LIONEL Messi was rumoured to appear as an upcoming operator in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, but he’s coming to PUBG instead.
A list of names of unreleased operators appearing in Modern Warfare 2, began circulating after dataminers found it in the game’s files.
The G.O.A.T. is coming to PUBG.
On the list were three world-famous footballers, Neymar, Paul Pogba, and Lionel Messi.
Since Call of Duty was released, players found the models for both Neymar, and Pogba’s operators in the game.
While the datamined list appeared to be real, fans couldn’t find the model for football’s G.O.A.T.
Messi may have planned to make his debut appearance in a video game in CoD, but it seems he decided to take a different offer.
Battle royale PUBG recently announced that Messi would be joining its line-up as a playable character.
Messi will be added into the free-to-play shooter in November alongside the 2.3 update.
On the collaboration Messi said: “Video games have always been a huge part of my life.
“I find them great for relaxing and having fun, and to connect with my friends and family when I’m not in training.
“I really enjoy PUBG Mobile, and I am one of millions of fans across the world.
“I’m really proud of our collaboration, and would like to invite players to come and play PUBG Mobile with me”
An official release date has not been given for the 2.3 update, but if it is similar to previous updates, we expect it to drop around November 12.
PUBG used to be the most popular battle royale shooter, but it lost a large portion of its player base when Fortnite gained popularity.
However, since PUBG went free-to-play, its popularity skyrocketed, gaining as much as 80k players per day at its peak.
By adding a number of collaborations with superstars such as Messi, and popular series such as Assassin’s Creed, it hopes to increase its player base further.
Fortnite remains one of the world’s most popular games, but PUBG intends to stiffen the competition.
Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.
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