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January 27, 2021

FAU-G Finally Launched. Will it Replace PUBG?

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FAU-G Finally Launched. Will it Replace PUBG?

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar unveiled the game with an animated trailer. The game has been developed by Bangalore based studio nCore Games, with a concept by Akshay himself. The much-anticipated FAU-G game is finally available on the Google Play Store, however, there is no update on whether the iOS users will be able to download the game or not. 

New Delhi: A day after the mobile action game Fearless and United Guards (FAU-G) was launched in India, its rival PUBG continues to keep millions of fans hooked on to the expected day on its India arrival.

FAU-G launched on the occasion of the 72nd Republic Day

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar unveiled the game with an animated trailer. The game has been developed by Bangalore based studio nCore Games, with a concept by Akshay himself. 

FAU-G game available on Google Play Store

The much-anticipated FAU-G game is finally available on the Google Play Store, however, there is no update on whether the iOS users will be able to download the game or not. At present FAU-G is only available for Android users. The game description on the Google Play Store urges users to “fill the shoes of a patriotic soldier” and undergo the experiences that shape the men guarding India’s borders. The game was first announced by Akshay Kumar in September 2020, post PUB-G ban.

FAU-G hits 1 million downloads on launch day, early reviews disappointing

While some gamers praised FAU-G for presentation and adherence to the source material others felt the game lacked polish and felt incomplete.

However, in what has, unfortunately, become the norm for mobile games, FAU-G is loaded with in-app purchases, optional ads and small winks to its online cash shop where players can outright buy weapons and recruit better commandos in their squad using real money which gives them an unfair advantage over players who will have to grind for these rewards the old-fashioned way. It remains to be seen how nCore plans to balance this in PvP (Player vs Player) once the team deathmatch and battle royale modes go live.

As expected, the game launched with only the campaign and a promise of 5v5 team deathmatch and a free for all battle royale mode sometime in the future. The game’s campaign is based on the Galwan valley conflict, a harrowing skirmish between the Indian and Chinese forces at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) which saw over 20 brave Indian soldiers lose their lives.
 
The game’s initial hype was due to its announcement close on the heels of the PUBG ban in India. While the initial teasers saw a mixed response online, people were hopeful for the game. The early reviews for the game have been underwhelming. So far, the reviews have praised the game for its presentation and adherence to the source material but pointed out that the game lacks polish and feels incomplete.
 

On the bright side, FAU-G’s team deathmatch and battle royale mode may still turn things around and most reviews have noted that nCore does show considerable talent when it comes to presentation.

Fate of PUBG in India: Will it be available anytime soon?

In June, the ministry of electronics and information technology (IT) banned 59 apps, that was followed by the banning of another 118 mobile apps, including Tencent`s popular videogame PUBG, in September. The 118 apps continue to be banned and no decision has been reached on them as yet, hinting that PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite will not be available in India anytime soon.

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