This is Mack, for Pixel Enemy, here to help you get better at PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. This video is mainly intended for newer players, but I imagine a lot of these tips will be useful to veterans, as well. I’ll be avoiding the more obvious pointers like “taking things slow,” “lower your graphics settings” and “wear headphones,” since that’s all pretty much common sense. No, this video will focus on the more useful tips that should actually help you get better. And so, without any further ado, here are my top five PUBG tips for beginners (and some veterans, too). I spent over 100 hours playing PUBG without knowing about these options. By default, the PUBG user interface doesn’t show all possible useful information. Players actually have to dive into the UI settings to enable some additional help. And I’d highly recommend you do this. Both Weapon Slot HUD and Equipments HUD should be turned on.

Weapon Slot HUD allows you to see which weapons are in your inventory. I find this most useful for knowing which grenades I have equipped, and it’s just a nice general reminder of what your inventory currently consists of. I don’t know about you, but when I play ten games back-to-back, I can get a little muddled about what my current loadout is. The Equipments HUD is even more useful. It shows you what level backpack, helmet, and armor you’re wearing. It also shows you how damaged your equipment is.

Even if you’re at full health and think you’re in tip-top shape, you could be suffering from heavily worn armor. Having the condition on your HUD keeps you fully in the know. At first, I wasn’t going to include this tip. I thought it was too obvious. Then I played a few more rounds of PUBG and came across so many people making this error, that I just had to include it. I know it’s a little tricky to navigate a menu with your mouse while still tapping left, right, up, down on the keyboard, but you need to understand that standing still in PUBG is pretty much suicide. If I have a sniper rifle, my life is made 1000% easier if my target stands still.

And with players spread all over the map, a sniper could be looking towards you at any time. If you’ve spent the last 15-20 minutes gathering resources, why take the risk of standing still and getting headshotted, when you can just keep moving? Most players will have trouble hitting a moving target on the first try, so don’t stand still and do survive! I mentioned lowering your graphics settings in this video intro, and that plays a key part for this point. The majority of players will have their settings set to the lowest possible option, which means that draw distance on things like grass will be at the minimum. While crawling through grass may seem like the best possible option, since your body is covered and it makes you feel safe, if a player has you in their scope from a longer range, the grass won’t show up, and you’ll appear to be crawling out in the open, making for an easy target.

Be aware that tall grass isn’t always the safe haven it appears to be. Sometimes it’s safer to stay on the move, making yourself a hard target to hit. Consider where you can be seen from, particularly if players could be looking at your from an elevated position. The high ground is not to be underestimated. How you arm yourself in PUBG can make the difference between dying in the first five minutes and surviving until the very end. To make it into that final circle and come out on top, you’ll be wanting to equip the best loot in the game. The best helmet and armor is obvious. Grab level 3. As for weapons, the most versatile is an assault rifle equipped with a 4X scope and suppressor. The M16 gets a lot of love from the pros, but I’d say the biggest factors in that setup are the scope and the suppressor. That is a killer combo which will get you far. To feel truly godlike, however, so long as you can aim relatively well, equipping a sniper with an 8X scope and suppressor will make you almost unstoppable.

If you can’t kill them in one shot, quickly switch to your secondary weapon and finish them off. Of course, it’s in the game’s supply drops where you’ll find the best loot around. And while the previous point’s mention of a 4X scope and suppressor offering a substantial advantage is definitely valid, you’ll want to try and secure some loot from a drop or two. This is where being able to fight comes in handy. When you first start playing PUBG, it’s all too easy to try and stay out of harm’s way.

Avoiding gunfights and moving from hiding spot to hiding spot may well land you in the top 20 or top 10, even, but if you really want to win, you’re gonna have to learn how to shoot. I’d recommend spending a couple of hours in solo play falling from the plane directly into a city area. Surround yourself with other players and try to get as many kills as possible. Learning the ropes of wielding a weapon is best done by diving in at the deep end. Figure out how each weapon works and handles early on, so that in those tense endgame situations, you’ll at least know how to shoot straight. Those are my top five PUBG tips for beginners. Got any useful pointers of your own? Leave ‘em in the comments below. If you enjoyed this video, hit the “Like” button, and subscribe, if you haven’t already.

This has been Mack, for Pixel Enemy, goodbye..

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