#GamingBytes: PUBG Mobile brings Diwali events to the game
PUBG Mobile is extremely popular in Indian markets and Tencent, recently, partnered with OPPO to further its outreach. To this extent, a PUBG themed store was opened in Bangalore. In the recent 0.9.0 update, PUBG introduced Halloween themed changes. Interestingly, Tencent didn't forget about Indian gamers and our festival of lights, Diwali. That's why the game has introduced the 'Diwali Dhamaka Offer'. Here's more.
Dress up for the Battle Royale fireworks
PUBG's 'Diwali Dhamaka Offer' introduces a brand new outfit in-game. The kurta-pyjama combination, purchasable in the game store, is the traditional outfit Indians wear on Diwali. It costs UC 499, which is the PUBG currency. This comes to a real-currency value of Rs. 600, which is almost as expensive as a real kurta. This pricing is after a 55% discount valid till November 2.
Glamorous and ready to die
While the kurta-pyjama combo may be irresistible to gamers who love the Diwali's festival spirit, the white kurta and the bright jacket is not ideal for PUBG maps, as it makes spotting easier. You may love wearing it, but it might lead to quicker deaths.
Three special events for Diwali
Apart from the outfit, PUBG Mobile has introduced three events, awarding perks. The 'Diwali: Stayin' Alive' contains four challenges, where players have to survive duos for 15, 30, 90 and 200 minutes. The 'Diwali: Lonewolf' requires solo players to reach top 10 or 5 in one match and top 1 or 5 in two. Finally, 'Diwali: Terminator' awards perks for the number of kills.
To the victors belong the spoils
The 'Lonewolf' event awards players with crates and coins, which are perks for completing achievements. The 'Terminator' event awards 300 coins on killing 10 players and 700 on killing 20. Players also get a crate for killing 30 enemies and soldier's crate for killing 40.
Turn on, tune in, drop out
These Diwali-themed events show both how the gaming industry has embraced mainstream culture and the popularity of PUBG in India. While the developers could have done better to explore and incorporate the festival of lights, this is just a start. As the outreach increases, we can expect more culturally relevant events arriving in-game. For now, don't miss out on PUBG's fireworks!