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Afghanistan Just Banned PUBG

Afghanistan Just Banned PUBG
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Written by 

Joseph Kime

Posted 

22nd Sep 2022 09:50

PUBG went incredibly hard when the battle royale first blasted onto the scene, and many would argue that it was the true originator of the genre before Fortnite arrived and soaked up the glory like a brand-laden clout sponge.

The hyper-realistic battle royale won the hearts of competitive gamers everywhere, and even as the title's popularity began to wane in spite of its increasingly creative crossovers, it maintained a very dedicated audience across the world.

PUBG has kept on trundling - despite falling from the top of the bracket when it comes to the peak of battle royale fandom. But now, it looks like one country isn't going to be partaking in its action for much longer.

Why Has Afghanistan Banned PUBG?

Joining the surprisingly long list of locations to outright ban the game, Afghanistan has just announced that its residents will no longer be allowed to play PUBG. This ban comes in an announcement from the director of the Taliban government's media and information centre Inamullah Samangani, which also includes a complete ban of TikTok.

"The Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology is obliged to block the game PUBG and the application called Tik Tok, which causes the young generation to go astray," reads the tweet. "In the same way, [we will] prevent those channels that publish immoral materials and programs as much as possible."

 

 

PUBG Has Been Banned Across The World

This news is pretty shocking, but it isn't actually all that rare. A series of places have already dealt bans to the game, especially with its incredibly popular mobile port. PUBG hasn't just been axed in Afghanistan, as the game has seen bans in numerous Indian cities, as well as in Pakistan and Jordan.

The entire country of India went all-in on a ban after the numerous cities enacted a boycott in 2019, with its reasoning being PUBG's ownership by Tencent and its conflict of interest when it comes to the growing tensions in China and India. It looks like PUBG is much more controversial than we gave it credit for, and despite its attempt to be a worldwide phenomenon, it looks like it can't meaningfully maintain it.

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