Krafton partners Tesla to bring Model Y into Battlegrounds Mobile India

Krafton partners Tesla to bring Model Y into Battlegrounds Mobile India
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13 Jul, 2021

South Korean gaming firm Krafton has announced a partnership with Elon Musk’s Tesla to bring vehicles from the EV company into Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI).

In a statement on Tuesday, Krafton said that players can find Tesla’s Gigafactory at four fixed locations within the Erangel map of BGMI. They can enter the facility, watch the production of Tesla Model Y, and drive away with the finished vehicle.

Tesla Semi with supply boxes will also be available at certain locations, Krafton said, noting that players will have the option to experience the self-driving feature of Tesla vehicles within the game. 

The new content comes as part of Krafton’s July update for BGMI -- the first for the game since its official launch on July 2. 

Other improvements in the title, apart from fancy Tesla vehicles, include new weapons, events, and a Challenge Point System that would reward players for positive behavior such as not quitting or going away from keyboard. 

A few changes are also aimed at improving the gameplay, Krafton said. 

This includes options to change gyroscope sensitivity, tune third person perspective (TPP) camera angles, and adjust graphics on low-end devices. 

While Krafton is promoting BGMI as an exclusive new battle royale game for fans in India, the fact is this is just a modified and cleansed version of PUBG, the flagship game of the company that was banned by the Indian government last September. 

The action threw a big hurdle in Krafton’s expansion plan in India, prompting the company to comply with concerns raised by the government and return with BGMI.  

The title has already drawn over 34 million players and continues to be the top-ranked free game on Google Play Store. There is no word on its iOS release just yet.