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BGMI Announces V 2.1 Update, Featuring BLACKPINK Virtual Concert

BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA (BGMI) has  released its new Version 2.1 Update, bringing K-pop sensation BLACKPINK into the virtual world with “The Virtual”, which is set to be the battle royale game’s first-ever in-game concert.

Alongside the world-first performances, BLACKPINK will also debut a Special Track and music video in BGMI later this month. Version Update 2.1 will also add a new themed game mode, Ancient Secret: Arise, add new content through Cycle 3 Season 7 and Royale Pass Month 13.

Fans will have an opportunity to witness BLACKPINK perform some of their classic chart-topping hits and experience their idols virtually. The event will run two times on July 23rd and July 24th. between 3.00pm to 5.00pm and 10.00pm to 12.00am,, respectively.

A re-run will also feature on July 30th at 7.30am and July 31st at 5.30am.

Fans will also receive custom-made performance suits the group will be wearing during their performance as player outfits which will be available beginning July 23rd through August 31st.

Players can secure their free tickets, and preload the Concert Resource Pack in-game starting July 16th. From July 19th, players can bring the BLACKPINK energy to BGMI and download the music the next day.

There are also special rewards to be won every day, from simply logging in to completing themed challenges.

A special track and new music video, designed and created specifically for this collaboration with BGMI, will be released very soon in the game and social media channels.

Minu Lee, Head of India Publishing, KRAFTON, Incorporated said, “We’re thrilled to be partnering with BLACKPINK as we continue to deepen the connection between their amazing music and our game. Our first ever in-game concert is set to be a ground-breaking event, expanding the ever-evolving world of BGMI and setting the stage for a BLACKPINK comeback that will be remembered for years to come. We’re incredibly excited to be ushering in a new age of the battle royale – it’s an experience you won’t want to miss!”

YG Entertainment said, It is pleased to hold an In-Game Concert as the second collaboration between the world best group BLACKPINK and BGMI, the best mobile game in the battle royale genre. We also hope to increase the opportunity for artists and fans to interact closely beyond the borders and language barriers.” adding, “As it is a concert held in the virtual world, in addition to music and performances, various entertainments will provide fans with a special and interesting experience. We all can enjoy various aspects of BLACKPINK that would be different from the real world.”

Bright lights will soon replaced with dusty sandstorms, as the new Themed Game Mode,  Ancient Secret: Arise is now available to play. Players can enter through Themed Maps on Ranked mode, as either Erangel, Miramar, or Livik, and experience the furious Sandstorm Zone that randomly blows at the start of every match. However, brave players who venture in will be rewarded with Scarab Charms, which can be used to return to the battlefield after being defeated, only once per match.

Players can also pass through the Quicksand Path to enter the Emperor’s Temple, move the Sand Giant, and hop on the Ancient Secret to reveal the Pharaoh’s spoils. Loot the area or battle an ancient enemy to earn Primordial Water, allowing players to recover all health and energy

Several Scarab Ruins and Jackal Ruins can also be found throughout the battlefield. Solving their puzzles or defeating the mummified guardian will earn players valuable crates. Desert Merchants can also be found, whose supplies with unbelievable discounts can be bought from random locations on the map. Finally, look out for Scorpion Crates across the map that are filled with supplies.

BGMI’s Version 2.1 update also brings Cycle 3 Season 7, with a new set of Legendary items, a new Season Bonus Points Card and a Rating Protection Card, allowing players to earn extra points from matches and protect their current season rating. Players enjoying Ancient Secret: Arise can also complete themed story missions to unlock special titles.

New content has dropped for players as part of Royale Pass Month 13: Exo-Genesis, kicking off on July 19th, with rewards including new finishes for the Mini14 and M762. This Royale Pass Month players can also exchange a Wingman finish at a 90 percent discount and get a Moments cards, complete missions to buy RP points at a reduced price if they have reached RP Rank 50, and earn a free 60 UC Voucher.

A number of other improvements have been made to BGMI, including visual improvements, and UI upgrades.


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