PUBG Mobile - Football GOAT Lionel Messi joining game in next update

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A new version of PUBG Mobile will be released soon, with a very famous face joining the ranks!

Widely regarded as the greatest footballer of all time, Lionel Messi has partnered with the title, which will bring plenty of new content to the game.

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Check out how this collaboration will impact PUBG Mobile below.

GOAT Season

PUBG Mobile has announced a new partnership with global football icon Lionel Messi.

The superstar will be arriving on players' devices during the next update to the battle royale game.

As stated in the press release:

The collaboration will introduce a unique collection of in-game outfits, and other items available for a limited time that will let players show off their sporting prowess on the battleground. More information on the partnership is yet to be revealed, so stay tuned for further announcements.

Version 2.3 Update

We don't know exactly when the Version 2.3 Update will come to PUBG Mobile, only that it will be in early November.

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Some are speculating that it will go live on Sunday, 13 November.

As well as the usual upgrades and content coming, a new Football-themed Mode is leaked to drop, with access to a Beta version of the patch giving a glimpse of what to expect.

Set to be included are:

  • Maps for the football-themed mode: Erangel, Nusa, Livik
  • New Tactical Item - Golden Shoes
  • New Throwable - Football
  • New Themed Area - Football Carnival
  • Football Air Drops
  • Football Cover
  • Football-themed Spawn Island

Not only does this update celebrate the partnership with Messi, but it will also come in time for the start of the 2022 World Cup!

The GOAT Speaks

On his new partnership, Lionel Messi had this to say:

“Video games have always been a huge part of my life. I find them incredibly helpful to relax and enjoy myself when I’m not training, and to connect with my teammates, friends, and family. PUBG MOBILE is so much fun, and I am personally amongst its millions of fans all over the world. I am proud of what we’ve been working on and want to invite all players to join me in PUBG MOBILE.”

Vincent Wang, Head of PUBG Mobile Publishing, Tencent Games, said:

“Knowing that many of PUBG MOBILE players are big football enthusiasts as it is, we can’t wait to champion the sport in-game, as well as spread its joy to new fans.”

The deal is bound to make a lot of current players extremely excited, and will likely bring in an even wider audience to the title!