Imagine, if you will, Ezio Auditore da Firenze quietly falling on his prey from the rooftops of Renaissance Italy – but instead of stabbing his infamous wrist dagger into their necks, he makes them a good one with a cast-iron casserole. Impossible? Well, in-game at least, but no longer in the realm of fanfiction thanks to a collaboration between Ubisoft and Krafton that will bring Assassin’s Creed (opens in new tab) to PUBG (opens in new tab) in August.
From August 17 to September 22, PUBG players will have the opportunity to earn themed cosmetics, including:
- Costumes (x2 sets)
- Bag Skins (x2 sets)
- parachute skin
- gun charm
- Spray Item (x2 sets)
The actual costumes, sprays and skins available in the event are not specified, but a similar crossover is in the works for Krafton’s mobile battle royale New State Mobile – formerly known as PUBG: New State – featuring Ezio’s outfit from Assassin’s Creed. Brotherhood and Shay’s outfit from Assassin’s Creed Rogue. It’s not unreasonable to expect these to be the skins coming to PUBG as well, but Krafton declined to elaborate further.
PUBG’s Haven map will also be updated “for a limited time” during the crossover event with Assassin’s Creed-themed resources and props, including a full takeover of one of the map’s main buildings by Abstergo Industries, the multinational business conglomerate that serves as the modern day front for the Templar Order: An Animus machine is hidden in the building and “Leap of Faith” ledges are strategically placed on the roof.
This isn’t the first bizarre, incongruous crossover PUBG has participated in with other publishers, in fact, it’s relatively common. In past Krafton collaborations, cosmetics from Mission Impossible, Resident Evil, Godzilla, Jujutsu Kaisen, League of Legends, Haruhi Suzumiya and Warframe have popped up in the world of PUBG.
Unfortunately, it looks like the PUBG gang won’t show up in Assassin’s Creed games, so while I think my idea of sticking Ezio the Pope in the face with some quality cookware is a really good idea, we’re not quite into it. the point of just seeing it happen. Maybe ever.
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