PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Air Drop Guide

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Air Drop Guide details everything that you need to know about Air Drop mechanics, the loot they contain, and some useful strategies you can employ to fight off enemy squads vying for that special Airdrop loot.

For more help on PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBGs), you can check out our Pro Players and Streamer Settings, Zeroing Distance Guide, and Battle Points Farming Guide.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Air Drop

Air Drops

Air Drops are a regular supply of items and weapons for the players in the battlefield. They are dropped on the map after every 3 – 5 minutes on a random spot and that spot is marked within the white circle.

Air Drops contain high-value items that everyone on the battlefield wants so every time an Air Drop is inbound, expect a lot of activity near the drop locations.

However, you should not always towards the air drop. It will be under every player’s radar so expect heavy fights for it.

Another strategy is that while others are rushing towards it, you stay back at a good sniping position and take out as many players trying to get to the air drop.

This way even if you do not get the items from the air drop, you will get quite a lot of kills. Rushing is always a bad idea because even if you get the items, being killed will do you no good.

If you really want to go towards an air drop, we recommend you find a vehicle and try to get the air drop land on it while it is still dropping. Take it to a place of your choice and then loot it safely. No need to risk getting in extreme fights over it.

Another way of getting air drops is by manually requesting them at any place. This can be done using a Flare gun. Fire a Flare gun in the sky at any place that is safe for you to request a drop at that locations.

A special drop will be delivered that can be then looted. It is not completely safe however as enemy players can see the flare going off and the drops coming, and might ambush you.

It is better to always call the drop at locations where you can get to it easily as well as defend it.

Air Drop Items

A number of random items can drop from Air drops. These may sometimes be the bulletproof jeep as well, if the drop is picked after it is outside the white circle.

In the white circle however, weapons, attachments, clothes and equipment are commonly found. These are:


  • AWM
  • Mk14 EBR
  • M249
  • OTs-14 Groza
  • AUG A3
  • DBS


  • 4x ACOG Scope, [low probability]
  • 8x CQBSS Scope [does not spawn in Sanhok]
  • 15x PM II Scope [does not spawn in Sanhok]
  • Suppressor (AR, DMR, S12K), [low probability]
  • Suppressor for Snipers, [low probability]


The only clothing item you can get is the Ghillie Suit.


  • Spetsnaz Helmet [level 3]
  • Bulletproof Vest [level 3]
  • Backpack [level 3]


  • Medial Kit
  • Adrenaline Syringe

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