FAU-G became available for registrations on 30th November and within a span of three days, it had over one million pre-registrations as reported by studio nCore games. This is just around the time where PUBG Mobile India had announced a comeback in India by making specific features for the Indian audience. FAU-G is being called PUBG Mobile India’s competitor and the estimated launch is within the month of December or the beginning of 2021.
Akshay Kumar has been promoting this game ever since PUBG got banned in India due to “security issues”. It is termed as some sort of national alternative of the PUBG Mobile India for the Indian audience. Earlier in September while promoting this game, he stated how gaming is now an essential source of entertainment for Indian youngsters so by playing this game they would learn from the sacrifices and struggle of Indian soldiers and be able to pay tribute to the martyrs.
There was a game teaser released in October that suggested that the game might have scenarios inspired by clashes between Indian and Chinese troops in Galwan Valley.
The advertisements of the game have been building upon the basis of patriotism and supporting the Indian game developers rather than those of a foreign enemy country. That is why there is the addition of hints that ignite anti-China and Pro- India sentiments.
The Indian Express speculates that while PUBG Mobile India plans their relaunch, it might not be able to do so due to the refusal of the Indian government. According to them, the game poses a prejudicial threat to the country’s integrity.