- FAU-G was launched by the Bangalore based developer nCore Games on 26th January 2021
- FAU-G which stands for Fearless And United Guards is an Indian made rival of PUBG Mobile
- FAU-G features a similar battle royale-like gameplay
Not long after the day the Indian Government banned the PUBG Mobile in 2019, the made-in-India FAU-G was announced by the Bangalore based developer nCore Games.
Now, FAU-G has been launched, on the 26th of January, amidst a lot of anticipation and buzz among people. Whatever is known about the game is based on the trailers as well as teasers that have been released, but it is still surrounded by excitement, simply because it came as a solace to a lot of users who loved PUBG. So what all do we know about FAU-G?
The game has already been downloaded over 50 lakh times on the Google Play Store.
FAU-G stands for Fearless and United Guards, which also doubles in pronunciation which means a soldier. The game has been developed by the Bengaluru-based company, and the announcement for the game came back in September 2020 and was made actor Akshay Kumar, who had stated that FAU-G would aid the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ movement, while also teaching users about the sacrifices that the soldiers of the Indian defence forces make.
Back then itself, the actor announced that 20% of the revenue made through this game will go to the Bharat Ke BVeer trust as donations.
Also, in September of 2020 itself, the Co-Founder of nCore Games, Vishal Gondal, said that the first level of the game would be based on the skirmish between Chinese and Indian troops in the Galwan Valley which had taken place in June last year.
After that, October saw Akshay Kumar sharing a teaser of the brawler machines in the game.
The game has been touted, by reports, as India’s answer to the famous but now banned (in India) game PUBG.
Though the game was launched on the 26th of January, it was not the first choice of launch date by the developers. Initially, the game was supposed to be launched sometime in October last year, but that could not happen, and the developers then said that the game will be launched in November instead.
That did not materialise either.
Now, with January 26 as the launch date, the developers were hoping the patriotism-invoking game would fit in well and find an audience among the players and oh boy did it find an audience with more than 50 lakh installs already on Google Play Store.
Before the game was launched, FAU-G was enlisted for pre-registration on the Google Play Store back in November. Users who pre-registered for the game were to receive a notification once the game went live, and it would also be automatically downloaded on the eligible devices.
On the other hand, those who did not pre-register for the game could still get the game but will have to manually download the game from the Play Store like any other app.
Also, there was no pre-registration option for the game on Apple App Store. Additionally, the developers have not shared any information on whether the game would be available to iOS users once it has been launched or in due time.
As of now, the game is not available on iOS.
By the looks of it, the game is a military combat game and would also support multiplayer mode and a battle royale mode which makes it a competitor of some of household names including Call of Duty: Mobile, which has battle royale modes as well as the multiplayer mode and also Fortnite, which has battle royale mode on Epic Games.
Additionally, it will also compete withModern War, Modern Combat 5: Blackout, Warface: Global Operations, Cyber Hunter, Afterpulse and Garena Free Fire. The competition is such that this is not even an exhaustive list of similar games.