PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Survival Guide – Tips and Strategies to Survive and Win

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Survival Guide to help you learn everything you need to know about surviving and winning as solo and co-op. Surviving in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is not easy; however, if you are careful enough and follow these simple tips, securing the first place should no longer be a dream.

Developed and published by Blue Inc., PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is an MMO survival game in Steam’s early access program. In the game, players drop on an island with supplies e.g. weapons, healing items, vehicles, armor, and more. In addition to other players being a threat, a forcefield continuously closes in around the player that damages them. Therefore, players must not only kill other players but also survive the forcefield.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Survival Guide

In our PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Survival Guide, we have detailed everything you need to know about surviving and winning solo and co-op matches.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Survival Guide

Learn where to Land
Immediately after a match starts, you will have the option to land anywhere on the map. Since the forcefield can start from anywhere on the map and you cannot have an idea about the location of the safe zone before landing, try to land in an area that is less crowded so that you can loot without the constant threat of someone killing you from behind. However, if you land in a place with a couple of other players, remember that a pistol and melee weapons are better than bare fists. I also recommend landing in an area with high chances of vehicle spawn so that you can head inside the safe zone as quickly as possible. Remember that after a match starts, the forcefield starts to close in after 5 minutes.

No Need to Pick Everything Up
You do not need to pick everything up during the course of a match. There is no point in picking up Choke, 12-Guage Ammo, Bullets Loops, etc. if you only play with ARs, SMGs, and SRs. If you do not have a backpack, picking up unnecessary things will restrict you from picking up the things that you need. Even if you have a Level 2-3 backpack, do not pick everything you see – unless there is something you know you would need later on e.g. a 4x scope, etc. Having the most important things in your inventory will make it easier for you to find things that you need in the middle of a fight. Lastly, if you are playing with a squad; try to distribute healing items instead of stockpiling 30+ bandages yourself.

Time your Heals
Never use a healing item immediately after taking some damage. Using healing items in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds takes time, depending upon the type of healing item used – usually lasting from a couple of seconds to 8-9 seconds. While healing, you cannot move, cannot use any other items, and certainly, cannot shoot. Keeping these things in mind, you need to find a safe place or at least some cover before healing. It is also a good idea to learn what each healing item does in the game. For instance, Bandages heal a small amount in short time and Medkits heal a large amount but require more time. Lastly, I recommend learning the hotkeys to use items instead of opening up the inventory.

Sometimes Knocking Down Enemies is Enough
When you manage to knock down an enemy, you will leave him/her helpless unless one of his/her squadmates is nearby. In a knocked down state, a player is helpless. You can use this to your advantage and bait a downed player’s squadmates to come to his aid and get some free kills.

This is all we have in our PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Survival Guide. Let us know if you have anything else to add!