PUBG is not your typical shooter. The aim is to survive, in fact you can win without getting a single one – so your usual shooter strategy needs to adapt.
The prevailing meta, so to speak, is stealth. In fact, many of the highest-ranking players who are aiming to compete at upcoming tournaments simply rely on ‘boring’ stealth strategies, like hiding offshore on boats and camping in bushes to see them through to the final gunfight at the end of a round. The argument goes that everyone else will kill each other anyway, so why expose yourself to the risk?
The general flow of a game then is roughly as follows:
- You’ll spawn in the plane, and need to choose somewhere to land. avoid high-traffic areas like major owns and cities, and find a safe little spot to loot some weapons and equipment on your own.
- Then, when you’re all set (or run out of things to loot before the electrical field starts getting close) it’s a case of going where the white circle is. You’ll need to find safe points to rest, loot, and defend yourself along the way, while the player count gradually drops, until you ideally reach the last 5 or 10 players
- Hit The Ground First, Each time that the plane spawns, it will choose a random path across the island. Try to go for somewhere that’s close to the area where the plane first passes over the island, as this will make it easier for you to hit the ground quicker than your enemies, allowing you precious seconds more to loot before you have to start defending your claim.
Don’t Stay Still Ever. This is one of the biggest things you’ll need to get a grasp on as you compete in PUBG. No matter what you’re doing, never stop moving. Keep moving from side to side, peeking around corners and then peeking back out of site. It is easier to hit a target standing still than a moving target. PUBG features bullet physics as if it was real life. So hitting targets from different distances and depths can be tricky. Always moving will keep you alive more times than not, and it’s crucial to make it harder for the enemy to hit you. Every second you stand still is a second that someone has time to line up their shot, which means you’re even closer to being a dead man.
Stay out of redzones A lot of people think that Red Zones aren’t going to kill them, that they are simply there to scare the player. We’ve heard so many reports from players that say “the Red Zone has never killed me”. Our response? It’s only a matter of time. Bombs are bombs, and playing with fire will always get you burned. Avoid these areas as much as possible, or take cover inside of buildings when they hit areas around you. This will keep you alive longer. Just trust us. Red Zones are bad news.
- Don’t Engage in unnecessary FightsA lot of people are use to a tradition shooter, where you have millions of lives and you can engage in every fight only to just re-spawn and come back. The Key in PUBG is to be the last man standing. Each fight you take is a chance that you will die. Even the most skilled FPS players avoid unnecessary gunfights. This Game is more about tactics than raw gun skill. If you want to be the last one life you want to use tactics instead of trying to kill everyone off like rambo.
- There is no such than as too much lootYou can never have too much gear because health doesn’t regenerate. You need health packs and boost such as energy drinks or painkillers. You are always getting shot at. So you want to carry multiple helmets in case the one that you are wearing gets damaged.