PUBG Announces Collaboration with Immensely Popular K-Pop Band

Published 08/05/2021, 10:18 AM EDT


Korean K-pop band, BLACKPINK, will debut in PUBG Battlegrounds in the latest patch. BLACKPINK is one of the most influential female groups and is currently the most subscribed group on YouTube.

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In what was a very successful event last year in the mobile version of the game, Krafton looks to partner with the K-pop band again. The event is already live for PC players, starting on August 4th, and kicks off on August 12 for consoles.

PUBG x BLACKPINK: Event Updates

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All the maps in the game will see some changes in line with the event. BLACKPINK themed plane skins, supply crates, building decals, and level 3 helmets will be a part. Players can claim these through in-game challenges from August 4 – September 7 on PC and from August 12 – September 15 on the console version.

Players can also expect limited-time cosmetics and 35 theme-based items that will be on sale till the end of the year. In addition to this, there will be individual bundles for each member of the group. These bundles will include themed hair, an outfit, a nameplate, a helmet, a weapon, and emotes.

The limited-time items featuring in “special in-game event missions” will be available from August 18 to September 7, 2021.

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PUBG: Collaborations

This will not be the first time PUBG will partner with BLACKPINK for an event. In September 2020, PUBG Mobile saw a crossover between the two, which left fans extremely happy. The battle royale game had a two-week event offering “support points” to players who complete the in-game challenges. The highlight of the event was the Killer Cadet Set and the Adorable Panda Suit outfits available as rewards.

Although, the event was not the first appearance of BLACKPINK in the game. The band’s popular song “Playing with Fire” was a part of the game in July 2020.

Battlegrounds was not far behind. Partnership with Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min was one of the most highly decorated collaborations. The event also saw players competing for a signed level 3 helmet and something similar could be part of the BLACKPINK event as well.

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BLACKPINK & Krafton

BLACKPINK is a South Korean pop girl group formed by YG Entertainment. Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa are the four members. The band makes a name for itself because of its peppy music and vast audience. They were also the first K-pop female band to reach 1 Billion views on YouTube and were the first girl group from any country to feature on Forbes Asia’s 30 Under 30 list.

As PUBG’s developer, Krafton, hails from South Korea as well. The collaboration would see one of the biggest game developers and leading music artists join forces.

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Go get your WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER (s) to claim the theme-based rewards, limited bundles, and a chance to compete for the signed helmet.

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