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Yes, I did say I was going to hang my Mini 14 in my last blog to instead cover Free Fire. But, I was truly in awe watching the majestic Titans - or kaiju, as I prefer calling them - in cinema (thankfully before MCO 3.0 happened), so I just had to try out PUBG Mobile's latest collaboration event with Godzilla vs. Kong, featuring the titular monsters themselves.
However, does the current special Titan Strikes mode live up to its awesome kaijus? Let's find out in Blog Entry #6:
To be honest, the PUBG Mobile Titans Strike mode doesn't add much variety to its gameplay like its previous Hundred Rhythms mode, though it's better than just lazily rehashing the same formula. Aside from a new type of utilities (Titan Crystals) and Apex camps that house decent enough loot, there's not much to shout about in terms of amping up the gameplay, which isn't necessarily a bad thing for PUBG Mobile purists.
After many hours of playing, I finally managed to try out Godzilla's Titan Crystals in Erangel, which are pretty much sci-fi frag grenades so they're equally devastating. I managed to instantly knock out (or kill, since it was solo mode) an enemy with a single Crystal, which was my proudest moment yet; apart from the cool blue explosion, there isn't anything else to it.
I didn't get the chance to obtain Kong's Crystals in Sanhok, but my friends did tell me it was pretty fun using them, because they could run much faster and leap at great heights - it was chaotic fun battling other players when everyone is roided out.
On the other hand, I hate the small monsters settlements. The crabs are bullet sponges that are excruciatingly difficult to kill off, even in easy monster settlements and they prove to be a huge hindrance when they crash the party (a.k.a. an ensuing gunfight between you and human opponents).
Granted that shotguns would be more effective against them, but let's be honest, how often do we carry a shotgun sans early game? Then again, that's the point of it? Even if you do defeat them they don't carry anything noteworthy and you end up wasting too much ammo. So, it's probably best to just avoid them altogether and loot the old-fashioned way.
Hearing how fun Kong's Titan Crystals are, I'm eager to try them out eventually, as long as I don't die before that. And with the arrival of Mechagodzilla in Livik on Thursday (20 May), his(?) Titan Crystals sound similar to the Hundred Rhythms' Recon Armband, so I'm looking forward to that too.
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Not all of us got to experience the earth-shattering brawl between Godzilla and Kong in cinemas, but thanks to PUBG Mobile's exclusive collaboration with Godzilla vs. Kong, anyone who has Tencent's mobile game in their smartphones will get to see them in person while maintaining SOP this Hari Raya.
Dive into the all-new Titan Strikes game mode, and witness the God-like aura of the three Titans from Godzilla vs. Kong: the titular Titans duo, as well as new foe Mechagodzilla. Each of them will only be available in Erangel, Sanhok and Livik, respectively, because there can only be one to roam the realm.
Each Titan will traverse across a randomly-generated path to destroy the Apex Expeditionary Army camps (which house valuable loot that you can obtain) and other small-fry monsters, which players can also kill to reap more resources. Plus, once the Titan has absorbed enough energy from the Earth, they'll release a variety of Titan Crystals that can be used as special throwables for players. Be careful not to crowd the Titans though. Too many players nearby would provoke them and force them to attack everyone in their vicinity.
To make the event sweeter, players who download the 1.4 update before 16 May will get 2888 BP, 100 AG and a Banana Bonanza (3 days).
Check this out for the full 1.4 patch notes.
In other related news, Malaysian rapper MK of the K-CLIQUE group was announced as a PUBG Mobile ambassador in the country recently. He will produce and release two new songs that will serve as anthems in future PUBG Mobile esports tournaments, not to mention that there will be a collection of MK-centric in-game items, including a permanent MK outfit, character, voice pack, in-game lobby music and more.
The original mobile battle royale has proven that old is gold, with PUBG Mobile downloaded by over one billion gamers worldwide sans China. With Tencent's game celebrating its third anniversary this month, their biggest milestone yet couldn't have come at a better time.
Now we know why PUBG Mobile spared no expense in commemorating their birthday. Their latest music-centric game mode, Hundred Rhythms, set the stage for its bombastic 3rd Anniversary Party on 21 March.
To turn the fun up three notches, three high-profile DJs - Alesso, Lost Frequencies and R3HAB - spun songs that put gamers on their feet and dance (virtually), including their latest singles Going Dumb, Rise and Stars Align, respectively.
Even though PUBG Mobile's anniversary is ending, another blockbuster celebration is coming your way, with a PUBG Mobile x Godzilla vs. Kong collaboration releasing soon. Though there are no clear details on the next update, "a brand new mode that will give PUBG Mobile players a special encounter with both Godzilla and Kong", announced by Godzilla vs. Kong director, Adam Wingard, in his PUBG Mobile birthday wish. Expect more info to be revealed in the near future.
And finally, a sixth new map named Karakin - two-by-two kilometer North African desert that combines the best of both Miramar and Sanhok - will be released next Wednesday (7 April). 64 players dropping in to Karakin can experience the all-new Demolition purple zone (as opposed to the red ones we're accustomed to), new throwables and bullet penetration mechanics that be exclusive to the new map.
The PUBG MOBILE Professional League Spring Split 2021 (PMPL) is currently on-going, with seven more countries joining in the thrill of the PUBG Mobile esports league. For more info on the 2021 esports roadmap for PUBG Mobile, here's our coverage of it.