Becoming a professional PUBG is not a walk in the park. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t ask the question as to how to become a pro player. In this guide, we try to include only those relevant methods that will transform you from a noob to a pro player. Without further ado, let us dive right into the list!
1. Change the default settings to suit your gameplay
Professional PUBG players often stray from default settings, be it the graphics or the controls. If you notice a lag in your mobile device, it is best to dabble around the settings and optimize the graphics settings for a lag-free experience. Some other changes that will help you, in the long run, are the Aim Assist and the use of a gyroscope. It is also advisable to change the size of the buttons so that you won’t miss a single shot.
Pro Tip: Keep the Peek and Fire setting ON.
2. Use the training map for polishing your skills
Before starting the battle royale, it is preferred to test your environment and the newly changed settings on the training map. This will give you a gist as to what is working for you. While you are it, test the entire arsenal of weapons available in the game. This way, you can observe the recoil and find the one that best fits your combat.
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3. Know your role
PUBG is all about synergy. Before you form a team, it is important to know your role. A team should have each person assigned to any one of the following roles, viz. Assaulter, Supporter, Leader and a Sniper. If you are good at marksmanship, volunteer as a Sniper, or if you are having a “kill them all” attitude, volunteer as either Assaulter or Leader. But, as a leader, you are held responsible for the team’s action. It is the leader’s responsibility to decide the drop location and when to strike or fall back.
4. Scopes and Guns
Each gun in the game has its own unique characteristic. For close combat, UZI or UMP9 is preferred while for sprays, M416 or AKM is best. So at the start of the game, always have one of each. You can carry 3 guns(one pistol). While using M416 it is best to use either 4x or 6x scope(use Holographic, or 2x for close combat).
Pro Tip: It is best not to carry both M416 and AKM(or any two assault rifles) together. Because towards the end of the game you will deal with close combat. Have one close combat gun and one long-range gun.
5. Learn how to use grenades
As a professional PUBG player, you should know how and when to use grenades. Grenades are a viable option to knock your opponents without blowing your cover. Although frag grenades are pressed and instantly released, it is best to hold the grenade for about 3 seconds before releasing. Moreover, grenades can be used as a great distraction, especially during close combat.
Pro Tip: Use smoke grenade while reviving your teammate in an open area. This will block the vision of your opponent.
6. Rotate between multiple vehicles
Do not use a single vehicle to get across the map until the very last zone. Use multiple vehicles. This way you can estimate the risk of getting your car blown up by your opponents.
Pro Tip: If you have to make a choice between a bike/buggy or car, always go for the car. Because it not only avoids the direct hit from your opponents but will also serve as a cover during the last duel.
7. Take cover
Stealth is as important as going all guns blazing. Taking cover will protect you from getting killed early on in the match. Spot easy kills and fall back whenever you are not sure. Even if you’re making the first shot, make sure you have enough coverage to protect yourself when your opponent is retaliating.
Pro Tip: If you are in an open patch, always keep moving. Don’t stand still, make micro-movements like jumping or crawling. This will not expose you, as the chances of missing a shot are higher if you are on the move than you’re stationary.
Now that you have got your answer as to how to become a pro player, it is time for you to apply the tips mentioned above.