PUBG MOBILE SURPASSES ONE BILLION DOWNLOADS, TEAMS WITH EPIC ACTIONER GODZILLA VS. KONG FOR SPECIAL COLLABORATION
The world's most popular mobile game celebrates three-year anniversary with impressive milestone, and new tracks from superstar DJs Alesso, Lost Frequencies, and R3HAB
LOS ANGELES – March 25, 2021 –PUBG MOBILE has surpassed the groundbreaking milestone of one billion accumulated downloads, announced as part of the game's ongoing three-year anniversary celebration. In addition, PUBG MOBILE will soon be partnering with Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures' upcoming epic action adventure movie Godzilla vs. Kong for an exclusive in-game event. And later this week, fans around the globe will witness the kick-off of the highly-anticipated PUBG MOBILE Pro League Spring Split 2021, followed by the new All-Talent Championship on Friday, March 26.
In just three years, PUBG MOBILE has climbed app store charts around the globe to garner more than one billion accumulated downloads worldwide, excluding Mainland China. PUBG MOBILE released a video as thanks for the support from over one billion players worldwide.
To mark the occasion, Changhan Kim, Chief Executive Officer of KRAFTON, Inc. shared a video to congratulate the game on this momentous achievement.
“PUBG MOBILE was able to surpass 1 billion downloads worldwide within just three years and continues to rewrite the history of mobile games. Back in March of 2018, we released PUBG MOBILE with the goal of delivering the original PUBG experience to a wider audience. Our focus was to offer PUBG's unique Battle Royale play on mobile and continue to excite players with fun, thrilling gameplay by creating a variety of new innovative content.”
Rick Li, Producer of PUBG MOBILE and Executive Producer of Lightspeed & Quantum Studios, Tencent Games also shared his feelings about the three-year development.
“As an authentic mobile version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, PUBG MOBILE has been loved and supported by more than one billion worldwide players in the past three years. We are highly appreciative for all the support. The development team will continue to provide the most realistic and creative gaming experience, with the highest quality on the mobile platform.”
Since launching in March 2018, PUBG MOBILE has soared to become a global phenomenon that swept across the world to surpass 1 billion accumulated downloads. As the most recent addition to the one billion downloads club, PUBG MOBILE continues to display innovation with more than 30 version updates since launching globally.
PUBG MOBILE also recently showcased the unique music themed gameplay mode “HUNDRED RHYTHMS,” which featured a collaboration with three world-renowned DJs for the game's three-year anniversary including: Stockholm-based dance music producer Alesso, Belgian musician Lost Frequencies, and Dutch-Moroccan DJ and producer R3HAB. All three DJs shared their mix sets exclusively in PUBG MOBILE's three-year anniversary party. The sets included the worldwide debuts of Alesso's new single “Going Dumb,” Lost Frequencies' new single “Rise,” and R3HAB's new single “Stars Align.” Iconic K-Pop group BLACKPINK also sent their three-year anniversary wishes through a video, and released a remix of the hit single “DDU-DU DDU-DU” in the game for players and Blinks alike. Players can now land in the in-game electronic music square to listen to clips of hit singles.
PUBG MOBILE fans can recap the star-studded event on the game's official YouTube channel, including the special celebrity exhibition tournament event.
PUBG MOBILE also revealed today an unprecedented partnership with the highly-anticipated movie Godzilla vs. Kong, with the long-awaited showdown between these two cinema Titans coming to theaters on March 31 and to HBO Max for 31 days from its theatrical release. In a special congratulatory video, the film's director Adam Wingard teased an exclusive game mode for the collaboration, along with additional specially-themed content.
The new video released by PUBG MOBILE announces that the sixth classic map Karakin is set to be made available for players on Wednesday, April 7. Karakin is a two-by-two kilometer rock-filled island located in North Africa, which combines Miramar's tension with Sanhok's fast-paced gameplay. A new Demolition purple zone, new throwable, and bullet penetration mechanics exclusive to Karakin will bring thrilling experiences to mobile players where only one of 64 players earns the chicken dinner in tension-filled battles.
Mobile esports fans can also tune into PUBG MOBILE ESPORTS official YouTube channel to watch the PUBG MOBILE Pro League Spring Split 2021 (PMPL), with seven new leagues joining PMPL this year. In addition to the PUBG MOBILE Pro League, all players can experience the glory of high-intensity esports gaming with the PUBG MOBILE All-Talent Championship, beginning Friday, March 26. In this remote virtual tournament, players can partner with teammates to participate in three stages of competition. Points are calculated through the addition of eliminations combined with match rank, with 15 points awarded for a chicken dinner. As teams collect points in each round, they will be divided into categories for the chance to move on.
Stay tuned for more information about the collaboration and more, including the upcoming launch of the two-by-two kilometer desert Karakin map.
About Godzilla vs. Kong
On March 31, 2021 from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes the long-awaited face-off showdown between two icons in the epic adventure Godzilla vs. Kong; starring Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza González, Julian Dennison, with Kyle Chandler and Demián Bichir, under the direction of Adam Wingard, from a screenplay by Eric Pearson and Max Borenstein, story by Terry Rossio, Michael Dougherty, and Zach Shields, and based on the character “Godzilla” owned and created by TOHO CO., LTD. Legends collide in Godzilla vs. Kong as these mythic adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young, orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe. The epic clash between the two titans—instigated by unseen forces—is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the Earth. Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Present a Legendary Pictures Production, A Film By Adam Wingard, Godzilla vs. Kong.
Hailing from Stockholm, ALESSO is one of Dance music's most treasured producers. ALESSO is a global maverick in the industry, having garnered nearly 2 billion streams. His list of collaborations is filled with a mix of eclectic artists ranging from OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder, Calvin Harris, Tove Lo, Liam Payne, Swedish House Mafia's Sebastian Ingrosso, Hailee Steinfeld, Florida Georgia Line, Anitta, and more. In 2020 he released “Midnight,” featuring superstar Liam Payne. The record received praise from Rolling Stone, Billboard, Harper's Bazaar, and MTV, and graced national television on The Late Late Show With James Corden and Good Morning America. When he's not releasing music, he's touring the world, headlining festivals, and selling out clubs and venues alike.
About LOST FREQUENCIES
Felix De Laet, better known by his moniker LOST FREQUENCIES, has soared to success in the international music industry over the past half-decade. After releasing his global smash hit “Are You With Me” back in 2014, he rapidly ascended by hitting multi-platinum status, taking the #1 spot in 18 countries, and becoming the first Belgian artist to hit #1 in the UK. By 2018 LOST FREQUENCIES amassed over 1 billion streams, and as of 2020, has eclipsed over 3.5 billion. From show-stopping live appearances, to career-making studio hits, LOST FREQUENCIES continues to soar to a meteoric rise of his own accord.
Dutch/Moroccan DJ and producer Fadil El Ghoul, better known as R3HAB, has been trailblazing his way through dance music for the better part of the last decade. From his breakthrough hit remix of Afrojack, Pitbull, and Ne-Yo's “Give Me Everything” to his dance anthems, “All Around The World (La La La)” and “Lullaby,” which have collectively amassed +600M streams, to his collaborations with ZAYN, Sofia Carson, and more, R3HAB has proven himself as one of most talented artists in the game. In 2016 he founded the label CYB3RPVNK, which passed one billion streams on its catalog within its first two years.
BLACKPINK is a South Korean girl group formed by YG Entertainment. The quartet consists of Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa. BLACKPINK has captured the hearts of audiences from the moment they released their debut single “SQUARE ONE” in August 2016. Since then, they have turned every single they release, such as “DDU-DU DDU-DU” and “Kill This Love,” into hit songs, making their foray into global superstardom. Spurred by this success, BLACKPINK became the first female K-Pop group invited to perform at Coachella in 2019, the largest music festival in the U.S. In 2019, they successfully finished a world tour spanning 23 cities, 4 continents, 32 shows, and 4 Japanese dome tours. In October 2020, BLACKPINK released their first full album “The Album,” which topped prominent music charts, and was recognized by numerous prestigious awards.
The band's global influence keeps growing, illustrated by their recent collaborations with international pop artists such as Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, and Cardi B.
BLACKPINK successfully completed their first live stream concert, “THE SHOW,” on YouTube on Jan 31, 2021. Now various projects, such as solo projects for each member, are under way.
About PUBG MOBILE
PUBG MOBILE is based on PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, the phenomenon that took the world of interactive entertainment by storm in 2017. Up to 100 players parachute onto a remote island to battle in a winner-takes-all showdown. Players must locate and scavenge their own weapons, vehicles, and supplies, and defeat every player in a visually and tactically rich battleground that forces players into a shrinking play zone.