Boasting its multi-million strong player base on Steam, PUBG has taken wing and released their Xbox One game preview last week. For those Xbox fans who’re looking to snag a copy of the popular survival game, look no further than Microsoft’s current promotion! From December 17 to December 31, Microsoft is giving away a free copy of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds for every purchase of the Xbox One X. Ask before you buy though, as not all regions are participating in the promo.
For the PUBG newcomers, read on for tips on how to survive your first game.
Tip #1: Always assume there’s an enemy
It’s a battle royale, survival of the fittest and what better way to ensure your safety, if not to assume that death is lurking 10 meters away. Move slow and stay out of sight, look around before you decide to run around like a headless chicken. When you do run though, make sure you don’t stop until you find cover.
Tip #2: There’s no shame in running
Let’s be real here for a second, we’re not all going to be experts in our first few rounds. Play it cool, and avoid face-to-face confrontation. Gauge your enemy’s combat ability and when a fight does break out, remember that there’s nothing wrong with running away. After all, running is part of the strategy too and it’s better to live and fight another minute, than it is to valiantly die in the first few seconds of a match.
Tip #3: Sharpen those ears
PUBG is unique in more than one way, but the thing that is most interesting about it is the fact that the developers took the sound design very seriously. In PUBG, you can hear everything from a shot a couple of meters away, a car roaring in the distance, a sniper’s missed shot and even the enemy’s footsteps. For those of you who own those really expensive headsets, this is the perfect time to really make use of them. If you’re looking for a great new pair, well you can check out this list for the best headsets under $100 for gaming.
Tip #4: Don’t be afraid of cars
In a game where sound is important, it may be counter-intuitive for you to choose to hop on a vehicle, but there are benefits to taking a car; First of all, this helps you get around faster when the circles change, then there’s the fact that you’ll be able to reach loot-rich buildings faster and finally, being on a car is safer than running around where people can freely shoot at you.
Tip #5: Don’t camp behind, nor stand in front of doors
Standing right in front of a door while trying to open it… we’ve all been there and usually that’ll get you killed. The same thing can also happen when you’re planning an ambush and for whatever reason, decided that it’s a good idea to camp directly behind the door. Why is the door such a problem? Because everyone expects an ambush or plans to ambush and being directly in front of that door means that you’re possibly placing yourself directly in front of an enemy’s shotgun.