A special collaboration event tied to Devil May Cry 5 was announced on March 4th, 2019, which then ran between March 14 - April 3. Nero, Dante and V could be acquired by players and used during combat. Before the collaboration period started, a small countdown campaign was held, all players would receive a 4★ Dante if the designated post on the game's official Facebook page reached 1,000 likes.
Aside from Nero, Dante and V, Nico also makes an appearance during the story mode tied to the event. Various assets from Devil May Cry 5 such as grunts, voice lines and soundtracks were also present during the collaboration period.
During the event, Red Orbs could be acquired by clearing event quests, which could be exchanged for rewards, there was a Red Orb Ranking that would award players with exclusive Devil May Cry titles such as "Handyman" (something that Dante calls himself in the story mode), "Young Devil Hunter", "Strongest Demon Slayer", "Legendary Dark Knight", and "Devil May Cry". Soul Aethers (S and L) were also available which were needed to awaken the DMC5 collaboration event characters, they were acquired clearing certain Event Quests on the Normal difficulty for the first time or from random drops in Event Quests.
In Japan, players could acquire a 4★ Fiend Nero by going to a specific 7-Eleven store and tapping the 7-Eleven button in-game.
Players could also use the in-game AR feature to spawn either Nero, Dante and V in any real-world environment.
The Bayonetta series also had a similar collaboration with this game, which not only means it's possible to create a party with only Bayonetta and Devil May Cry characters, but during the event period, players could also use Bayonetta herself to fight Dante in one of the story battles.
The Soul Aether item which could be acquired during the event is based on the Proud Souls from Devil May Cry 4.