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Understand the Playerunknown battlefields

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (named after creator Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene) have dominated the streaming scene and the Steam sales charts lately. Announced as a battle royale survival game, it initially seems like a daunting and alienating experience. Developer Bluehole has streamlined many of the genre's esoteric mechanisms. For everything else you will find some help here.

How do you play Playerunknown Battlegrounds?

As with the popular Japanese movie Battle Royale, the goal of Playerunknowns Battlegrounds is to be the last person in a group of up to 100 players, by whatever means necessary.

After a parachute jump into a huge map, you have to purchase randomly generated equipment (from armor to weapons to healing items), most of which are located inside buildings.

To make the action easier, an ever-piercing blue death wall constantly pushes players from the edge of the island into the inside of the wall. It starts out as a large area and slowly gets smaller.

The blue wall is generated randomly. So you can't use the same strategy every turn or camp in the same areas. While killing other players and reducing the pool are cheap, there are those who won with pacifist runs.

So what happens when you die? With some money you will ( BP ) returned to the main menu from surviving and killing players. You can use BP to collect loot boxes ( Pioneer boxes ) to buy and unlock more gear. Games last a maximum of 30 minutes - or a lot less if you die before that. That's basically Playerunknown's battlegrounds in a nutshell.

Obey the blue wall of death (and the red circles too)

The use of a coral mechanic is what sets Playerunknown's Battlegrounds apart from similar games. You have to watch out for it all the time to survive.

After about five minutes a blue wall appears in the form of a huge energy field. A safe area is also shown as a large white circle on your map. This is your cue to get to (and eventually within) the projected safe area before the blue circle actually reaches you.

If at any point you are caught in the blue circle, you will continue to take minor damage over time. You can survive in the blue zone for a few minutes at full health, but don't stay because health is a finite resource. Sometimes you can walk a full lap without finding a healing item. So save your health for a hostile confrontation, not the blue wall.

Since you cannot climb the blue wall, a vehicle can be helpful as a last resort if you linger in an unsafe zone for too long. (We'll talk more about vehicles in a moment, but keep in mind that while they are fast they are also noisy). Be sure to step over the circle and go in further than you need to. Sticking to the outer ring and monitoring the battlefield can be beneficial. Others will look for you near the center.

A small UI option in the lower right corner of the screen always shows how far you are from the blue wall and white safety area.

In another attempt to mix up the players and shuffle the players, red circles mark random danger zones.

These areas will be bombed after a countdown. Hence, it is imperative that you get out of the area completely as bombs can kill instantly. You can also hide inside buildings to hide. You are also more likely to encounter other players who cannot escape the area that is hiding in it. If you are not armed, you avoid conflict.

Get a gun asap

Even if you defend yourself with a frying pan, anything is better than punching your fist. When a round starts, immediately head to a building to find some weapons, but don't be upset if you don't find any weapons.

You can identify hotspots before you get off the plane. Check your card and look for yellow icons. These are buildings that house guns more uniformly than anywhere outside (although surrounding landmarks like park benches could also store equipment). When you see a weapon, take it even if you don't want to use it or it's out of ammo - you don't want another opponent to find it.

Anything is better than punches

A popular area to start looking or get off at is the center of the southern island, the Sosnovka military base . Guns are more abundant here, but some of the most seasoned players know this and will take your head off if you try to use this strategy in your first few games.

If you study through play, you will get on the map at the end of the plane ride when the plane approaches the edge of the map. Most of the players will have parachuted by then. You can check how many players are left on the plane by swapping viewpoints (using the V key) and falling to the ground faster by holding W to dive.

Don't let the plane automatically eject you as you are in a huge brawl with any number of AF cores. Then this way you can get light kills and thus additional ones BP to earn.

Dissolve inventory

Equipment comes in many forms, but all are rated from level 1 to 3. Higher numbers are better.

At the root of your inventory is the backpack, which determines how many items you can hold in the form of capacity statistics (level 1 grants +150, level two +200 and level 3 +250). Shoes take up 20 capacity, pants 40 and so on. If you want to hold more items, you need more capacity. Otherwise, you will have to decide what to fall in the wild.

You have to decide what to fall in the wild

The armor can can be divided into two categories: headgear (protects against headshots) and body clothing (protects against general fire). Level 3 helmets can protect against blows to the face, so you can win direct shootouts, especially in the final minutes when the blue wall has created a tiny arena.

Medical accessories is linked to buttons 7, 8 and 9 by default. Healing is arguably the least user-friendly part of the game, as multiple levels can only be used at certain points. Any subject (including the weak Bandages ) can heal your character for up to 75 percent health. Just Pain relievers, energy drinks or Drug sets (the latter of which is a complete cure) will heal you beyond that threshold. Think of health as a resource.

Many other pieces of equipment are cosmetic and do not actually give you a combat advantage. This distinction includes hats, shoes, masks, pants, gloves, jackets and glasses. There are very few exceptions like Combat pantsthat offer additional storage space. First look at the description. Even so, the vast majority of clothing does not give you an advantage.

Other players: search and find or hide and pray

Playerunknown's battlefields are rewarding for patience, so don't treat them like a barrel and a weapon first.

There are many ways to approach the Playerunknown battlefields, but making a riot is probably the easiest way to get killed. It is important not to be seen or heard. This is much easier if you're sneaking around, hiding behind or in buildings and doing nothing to get attention.

Make sure to close every door behind you, even if you are seemingly alone in a building. An open door paints a huge target on its back as an enemy can easily deploy their best gear to challenge you as you seek out the basics. It's perfectly okay to hide. You only need to leave the blue zones when the time is right.

An open door paints a huge target on your back

The more you play in Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, the better you get at chasing other players.

If you enter a building and there is no equipment, someone has probably deleted it. At this point, the blue ring of death is likely either starting to form or is already moving, so you can probably guess where this person went after their booty feast: the shortest distance between that place and the outer white ring. With enough practice, you can even gauge how far away they are and possibly pick them up.

Lowering the foliage setting in the options menu will also make it easier to find other players and use headphones for directional audio. We can't emphasize enough the benefit you get from playing Playerunknown's Battlegrounds with good audio equipment - or at least with the sound turned on.

Vehicles: when to use them, when to avoid them, and how to find them

While most riflemen revere vehicles or give them additional perks, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds actively distracts you from them. They are loud and easy to get shot while driving. In general, unless you have to get out of the blue wall of death quickly and can't make it on foot, you'll want to avoid vehicles.

So if you need to use a vehicle (sparingly) where do you find it? They are usually located near main roads. If you're stuck deep in a blue zone and need to flee immediately, go to the next street on the map and pray that you will find a ride. Junctions are the most densely populated places.

If your vehicle is not working, you may not be in the driver's seat. Simultaneously press the control button and 1 to change the seat.

Is it even worth jumping off?

Airdrops aren't as obvious as the blue and red zones. They don't have any obvious colorations on the map, but they can make valuable gear at will. Listen for an airplane parachuting a box.

Inside these boxes you will find backpacks, armor, healing items (adrenaline syringes and medical equipment), telescopic sights and weapons.

Playerunknown's battlefields are not your typical shooter, so drops are not always directly beneficial to the player. Instead, be careful. If you don't have multiple weapons, armor, and healing items, don't get near them at all. Just like with open doors, they are signs that a player is nearby. Hence, it is better to remotely set up a store, watch it, and then try to take people out.

Unless you're one of the few players and the blue wall is still a long way off (which is unlikely), running to grab an air drop is risky. Better to ignore them unless you really need the gear and don't have other options or buildings nearby to search. Also note that Airdrop content is not static, but you can find weapons, health kits, scopes, or armor in it (including the camouflage that makes the ghillie suit possible).