How to Survive in PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds



Tue 5th Dec 2017 - 10:12am

This article is a guest post written by Daisy Mariño of

PUBG pits a hundred players in an initially huge map that will get smaller as time passes. Supplies are spread across the map in building and caches, and you have to be first. After that, the bloodbath starts. Players can form teams or go alone, depending on the server.

However, you can't always be that lucky and get the best supplies right off the bat. Players have to learn how to be resourceful and how to get the best out of what they got, and this article can help.

Getting the Best out of What You've Got

While players like to think they're well rounded and good at everything, no human is perfect. Gamers will always have strengths and weaknesses, and if you know yours, you can play to your strengths and avoid your weaknesses. Similarly, PUBG items, such as weapons and supplies also have advantages and disadvantages (e.g., PUBG skins even though they are pure cosmetic.) Rifles and crossbows are good at long or middle ranges, while shotguns and SMG are better at short ranges. Melee weapons, of course, are used for close range, and an advantage they have over most ranged weapons is they're quieter. While the guns can reveal your location and make players flock to you in droves, sneaking up with a melee weapon and one good hit can give you the much-needed supplies to survive.

Even consumable items, such as bandages, painkillers, and the Medkit also have their pros and cons. The most common types heal over time, while the rarer ones (First Aid Kits and Medkits) is an instant heal to full health. Use your judgment when using items; however, it’s better to keep the kits for later in the round. Using kits essentially makes you a sitting duck for a handful of seconds, and that's enough to get you killed when there are 50+ other players still running around. It can be used to turn around endgame situations when there are fewer players.

Patience or Aggression?

Another debate about getting that chicken dinner is whether playing defensively or aggressively is the better option. There's no one way; it all depends on the situation. Depending on where you land and what supplies you find, strategies and decisions differ wildly.

A strategy when finding a sniper rifle or a crossbow with a scope is to keep high ground (probably by climbing a building), and one well-placed shot can supply you further. However, taking a chance with a rifle can and will alert players around to your position, requiring an escape strategy or a backup plan to survive. There are many ways to get the chicken dinner, but there's not one that will always work.

The Verdict

Be creative and think outside the box. Learn from your mistakes and use your judgment wisely. Vehicles are good for getting away but not useful when you're sneaking around. When you die, stick around the server and watch other people play. Learn from their mistakes and their successes. Figure out their strategies and think up counter-strategies for those. If you're starting out, don't worry about getting to the top. Worry about getting better first, and then gun for first place. It doesn't matter anyway, what matters is that you enjoy the game. First place is just a bonus.

Get ready your parachutes and start jumping because that chicken dinner won't win itself. It may take time, but with enough practice, you'll start getting them consistently. If you want more help, there are many other guides and tips on the internet. Hopefully, this article will help you get that coveted first place. Thanks for reading!

Summary: Various strategies to help you survive PUBG and get that chicken dinner. No one single strategy will ensure reaching the top spot 100%, but many decisions and situations that build (or not) toward it.