PUBG Mobile (Free) has gotten another beta for the worldwide version of the game but the version released in China is has been pulled. Today, Tencent pulled the game in China and launched an alternative that is more patriotic as per a Reuters story. The alternative has approval for monetisation while PUBG Mobile did not. PUBG Mobile in China was essentially still in its testing phase.
Tencent was waiting over a year for approval to monetise PUBG Mobile in China via in app purchases. A post on the official Weibo page for Tencent said it has launched an anti terrorism game called Game for Peace which is approved to be monetised. This game pays tribute to the Chinese air force according to a statement from Tencent via Reuters. Game for Peace is very similar to PUBG Mobile but various aspects have been changed to get approval for monetisation.
If you do play PUBG Mobile, we have a dedicated channel in our Discord for it. Make sure to join our Discord channel here to squad up. It has been interesting seeing the approval process and flow of new approvals via Niko Partners Senior Analyst Daniel Ahmad. PUBG Mobile continues to do great outside China and with how the international build is a few weeks behind the Chinese one, it is going to be interesting seeing how things play out going forward for the international build when it comes to features and more.