Blackpink Returns, Announcing Virtual Concert Within PUBG Mobile

Blackpink is having a comeback concert – a virtual concert that is.

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The popular Korean girl group is set to take the stage within the in-game world of the battle royale shooter PUBG Mobile later this month. The event spans multiple weekends, with separate schedules for North and South America and the rest of the world. The former can catch the virtual concert between the 22nd to the 23rd of July and again on the 29th to the 30th. The latter, meanwhile, can catch it between the 23rd to the 24th and again on the 30th to the 31st.


The concert is free, given how PUBG Mobile is a free-to-play game on iOS and Android. You will, however, have to download the game before this Friday, 15 July – in case you haven’t yet – to receive an in-game concert ticket and a “concert resource pack”, which are expected to be released the day after.

As to what the K-pop stars have in store for their fans or what hits they plan to perform, it’s still unclear.


This is the first time PUBG Mobile is hosting an event like this, but similar concerts have been held in other games in the past. Fortnite, for example, another battle royale shooter, has hosted the likes of Ariana Grande, Marshmello and Travis Scott for virtual concerts. These separate events proved to be a huge hit among Fortnite’s player base, with developer and publisher Epic Games seemingly putting more effort into positioning the game as a platform for new experiences rather than just a standard battle royale shooter.


PUBG Mobile is surely hoping to capture that same success, and it appears to have found the perfect act to do it with. Blackpink earlier this month teased their long-awaited return, with new music and an international tour supposedly coming. This is, of course, an exciting announcement for fans of the K-pop act as they haven’t released new music together since 2020.

 
  • Korean girl group Blackpink is set to take the stage within the in-game world of the battle royale shooter PUBG Mobile later this month.

  • The event spans multiple weekends, with separate schedules for North and South America and the rest of the world.

  • The concert is free, given how PUBG Mobile is a free-to-play game on mobile. You will, however, have to download the game before this Friday, 15 July – in case you haven’t yet – to receive an in-game concert ticket.

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