Afghanistan has become the latest in a string of countries to prohibit PUBG, with the game now expected to be unplayable in the country within the next 90 days.
The director of the Taliban government''s media and information center written on Twitter and stated that the game would be blocked, along with social app TikTok, for its effects on young people (thanks, PCGamesN).
India, Pakistan, China, and Jordan have previously banned PUBG, whose mobile version has become particularly popular in these countries.
PUBG was banned in a number of Indian cities in 2019, due to fears it promoted violence and was excessive addictive. Later reports suggested that people had been detained for floundering the restriction.
India banned PUBG Mobile over the whole country a year later, although this was enhanced by Tencent, the game''s mobile publisher, despite growing tensions between China and India.
In the summer of 2021, a rebranded version, Battlegrounds Mobile India, was launched. It survived a year before it was even closed by a government order.