New to the world of PlayerUnknown's Battleground? Read out this guide on everything you need to know about PUBG Mobile in this Beginner's Tips & Guide!
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Covering the Basics of PUBG Mobile
Survive Against 99 Enemies to Win
The main goal in PUBG Mobile is to be the last man or team standing! It's not about who eliminates the most enemies so prioritizing survival and picking your fights is essential in this game.
Win to get the "Winner Winner Chicken Dinner"
Once you've won the game, you'll get the message "Winner Winner Chicken Dinner" to celebrate your win! You can also see your stats and rating in that match, as well as your reward!
Learn More About the Game in Solo Mode
Beginners are recommended to play in Solo mode first to learn more about the game themselves. Familiarize yourself with the different weapons, items, and the map as you play on your own.
Tips to Win in Combats
Aim Down Sights to be More Accurate in Range
Aiming down sights lets you use your scope to be more accurate across ranges. This is best used for mid- to long-range weapons, such as Sniper Rifles and Designated Marksman Rifles.
Fire from the Hip for Close Combat
Don't disorient yourself by aiming down sights while fighting in close combat. Firing from the hip works best for close range combat and weapons, such as Shotguns and Submachine Guns.
Aim for Headshots for More Damage
Kill enemies easier by aiming for their heads. This adds critical damage, taking a good chunk of health from enemies with each shot.
Crouch or Lay Down to Steady Aim
Crouching and Laying Down will make it harder for enemies to spot you, but check first if you have good visuals of enemies while doing this as grass and other items might obscure your vision.
Change Firing Modes in Different Situations
Weapons in PUBG Mobile have different firing methods, some even has two or more for you to choose from! Each has their own advantages and disadvantages for you to consider.
Weapon Firing Modes
|Semi-auto||Shoots 1 bullet at a time||More accurate shots across distances||Can't dish out as much damage as other firing methods|
|Burst||3 bullets per trigger pull||Significant damage rate in short distances||Difficult to control at long distances|
|Full auto||Continuous fire with finger on the trigger||Impressive damage at short distances||Bullet spray makes it very ineffective at long distances|
Arm Yourself for Combat
Once on the ground, the first thing you need to do is arm yourself. Loot around for weapons and equipment that will help you to survive and win in combats!
Prioritize Getting Weapons for Self-Defense
There's a variety of weapons available in PUBG Mobile, each with their own advantages and weaknesses, that you can choose from, but any weapon is better than having none. be sure to equip yourself before getting into a fight.
Enhance Weapon Performance with Attachments
Players can also raise the overall effectiveness of their weapons with different attachments that can be found in the game. Keep in mind that attachments and weapons need to be compatible to be able to use.
Attachments Available in PUBG Mobile
|Magazine||Increases Magazine Size|
|Muzzle||Reduces muzzle flash/shot sounds|
|Stock||Helps Increase Accuracy|
Assault Rifles are Recommended for their Versatility
Prioritize weapons that are versatile across different distances like Assault Rifles or have a loadout that has something for each range such as having an SMG for short range and a Marksman Rifle for mid-long range.
Raise Your Chances of Survival with Equipment
There's a number of equipment available in the game that provides protection to players during combat. Protective gear will save you from dying in one to two shots!
Different Equipment in PUBG Mobile
|Helmet||Decreases damage from headshots|
|Bulletproof Vest||Decreases damage from body shots|
|Backpack||Increases inventory size|
Clothes are Not Protective Gear
You will find clothes in the game that your character can wear. Clothes, however, do not give any tactical advantages in the game and are for cosmetic purposes only.
Stay Alert and Spot Enemies
Always stay alert when going around the map. With 99 other players, it's easy to be ambushed and killed if you're not careful!
See Enemy Movement with Visual Indicators
The Mini Map will show the general direction of footsteps, gun fire, and moving vehicles. Checking out these indicators will help you in both hiding away and ambushing them!
Turn on Your Sounds for Better Awareness
With the sounds on, you can hear footsteps, vehicle sounds, and gun shots without having to check your Mini Map. You can even hear doors opening and gun reload sounds with this!
Scan Your Surroundings with the Free Look Option
Take a look at your surroundings without having to expose yourself with the Free Look Option. Check for enemies always before going out of cover.
Know Loot Locations & Sources for Efficiency
Loot such as weapons, attachments, and equipment have designated spawn spots, but there's no guarantee that they will spawn there. Don't expect to always find loot in the same areas!
You Can Get Load of Items from Dead Enemies
Items of dead enemies will show up in a box after their bodies disappear. You can loot these boxes to get ammo, guns, and even their clothes!
Get Rare Loot from Supply Drops
You can find supply drops throughout a match that carry some very rare and powerful loot in them! Be careful though as supply boxes attract a lot of attention and you might find yourself ambushed as you're opening one.
Enable Auto Loot Option for Easier Looting
PUBG Mobile employs an auto-loot option to make looting easier for players. Better equipment and specific ammo and attachments for your guns will be picked up automatically.
Land in Good Spot to Survive Early Game
Every game of PUBG Mobile starts with players jumping off the plane! Where you decide to land will determine your survival for the first parts of the game so choose wisely!
Mark Spots to Pinpoint Landing Areas
Pin where you want to land before the plane takes off to make it easier for you to get there. Open up your menu and click on the area you chose to put a pin on it.
Avoid Populated Areas for Better Survival
Beginners are recommended to land in areas where there are less players to raise their survival chances. You can check which areas has a lot of players based on the number of players still on the plane.
Land Near Buildings for Quick Loot
Buildings have good loot inside them and provide good cover. Don't land on roofs as you make take fall damage trying to get down from there!
Check for Enemies as You're Landing
Make use of your Free Look tool to survey your surroundings for nearby loot and enemies. If there's too many enemies, steer your parachute away from the area and make a run for it!
Stay in the Safe Zone to Survive
In every match, there will be a Safe Zone or a circle that shrinks periodically as the game goes on. Make sure you can make it to the circle before the Blue Zone closes in on you!
Avoid the Blue Zone to Not Take Damage
Staying in the Blue Zone will cause players to take damage every second they stay in there. You can check how the blue zone will shrink by the blue circle that appear in the map.
Check Map Frequently to Check the Zones
The Safe and Blue Zone moves around the map per match and will only appear 2 mins after the start of the match. Always check your distance from the circle and move accordingly to get there in time.
Be on the Move as the Circles Close In
The Blue and White Circles will shrink throughout the match, tightening the areas where players can roam. The damage in the blue zone will increase late in the game. See the pattern of the shrinks below!
Circle Shrink Time Table
|No. of Shrink||Start of Shrinking||Completion of Shrink||Game Time|
|1||5 mins||5 mins||12 mins|
|2||3 mins 20 secs||2 mins 20 secs||17 mins 40 secs|
|3||2 mins 30 secs||1 min 30 secs||21 mins 40 secs|
|4||2 mins||1 min||24 mins 10 secs|
|5||2 mins||30 secs||27 mins 10 secs|
|6||1 min 30 secs||30 secs||29 mins 10 secs|
|7||1 min 30 secs||TBC||TBC|
Steer Away from Red Zones to Avoid Bombings
Take cover! Planes will keep dropping bombs that can instantly kill players caught in the Red Zone. Stay inside buildings if ever you're unlucky enough to be in the Red Zone!
Stay Alert as the Red Zones Appear Randomly
Just like the circle, the Red Zone is completely random and it can appear outside of the safe zone. It moves across the map multiple times per match so always keep an eye on your mini map.
Use Different Travel Options Per Situation
Staying in one place is a death sentence in PUBG Mobile. It is necessary for players to go across the map to get to the safe zones!
Sprint to Cover More Ground by Foot
Sprinting allows you to cover more ground than simply walking. You can aim and shoot even as your sprinting, perfect for rushing down enemies.
Press the Sprint Button to Start Sprinting
You can either double press the direction pad to activate sprinting or press the designated sprint button at the right side of the screen. You can cancel sprinting by changing direction.
No Need to Stop Sprinting to Jump Over Obstacles
Characters will automatically vault over small obstacles like low walls and fences while sprinting. No need for you to stop and jump over it!
Use Vehicles to Travel Faster
Vehicles lets players and even whole teams to get across the map quickly.
Consider the Risks as Vehicles Attract Attention
Vehicles have a drawback as they can easily be spotted, alerting enemies of your location! Weigh the pros and cons before using a vehicle to travel.
Available Vehicles in PUBG Mobile
|Vehicle||No. of Pass.||Max Speed||Map|
|Bike with Sidecar||3||~135km/h||Erangel|
How to Get Better in PUBG Mobile
The best way to get better is to keep playing games. Experience will help you greatly in playing the game and getting that Chicken Dinner!
Familiarize with Weapons in the Practice Range
Test out different weapons and get a feel of them outside of matches by going to the Practice Range. This will help you to familiarize yourself with weapons and not fumble during combat.
Test Your Skills in Populated Landing Spots
See how well you fair out against other enemies by landing on spots in the map with lots of players. This is difficult but this will really hone your combat skills!
Change your Settings for Better Gameplay
Customize your game's UI, sensitivity, and graphics to how you like them by going to the Settings tab. Editing these options will help you to even play the game better depending on your preferences.
Select the Right Shooting Options for You
You can also change the way you shoot and aim your weapons. There's three presets you can choose from, though you also have an option to customize it as well.