It took me a few days to realize that the controls for “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” could be a little foreign to some new players out there (I’m just going to call it “PUBG” from here on out).
For the uninitiated, “PUBG” is a battle-royale-style game where 100 players fight against each other with a variety of weapons until only one is left standing. To make things interesting, the map shrinks over time to force players to converge.
Indeed, there are no training missions in “PUBG” to help you get used to the controls, or how to manage your inventory, or how to survive in the first place! It’s all mostly left up to you to figure out. Thankfully for me, I got a bit of a head start, as the controls are pretty similar to another game I’ve spent hours on called “DayZ.”
It’s entirely possible that you might already know the majority of these tips, as many of them are fairly basic. Hopefully there are a few new ones to add your “PUBG” survival handbook.
Check it out:
Use a marker on the map to show you where to go on your compass.
Press the right mouse button anywhere on the map (M on the keyboard) to set a marker of where you want to go. The yellow marker will be shown on your compass on the top so you don’t have to keep checking the map to make sure you’re heading in the right direction.
Look around with your mouse without changing your running direction.
Press and hold the left “Alt” key on your keyboard so you can look around while your character keeps running forward.
Walk instead of running to make less noise.
Press and hold the left “Control” key on your keyboard to make your character walk instead of jog. It helps make you quieter.