In a unique collaboration of popular free games, PUBG Mobile is holding a special event to earn skins from Warframe.
PUBG Mobile, the Tencent-published mobile version of the popular battle royale game, remains hugely popular. Its popularity stems from the game’s release in China and India, which is extremely prominent in the battle royale genre with its sibling PUBG. That also makes PUBG Mobile a unique opportunity for cross overs thanks to its audience reach. That’s how something like PUBG Mobile’s partnership with Warframe is.
Starting now until April 19, players PUBG Mobile have access to in-game combos with Warframe. The event will allow PUBG Mobile players to complete Warframe-themed in-game quests, which will then reward a variety of Warframe-related items including a Tenno skin. This is not only an exciting opportunity for fans of both PUBG Mobile and Warframe, but also a chance to earn some good items.
Events in PUBG Mobile will be divided into different time periods. The original Warframe run lasted just two weeks, from March 10 to March 23. Those who complete existing challenges will unlock a skin. The two skins advertised so far are the Umbra variant of Excalibur Warframe and Wukong Prime. After March 23, the next phase of Warframe collaboration will be revealed, as it will be delivered with PUBG Mobile update 1.9.
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It’s questionable why Warframe, a popular free-to-play game in its own right, is teaming up with PUBG Mobile, another free-to-play game. The two games aren’t directly in competition, but that’s still an infrequent situation. Many believe this is Warframe’s attempt to appeal to the Chinese market. The Excalibur Umbra and Wukong Prime skins are particularly notable, as Wukong Prime was the first Prime that Warframe in China received, and Excalibur Umbra was the Prime that China received instead of the standard Excalibur Prime that was released in the West. .
While it’s certainly worthwhile promoting Warframe to its own Eastern market, some Warframe fans believe there could be much more to this partnership. At TennoCon 2021, Digital Extremes revealed plans to create a mobile version of Warframe. This new partnership with PUBG Mobile could mean that the mobile port of Warframe is getting better and better.
All speculation aside, it is an unexpected fact that PUBG Mobile is published by Tencent and Digital Extremes by developer Warframe is owned by Tencent. This partnership could simply be a matter of Tencent working with its brands as a way to build interest in both games.
PUBG Mobile is now available on iOS and Android.