Today, game developer and publisher Riot Games and PUBG Mobile, one of the world's most popular mobile games, have announced a partnership to bring characters, items, and locations from Netflix's upcoming League of Legends animated series, Arcane, into PUBG Mobile. Starting mid-November, the updates will be released as part of the game's Version 1.7 update, giving fans refreshing and unique experiences that will bring the world of League of Legends to more players globally.
An official video from PUBG will be released later today, so expect to see more previews for the upcoming PUBG crossover event soon.
Vincent Wang, Head of PUBG Mobile Publishing, Tencent Games, is excited about the partnership with Riot, saying,“We’re extremely excited to be partnering with Riot Games to celebrate its first ever League of Legends animated series. Runeterra is one of the most beloved universes in gaming, and to be able to bring that magic to PUBG MOBILE while also supporting the release of Arcane is an amazing opportunity. We’ve got a lot in store for our players with the Version 1.7 update, including some completely new gameplay features we’ve never experimented with before, so we can’t wait to show off more.”
Brandon Miao, Cross-Product Experiences and Partnerships Lead, Riot Experience (XP) at Riot Games, added: “PUBG MOBILE is a beloved game that has been embraced by players around the world. We value partners that nurture communities of shared play with a deep commitment to developing exciting new content to delight players. We look forward to bringing an authentic celebration of Arcane to Erangel.”
This news could potentially shut down rumours about a VALORANT battle royale game. Back in July, PlayerIGN, who has a history of reliably leaking PUBG information, reported that Chinese PUBG players have participated in a confidential VALORANT testing phase. The leaker claims that the confidential playtest he mentioned began in November 2020. There's a chance that they might be testing this new crossover content for Arcane instead, but who knows?
In each game update, PUBG (PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds) Mobile provides new and engaging content to its players, through partnerships with key entertainment properties in movies and gaming as well as collaborations with musicians, celebrities and more. This is the first partnership between PUBG MOBILE and Riot Games, and will also bring new game areas and gameplay modes inspired by Arcane to the world of PUBG Mobile.
The first three episodes of Arcane, created by Riot Games, are set to release on Netflix on November 6, and six more episodes will be released later this month. There will be a total of 9 episodes for Season 1. For more details about the show, you can check out all the information about Arcane in our hub article here.