Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar unveiled the game FAU-G’s anthem Sunday and its release date, prompting a wide range of reactions online. The game’s creation was first announced when the Indian government banned wildly popular mobile game PUBG or PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in September 2020 soon after border tensions with China escalated.
According to the Instagram post, FAU-G, which is based on the Indian Army’s soldiers, is set to release on January 26.
A short video from the game shows a scenario set in Ladakh where Indian soldiers go up against enemy troops. Unlike PUBG that was a battle royale, FAU-G will have episodes or missions.
“Whether it’s a problem within the country or at the border…these Bharat Ke Veer always stand tall. They are our Fearless And United Guards, our FAU-G! Witness the anthem,” the actor wrote while sharing the video.
Check it out here:
Many on social media responded to the announcement with memes and jokes:
— Abhinav Kamboj (@kavinav21) January 3, 2021
— Prasad Remje (@munna_30_) January 3, 2021
Many PUBG Streamer Already Register For #FAUG
Meanwhile PUBG-Owner To Them :- pic.twitter.com/E1FtXT5BMH
— Piyush Kumar (@memerboypiyush) January 4, 2021
#FAUG to be released in INDIA soon.
PUBG Mobile Indian version rn: pic.twitter.com/SuGu56Qq1D
— ┬ Ⲏ ᴇ – Ɍ ᴇ ┬ 𝚆 ᴇ ᴇ ┬ ᴇ Ɍ // PAIN STAN Account ™ (@_TheKidd9) January 3, 2021
#FAUG is going to release on 26 JAN
(JUST WAITING FOR THE MOMENT)
— ᴘɪɴᴀᴋ sʜᴀʀᴍᴀ (@its_me_pinak) January 3, 2021
— Dogra Memer (@DograMemer) January 3, 2021
#FAUG is coming up!!
Meanwhile PUBG players: pic.twitter.com/a6iYu9BSUK
— Memer_सिद्धार्थ (@shit_memer007) January 3, 2021
— Shahnawaz Khan (@Beshahnawazkhan) January 3, 2021
— Prabhat Jha (@Okprabhat) January 3, 2021
— ᏒᎪhuᏞ ᏦumᎪᏒ☣️ HBD Amrendra (@its_rahulkr) January 3, 2021
#FAUG is coming up!!
Meanwhile PUBG players: pic.twitter.com/Num5HFdde2
— Eternal MOD🎭 (@Shubh4_all) January 3, 2021
— BaBoo Liya (@dhymantlia) January 3, 2021
— Jethalal (@Jethiya_lal) January 3, 2021
#FAUG coming soon*
E-sport players who want to play pubg* pic.twitter.com/EzVI58pfmP
— Arunwal (@Fakchod) January 3, 2021
— Kadak Chaiii🔥👉👈 (@Assumation1) January 3, 2021
FAU-G, which stands for Fearless and United Guards is an online multiplayer game developed by Bengaluru-based nCore Games.