PUBG is not your typical shooter. The aim is to survive, not to get the most kills – in fact you can win without getting a single one – so your usual shooter strategy needs to adapt.
The prevailing meta, so to speak, is stealth. In fact, many of the highest-ranking players who are aiming to compete at upcoming tournaments simply rely on ‘boring’ stealth strategies, like hiding offshore on boats, to see them through to the final gunfight at the end of a round. The argument goes that everyone else will kill each other anyway, so why expose yourself to the risk?
But that’s not the whole story – combat, for starters, is great practise. PUBG’s combat mechanics are a little odd and mastering those makes a massive difference to how many final-10 situations you’ll win.