BLACKPINK is definitely the revolution. The K-Pop girl group is venturing into the gaming world by collaborating with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG).
PUBG is a player versus player shooter game first released in early 2017, in which up to 100 players fight in a battle royale, a type of large-scale last man standing deathmatch where players fight to remain the last alive. Players can choose to enter the match solo, duo, or with a small team of up to 4 people. The last person or team alive wins the match.
It is also known for popularising the phrase “Winner winner chicken dinner” which pops up on the screen after a player wins a round. The game has sold over 70 million copies as of 2020, with PUBG Mobile racking up 600 million downloads so far.
The collaboration with BLACKPINK was first hinted by PUBG when they tweeted on September 14 that something is coming soon to the game. The official PUBG MOBILE account tweeted, “Guess Who is Coming” and fans or BLINKS immediately had a good idea on who the special guests are just by the photo.
Guess who is coming. pic.twitter.com/7gONmNMGgi
— PUBG MOBILE (@PUBGMOBILE) September 14, 2020
And if that wasn’t obvious enough, they tweeted another teaser photo the next day and this time, it definitely confirmed theories that this is a BLACKPINK and PUBG collaboration. The teaser photo showed 4 girls in a pink vehicle and BLINKS immediately recognised the hair style and colour of each BLACKPINK member.
“New color” is on the way. pic.twitter.com/u9DYwcLOx8
— PUBG MOBILE (@PUBGMOBILE) September 15, 2020
Finally, PUBG Mobile confirms the collaboration after tweeting the official poster with all 4 members as seen below wearing the dresses from their music video for their comeback single, How You Like That.
— PUBG MOBILE (@PUBGMOBILE) September 17, 2020
Though it’s still unknown what BLACkPINK will have to offer through the collaboration but BLINKS were excited at the possibility of a live concert taking place through the online game or possibly the group’s official hammer light stick being a usable weapon in the game.
As the K-pop stars prepare to make their in-game debut, PUBG Mobile rival Call of Duty: Warzone is expected to hit phones in the near future.