A first-ever in-game concert, a new themed game mode, and more content
Press Release: PUBG Mobile will release its new Version 2.1 Update on July 13, bringing K-pop sensation Blackpink into the virtual world with “The Virtual”, a fan experience like no other – PUBG Mobile’s first-ever in-game concert! Alongside the world-first performances, Blackpink will also debut a Special Track and music video later this month.
Having already collaborated with the game in the past, Blackpink is ready to take things to the next level. Fans will have two amazing opportunities to see Blackpink perform some of their classic chart-topping hits and experience their idols in this groundbreaking in-game event.
Fans will live the true Blackpink experience, not only by coming to the concert, but also by obtaining the custom-made performance suits the group will be wearing during their performance. The outfits will be available for players to obtain beginning July 23 through August 31, with the eye-catching outfits worn by Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa sure to make players sparkle on the battlefield.
Players can secure their free tickets in-game starting July 15, and preload the Concert Resource Pack the very next day, which is required to join the concert. From July 19, players will be responsible for bringing the Blackpink energy to PUBG Mobile. By presenting gifts to the artists in the game, promotional material will begin to appear- the more gifts shared, the more promotional material. There are also special rewards to be won every day, from simply logging in to completing themed challenges.
A Special Track and new music video, designed and created specifically for this collaboration with PUBG Mobile, will also be released very soon in the game. The event will run from July 22 to 23 and July 29 to 30 in North & South America, and July 23 to 24 and 30 to 31 across the rest of the world.
“PUBG Mobile is honored to be partnering with Blackpink again as we continue to deepen the connection between their amazing music and our game,” Vincent Wang, Head of PUBG Mobile Publishing at Tencent Games, said,
“Our first-ever in-game concert is set to be a groundbreaking event, expanding the ever-evolving world of PUBG Mobile and setting the stage for a Blackpink comeback that will be remembered for years to come. We’re incredibly excited to be ushering in a new age of the battle royale – it’s an experience you won’t want to miss!”
Version Update 2.1 will also add a new themed game mode, Ancient Secret: Arise, add new content through Cycle 3 Season 7 and Royale Pass Month 13, and much more.
Bright lights are soon replaced with dusty sandstorms, as the new Themed Game Mode, Ancient Secret: Arise becomes available to play. Enter through Themed Maps on Ranked mode, in either Erangel, Miramar, or Livik, and experience the furious Sandstorm Zone that randomly blows at the start of every match. However, brave players who venture in will be rewarded with Scarab Charms, which can be used to return to the battlefield after being defeated, although only once per match.
Players can also pass through the Quicksand Path to enter the Emperor’s Temple, move the Sand Giant and hop on the Ancient Secret to reveal the Pharaoh’s spoils. Loot the area or battle an ancient enemy to earn Primordial Water, allowing players to recover all health and energy
Several Scarab Ruins and Jackal Ruins can also be found throughout the battlefield. Solving their puzzles or defeating the mummified guardian will earn players valuable crates. Desert Merchants can also be found, whose supplies with unbelievable discounts can be bought from random locations on the map. Finally, look out for Scorpion Crates across the map that are filled with supplies.
PUBG Mobile Version 2.1 update also brings Cycle 3 Season 7, with a new set of Legendary items, a new Season Bonus Points Card and a Rating Protection Card, allowing players to earn extra points from matches and protect their current season rating. Players enjoying Ancient Secret: Arise can also complete themed story missions to unlock special titles.
New content has dropped for players as part of Royale Pass Month 13: Exo-Genesis, kicking off on July 19, with rewards including new finishes for the Mini14 and M762. This Royale Pass Month, players can also exchange a Wingman finish at a 90% discount and get Moments cards, complete missions to buy RP points at a reduced price if they have reached RP Rank 50, and earn a free 60 UC Voucher.
A number of other improvements have been made to PUBG Mobile, including visual improvements, UI upgrades and much more.