​'PUBG' Teams Up With Capcom For 'Resident Evil 2' Crossover Event

While its arch-rival Fortnite slowly embraces the Christmas spirit, battle royale hit PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds still isn't through with Halloween, and the monsters that come with it.

In a video posted on one of the game's official Twitter accounts, PUBG is set to receive a timed Capcom makeover to celebrate the January 2019 release of the remade Resident Evil 2.

Two decades have passed since the 1998 original, one of the best horror games ever made, came out for the PlayStation. You'll be able to see the forthcoming remake in action on GAMINGbible's Facebook page tomorrow, so be sure to keep those eyes open.

The clip (embedded above) is rather short, and doesn't explain how PUBG zombies will work, or if the undead will appear in PUBG at all. Taking into consideration previous crossovers, players will, most likely, only be able to unlock new themed outfits or weapons.

Keep those fingers crossed for a dedicated zombies mode, though. Epic Games introduced a the first PvE element into Fortnite with Fortnitemares, where zombie-like Cube Monsters provided a fresh experience for the battle royale. And PUBG may be planning something similar.

However, similar to older collaborations, such as the Mission Impossible event, PUBG x Resident Evil 2 is set to be exclusive to mobile. Seeing as the new and improved Resident Evil 2 launches on Xbox One, PS4, and PC, that's a bit of strange move. Of course, PUBG Corp want to increase Mobile player numbers, but when you snag a collab deal this big, surely you'd push it on every platform - or at least the PS4 version of PUBG, paying tribute to the Resident Evil series' PlayStation roots.

But, despite the PC and console exclusion, Twitter seems excited about the crossover. One user posted: "Love PUBG MOBILE. Support PUBG Mobile by buying UC. Cant wait to play in zombie mode. It would be awesome!!!"

The reveal also explains how "something is coming very soon," but whether that means more details or the mode itself is unclear, so stay tuned for more updates.

If you're yet to try out PUBG Mobile, it's free on both Android and App Stores, so why not give it a go? Like many mobile games, it does offer in-app purchases - but even if you keep your wallet in your pocket, you should be able to enjoy one of the best battle royales available, on the go.

What do you think about this crossover? Should it be on all platforms? Do you play PUBG Mobile? Are you looking forward to the new Resident Evil 2? Let us know.

Featured Image Credit: PUBG Corp/Capcom

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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