Open doors carefully

You don’t have to stand directly in front of a door to open it — stand to the side instead. This is just good practice. There’s no reason to stand in a doorway when you can just inch over to the side. Even houses you’re confident no one occupies might have a sneaky person inside … Read more

Make mental notes of where you find good gear

There are structures all over PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, but lots of them tend to yield garbage equipment, if they contain any at all. Certain locations — warehouses, industrial structures, military bases, stores — tend to have better gear, especially near towns. Better still, unique locations, such as blasted government buildings, tend to have good gear as … Read more

Be sneaky when it counts

In line with our previous point, even if you aren’t hunting players through towns, you’re likely a little over-worried about stealth. Especially in the early game, sneaking around can actually be counterproductive, slowing you down when you need to loot and move on to get yourself outfitted as well as you can, as quickly as you … Read more

Try being aggressive to improve

While many players will instinctively play carefully, avoiding conflicts and sneaking around (especially while still learning the ropes), if you want to get better at the game, you might be better off taking a more aggressive stance. When you air-drop in bigger cities and larger settlements, try to hunt down other players, and spend time … Read more

Close the doors

This is important because firstly, you weren’t born in a barn. Secondly, it can actually be a good bit of psychological warfare on your opponents. Typically speaking you can tell if a place has been looted because all the doors get left open. It signifies that a player has gone looting. So when you come … Read more

Use the training map

The most difficult aspect of PUBG for many new players is handling the weapons. PUBG’s weapons have a lot of recoil if you’re coming from other shooters, so spend plenty of time in training mode getting used to the kick of different weapon types. You don’t need to learn the recoil patterns of every gun … Read more

Pick. Your. Battles

Everyone wants to be the person that racks up 20 kills and walks out the victor, but the chances of that happening are pretty slim. (Unless you’re Shroud or Dr Disrespect, two of the biggest PUBG streamers who somehow manage to get more kills in one round than most do in an evening.) So in … Read more

Grass is not visible after a while so don’t hide in it

With the right scopes and sightlines, you can see for hundreds of meters in PUBG, but crucially grass stops being visible at around the 200m mark. This means that if someone decides to lay down, they may think they are well covered, but anyone more than 200 meters away can see them clearly. You are … Read more

Hiding in bushes works surprisingly well

This sounds crazy, but bushes actually provide a really good stealth option. Sit in a bush and there is a strong chance someone will walk straight past and then wonder where on earth they got shot from. Bushes provide no hard cover, but if no one sees you then no one will shoot you, and … Read more

Keep yourself boosted up late game

Even if you are at full health, once it gets down to the last 15 or so people it is a good idea to start popping those energy drinks and painkillers to get you boosted up and regenerating health. There’s a few reasons for this, such as not having to worry about it after a … Read more