It suffices to say that playing PUBG can be a heck of a lot of fun, even if you haven’t mastered the very basics of the game. As soon as you play your very first match, however, you’ll immediately catch the bug and want to get your first ‘Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner‘ moment. To get to that stage though you’ll need to master every aspect of the game, and that’s where we come in. There’s nothing worse than putting countless hours of effort into a game to get nowhere near where you want to be. Read on to find out the best tactics to mastering the art of PUBG.
Get to grips with the controls
You’ll probably be thinking that this first one is a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how many people skip this step and mindlessly start smashing buttons. Learn how to duck into cover quickly, get to know how to sprint and all the other buttons before the match begins.
Let’s say you’re playing a match but can’t find that loot pickup button fast enough, then its time to swap your button layout. It’s not uncommon for the standard button layout to not work out for all players, and being aware of which keys do what is going to get you much closer to the end goal. For PC players this will be essential, keep changing those layouts and controls until you are completely satisfied. It’s also worthwhile etching those layouts into your memory so that combat and movement controls come to you like clockwork. It’d be pretty frustrating to find out after a load of matches, getting downed by a head shot, could have been prevented by laying down and going prone but you didn’t even know it was an option. Give yourself the best chance at success by learning everything your character can do in-game.
Adapt your mindset
Next up, it is essential to understand that while similarities exist with PUBG and other games in the battle royale remit that PUBG is different in several ways. Firstly, you don’t want to kill as many people as you can (looking at you Fortnite), its more about survival. Keep this in mind, and you’ll be one step closer to victory.
Understanding PUBG mechanics
Our next tip is a fairly obvious one; understand that jumping out of the plane and then diving around in plain site is going to get you killed almost immediately. Knowing the best places to land from your jump is essential to your next steps. If you prefer a stealthy approach, then your best approach would be landing in a quieter spot away from the sights of other players. If you enjoy a certain caliber of weapon, even if you haven’t got to grips with it yet then attempt to pick up the weapon type that you find is most useful for you. Picking up any weapon for the sake of it could prove a disadvantage.
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Your surroundings are your friend
Let’s say you’ve landed where you want, picked up the ideal weapon and you hear a gunshot fired your way as you traverse the map. You don’t know where its come from, and rather than flap around or worse try to fire back, you need to head towards safety. If there are no buildings nearby and you’re in open land, then you may have no option but to return fire, but you need to figure out where they’re firing from first.
If you’re able to, make use of your surroundings or head for cover (if available). Do not just stop dead or run in a vertical direction. Doing that will make you dead quick for sure. As you start sprinting look out for environment assistance such as bridges, hills or perhaps a ditch. If you spot a building, then that is your best option. All of these solutions can help you with a clean getaway. Jump as you run and dive in between trees as that will make you a trickier target, but continuously look for things to help you get the jump on your pursuer. If you do manage to find some decent terrain, you could quickly get the drop on your shooter. Turn the tables by running and weaving, and finding adequate cover. Keep calm and keep your eyes peeled for an opportunity to switch from the target into the shooter (Prey becomes Predator).
Do you think we missed any pointers on how to master PUBG? What are your best strategies for staying alive and besting your opponents? Let us know in the comment section below.
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