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Fans are divided over the new ‘Suicide Squad’-edition skins.
Battle royale multiplayer shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will receive two new skins that are leaving fans excited and confused, depending on who you ask. DC Comics’ Harley Quinn and Joker are coming to PUBG with their Suicide Squad renditions.
DC and PUBG developer PUBG Corp first announced the new skins last night with an official trailer showcasing Joker and Harley in action. Calling the two characters “your favorite Suicide Squad heroes,” PUBG went on to tease that both characters will arrive “soon” to the game. As for a specific date or timeline, that remains unclear.
Fans quickly took to Twitter with complaints about the Joker’s appearance. While Harley looks polished, sleek, and just like her Suicide Squad variant, Jared Leto’s Joker looks incredibly bland. It’s like PUBG Corp simply reskinned a pre-existing character model in Paint and shipped the skin out as an official look. PUBG fans had some choice words over his appearance, to say the least.
Overall, the fact that it’s Leto’s version of the Joker seems to upset fans.
It’s Leto’s Joker? pic.twitter.com/owwtfxT6Pt
— Alex K. Porell (@AlexKPorell) November 6, 2018
— Memory Cards (@memorycardsYT) November 6, 2018
That Joker.. 🤣 pic.twitter.com/ohWCN2MVhi
— Rees (@Rees_FIFA) November 6, 2018
— Moozdzn (@moozdzn) November 6, 2018
The Joker looks shit in this.
— Blaze (@BlazeGames_) November 6, 2018
that's genuinely the worst looking joker I've ever seen
holy fuck, my sides https://t.co/W8pKc36aFA
— Jambles (@NightlyJambles) November 6, 2018
idk man, that joker skin looks pretty tight. can't wait to give pubg more of my hard earn money, so they can keep up with the making the shittiest game in planet even shittier.
— Vaibhav (@KingOfKrypton) November 6, 2018
— NGAZ (@1OOMoral) November 6, 2018
Some fans pointed to an ongoing problem with PUBG: while its developers promise to fix the game, new microtransactions are slipping in left and right while bugs and optimization issues plague the game. Some worry the company is more concerned with making money than developing an enjoyable gaming experience.
— Greg Ruller (@COMPUTERGREG) November 6, 2018
Can’t wait for you to overcharge this and not fix the game.
— Eltra (@Eltra_Phoenix) November 6, 2018
All that work and you couldn't even add a decent walk animation.
— Banana Duck (@BananaDuc) November 6, 2018
I love your game, but no pic.twitter.com/Pg6rKsncJI
— Evan (@Naumcheff) November 6, 2018
Fix PUBG ended last month without solving anything… but yeah let's sell more skins to earn more money. Unisntalling the game in 2 days from now. Bye
— Pablo Bermejo (@T4isonTV) November 6, 2018
— Brian Koontz (@Gonneedbout350) November 6, 2018
— Git R. Done (@3yb0ss) November 6, 2018
Others were just happy to have Joker and Harley as playable characters.
Oh my ghad! 😍 https://t.co/49YNHg5ER6
— ❤PrincessPsycho (@thiallmynt) November 6, 2018
— Captain Amerighost (@CaptAmerighost) November 6, 2018
— Bregosky (@Bregosky) November 6, 2018
And of course, a few folks compared the decision to Fortnite. After all, Marvel’s Thanos appeared in the game’s “Infinity Guantlet Limited Time Mashup” mode to coincide with Avengers: Infinity War. Just a few months later, it makes sense PUBG would try to bring the DC universe into its own game, albeit with mixed results.
When you sue Fortnite for "replicating the experience you are known for" and now you're literally copying Fortnite's marketing strategies. https://t.co/jcMl3kL6Xs
— Luisito dice (@Xz1ley) November 6, 2018
This is more cursed than Thanos in Fortnite https://t.co/b313d9oVrN
— B̷̝̑a̵̼̓͊͜r̸͚͇̓ȑ̶̖̘y̷̬̼͝ (@bazzickles) November 6, 2018
Fortnite announced a collab and now pubg….coincidence? I think not lol
— SKai (@GamerSKai) November 6, 2018
So fortnite collaborates with marvel's infinity war. And pubg gets fucking suicide squad. The worst D.C movie since Batman and Robin… Good call… This just in Fortnite just made a deal with the NFL what are we going to get fucking water polo?
— Zackary Gould (@ZackaryMGould) November 6, 2018
Fortnite: 2 football skins with customizable number and you can choose a NFL's team official color!
Pubg: remember that movie from 2 years ago that absolutely bombed? https://t.co/MzzP9jfa31
— Juliazim (@juliazim0) November 6, 2018
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Ana Valens is an LGBTQ reporter and essayist for the Daily Dot. Her work has previously appeared in Bitch, the Establishment, Vice's Waypoint, Rolling Stone's Glixel, and the Toast. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.