PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds(PUBG) is now available on your cell phone. The PC, Xbox One, and now Android and iOS smash hit may have lost to Epic Games’ Fortnite in the ‘great battle royale war’, but the sandbox kill-fest rules over Android sitting in the top games of the play store with millions of downloads.
For beginners, the initial thing you shall know is that PUBG is all about survival till the end in a 100-person individually or against 25 teams team . whether you’re the kind of player that likes to pick the best weapons you can find and go all guns blazing, or you opt for a more stealthy approach, there are some gameplay basics that everyone needs to apply while entering the battlefield.
In this guide, you’ll find some significant PUBG Mobile tips and tricks that will put you ahead of the pack and help you bag those sweet, sweet chicken dinners.
Pubg mobile tips and tricks 1 – Parachute
Don’t land in the water, obviously.
Choose where to land very carefully
A game of PUBG can last for half an hour or, if things go really wrong, it can all be over in a few seconds. One best way of exiting early is by misjudging your initial landing spot, which is why it’s first on our list of PUBG Mobile tips and tricks.
the rule of thumb, you want to aim for the promising loot spots in the game map, while also avoid as many other players as possible. There are some particular areas that regularly provide the best weapons and armor such as the military base, power plant, or the various major towns in the original map Erangel, but keep in mind that other seasoned players will be heading there as well.
Once you’ve jumped out of the cargo plane, keep an eye out for swarms of other players heading to a single location and avoid those areas like the plague.
Likewise, don’t just aimlessly drift once you’re in freefall—pinpoint a safe enough area, preferably with buildings so you can grab some loot, and push forward to speed your way there. Buildings will show up as white blocks on the minimap, so make sure you are going in the right direction.
If you can’t see properly you can always open your parachute early and land to a decent zone. Just be aware that every second you spend in the sky is a second your opponents will be using to gear up Some loot.
Loot first, shoot later
Let me emphasize this one last time—if you die in PUBG you are dead. In solo play, there are no second chances, and in squads, you’ll be putting your team’s chances of victory at risk if you keep getting down early and mind every time you are knocked out your health goxes x times where x is the no of times you have been knocked out so what out before you are knocked out.
Once you hit the floor, your first priority is gearing up so you don’t get clipped in any initial fight. You’ll find crucial loot scattered around in buildings and supply crate drops. The latter contains the most sought-after weapons like the insanely powerful AWM sniper rifle but remember you won’t be the only one hoping to grab the master weapon.
Pubg mobile tips and tricks 2 – Supply
Make sure to share the item in a supply drop if you’re in a squad.
The most important loot in the early stages is a half-decent weapon, ammo, and some reasonable armor, as well as a backpack upgrade (up to level 3) so you have room for better gear as you start exploring. Any gun is better than your fists or even the great PUBG frying pan, so grab any nearby firearms before engaging a foe.
Armor is also crucial so you can take more hits in a firefight. Like the backpack, head and body armor is graded from level 1 to 3, but level 3 armor is fairly rare. Aim for level 2 armor before picking a scrap, or level 1 at a bare minimum and consider you armo before taking fights.
Health items are also a priority. First aid kits are preferable, but bandages, painkillers, and the like will all help in a pinch. Thrown items like grenades will become more important later on as an offensive or distraction tool once the player count has diminished, but don’t be afraid to throw an explosive surprise if you come across an unsuspecting group early on.
Pubg mobile tips and tricks 3 – Aiming
See that tiny outline of a person? No? Then don’t pull the trigger.
Only shoot when you’re in range
This is the ultimate rookie error and it’ll get you killed more than anything else in PUBG Mobile. Deciding when to hide and when to attack is a tricky balancing act, but you should never ever open fire unless you know your weapon has a chance of hitting the target and you have cover if they retaliate.
While knowing when you’re in range will take some practice for complete newcomers, if you have any experience with Player vs Player shooters you’ll already have a fair understanding of the basics. Shotguns (especially the awesome S12K) and SMGs are useful for up-close burst damage, assault rifles and marksman are good for mid-range fights, and sniper rifles are perfect for long distance pot shots.
Attachments can extend the range of some weapons—assault rifles with scopes can sometimes be better than sniper rifles—but some guns are only useful in specific circumstances. Shotguns, for example, are a great tool for clearing out a building but are practically useless out in the open fields.
Where possible, try to keep complementary weapons on hand and don’t carry two weapons that fulfill the same purpose and if carrying a sniper consider carrying a pistol as a back if you ran out of bullets during an up close combat.
Pubg mobile tips and tricks 4 – Watch out the map
It’ll take a fair few games to learn the layout of certain areas of the PUBG map, let alone the whole thing. While you’re getting used to the landscape, make sure you’re paying attention to the minimap and keeping an eye on the diminishing play area.
In PUBG, the only safe area lies within “The Circle”. This circle will begin to shrink at select times during the match and if you find yourself outside of it for too long, you’ll eventually die.
The damage you take in this electrified blue field will increase as the circle shrinks. Early on you’ll be fine for a few minutes, while in the very final stage you won’t last more than ten seconds.
Time to move.
Each new circle will show on your map as a white outline, so if you watch your map you’ll always know where to go next. There’s no need to rush in the early phases, but towards the end, you’ll need to get moving to avoid death while also trying to steer clear of other players who will be doing the same thing. You should always be trying to remain in cover where possible, but if you do need to move, move quickly and with purpose.
The minimap also has one final trick up its sleeve that you absolutely need to look out for—a fire indicator. If you hear gunfire in your vicinity, have a quick glance at the map and it’ll show exactly where it’s coming from.
Pubg mobile tips and tricks 5 – Vehicle Drive by
You can lean out of vehicles from the passenger seat for some spicy drive-bys.
Wheels are better than legs
Need to get somewhere fast? Then you need a vehicle, my friend.
Vehicles are littered all around each of the game’s maps but you’ll find them most commonly near the larger cities and on the main roads.
Unfortunately, while there are plenty of vehicles to go around, there’s also up to 99 other players potentially looking to get behind the wheel too, so be sure it’s safe before approaching.
Pubg mobile tips and tricks 6 – Being Prone
You can’t see me.
Hide and peek
PUBG games almost always end with a tiny group of fighters lying around on the floor hoping someone else pops their head up first. That person usually gets domed immediately, by the way, so make sure it isn’t you.
Going fully prone in PUBG is an important maneuver, so much so that it has its own dedicated button. It’s also a double-edged sword, however, as while you’ll get a nice recoil and accuracy boost and generally be a little more hidden, mobility is almost non-existent.
If someone approaches you from behind while you’re on your chest, you’re almost definitely going to end up dead—especially if you’re looking through a scope at the same time. Keep an eye on your minimap and the surroundings before hitting the floor, and don’t be afraid to flank your opponents when they’re lying down but don’t forget about the rendering as it may happen that you are killed by a third party person while you were trying to kill the second one.
When out in the open, taking advantage of rocks and the sides of buildings for cover can be a much safer alternative. What PUBG doesn’t tell you is that you can actually peek around the side of cover without exposing your squishy limbs, but to do that you’ll have to take a quick trip to the Settings > Basic menu.
Pubg mobile tips and tricks 7 – Peek
Enable peek for an advantage over less studious players.
Simply toggle Peek & Fire to “Enable” and you’ll be able to peer around corners. Just be aware that you’re far from invulnerable when doing this, as your head will lean with you, but you’ll be a much smaller target.
One final point on controls: remap the buttons if you need to. There are three presets for both general and vehicle controls to choose from, but if you can tweak these even further by hitting the Customize option. You can move around every single aspect of the HUD to your liking, increase button sizes, and alter icon transparency, and you can also reset everything to default if you mess up.
Pubg mobile tips and tricks 8 – your Squad
Be a good wingman and talk your way to victory.
Communicate with your squadmates
PUBG can be very lonely when you’re squatting in a field somewhere all alone, just waiting for a chance to strike. That all changes in duo or group play where strategic play and constant communication are key to victory.
Attacking in numbers is far safer than splitting up. Almost every aspect of PUBG changes in co-op, be it choosing a place to land, deciding who takes what loot, picking a target, or even calling who gets to ride shotgun in a vehicle. Attacking in numbers is far safer than splitting up, but equally, you’ll need to maintain a little distance from your allies from time to time to flank opponents and hold vantage points.
Thankfully, PUBG Mobile supports native voice chat using your device’s speakers and microphone, although you will have to enable the latter in Settings > Audio. You can even choose your language to ensure you can communicate effectively with your squad.
Alternatively, if you have a few buddies, you can always use voice and chat apps like Discord. If you absolutely must remain quiet, make sure to at least use the game’s built-in quick chat feature. It lets you send messages like “I’ll cover you” or “Enemies ahead” at the tap of a button.
Gain additional rewards with the Royale Pass
Unlike the previous PUBG Mobile tips, this one won’t help you win any games. With the release of PUBG Mobile update 0.6.0, the game features a Fortnite-like Royale Pass with loads of rewards to unlock as you move up the ranks.
Much like Fortnite Battle Pass, the basic version of the Royale Pass is free, while the Elite Royale Pass costs the game’s premium currency, UC. There is also a more expensive version (Elite Pass Plus) that instantly grants 25 ranks and a few other goodies.
Read more: Pubg Mobile Update 0.11.5.
The rewards won’t give you an in-game boost, but they will definitely get you some style points with new outfits and other cosmetic items. You can even earn experience and BP cards to gain rewards faster, as well as flat bonuses of UC or BP to pick up new cosmetics in the store.
Play on an emulator if you don’t have a good phone
It might sound like cheating, but there is an official PUBG Mobile PC emulator that was released in 2018. Tencent Gaming Buddy is the name, and it provides exactly the same experience as the mobile version, except with a mouse and keyboard.
Sure, you can just play the original PC version of PUBG at that point, but the emulator has several advantages..
First of all, it’s free. Despite the success of Fortnite free-to-play model, PUBG is still a paid game. The emulator runs PUBG Mobile, which has always been free.
Since it’s the same game, cross-platform play is enabled by default. You can play with your smartphone-wielding buddies, but be aware that the entire party will be matched against other emulator players. This puts mobile users at a significant disadvantage.
The last thing that Tencent Gaming Buddy has over PUBG is accessibility. The PUBG Mobile emulator runs on much less powerful machines than Bluehole’s notoriously poorly optimized game. Give it a try if you want to get a new perspective on your favorite battle royale titan.
Do you have any other PUBG Mobile tips and tricks to share with your mates? Fire away in the comments.