BTS will play the hugely popular battle royale game ‘Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout’ in the upcoming episode of their web series, ‘Run BTS.’
The game’s developer, Mediatonic, shared the news on Tuesday (November 3) through the official Fall Guys Twitter account. “YOOO BTS ARE GONNA PLAY FALL GUYS IN THE NEXT EPISODE OF RUN BTS. Someone tag Army,” it wrote. Army is the official name of BTS’ fandom.
YOOO BTS ARE GONNA PLAY FALL GUYS IN THE NEXT EPISODE OF RUN BTS
Someone tag Army 😂 https://t.co/pDVjelpzDY
— Fall Guys 👑 (@FallGuysGame) November 3, 2020
The tweet also features a screenshot of the upcoming episode, showcasing members J-Hope, Jungkook and RM getting ready to play The Whirlygig round.
A short teaser of ‘Fall Guys’ was later posted on Twitter by user @trinhers, and it captures the K-pop boyband dealing with in-game lag. One member also proclaims that playing the round felt like “meeting the best gamers in town”.
The ‘Run BTS’ episode will be released on November 10, exclusively through the Weverse app. The boyband faced off against South Korean League Of Legends esports team, T1, in a previous episode of the series.
BTS are also set to release their new album, Be, later this month on November 20. The upcoming record will feature the lead single “Life Goes On”, which the K-pop stars will perform during their appearance at the 2020 American Music Awards on November 22.
Earlier this year, BTS released the song “Dynamite”, which became the group’s first to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The previous highest record for a Korean artist had been set by PSY’s “Gangnam Style,” which hit No.2 for seven weeks. Before that, Far East Movement topped the charts for three non-consecutive weeks in 2010, with two of the three members being of Korean descent.
The track also sold 265,000 downloads within its first week of release, the highest recorded since Taylor Swift’s 2017 single “Look What You Made Me Do”.