Ever heard of Blackpink? If not, well, a lot of people sure have – the band was the first K-pop girl group to reach 1 Billion views on YouTube, and they’re currently the most subscribed-to music group on the platform. And now the group is coming to PUBG with their very own crossover event.
Popular mobile battle royale game PUBG Battlegrounds is getting a K-pop makeover. South Korean developer KRAFTON announced that PUBG was partnering with K-pop sensation BLACKPINK to release a new line of character customizations and in-game tasks. The new line of customizations includes new parachute skin, a new airdrop design, new emotes, and many more. Along with this, fans of the girl group would also be able to listen to their latest sensation ‘Lovesick Girls’ in the game.
According to the official announcement on the Twitter page of PUBG Battlegrounds, for acquiring the in-game customizations, players will have to participate in special in-game event missions to earn points to acquire the PUBG x Blackpink items. The events would be held between August 8- September 7 where players can acquire as many as 37 customizations including a level three helmet and contraband coupons. Moreover, each of the band members– Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa– will have their own cosmetic bundles with themed hair, an outfit, a nameplate, helmet, weapon and emote.
PUBG’s maps will also see some changes as part of the event. Blackpink-themed decorations such as building decals, plane banners, supply crates and level three helmets will appear from today until 7th September on PC, and from 12th August to 15th September on consoles.
The new changes have been introduced as a part of the PUBG 13.1 Update which is currently live in the game. ‘We cannot express our thanks enough for all the great feedback and player comments regarding the release of Taego with Update 12.2. Thanks to your constructive feedback, we’re making lots of changes and improvements to Taego; let’s jump into it!’ KRAFTON said in a statement.