Tencent’s hit mobile title “Honour of Kings” brought in approximately RMB 7 billion (just over $1 billion) in February, according to a research report from Japanese investment bank Nomura.

The report attributed the surge in revenue to a major expansion pack that was launched on Jan. 17, the largest one the game has received since its release in 2015. The daily average user (DAU) and download volume of “Honour of Kings” spiked after the release of the expansion pack, the report shows.

Dubbed “Version 2.0,” the pack includes significant graphic improvements and a good amount of fresh content. Tencent said it spent more than 88,000 hours on model updates and remastered a total of 105 heroes and skins.

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Tony Xu

Tony Xu is Shanghai-based tech reporter. Connect with him via e-mail: tony.xu@technode.com