Rush Royale adds Jake Paul as a new hero alongside kicking off The Champion Rumble Event

Rush Royale adds Jake Paul as a new hero alongside kicking off The Champion Rumble Event

Mobile always stood as the king of strange collaborations before Fortnite threw nearly every character or celebrity into the battle royale. Today, Rush Royale is continuing that grand tradition by adding YouTuber turned boxer Jake Paul as a character to the tower defence.

His arrival coincides with the start of the Champion Rumble event, which will run for the next two weeks. During that time, you can earn Champion Tokens to unlock rewards, including the hero, the Belt of the Island Champion. But the main prize - particularly if you happen to be a fan of Jake Paul - is fragments you can use to unlock him.

Jake Paul will remain available to unlock until July 29th. As you might expect, he brings a distinct skill set to Rush Royale, including super hit, hype, energy RR, and commemorative photo. He also comes equipped with a championship belt item. Paul also voices the character, which might be a reason to keep the game on mute for some.

I enjoy the silliness of these kinds of collaborations where it makes very little sense beyond the popularity of the individual involved. It reminds me of when Arianna Grande became a character in Final Fantasy Brave Exvius. They stick out a mile when put next to the rest of the units, but it amuses me immensely.

If you're unfamiliar with Rush Royale, it's a tower defence, despite what you might infer from the name. In it, you will assemble a deck of units to send into battle to protect your structures from invading enemies. It looks to mix elements from different types of games to spice up an otherwise predictable genre.

Rush Royale is available now on the App Store and Google Play as a free-to-play game with in-app purchases. You can download it for your preferred platform using the links below.

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Stephen Gregson-Wood
Stephen Gregson-Wood
Stephen brings both a love of games and a very formal-sounding journalism qualification to the Pocket Gamer team.