PUBG Tips and Tricks Beginners Guide: Basics Of PUBG Mobile Gameplay
Have you just started playing PUBG Mobile? Or are you just a poor player with no idea how to improve your gameplay? Well, buckle up because this is PUBG Mobile class 101. Who knows, there might be something here that even the veterans didn’t know.
Here, we will take a look at some of the most basic things you need to know about playing PUBG mobile. As they said in G.I Joe, “and knowing is half the battle!”
PS- This article not going to reach you how to run, move or aim better, or even the basic idea of the gameplay. That is something you can only learn through practice.
We cannot stress the importance of this. It doesn’t have to be an RGB totting gaming headset, any ol’ headphone with a mic will work. This will ensure that you get better spatial awareness and hear any players, vehicles or gunshots around you. It will also let you communicate with your teammates. Speaking of which…
The microphone is your friend
When playing Duos or Squad, switch chat to team and co-ordinate with your teammates. The option to toggle between ‘team’ and ‘all’ is located on the left of the mini-map. This is vital as you would be able to plan your routes as well as call out enemy locations to others.
Keep an eye on the mini-map
The mini-map will show you the location of certain sounds such as footsteps, vehicles or gunshots. This will help you plan your next move. Do you set up an ambush, or hide and let them pass by? That is up to you. It should also be noted that noise made by your teammates do not show up on the mini-map, so you can rule out false alarms.
Pick your landing spots carefully
Since you’re reading this, you might not be very good at the game (at least not yet). So try and avoid landing in any of the major landing spots and rather land in a relatively secluded area with a few houses.
This will give you the chance to stock up on ammo an weapons in relative peace. You might not be getting the best loot, but you can always hike to the next location and hope for the best. It’s better than dying within the first few minutes anyway.
Look for signs of people
It’s always a good idea to approach a location with caution. If you have found a scope, take a look at the windows and the general area to see if there’s anyone. Keep an eye out for open doors.
The game starts with all doors closed by default, so an open door is a sure sign that someone has been there (or still is there). Other things to keep an eye out for are awkwardly parked vehicles.
Keep an eye on inventory
You first instinct might be to pick up every weapon, ammo and attachment on sight. But that just takes up precious inventory space. Open your inventory by pressing the backpack icon the lower left part of your screen and discard anything that you do not need.
Attachments and ammo that you cannot use with your current weapon will have a red symbol on them. You can get rid of them if you want. Of course, if you plan on finding a better weapon than the current loadout, you might want to stick with some items.
Shotguns and pistols are pretty much useless
Shotguns are slow to reload, and have the effective range of a water pistol. Use them only if there is literally nothing around. Pistols are only slightly better, but are pretty much forgotten as soon as you get your hands on better guns.
The only exception is the flare pistol. If you get that, point it straight at the sky and fire. You’ll get a crate drop exclusively for you.
Know your weapon
Each weapon in PUBG Mobile has its own pros and cons. For now, all you need to know is this – Submachine guns are good for short-to-medium ranges. This includes the Tommy Gun, UMP, Vector and Uzi. Assault rifles like the AKM and the M16 are very versatile weapons and can engage targets at a variety of ranges.
Considering the fact that you are new to the game, these are the weapons you should be carrying. Sniper rifles do a lot of damage, but are usually slow to fire and require you to add a scope. These require a lot of skill to master.
DMRs like the Mini14, SKS and SLR fall in between the assault rifle and snipers. They can accommodate high powered scopes and have a quick fire rate.
If you want to try your hands at sniping, these are the guns to try. LMGs like the DP-28 and the M249 are very powerful weapons. If you come across them (the M249 is only available via airdrop) you should consider picking them up. They have a high fire rate, large magazine size and are effective in most combat situations.
You should already know this, but you need to ensure that you are always in the safe zone. Stay in the blue zone long enough, and you die. If you find yourself outside of the safe zone, you’ll have to move towards the white line on the mini-map. But before that, you wait a while. Rushing ahead leaves you open to attack.
Tap the mini-map to expand it and see how far away it is. If it’s close by, then you can loiter around a little while and pick off any other players making a break for the safe zone. Just under the mini-map is a timer located on top of a bar. That is how long you have before the map starts closing in.
Once it starts closing in, a little man will appear. That’s you. The more towards the right the man is, the closer you are to the safe zone. The the blue colour filling up the bar is the blue zone, and you can quickly judge how close you are to the approaching it.
Run like the wind
Okay. So it turns out the safe zone is really far away, and you will have to hoof it. So see if you can find a vehicle. Any vehicle will do for now. You might be shot at while driving, but ignore them. Your priority is to get to the safe zone.
If there is no vehicle nearby, then start running. Drag the left stick all the way to the top in order to lock it. In order to run faster, holster your weapon by tapping the respective weapon icon. You might even have a can or two of an “Energy Drink”. Keep your eyes open for a vehicle at the same time.
To prone, or not to prone
If you are being shot at, it’s almost instinctive to go prone. However, that leaves you slow and vulnerable. You are better off running in random patterns. Try to get some cover between you and you attacker. Once line-of-sight is broken, you can either try and run away, or try and fight back.
Keep your health up
Try and keep your health at 100 at all times. Health kits and bandages can only take it up to 75, so take and Energy Drink or painkillers to bring it up to 100 percent.
These were just some of the things beginners need to know when playing PUBG Mobile. Hopefully, these steps will help you get your first chicken dinner.
PUBG mobile Lite tips and tricks for beginners
PUBG mobile is the finest battle royale game available on mobile (in your face, Fortnite fans).
Like Fortnite, the popularity of PUBG – or to give it its full name PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS – has received a massive boost thanks to availability on mobile. This has made it more accessible for casual gamers and, while it’s a bit more “grown up” than Fortnite, it’s really easy to pick up and play.
The best way to learn PUBG mobile is, of course, to play it but the aim of this guide is to give you a bit of a head start. It would be a stretch to claim these are PUBG mobile pro tips but, for beginners, they should help get you started.
Get your setup right
Before getting into game specifics, you need to get your setup right.
PUBG mobile tips for setup
1. Power up: Make sure your device has plenty of charge or is connected to power.
2. Bright idea: Set your screen brightness to high – visibility is key, particularly on smaller screens.
3. Sound decision: It’s advisable to wear headphones as being able to hear your opponents is vital.
4. Make yourself comfortable: If you’re going to be among the last survivors, you could be playing for more than 30 minutes.
Top tip: The game is played live, against other people so you need a good internet connection. There is no option to pause.
Start me up
There are several game modes in PUBG mobile – solo, duos and squads. The best way to learn the game is to play solo, so this PUBG mobile tips and tricks guide will focus on solo battle royale.
You can choose to play in third-person perspective (where you can see the back of your avatar) or first-person perspective.
Waiting is the hardest part
After you hit start, you will appear in a disused fairground if you are playing the default map – Erangel. This area is where you will wait for other players to join the game. The waiting time is usually not much more than 30 seconds.
You are armed only with your fists and 10 apples. You can attack other players but it has no effect. Similarly, buildings and structures have no real use at this stage.
Use this time to get familiar with the controls, jumping, crawling and sprinting. Practise throwing apples to get used to throwing grenades – you can toggle between high and low toss.
Top tip: Press and hold the throw button for time to adjust your aim – then release to throw.
Pick your spot
You start the game on board a plane (no blue Battle Buses here) and you will be able to jump after a few seconds.
At this point, you will be able to mute chat and turn off your mic if desired.
Time your jump
You need to decide when to jump. Some players like to jump early and release their chute as late as possible so they are among the first to hit the ground, while others like to wait, and choose their landing spot more carefully.
You can dive towards the island more quickly by pushing forwards on the control stick or halt your descent by opening your chute early. Your chute will open automatically when you approach the ground. If you open your chute early, you will have more control over where you land, but it will take longer to get to ground.
Top tip: Open your chute and use the direction pad to avoid landing too close to the plane’s flight path – this way you are less likely to land in the same area as other players.
Load up on guns
After landing, it’s imperative you find supplies and arms as quickly as possible – without guns you’re a sitting duck.
The best place to search for guns and supplies is in buildings and other structures such as shipping containers. The best place to loot is in areas with lots of buildings but be wary that other players will have the same idea and if you’re not there first, you could be walking into danger.
For your first few games, it’s advisable to land near a small cluster of buildings and hope that no one else is there while you stock up.
Unless you turn off the function, you will automatically pick up your first few items – until you have reached the most you can carry – one pistol and two primary weapons. After that, you can choose to replace any of the guns you are carrying.
You will need to manually pick up grenades and some other items. Getting to know the weapons is a skill you will learn as you play the game – for beginners, it’s really just about trying them out and to see which you prefer.
Bear in mind, however, that some weapons are better at different ranges and in tight areas and some weapons are single shot, while others fire in automatic bursts.
Protect ya neck
As well as guns, make sure you look for body armor, helmets and medial supplies such as bandages to keep you alive longer. Backpacks are also important, as these allow you to carry more items.
If you kill a rival, you will get the option to pick up any supplies they were carrying, including clothes.
Look out for air drops – blue crates that are dropped randomly from passing planes. They can be spotted by a flashing light as they fall to earth and a plume of red smoke after they have landed. The contents of air drops is random, though they can contain exclusive items. Be wary they popular with players and if you decide to take a closer look, you are likely to have company.
Top tip: On PC, wearing shoes make your footsteps more audible but there is no difference on PC.
PUBG mobile Playzone
The Playzone on PUBG is a circular area that gets progressively smaller as the game unfolds. Players caught outside the Playzone will gradually health until they enter the Playzone or die.
The function of the Playzone is to force all surviving players into an area for a final stand off. When you are outside the Playzone, a dotted line on the map shows you the quickest route to the.
The Playzone is decided at random after all players have landed on the island and it will be formed five minutes after the game starts. The Playzone will shrink towards the centre of the original circle at intervals throughout the game.
Basically, the center of the original circle is where you are heading eventually.
The red zone
The red zone is an area (visible as a red circle on the map) where bombs are dropped from passing planes. This circles apparently appear at random and are designed to keep players on their toes. If you are in the blast radius of a bomb, you will almost certainly be killed, though taking shelter inside buildings can help.
Top tip You might have to cross water to reach the Playzone, which means using a bridge, swimming or using a boat. Be careful not to get trapped on the wrong side of the water as the Playzone shrinks.
Treat you better
It’s possible to go deep into a battle royale by staying out of harm’s way and ensuring you’re always in the the Playzone. Your approach really depends on you – you can spend a lot of time hiding and surviving, or you can go all guns blazing, looking for as many kills as possible. The best approach
If you’re being shot and and can’t return fire, try to take cover or get away. It’s tempting to go prone (lie down) but this will limit your ability to move and leave you vulnerable.
Instead, zig-zag as you run and try to find cover. When you are sure you have a few seconds to spare, you can use any medical supplies you have collected to repair damage.
Sound is very important in PUBG – hence the need to play with headphones. You can hear rivals’ footsteps and judge the direction from which they are approaching.
Top tip: Bear in mind that almost every action you do will make a sound, even scoping in and out with a rifle. Bear this in mind if you are lying in wait to make a kill.
The fastest way to get across the map is in a vehicle. They are particularly useful if you need to make it to the Playzone fast, or get away from a firefight you’ve got no chance of winning.
There are buggies, keeps, battered cars, motorbikes and boats. Not all vehicles are drivable – some are simply map candy. Bear in mind that vehicles are noisy and will give away your position from longer range than approaching on foot.
Vehicles can be used to run people over. You can be shot while driving or riding but you cannot fire your weapon. You can apply medical treatment while in a stationary vehicle or moving boat.
Boats are dotted around the island coastline and can be reached with a short swim.
Vehicles will run out of fuel, which can be replenished using gas canisters around the map. Frankly, this is rarely worth the time and effort.
Buildings are the best place to find stuff but also provide strategic places from which to defend and attack.
All doors in the game start closed, so if a door is open, you know someone has been there or is still there. With this in mind, be sure to close doors behind you – or use the ‘jump’ button to enter via ground-floor windows.
Top tip: Unlike Fortnite there is no ‘build’ mode and building can not be destroyed, with the exception of doors being shot or blow off.
This is the end
Even for beginners, being among the final 20 survivors is an achievable target within just a few games but if you want to have a chance of your first chicken dinner, you’re going to need to perform at the business end of the battle royale.
When it’s down to the last handful of players, the Playzone is likely to be very small – and it could be in an area with little or no cover.
In this scenario, you need to make every movement count. It is important not to give away your position and, when you see a chance for a kill, act fast.
The best way to improve your endgame chances is with experience. The more occasions you get down to the last few survivors, the better you will become in those situations.
Top tip: If an opponent is holed up in a building, use grenades to force them to break cover.
PUBG mobile pro tips from players
We asked users on Reddit for their PUBG mobile pro tips for beginners.
Crackstacker: One thing that took me forever to figure out, and I wish I knew when I first started out: If you pick up a weapon and then drop it right away, you will keep the ammo (If you have a weapon that takes that ammo). It greatly decreases the amount of looting for ammo you need to do.
Also, your guide says you have to manually pick up grenades. In the pick-up settings menu, you can set it up to automatically grab them.
TestyProYT: Some drops from flare guns have yellow smoke.
twinshock: The tip I wish somebody had told me when starting out is to hot drop. I spent the first few months always going far from the flight path and dropping to small/unpopular places. Failure is the best teacher and dropping into Pochinki a few times taught me a lot more than all the games I won by sneaking around.
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