The Joker and Harley Quinn will soon be playable in PUBG, or at least as skins. PUBG corp has apparently teamed up with DC in order to combine PUBG together with the Suicide Squad. In the trailer, you can see the deranged duo go to town on some unsuspecting players.
Both of the skins are very clearly based on the Joker and Harley Quinn from the Suicide Squad which, despite its stellar cast, was a major letdown. Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn was definitely one of the highlights of the movie though so basing the Harley Quinn skin of her is not really an issue, however, Jared Leto’s Joker was a bit bizarre and not really in a Joker kind of way. The trailer also suggests that a new weapon will be coming to the game in the form of a baseball bat as we see this weapon being used by Harley Quinn in the trailer.
Combining Suicide Squad and PUBG is obviously inspired by the Fortnite X Marvel event where players were given the opportunity to run wild as Thanos in a special game mode. For now, it seems that the Joker and Harley Quinn will just be skins and that there won’t be a special game mode introduced to PUBG for the collaboration but that could still be announced in the future.
Although nobody is going to complain about two new Suicide Squad skins, the entire ordeal is a bit weird. Suicide Squad was already released in 2016, when PUBG wasn’t even a thing, and the hype around the movie is long gone. Most people even regard Suicide Squad as a pretty awful movie albeit entertaining at certain points of the movie. A Suicide Squad sequel is confirmed to be in production so maybe this current collaboration could serve as the start of a long partnership between the two.