Tesla is appearing in video games more often now, as a new collaboration with PUBG Mobile shows that several elements from the electric car manufacturer have been added to the game’s main mode. Model Y, Tesla’s all-electric crossover, and Tesla Semi also entered the virtual gaming world for the first time, with Model Y even a self-driving mode similar to Tesla’s Autopilot.
PUBG Mobile 1.5: IGNITION is a Battle Royale-style game, which means that a lobby of between 80-150 players all spawn into a virtual world with the goal of being the last to stand. By using resources such as weapons, ammunition, health materials and building materials, the goal is to survive as long as possible, while defeating and eliminating enemy players. This style of play became mainstream several years ago with the introduction of the trendy video game Fortnite. While other battle kings existed, Fortnite launched it into the mainstream.
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PUBG is also popular, and it’s quite interesting to see the Model Y debut in a non-racing game, as many other Teslas have. In previous editions of Forza Motorsport, vehicles such as the Tesla Model S P85 have been included as purchasable cars, giving players the opportunity to experience all-electric instant torque and horsepower … sort of. However, a game based on survival and outlasting others is not taken too far, especially with Model Y’s extra Autopilot functionality in the game and other interesting real features such as the car’s double glazing. (I say it satirically).
According to PUBG Mobil’s official website, Tesla Semi is also available in the game, but not available for game control. Instead, the vehicle will “spawn randomly along the road in the wild and drive automatically on specific routes.” Players must shoot Semi until it is destroyed so that they can obtain Supply Crates. These boxes will give players items such as ammo and extra weapons.
The game also includes a small Gigafactory in the map area of Erangel. This is where the player’s production chops are put to the test. Model Ys is not just on the path for players to take; you will have to build it yourself. By activating a series of switches and levers, Gigafactory will come to life, bringing in a full-scale sneak peek at the highly automated lines that Tesla already uses in its real production facilities. After a few minutes, the Model Y will be ready to roll off production lines, and the player will have the opportunity to take the speed and performance for a spin, all while avoiding the enemy players, of course.
Credit: PUBG Mobile | YouTube
Credit: PUBG Mobile | YouTube
In a game like this, it seems that the Tesla Cybertruck, with its ultra-strong Tesla Glass and impenetrable stainless steel alloy, would be the most popular choice among doomsday players. However, this vehicle has not yet been added to the PUBG Mobile platform, but there are no indications that it will not happen in the future.
Check out a quick preview of Tesla’s looks in the PUBG Mobile 1.5: IGNITION game below.