminiscent of Doomfist’s ultimate ability from Overwatch 2. When activated, the player jumps into the air to choose a landing point before delivering a devastating AOE (area of effect) attack. Additionally, a Ripper version of the gauntlet is available, offering a dash move and the ability to perform slashing attacks.
The central element of the infected-themed gameplay is the Aerolith Lab, a living organism that absorbs the undead to become stronger. Once the absorption process is complete, a powerful mutant known as the ‘Rage’ Berserker is spawned. Players who manage to defeat the Berserker can gather a wealth of loot as a reward. Alongside these exciting features, the 2.8 update also includes the Maglev Hoverboard, enabling swift traversal across both land and water. Furthermore, a festive ‘Halloweeks’ update adds a touch of Halloween to the game, with carved pumpkins, disco lights, and dancing mutants.
BGMI initially emerged as a replacement for the popular PUBG Mobile after it was banned in India due to privacy and security concerns. After a 10-month period, BGMI was recently unbanned in May, with developer Krafton implementing measures to address concerns such as limiting playtime and introducing a parental verification system for in-game purchases. The game’s re-launch also introduced the new Nusa map, an exotic tropical zone featuring ziplines and a Super Recall feature that allows players to revive their fallen teammates. BGMI was granted a three-month ‘trial approval’ by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) at the time, although it remains unclear if the ban has been completely lifted.
Battlegrounds Mobile India is currently accessible on Android and Apple iOS devices, allowing players to immerse themselves in this exciting gaming experience.
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