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PUBG Mobile x Blackpink collaboration will feature an in-game concert along with the launch of the 2.1 update

V2.1 brings a new game mode, new cosmetics, and much more!

Blackpink, the K-pop sensation, will perform The Virtual as part of the brand-new PUBG Mobile Version 2.1 Update, giving fans an unparalleled in-game concert experience. Later this month, Blackpink will release a Special Track and music video on PUBG Mobile in addition to their world-first performances. In addition, Version Update 2.1 will include a brand-new themed game mode called Ancient Secret: Arise, as well as additional content for Cycle 3 Season 7 and Royale Pass Month 13.

Blackpink returns to PUBG Mobile with a special track and music video

The famed K-pop group Blackpink will return to PUBG Mobile this month in an epic and eagerly awaited move. Blackpink, who has previously worked with the game, is prepared to advance things by appearing at the first-ever PUBG Mobile in-game concert. Fans of Blackpink and PUBG Mobile will band together to create history.

Fans will get two incredible chances to see Blackpink play some of their timeless tunes that have topped the charts and interact with their heroes in this revolutionary in-game event. The event will take place between July 22 and 23, and July 29 and 30, in North and South America, and between July 23 and 24, and July 30 and 31, in the rest of the world.

22nd – 24th July Concert timings

Region22nd23rd
North and South America (PDT)11:00-13:00 and 18:30-20:3011:00-13:00 and 18:30-20:30
North and South America (EDT)14:00-16:00 and 21:30-23:3014:00-16:00 and 21:30-23:30
Region23rd24th
Europe / Africa (CEST)14:30-16:30 and 18:00-20:0014:30-16:30 and 18:00-20:00
East Asia (UTC)05:00-07:00 and 11:00-13:0005:00-07:00 and 11:00-13:00
South East Asia (UTC)05:00-07:00 and 12:30-14:3005:00-07:00 and 12:30-14:30
South Asia (UTC)09:30-11:30 and 16:30-18:3009:30-11:30 and 16:30-18:30
Middle East / Middle Asia (UTC)11:30-13:30 and 21:00-23:0011:30-13:30 and 21:00-23:00

29th – 31st July Concert timings

Region29th / 30th30th / 31st
North and South America(PDT)19:00-17:0017:00-17:00
North and South America(EDT)22:00-20:0020:00-20:00
Region29th / 30th30th / 31st
Europe / Africa(CEST)04:00-02:0002:00-02:00
Region30th31st
East Asia(UTC)02:00-00:0000:01-00:00
South East Asia(UTC)02:00-00:0000:01-00:00
South Asia(UTC)02:00-00:0000:01-00:00
Middle East / Middle Asia(UTC)02:00-00:0000:01-00:00

One of the game’s most popular partnerships to date, the two previously worked together in 2020 to celebrate the release of Blackpink’s record The Album, but now PUBG Mobile is taking things to the next level by announcing an epic and dazzling collaboration that will provide players and Blinks around the world with a completely unique experience.

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Fans will truly experience Blackpink if they purchase the bespoke performance costumes the group will be wearing during their performance in addition to attending the show. From July 23 until August 31st, players will be able to purchase the eye-catching attire that Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa are sporting. These outfits are sure to make players glow on the battlefield.

Starting on July 15, 2022, players can claim their complimentary tickets in-game, and the next day, they can preload the Event Resource Pack, which is necessary to attend the concert. Players will be in charge of bringing the Blackpink vibe to PUBG Mobile starting on July 19. Promotional material can be seen by giving presents to the artists in-game; the more gifts shared, the more promotional material! Every day, there are also unique prizes to be won, from simply logging in to finishing themed challenges.

The PUBG Mobile x Blackpink collaboration proved to be a great success

Running over two weekends in July, the immersive audio-visual experience captivated the world with a total of 15.7 million views across the concert series. The in-game concert featured virtual performances of BLACKPINK’s chart-topping hits and the debut of a new special track ‘Ready For Love’. The 9 minute show was watched by audiences all over the world. Promotion for the concert took over iconic global locations including the famous Times Square in New York.

The BLACKPINK X PUBG MOBILE special track ‘Ready For Love’ music video was released as part of the partnership, has now been watched over 146 million times since its launch. The video marks the first time BLACKPINK have appeared in avatar form for a music video and the first time PUBG MOBILE has collaborated with artists on a music video featuring virtual images. 

The 2.1 version update also introduces a new themed game mode

Bright lights eventually give way to sandstorms of dust as players can now access the new themed game mode, Ancient Secret: Arise. Experience the ferocious Sandstorm Zone that blows at random at the beginning of every match by entering through Themed Maps in Ranked mode in either Erangel, Miramar, or Livik. Scarab Charms, however, which can only be used once every game to return to the battlefield after being vanquished, will be given to daring players who enter.

PUBG Mobile Ancient Secret Arise
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The Emperor’s Temple can also be entered through the Quicksand Path, the Sand Giant can be moved, and the Ancient Secret can be ridden to uncover the Pharaoh’s riches. Primordial Water, which enables players to regain entire health and energy, can be obtained by looting the region or fighting an old adversary.

The battleground also contains a number of Scarab and Jackal ruins. Players will receive valuable crates for resolving their puzzles or eliminating the mummified guardian. There are also desert merchants to be found, whose goods can be purchased at incredible discounts at various points across the map. Finally, keep an eye out for the supply-filled Scorpion Crates that may be found all over the area.

PUBG Mobile will bring new content with Cycle 3 Season 7 and Royale Pass Month 13

With Cycle 3 Season 7, PUBG Mobile’s Version 2.1 update also adds a new set of Legendary goods, a Season Bonus Points Card, and a Rating Protection Card, enabling players to boost their match point total and safeguard their current season rating. Complete themed story tasks in Ancient Secret: Arise to obtain exclusive titles for players. As part of Royale Pass Month 13: Exo-Genesis, which began on July 19th, additional content has been released for gamers. Rewards include new finishes for the Mini14 and M762.

PUBG Mobile Royale Pass M13
Image via Krafton and Tencent

In addition, players can accomplish tasks to acquire RP points at a discounted rate if they have attained RP Rank 50 and receive a free 60 UC Voucher during this Royale Pass Month. Players can also trade a Wingman finish at a 90 percent discount and receive Moments cards. PUBG Mobile has also received a number of other updates, such as UI upgrades, aesthetic upgrades, and more.

Are you excited about the launch of the 2.1 updates featuring the PUBG Mobile and Blackpink collaboration? Let us know in the comments below!

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