Connect with us

How To

How to Fix Server is Busy in BGMI



Are you facing the following error on your BGMI game: “Server is busy, please try again later. Error code:restrict-area”. If the answer is yes, you are at the right place to find a solution for this most annoying issue. Krafton has been working on all possible ways in Battlegrounds Mobile India to provide a seamless gaming experience to the gamers in India. But this server is busy, restricted area code and other server issues happen because of your device, connectivity, or network, and it has nothing to do with Krafton or Battlegrounds Mobile India. To know the cause, and steps to fix the busy server error in BGMI, continue reading the article.

How to Fix Server is Busy in BGMI

Cause and Fix for Server is Busy & Restrict Area Code Error in BGMI

Here are some common reasons that cause this error in Battlegrounds Mobile India:

  • Usage of unofficial game file or APK
  • Unsupported device usage
  • Accessing BGMI outside India
  • Using VPN or DNS
  • Check internet connectivity

Usage of Unofficial Game file or APK

Unofficial APK - How to Fix Server is Busy in BGMI

Before the official launch, the game is available for early access to the limited beta program subscribed user. But the game APK & OBB file has been made available across, and lots of unsubscribed users are also had access to the early access game. We recommend the user who installed the app using APK or some other third website just uninstall the app and install the official & stable version from the Play Store or App Store.

Also, usage of any kind of hack, script, cheating tools, GFX booster, etc., may result in causing the error. It may also result in a complete ban from the game for violating the game’s Fairplay policy. We recommend every gamer play fair according to the BGMI policy to avoid any kind of ban or error in the game.

Tips: If you are banned in BGMI, check out our article on how to unban your account.

Unsupported Device usage

Unsupported Device usage

Right, Battlegrounds Mobile India is available only on Android and iOS devices. Other than these devices, you can still access the BGMI on your PC using several Android Emulators like Bluestack, LD Player, KOPlayer, etc. But using the emulator device has not been officially granted by the BGMI developer, and it may be the reason for the error. In our opinion, it is best to play the game on the available platform to have a safe gameplay environment.

Accessing BGMI outside India

Accessing BGMI outside India

Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) is an official Indian version of PUBG Mobile released by Krafton. This version of the game is available and accessible only within India and not anywhere outside India. Accessing the game outside India may be the reason to cause the restricted area code error in BGMI.

If you’re residing outside India, you can access PUBG Mobile global version from the Play Store instead of Battlegrounds Mobile India. But playing PUBG Mobile global version doesn’t allow you to join your friends in Battlegrounds Mobile India because they both are separate platforms maintained under various servers.

Using VPN or DNS

VPN or DNS - How to Fix Server is Busy in BGMI

Another most common reason for this error is playing the game with VPN or DNS service turned on in your device. It is advised to turn off any VPN or DNS service on your device prior to accessing the game.

We even recommend you to turn off the VPN even it is connected to some Indian server because it might spoil your gaming experience. DNS users are recommended to use the Automatic DNS obtained by your network or use Google’s public DNS – (or) as your DNS address.

Check Internet connectivity

Internet connection - How to Fix Server is Busy in BGMI

Finally, the internet connection is the factor that you should always keep tab when some error occurs on your game. The most common reason for the error in an online multiplayer game is an internet connection. You should have a fast and stable internet connection on your smartphone to play BGMI smoothly. We recommend our readers not to prefer hotspots from another smartphone device to play Battlegrounds Mobile India. The connection via hotspot won’t be stable and cause server error and even high ping in your gameplay.

Hope this guide helped you fix the server busy error in BGMI. If you have any queries, let us know in the comments section below.


BGMI Sickle Weapon BGMI Sickle Weapon
Melee1 year ago

BGMI Sickle Weapon – Overview, Attachments, & Skins

The sickle is a long wooden rod with a sharp blade on the top. It is available on every map...

BGMI Win94 Weapon BGMI Win94 Weapon
Bolt Action Sniper Rifles1 year ago

BGMI Win94 Weapon – Overview, Attachments, & Skins

Win94 (Winny) is the Sniper Rifle that uses .45 rounds. It is mostly for long-range combat with the scope on...

BGMI P92 Weapon BGMI P92 Weapon
Pistol1 year ago

BGMI P92 Weapon – Overview, Attachments, & Skins

P92 is another pistol gun in Battlegrounds Mobile India that uses 9mm ammo rounds. The gun uses one-by-one shooting action...

Pistol1 year ago

BGMI Flare Gun – Overview, Attachments, & Skins

The flare gun is the rarest gun in Battlegrounds Mobile India that comes under the pistol category. The gun is...

BGMI Sawed-Off Grenade Launcher BGMI Sawed-Off Grenade Launcher
Launchers1 year ago

BGMI Sawed-Off Grenade Launcher – Overview, Attachments, & Skins

Sawed-Off Grenade Launcher is a secondary gun in Payload which acts the role of a pistol in Battlegrounds Mobile India....

BGMI M3E1-A Weapon BGMI M3E1-A Weapon
Launchers1 year ago

BGMI M3E1-A Weapon – Overview, Attachments, & Skins

M3E1-A is a powerful weapon in Battlegrounds Mobile India that uses the ammo same as RPG-7. With this gun, you...

BGMI RPG-7 Weapon BGMI RPG-7 Weapon
Launchers1 year ago

BGMI RPG-7 Weapon – Overview, Attachments, & Skins

RPG-7 is a grenade launcher in Battlegrounds Mobile India that cause some serious explosion in the game. It is the...

BGMI MG3 Weapon BGMI MG3 Weapon
Light Machine Gun1 year ago

BGMI MG3 Weapon – Overview, Attachments, & Skins

MG3 Light Machine gun is a new and rare weapon in Battlegrounds Mobile India that is available only via Airdrop....

AR1 year ago

BGMI AS-VAL Weapon – Overview, Attachments, & Skins

AS-VAL is the new weapon in Battlegrounds Mobile India that has been launched at the BGMI 1.7 Update. It is...

BGMI R45 Weapon BGMI R45 Weapon
Pistol1 year ago

BGMI R45 Weapon – Overview, Attachments, & Skins

R45 is an exclusive gun that is found only in the Miramar map of Battlegrounds Mobile India. It uses .45...

BGMI Pan Weapon BGMI Pan Weapon
Melee1 year ago

BGMI Pan Weapon – Overview, Attachments, & Skins

Pan is the most iconic item in Battlegrounds Mobile India. It is available on all the maps in BGMI with...

BGMI P1911 Weapon BGMI P1911 Weapon
Pistol1 year ago

BGMI P1911 Weapon – Overview, Attachments, & Skins

P1911 is a pistol gun in Battlegrounds Mobile India that uses .45 ACP ammo rounds. It is best for short-range...