Two DC Villains Joining ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ Video Game

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The world of the video game has certainly changed a lot since I was a kid. Instead of being purely single player experiences or couch co-op games, the power of the Internet has evolved them into “Games as a service.” Which means that instead of a developer making a game, releasing it, and moving on to the next thing, they are now constantly updating games with new events to keep players coming back. 

Overwatch celebrated Halloween and Christmas with special character skins that match the holidays, Fortnite had a promotion with Avengers: Infinity War where players could find the Infinity Gauntlet and dominate the Battle Royale game, now PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) has joined the party.

First Isn’t Always Best

The first truly successful Battle Royale game where 100 players parachute onto an island, scavenge for weapons and equipment and fight to be the last one standing. Think Hunger Games in video game form. PUBG dominated video game headlines last year, breaking records for concurrent users playing the game. Of course, Fortnite launched it’s own Battle Royale mode that was free and ran smoother, quickly making it king of the genre. Now Call of Duty’s Black Ops 4 has its own mode called Blackout, which has gained great reviews and success.

PUGB is now making moves to try and stay relevant and has partnered with DC and Warner Bros. to bring Harley Quinn and what looks like the Joker from Suicide Squad. Check out the teaser video below:

The video clearly shows glimpses of Margot Robbie’s version of Harley from the film, and while we only see a silhouette of a man next to her at the end, it looks an awful lot like Jared Leto’s Joker, which would obviously make the most sense.

What doesn’t make sense is…why? Suicide Squad wasn’t exactly the most well received film and hasn’t even been in theaters for 2 years. While many fans loved Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, fans weren’t so kind to Jared Leto’s interpretation of the Joker, nor were many people a fan of his tattooed look.

With Margot Robbie returning to Harley in Birds of Prey and Ewan McGregor recently being cast as Black Mask in the film, maybe it’s more of a promotion for that? After all, the description of the video is “Some jailbirds are not meant to be caged. Coming soon.”

Who knows. They didn’t even announce when Harley and (maybe) the Joker are coming, just that they are “Coming soon.”

Do you play PUBG? Are you excited to play as Joker and Harley? Let us know!

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Chris Foti

Lifelong fan of Batman and Boston Sports