PUBG Blackpink Collaboration Announced
One of the most groundbreaking collaborations is about to happen in PUBG battle royale with the addition of the hottest K-pop girl group Blackpink. That’s right, Krafton has announced that there will be a PUBG Blackpink event for a limited time in the game.
PUBG Blackpink Event Announced: Dates and Map Changes
The PUBG Blackpink event will take place later this month and go for around a month or so, letting players enjoy the four Blackpink girls invading PUBG with all sorts of themed items, missions, and more. It will all start depending on the PUBG platform that you play on currently.
If you are a PC player, you will, of course, have a bit of a headstart when it comes to this event, as it will begin earlier for you than the console versions. At the same time, though, this is balanced out because the PC’s version of the PUBG Blackpink event will end a bit sooner as well.
For PC players, the PUBG Blackpink event will begin in just a few days on Aug. 8 and will run until Sept. 7, almost making for a full month of this limited-time event in Season 13. On the other hand, those players on PlayStation and Xbox will have to wait a few more days after that for it to start.
The PUBG Blackpink event will begin for console players on Aug. 12 and, oddly enough, will last quite a bit longer for them overall. It will go for a few days more than the PC version of the event, ending on Sept. 15.
During that time, players will enjoy lots of changes in the battle royale title, plus plenty of new items to pick up themed around the K-pop idols. For starters, players will be able to find walls of random buildings that will be decked out, stating that “Blackpink is here.”
These decals will be found on walls of buildings on various game modes and maps. They will be available in normal battle royale, esports mode, and ranked matches in terms of game modes. Furthermore, the available maps only include Erangel, Miramar, and Vikendi; strangely, the Season 12 new map Taego is not included here for some reason.
From there, we come to the change of the airplane that players travel onto the map in, which now has a banner at the end of the plane that once again states Blackpink is here. This will also be available in the normal, esports, and ranked modes.
The maps, however, for the Blackpink airplane will be different than the decals. It will be included on Erangel, Miramar, Vikendi, Sanhok, Karakin, and Taego. The one exception here is that it will not be available for the emergency landing planes; more on this new feature in a bit.
Finally, in matches, the supply crates will be changed to have pink smoke coming off of them and a pink banner atop the crate. This is mostly a color-swap change and nothing else, except that players will be able to find the Blackpink level three helmet in these crates.
The special PUBG Blackpink collaboration supply crates will be in normal matches on the Erangel, Miramar, Sanhok, Vikendi, Karakin, and Taego maps. The Blackpink helmet is solely a skin version of the helmet, with only visual changes to how it looks.
Blackpink Items and Missions
When it comes to the PUBG Blackpink event items that you will be able to purchase and/or unlock in the next month, 38 new items in total will be available. Some of these even include the actual outfits that the four group members have worn onstage in concerts before.
What you need to keep in mind, though, is that you will not find face items for the Blackpink members in PUBG. This is likely because they are celebrities who may not want characters in the game to have the same faces, so this event is excluded.
That said, there are several bundles that you will be able to get, one for each of the four Blackpink members. There is a Jisoo, Jennie, Rose, and Lisa bundle that includes outfits and themed items around them. Alternatively, you could get all of them at once with the Blackpink Mega Bundle.
This will come with all four idols’ sets, plus a Blackpink spray item and a parachute that you can use in battle. Face items are included in the collaboration items in these four bundles, but they are not face items of the stars themselves.
Finally, there are some special PUBG Blackpink limited-time event missions that you will be able to complete for even more rewards and items. How it works is that you will want to complete missions repeatedly to earn points that can then be turned in for unique items.
There are four missions in total, the first being parachuting for 600 meters in total. Completing this each time will earn you 20 points in the event. The second mission is surviving 15 minutes in a single match, which, funnily enough, includes spectating your teammates as well. You get 25 points for each time you do this.
The third mission is to heal 250 total health, which gives 25 as well. And, finally, the fourth mission is to be in the top 10 for a match, which gives 30 points each time. You can trade these in for the permanent Blackpink level three helmet skin for 700 points, the Blackpink level three backpack skin for 600 points total, and 10 Contraband coupons for 200 points.