How to be a pro player in pubg mobile

How to be a pro player in pubg mobile?

How to be a pro player in pubg mobile :-

Choose your login wisely: You can play as a Guest, use Facebook, or Twitter to sign-in on PUBG Mobile. Facebook or Twitter means you have to connect to your account, but you can then sync your data, so you can switch to another phone or tablet without losing all your progress.

Prepare your phone: PUBG Mobile is a demanding game and your phone needs to be at its best. Remove anything you don’t need on it, quit all those other apps you might have running in the background. Turn off battery saver, turn off data savers, turn off night mode for the best experience. You might also want to turn off auto-brightness – it might dim the game during the game so you can’t see so well. Brighter = better.

Prepare your network: There’s not so much you can do here, but for a lag-free experience, you need a good connection to the PUBG servers. The mobile network will often have a variable speed so it’s WI-Fi all the way. Test your network speed using something like Speed-test and avoid trying to play when someone else is streaming 4K content. My home WI-Fi reports 5ms, and this works great.

Connect your headphones: PUBG Mobile has great audio and often the speakers on your phone won’t do it justice. Connect your headphones for a more immersive experience – it also helps you pinpoint approaching enemy.

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Welcome to the PUBG lobby

When you start the game, you’ll load to the lobby where you can change a full range of settings, select your game type, organize your friends, claim rewards and manage your inventory.

How to pick your region server: Under the big start button you have a box to setup your game type, uncluding the server. Tap here and on the right you’ll the different servers. If you’re trying to play on the North America server from elsewhere, you might just have a leggy experience, so check the ping, you’re looking for a nice low number like 20ms.

How to adjust the frame rate: Tap the settings cog in to the bottom bar on the right, then Graphics. Here you’ll find frame rate. If things are looking choppy, you might want to select low. If you’ve a powerful phone, try high.

How to set the graphics level: You’ll be prompted when you first sign-in, but you can adjust the PUBG Mobile graphics level too, to manage the detail. Higher is better as you can see more, but that can adversely affect performance. Have a play with this and frame rate, adjusting if the game doesn’t run smoothly – but keep an eye on the ping too, to make sure it’s not server lag. There’s also an auto/balanced option – this will keep the game smooth and adjust the settings for you.

Engage HDR mode: OK, so this is a bit of a cheat as we’re yet to find a phone that reports HDR support in PUBG, but when it does come, you’ll find the option in the graphics section of the settings.

How to adjust the aiming reticule: Tap the settings cog in to the top right-hand corner, then Basic. Here you can change the color of the crosshair.

Turn on/off Aim Assist: How hard do you want the game to be? Aim Assist will help you hit the target if you’re generally pointing the right way. It’s in settings > basic.

Use the gyroscope on your phone to help aim: If your phone has a gyroscope, you can use motion to move in the game. The best option is to have it help aim when you’re in the scope or using the sights of your weapon – then you can move the phone rather than having to use the joystick. It can be a lot faster and natural when you have to react quickly. Head into settings > basic and you’ll find the option.

Top tip: These gaming settings above can be changed during the game, so you can switch on the fly and change if you don’t like the results. Changing the graphics level requires a game restart, however.

How to get clothes on your character: You start in your underwear, but you can accumulate clothes in your inventory. You can buy clothing with real money in the Shop, or you can unlock clothes as you play by earning BP and opening crates. Some clothes are temporary, some you get to keep. There are always clothes in the game to pick up as you play.

Turn off chat or adjust the mic volume: PUBG Mobile offers an in-game voice channel, with controls to turn off the mic or speaker for voice, or adjust the levels. In settings > audio, you’ll find the controls. If you don’t want to be listening to some fool’s jobber-jabber, just turn it off. Once you start the game, you can also turn your own mic on/off as well as voice from other players. From version 6, you can silence a particular player, but you can’t turn off text chat for your team.

Change the controls: This is a baggy. PUBG Mobile offers different controls for foot and vehicles and you can adjust both. Head into settings > controls or settings > vehicles and you’ll find the options for defaults.

Change the size or location of controls: Yes, you can also customise the in-game UI. In the controls area above, there’s a “customize” option. In here you can setup different schemes, with the ability to change the transparency of the icons, the size and the location to suit your preferences. Just play the game a bit before you start moving them.

Set shotgun/crossbow/rifle to fire on release: You can select whether to fire some weapons on the tap on the display, or on release. You might notice that when you tap your aim moves slightly, setting to release means the aim point is likely to be more steady. However, that’s less fun for quick shotgun action when you’re in a fix.

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PUBG Mobile gaming modes

There are an increasing number of ways to play PUBG Mobile, with each update bringing a new approach. While the Classic game remains the same, the Arcade mode has changed in many ways. Here’s a breakdown of the current gaming modes in PUBG Mobile.

Everything here is accessed via the button under the start button – that’s where you configure the game type you’re going to play and how.

Select a different map: From version 5 onwards there are two maps – Erangel and Miramir. You’ll find the option to select the map once you hit the game type button. If you select both, it will randomly pick one for you.

How to select Solo, Duo or Squad play: You can choose to play any of the game modes on your own, as a pair or in four-player squad, this option is just under the maps. There are daily missions for different types of games, so it’s worth mixing it up. Sometimes you just want to destroy everyone, sometimes you’ll want a squad.

How to select first person or third person mode: The first person perspective (FPP) is a recent addition to the game, giving you a different view. At the top of the game mode selector you’ll see the option for FPP or TPP (third person perspective). Both gaming views are ranked separately, so make sure you play both.

Classic mode

Select Classic for the longer 100 player game. This is the original PUBG Mobile experience, played with a full roster across the entire map. You can change the teams and the map for Classic games. We still think Classic is the best, with games taking about 25-30 minutes to complete (if you’re a winner).

Arcade modes

There are now a range of Arcade modes: War, Quick Match, Sniper Training and Mini-Zone. You can have a random selection or choose which you want to play.

What is PUBG War? War mode is a continuous re-spawning battle, with teams aiming to get to 100 points. There are 3 points for a kills, 1 point for a knock out, 1 point for a revive. You play and re spawn until a team wins. The weapon selection is usually limited to one type and everyone starts with a weapon and the same kit.

What is Quick Match? The original arcade mode, this is an 8-minute match in a small area of the map, usually with a weapon theme, like shotguns or SMGs. It’s survive as long as you can in this mode.

What is Sniper Training? We all love long guns, right? Sniper training is a 15-minute game only with sniper weapons.

What is Mini-Zone? Mini-Zone is only available on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday and it gives you a smaller section of the map to play in, but with a full roster of people and more frequent air drops. It’s a little more frantic than Classic, but much the same feel. It’s one of our favorite gaming modes.

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PUBG Mobile basic game play tips

Whether you’re in a team or on your own, here’s some tips to get you through the game.

Best clothes for PUBG characters: This isn’t a fashion show, it’s battle Royal, so think tactically. If you’re wearing white jeans and a yellow puffer jacket, you’ll be easily spotted, and easily to target. Think muted shades and of course, camouflage, to give you a tactical advantage. It’s tempting to wear a baseball cap, but you really want a helmet.

If you don’t have good clothes, strip in the assembly area: This is a bit of a weird one, but when you start a game, you a minute of so in the assembly area. You can drop your clothes and others might come over to swap. You can then swipe a better set of clothes. OK, sometimes it doesn’t happen, but sometimes you’ll get a great set of threads!

There are clothes in the assembly area: A tower and some crates have been added to the assembly area. You have about 1 minute while you wait to start the game and there are some clothes you can collect on the top of one of the crates (next to the barrels). You’ll have to use big jumps to get there, and it’s tricky, but you can get yourself a cool jacket and trousers.

Choose your moment to jump from the aircraft: PUBG Mobile plots the path of the aircraft across the map, so you can see what you’ll be flying over. It also tells you how many people are left on-board, so you’ve a general idea of the distribution across the map. Using this information you can pick your INFILL point, avoiding areas full of other players. Bigger towns attract more jumpers.

Free fall with speed: As soon as you’re out of the aircraft, push forward on your controller and you dive toward the ground. This gets you to the ground faster, so you’re not drifting down while others are gathering weapons and preparing to slaughter you. Your ‘chute opens automatically, so you don’t need to worry about that.

Open your ‘chute early to fly across the map: If you’re out of the aircraft and you can see masses of people already falling below you, perhaps you want to be elsewhere. Pop your ‘chute manually, and you can drift a long way across the map to a different area. Remember though, that while you’re drifting, others are gathering.

Master the map: The map is your best friend because it shows you the game area, which decreases through-out the game. You need to stay inside this area, or you’ll slowly die. Drop a marker on the map and you’ll see it in your compass to help you navigate to a safe area. You might need to zoom in as the game progresses, especially towards the closing stages.

Avoid the red zone: The map also shows you the red zone, which is an artillery barrage. If you’re in the red zone, there’s a good chance you’ll get hit, although if you’re in a building you’ll be able to ride it out just fine.

Get protected with auto pick-up: Your baseball cap looks great, but a helmet stops your head splitting like a melon (usually). Grab that protective kit so you can take a little more damage. Ensure that auto pick-up is turned on and you’ll replace kit with higher rated stuff when you find it.

Get the right weapons for the job: The weapons in PUBG Mobile work like real-world weapons: shotguns and pistols are only good for short range, SMGs are great in enclosed spaces when you want to put down a lot of fire quickly, the assault rifles are good all-rounders. An assault rifle and an SMG is a great combo, two pistols is not. In the new version 6 armoury, you can see the characteristics of all the weapons and mods.

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Collect sights: Many of the weapons are adaptable and holo sights and scopes make it much easier to hit the target. At the start of the game, manually grab sights and scopes you find, so they will then attach to weapons you collect. Bingo, you’ll be dropping bad guys in no time. If you have spare sights, share them with your team.

Empty your backpack: If you’re carrying loads of stuff you don’t need, you’ll fill your bag, meaning less space for stuff you need. Tap on your backpack to see the contents and then drop the stuff you don’t need, like ammunition for a weapon you’ve dropped.

Manually drop weapons: Auto pick-up sometimes means that you’ll drop your scoped silenced SMG for a rifle, which you might not want. Open the backpack as above and you can drag a weapon to the trash can to drop it. You can then get the load out you want.

Swap sights on your rifles: You’ll automatically add sights to some rifles, but you have the option to equip a particular weapon with a particular accessory. Put the 8x scope on your 7.62mm weapons, because they have greater power and range, so are better for sniping. Avoid big magnification on SMGs – they’re better at close quarters combat where you just want a holographic sight.

Use silencers: Stealth is your friend in PUBG, because gunfire is located on the map for enemies that are close by. Silenced weapons make it much harder for other players to locate you – there are silencers for many weapon types (AR, sniper, SMG, pistol) but you might have to manually add it to your weapon once you’ve found it if you already have a compensatory fitted. Silencers do not change the ballistic properties of weapons.

Lie down when raiding crates: When you kill someone, you can raid the crate they drop for more stuff. Lie down when you do it, because otherwise anyone else in the area will spot the green puff of smoke, then snipe you while you stand there selecting a new pair of shoes.

Master sprinting: To move across the map quickly, sprinting is often the way to do it. You can lock sprinting by tapping the running icon next to the map. Then you can run and look at the map, have a drink or whatever.

Drink energy drink for a speed boost: You’ll collect energy drinks in the game. These will give you a slow energy recovery (about 23 per cent), but if you smash down two cans, you’ll get a running speed boost too. Need to run from a building? Need to get to the game zone? Neck a couple of Energy Drinks before you go.

Dash, down, crawl, observe, sights, fire: It’s a basic infantry drill that really works – much better than jumping repeatedly and firing. If you’re taking fire, move and hit the deck, keep moving and the enemy will lose you. Then you need to locate the enemy, get eyes on them, hit the aim and neutralize them. Simple. (But sometimes you’ll just get dead.)

Don’t jump out of fast moving vehicles: Yes, you’ll die. Try not to crash as your vehicle will take on damage. If you lose a Tyre, it won’t drive so well.

Collect medic-kits, always: You will get shot and you can often recover from that with some medical attention. Pickup medical supplies because they will often be more useful to you than grenades.

Remember the aim of the game is to survive: If you want to win, you can pretty much do so by collecting your weapons, staying out of trouble and killing the last few people. The aim isn’t to kill the most people, it’s to be the last player standing. Hiding and staying out of trouble is a good way to do that.

Watch out for the bridges: As the play area shrinks, you might find you need to cross one of the bridges. Take care, as these are natural ambush points, with cars being used to block bridges so you can’t just race through. If there are people on the bridge, you’re better swimming – directly under the bridge often makes it easy.

Use first aid: There are bandages and midi-kits in the game. The medical kits are essential for recovering after taking a few shots. If you find the painkillers, these will give you a gradual health recovery, meaning you can pop them down and get moving.

How to kill yourself in PUBG Mobile: You might just want to end it all. You can’t shoot yourself, but you can kill yourself with a grenade, jump from a moving vehicle, fall from a high cliff or drown if you spend too long under water. We’re not sure why you’d want to do this, but at least you now know.

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Tips for PUBG Mobile squad play

Co-op play is a massive part of PUBG and here’s a couple of extra tips to help teams win. This applies both for Classic and Arcade modes.

Remember your team mates are probably idiots: Let’s face facts, a lot of team games are random pairings and you’ll likely end up with idiots. Often a team leader will dive into the biggest towns (because there’s are more buildings, therefore more weapons) and end up dead in the first 3 minutes. Or, they’ll drive you into a town with the same result – premature death. Consider where you’re heading and if you don’t like where the team is heading (to its doom) then do your own thing.

Turn off team voice chat: Don’t want to listen to your team mates coughing and sniffing? Want to limit their abuse when you do something they don’t agree with? There’s a speaker symbol next to the mini map – this will silence your team and save you the bother. Conversely, if you’re playing with friends, this is where you can turn voice chat back on.

Coordinate your landing zone: When you ‘chute into onto the island you can coordinate your LZ by opening the map and tapping to drop a marker. Use the parachuting tips above to get everyone in the same place. Otherwise you’ll spend half the game trying to rendezvous (but remember the “idiots” caveat above).

Use follow me to co-ordinate your landing: An update added a “follow” feature which solves the problem above, letting a squad member act as jump leader and guide everyone else down. This gets you all into the same LZ easily. However, if the person you are following doesn’t know what they’re doing, you can “UN-follow” once you’ve descending and choose your own landing point.

Locate your team members: If you’re not together, you’ll find your squad locations marked on the map and in your UI, making it easy to find your way back to them.

Stick together but spread out: Bunching up makes you easy to kill, spreading out means any enemy has to make a decision. It also means you can use interlocking fields of fire to engage any enemy. Don’t, for example, bunch around a dropped crate as you’ll be taken out with a burst from a machine gun. Fighting as a team is the best way to win.

Isolate the threat before you revive: You can revive your team members when they’re injured – it’s perhaps the biggest part of being a squad – but don’t rush over as soon as they drop as you’ll probably get shot. Watch your partner’s health meter in the top left corner, while you eliminate the threat. If you die trying to revive your team, you all lose. If you’ve been shot, crawl into cover so your teammate isn’t exposed.

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Tips for winning PUBG Mobile

All the above will serve you well, but the top 10 battle is the fiercest. Here are some tips to help you through the final stages of the game.

Get your SAW or sniper rifle from the dropped resupply crate: You’ll notice that there are regular airdrops, with a red smoke indicator on a weapons crate with great weapons in it – usually a SAW or sniper rifle. Keep your eyes on it because it has weapons that will help you win – or present you with a chance to snipe those who go to collect from it. The choice is yours.

Get your belt buckle in the dirt: As the safe zone decreases, you’ll find yourself in close proximity of all the remaining players. You’ll need to be on your belly to survive, so once the circle is getting small, you’ll basically have to do everything at the crawl or you’ll be shot.

Watch the map for sounds: As people move in vehicles or shoot, the map will indicate noise with orange marks. Use these to make sure you’re aware of where enemy action is – so you can avoid it, observe it, or engage.

Use your grenades: When you’re in the dirt, you’ll often not be able to see your opponent for a clear shot. Try throwing out a grenade and they’ll run to avoid it giving you a target to shoot, or you might wound or kill them. Molotov cocktails are especially effective if you don’t know exactly where they are.

Finally: how long does a PUBG Mobile game last? About 30 minutes is a safe guess if you’re playing on classic mode.



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I have been playing this game from April and I can help you out with your doubts to develop skills to become a good player.

I watch gameplay a lot of youtube and twitch streamers , how they play, their tactics and the way they tackle each and every difficult problems. Some of them are Shroud, Dr. Disrespect, Ninja, Spreeezy, Wankyjacky, Powerbang, The7wg. You can watch them too to be a pro player.

What I’ve learned from them and by playing these 4 months from my own experience I can list out some tactics for you. Here they are:

  1. Study the map properly, like which locations are very highly popular and which are sparsely populated. You can drop at highly populated areas if u are confident to do so. But, if you want to play it safe and do a decent loot then you can go further.
  2. When you are running try to use the eye sign which helps you to know about your environment. In TPP you get an 270 deg angle, whereas in FPP you get 90 to 103 deg angle.
  3. If you are in a house and someone is pushing you in the building then try to listen to their footstep and then take steps accordingly.
  4. When you are pushing someone in the building, try to kill him using any grenade. Or you can check the whole house from outside through windows and by not going inside unless he is a good player and you are forced to do so.
  5. If you are shooting someone very far using an Assault rifle then change the firing mode to single and then shoot them. So that less bullets are fired.
  6. Complete your gun’s attachments fully. Otherwise it is very difficult to hit someone using AKM without compensatory which has a very high recoil.

1. Don’t get too cocky

We’ll be honest, we totally fell for this and thought we had turned into PUBG gods overnight. In our first ever game we managed to rack up eight kills and won the match, after a tense final standoff in Pockinki fields. We elated, celebrated, and proclaimed we were going pro before finding out that the first game is completely filled with bots, and not a real human player in sight. The more you progress the number of bots to real humans decreases, and before long you should be playing with 99 other humans at a time. Winning that first game is a great feeling, so you can see why they hand it to you on a plate, but don’t go getting cocky after that.

2. Activate the lean controls

In PUBG on PC and Xbox One leaning to the left or right is a big part of the game, and being able to peek round cover without exposing your entire body is great, and something you should use all the time. But weirdly on PUBG mobile the buttons to lean are turned off by default, so to enable leaning you have to go into the options and turn them on. This should be the first thing you do, as it can give you a big advantage if you and a foe are dancing around cover trying to hit that last shot.
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This is almost the same as the PC version

3. Don’t forget about those smokes and grenades

The quirks of the PUBG mobile user interface mean that your pan and all your grenades are lumped together into one very small button to the right of your health bar. This makes it super easy to forget they exist, especially if it has selected your pan as default. But it’s always worth carrying a couple of grenades to get you out of a bad situation. Smokes provide decent enough cover that you can reposition or disengage from long distance fights, while frags will push players out of cover and maybe even take them down. Use them a lot, even if it’s easy to forget about them.

4. There’s no glass at all

We’ve all been there. You come up with a great plan to vault out of a window, drop down behind the person watching the stairs for you to come down, and take them out. But then suddenly, glass shatters, the window was still in tact and your whole plan has been thrown straight into the bin. Fortunately, that isn’t going to happen on PUBG mobile because none of the windows have any glass in them, meaning you are free to vault around and stay silent. Usually vaulting through the closest window is a lot more efficient than using a door, so we do it all the time.

5. Standing out in the open looking for fights works well

This might come down to personal preference, but we found that when playing in the early bot games and later ones against real opponents, looking for fights works out quite well. Not only is sitting and hiding quite boring, it also can leave you super exposed. Staying in one place makes it easy for a sniper to spot you and take you out in one shot. Whereas running around and engaging with that sniper means they have to take a fight they don’t want to. Also the more fights you take the better you will become at them, making it easier to climb the ranks. Really it’s a win win, and there is no reason not to do it providing you have enough confidence in your ability.

6. Flash hiders are super useful now

When you play on PC and you have a full HD, or 4K, monitor inches from your face it’s pretty easy to spot movement in the distance. But on mobile it can be really tricky, and with sound not quite being as high quality as on PC it can be difficult to tell where exactly those shots are coming from. We find the way we locate enemies the most is through the flash of their weapon, which on mobile is quite noticeable. So removing that with a flash hider is a big deal. Sure the compensatory is still nice, and suppressors will always be the MVP in this category, but reducing recoil isn’t that big of a deal here, so go with a flash hider a lot of the time.


1. Customize your controls

By default, you move with a virtual control stick on the left, while using your right thumb to control your aim. You fire, aim down sights, crouch, go prone and access your backpack with virtual buttons on the right side of the screen.
However, you can customize the layout of the virtual buttons by sliding them around and changing their size and transparency. You can even save multiple layout presets. Find the button layout you’re most comfortable with so that you can bring your best game to the table.

2. Take advantage of your map

In the mobile version, instead of simply placing markers on the map, you also have a dotted line directing you straight to your marker from your current location, as well as the distance you are from it. By observing your marker line while you’re still in the plane, you’ll find out when is the best time to jump to get to your desired location.
Furthermore, you’ll want to pay special attention to the minimap in the top right of the screen during regular play because it can track gun fire and approaching vehicles. With this, you are constantly alerted on upcoming dangers which will help you stay safe while you flush out your enemies.
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3. Keep moving, keep alert

When you hold down your left thumb as you move your character around, a running icon will pop up. Slide your thumb over the running icon and your character will be locked into sprinting mode without you having to continue holding down the button.
While you have auto sprinting on, you can grab and hold the camera/eye icon below your map and drag it around to free look without changing the direction you’re running towards. This is a good tip to help check your horizons for opposing players while making yourself a hard target to hit.

4. Looting gets more efficient

By default, you automatically pick up weapons and items in the mobile version of the game. When you find compatible gun attachments, it snaps those to your weapons cache for you. It’s a really helpful feature that eliminates hassle, especially early on in a game when you’re scrambling for supplies.
However, make sure to keep moving when you’re picking things up or managing your backpack as staying put can get you shot!
No more standing in place to get new equipment

5. Directional feedback

Whether you’re on PC or mobile, sound is crucial in PUBG. PUBG makes use of directional audio relative to the direction your camera is facing. So if you hear footsteps just in your left headphone, you know that there’s an enemy nearby to your left.
If you don’t have a pair of headphones handy, don’t fret. PUBG Mobile gives you additional visual information rather than simply having to rely on audio cues. If you’ve been shot, a hit-marker in the center of your screen indicates which direction the bullet came from.

6. Shoot with both hands

When you’re in combat, you’ll notice that you have a button to fire your weapon (represented by a bullet in a circle icon) on both the right and left side of the screen. They both serve the same function, so it’s really up to you which side you prefer. Although, chances are you will (and should) be using both because it can get pretty frantic.. Having the two buttons also makes it easier to shoot with one t hand while you aim with the other.
Left! Right! Doesn’t matter, just shoot!

7. Move your phone to aim

Speaking of which, if you prefer a different method of aiming, you can go into the settings and turn on the gyroscope. This lets you play the game like Splatoon on the Wii U or the Nintendo Switch, where you move your entire screen around to aim your weapon. Having the gyroscope on is actually extremely useful for those moments where you’re sniping, when you need tiny, controlled movements.

8. Healing’s quick and easy

Down by the lower left of the screen, right next to your weapon, you actually have a button for quick access to your healing items. This button also automatically shows you which is the most useful healing item at that time. So if you’re really low on health and you have a Med Kit, you can quickly use that; if you’ve only suffered a little damage and you want to top up on health, you can quickly whip out bandages you may have.
They’ll shoot at you, but they’ll probably miss

9. It’s not all about that chicken dinner

At the end of a game, PUBG Mobile gives you a more comprehensive stat breakdown than the PC version,including the number of kills you gained, damage dealt, survival time, health restored and revives. So even if you didn’t get that chicken dinner, don’t worry. You can still feel proud of that SSS-ranking.

10. Watch out for AI Bots

Games in PUBG Mobile are populated with its fair share of bots (often dressed in red shirts). While this may kill your satisfaction in a battle Royal game, it’s a good way for newer players to test their weapons and learn about the game. Just be careful about boasting your victories if you got them from defeating bots.

Choose where to land very carefully

A game of PUBG can last as long as half an hour or, if things go horribly wrong, it can all be over in a few seconds. One surefire way of exiting early is by misjudging your initial landing spot.

As a general rule of thumb, you want to aim for the best loot spots in the game’s Erangel map (the desert map, Miramar, will launch in a future update) while also avoiding as many other players as possible. There are some particular areas that regularly spawn the best weapons and armor such as the military base, power plant, or the various major towns, but bare in mind that other seasoned players will be heading there too.

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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 mini map, so make sure you’re heading in the right direction.

If you can’t see one you can always open your parachute early and coast over to a decent landing zone. Just be aware that every second you spend in the sky is a second your opponents will be using to scoop up loot.

Loot first, shoot later

Let me re-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 downed early.

Once you hit the floor, your first priority is gearing up so you don’t get clipped in any initial skirmishes. You’ll find crucial loot scattered around in buildings and supply crate drops. The latter contain 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 spoils.

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Make sure to share the spoils in a supply drop if you’re in a squad.

The most important loot in the early stages is a half-decent weapons, 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 legendary 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.

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.

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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.

While knowing when you’re in range will take some practice for complete newcomers, if you have any experience with PvP 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 pistols are good for mid-range fights, and sniper rifles are perfect for long distance pot shots.

Shotguns and SMGs are useful for up-close burst damage, assault rifles and pistols are good for mid-range fights, and sniper rifles are perfect for long distance pot shots.

If you’re shooting at a distant enemy with, say, the otherwise fairly strong Tommy Gun, all you’re doing is giving away your position which is a fatal mistake.

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.

Keep an eye on 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 mini map 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.

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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 mini map 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.

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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 Erangel 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.

The motorcycle and buggy are both great for zipping to the next play area but will leave you relatively exposed. Larger vehicles like the jeep will be slower but are great for carrying around four players with a nice amount of protection.

PUBG Mobile’s touchscreen controls can be a bit fiddly at the best of times, so you can imagine how difficult it is to deliver a lethal blow to an opponent when they’re driving straight at you. The downside, however, is the amount of attention you’ll draw thanks to those loud engines.

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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 mini map and the surroundings before hitting the floor, and don’t be afraid to flank your opponents when they’re lying down.

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.

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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.

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Be a good win