For those new to the PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battleground) scene we’ve got the low down on what you can expect from the game.
What is PUBG?
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is an online multiplayer battle royale game, so the aim of the game is to be the last player standing. In one game you can have up to 100 players parachuting onto an island where you hunt for weapons and other equipment to take down other players whilst avoiding getting yourself killed. You can be an individual player or part of a team. Either way, the last player or team standing win.
The longer the game lasts the smaller the playing area becomes and any players outside the designate zone start taking damage over time. This circle is 50 meters across during the final moments of each game. But, since the final circle can exist anywhere on the map, it’s completely possible that the last few remaining players might never see each other. If this is the case, the player with the most health is declared the winner.
What tactics can you take?
There’s two different tactics you can take, depending on how many risks you’re willing to take.
Firstly, you can go all out. Collect as many weapons you can and go on a killing rampage, just like this player:
Super impressive. Or you can let others do most of the work, find a solid hiding place whilst staying inside the designated safe zone and show yourself at the last minute when there’s only a few other players left. Some of the best players out there take the latter option. That said you do need combat experience when its comes to crunch time so we recommend spending a fair few games spawning in the high traffic areas to really get a feel for the weapons and taking other players down. Once you’ve honed your battle skills then you can start on your long term strategy.
What do you win?
Well first and foremost you’re filled with a strong feeling of accomplishment.
You’re also presented with the prestigious ‘winner winner chicken dinner’ message. As well as that, you win a decent amount of in-game currency. This can be used to buy a crate, which usually contains cosmetic items for your character or weapon customisations.
More hints and tips:
- Take off your shoes! No shoes means you make less noise moving around, stealth mode enhanced!
- Big towns mean better loot.
- Things you should be prioritising for your loot stash; an assault rifle, a backpack, helmet, healing items (as many as you can find) and a bulletproof vest.
- All doors start closed, if one is open you know someone has already been there. If you leave a door open, other players know that someone has already been in there. Think tactics.
- Try to keep moving always, it stops another player getting an easy head shot. Keep crouching and standing up or wiggle from side to side.
- If you know a fight is about to erupt or you need to get across a dangerous patch of land, use a ‘boost’ item like energy drinks or painkillers because the healing over time and extra speed can be crucial.
- Always, we repeat, ALWAYS be aware of the circle.
Leave your best PUBG tips in the comments below. Good luck in the hunt for your chicken dinner.