PUBG Tips and Tricks for Beginners

Updated on February 14, 2018
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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds or PUBG for short is the most popular shooter game in 2018. It is a battle royale game where up to 100 players are pitted against each other at a time. The match continues until only one player is left standing.

The main objective of the game is to survive as long as you can. In fact, the amount of time you spend alive directly impacts your score. The longer you manage to survive, the higher your score will be. In this guide, I will explain a few tactics that can help you survive longer and win the game in the end.

Get used to dying, it will happen a lot in PUBG. These tips and tricks for beginners to survive will help you live longer.
Get used to dying, it will happen a lot in PUBG. These tips and tricks for beginners to survive will help you live longer. | Source

How to Survive the Longest in a Solo FPP Game.

This guide addresses specifically the solo FPP game. That's the game I have the greatest experience with and can offer some helpful tips on. I have personally reached the top 4% using these methods, which may seem lackluster unless you take into account that I am in my 40's and my reflexes are just not what they used to be.

Yet, by using this method I managed to reach top 10 quite often and I even managed to win a game without firing a single shot.

I do this by being patient and sneaky, hiding a lot and camping. And while that is not a fun or superior tactic, it certainly helps to at least know these tricks.

So, here are a few helpful tips and tricks for beginners on how to survive and maybe even excel in Playerunknown's Battlegrounds.

My best game ever. Won without firing a single shot.
My best game ever. Won without firing a single shot. | Source

When to Jump From the Airplane

This is an important tip to keep in mind every game. To maximize survivability, you want to jump from the plane when it is about 3/4 of the way over the map.

Next, you want to fly as far away from the flight path as you can. If you don't know how you just press the W button and aim your mouse in the destination you wish to go.

On the way down, try to select a small cluster of houses to land at and avoid large towns. Reason being that other players tend to gravitate to towns in my experience.

When the parachute opens look around and see if there are other players dropping down near you, if you see none then you're good. If there is another player close by, try to steer away from him while finding a house to enter.

When you've landed, search the area for weapons and armor as usual, while keeping any other players in mind.

Pressing W will let you move faster in the direction you are facing. if you move the mouse to face down, you will descend much faster. I believe I can fly.
Pressing W will let you move faster in the direction you are facing. if you move the mouse to face down, you will descend much faster. I believe I can fly. | Source

Using or Avoiding Vehicles

Vehicles in PUBG are really great fun. They're a bit wonky and buggy and sometimes they can be the source of great hilarity. However, they are terrible when it comes to surviving in PUBG.

The sound a vehicle makes can be heard far away from it, which lets every player around that knows what he's doing know your exact location. And while some are fast, a good sniper can easily get a headshot on you, plus the protection of a vehicle is not all that great.

The correct way to use a vehicle, in my opinion, is to grab one if you are outside the play zone and use it to move near the center of the play zone. Then you drive into the wild and ditch the vehicle.

After I started using this survival tip I began dying a lot later in the game.

The motorcycle is great for speedy transfer to the center of the play-zone. Otherwise it's rubbish in solo play. Unless you enjoy jumping really high and crashing.
The motorcycle is great for speedy transfer to the center of the play-zone. Otherwise it's rubbish in solo play. Unless you enjoy jumping really high and crashing. | Source

Sneaking in the Wild

To maximize survivability, you should try to stay in the wild as much as you can. I know it's boring, but it will keep you alive. When I say the wild here, I mean an area which has little to no buildings.

A couple of tricks are to lie on the ground if there is grass or to crouch behind rocks at a high vantage point. The high vantage point is important, as crouching behind rocks at a low point will probably get you killed from behind.

The main thing is to run while crouching in the wild and only move when you have to. This reduces the sound you make and makes you slightly harder to spot. Just be careful to remain in the play-zone at all times.

If you come upon a cluster of three to four houses while in the wild and those houses are close to the center of the play-zone you should see if you can enter the house and camp there.

I'm sorry I shot you in the back. But you ran right past me.
I'm sorry I shot you in the back. But you ran right past me. | Source

Hiding in Bushes

This trick is an odd and funny one. If you place yourself in a bush, crouch and don't move, other players will have a really hard time of seeing you. Numerous times I have had players run almost on top of me before getting shot and sometimes even run past me from behind.

I think it has something to do with how the game renders the environment, but I have no idea really. Then again, I might just be lucky, who knows.

In any case, by all means, try some bushes.

Hiding in bushes is one way to survive until the end-game in PUBG.
Hiding in bushes is one way to survive until the end-game in PUBG. | Source

Camping in Houses

This is one of my favorite ways to survive longer. If you are able to enter a house that is located somewhere close to the center of the playzone you should camp out in it as long as you can.

The trick is to close the doors that lead to the outside, thus making it seem as if no one has entered the house. Then, position yourself at a spot where you will definitely get an easy shot at anyone entering the house.

Now, this is not a fun way to play, in fact, it is really boring. But, it will keep you alive longer than running around like a chicken. And on the plus side, it really annoys and startles players when you kill them this way.

Camping at stairs is one way to make other players hate you. Also a decent survival trick.
Camping at stairs is one way to make other players hate you. Also a decent survival trick. | Source

Don't Shoot at Every Player you See.

Final tip, don't shoot at everyone you see. This might seem contrary to the point of the game, but whenever you shoot someone it makes a sound that other players can hear and react to. Many times I have tried to snipe opposing players, only to get shot in the back.

Also, if you see players in vehicles, remember that their field of vision is limited so they will have a hard time seeing you. Why not just let them move off and get killed by someone else.

Just remember, only shoot when you have an easy kill or you're being shot at.

I can see you, but you don't see me. However, I won't shoot because I am surrounded by crazy people carrying guns.
I can see you, but you don't see me. However, I won't shoot because I am surrounded by crazy people carrying guns. | Source

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