KIOXIA’s Tips & Tricks: Mastering the Essentials with PUBG (Part 2)

Mastering the Essentials Part 2 — More Strategies and Priorities

  1. Not all scopes work with all guns – you can’t put the 8x Scope on the M16 for instance, which was made an exception for balance purposes. Likewise you can’t put an 8x on SMGs.
  2. Learn which helmets can take which amount of damage – a Kar98, the most commonly found and used sniper, can kill you instantly with a headshot if you have a Level 2 helmet or below, but a level 3 helmet can take a hit. Note what helmet opponents have before you start trading sniper fire, as there’s no point if you’re at a disadvantage.
  3. After the beginning the game, pistols are almost completely pointless – only keep one if you either have the automatic pistol (P18C), which works like an SMG, or if you don’t have good weapons or much ammo for them – otherwise, pistol ammo is wasting precious inventory space.
  4. Damaged high-level armour is actually often worse than undamaged low-level armour. Look at the number next to it in your inventory for a comparison.
  5. Avoid bridges like the plague if you need to cross one to get into the safe zone – there are almost always bridge trolls (people waiting on them to kill you) when a bridge is a necessary route. Get there early, swim, or find a boat instead!
  6. Always move, even when looting or camping, just a little bit – it stops someone picking you off with an easy headshot, which happens surprisingly often. Just wiggle side to side or keep crouching and standing up.

Important Controls and PC hotkeys

  1. Hold ‘Alt’ to look around without moving – great if you’re camping, and also while falling from the plane.
  2. You can dive underwater by holding ‘C’ while swimming, and rise to the surface by holding ‘Space’.
  3. Toggle seats in a vehicle with ‘Ctrl+1/2/3/4/5/6’, with ‘Ctrl+1’ taking you to the driving seat.

In the next article, we’ll look at more useful controls and hotkeys.

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