O7 Things You Didn’t Know About PUBG

Player Unknown’s Battle Grounds is probably one of the biggest games of the past year, and can probably be held responsible for kicking off the increasingly advancing horde of Battle Royale games and modes that are coming out these days. You might think that you’re pretty good at PUBG? But are you sure that you know everything about the game?

Here we count down our list of the 07 things you didn’t know about PUBG!

07. Run barefoot because it’s quieter

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You know those awesome shoes that you can get on loop boxes in PUBG. Well, it turns out that all of them are completely useless. It is probably the worst thing that you could possibly do. Having shoes on your feet makes your footsteps much louder than if you were just going barefoot, meaning you’re going to give away your position much easier. But you definitely need to do to help secure wins in the game is just run around with no shoes on at all. The softer footsteps sounds are much harder to hear. Not only that, if you have no shoes on and your enemy does and you’re trying to listen for him than the fact that you’re barefoot will make it much easier to distinguish your own footsteps from footsteps of your enemies. So basically, not only you’re able to walk around super quietly, you’re also able to tell when other people are walking around easier. Sounds like there’s no downsides, right? Well, from a gameplay perspective, you would be right. You even run at the same speed as people who are wearing shoes. The only real issue is that now every time you get a pair of shoes from a loop box, you’ll know you just got something completely useless. Well, unless you sell it to some poor idiot on the stream marketplace that doesn’t know about this tip.

06. Don’t go around in the grass

If you’re getting sniped, it might seem really tempting to go prone in the grass on PUBG, I mean, surely, if you hunker down on the ground, people won’t be able to see behind all the grass right? Well, not exactly, because of how render distances work in PUBG. If you lie down in the grass while fighting against just about anyone, you’re going to be leaving yourself open. Small bits of foliage like normal grass might look big enough to hide in when you’re up close. But if someone is looking at you from a distance, that foliage just won’t render, meaning that little patch of grass you think you’re hitting in isn’t as safe as you thought. Even worse than that, there are settings in the graphics menu of PUBG that actually make even less foliage render on your screen than usual. This was meant to help people out who couldn’t run the game at max settings, but good players quickly realized that by turning it

05. You can hold your breath while you’re aiming downsides

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If you’re aiming downside, you can actually use the shift button to hold your breath and depending on the sights you have equipped, a bunch of different effects could happen. If you have just a standard sight like the red dot, the holographic sights or even just the iron sights, you’ll zoom in slightly. This obviously gives you a better and more stable shot for anyone. When holding your breath, your gun stays dead straight, allowing you to hit shots as far out as you want. Well, as long as your accuracy is pretty good, I guess you do have to be careful when you do this, though, because it’s not like you can hold your breath forever. If you do hold your breath for too long, then you’ll run out and won’t be able to hold your breath again for a while. This will recharge over time. But if you run out at the wrong moment, it could basically be the difference between life and death.

04. You can cancel a grenade throw

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Have you ever accidentally pulled the pin on a grenade when maybe you didn’t want to throw it? Maybe you’re worried that the explosion will draw attention or you haven’t got the right angle on your throw, and you just accidentally click the button and now you have a live grenade in your hand, you might think that you’re only two options are either to throw their grenade and waste it or let it go off in your hands and die horribly silly death. But there is another third option that you probably haven’t considered trying. If you’re quick, you can actually cancel your grenade throw by opening up your inventory, removing the grenade from the active slot of your inventory and straight back into your backpack. You might think that this could just leave a live grenade in your pack. But for some reason, the game just cancels the throw all together and that means the explosion.

03. You can control motorcycles by holding space and control

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Driving motorcycles is probably one of the most fun and dangerous things you can do in PUBG. These vehicles are really fast, really agile and really easy to crash. It’s a pretty common way to go if you don’t know what you’re doing on a bike which is why it’s probably best that you know, bikes have a couple of extra controls that no other vehicle in the game has so far. By using space and control, you can actually adapt your movement in the air forwards and backwards, allowing you to angle the front of the bike up or down depending on how you’re coming in for a landing. If you use these new control abilities, and learn how to master them, you’ll pretty much never crash your bike from a badly time to jump again.

If you’ve ever wondered how people have been doing those front flips, or backflips with their bikes, it’s all to do with using the control and space buttons properly. So, next time you get a bike, make sure to head over to the hills and give them your best try.

02. You can move after using a healing item

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One of the most annoying things about PUBG, is the fact that you can’t move while you’re using meds. Even painkillers and energy drinks are affected by this. Do you have any idea how much this game would change? If you were able to do that you wouldn’t have to stay pin down while messing up. You wouldn’t have to just stand there in the Blue Zone while taking a whole bunch of damage and trying to heal it back up.

In fact, if you wait until the animation and timer is completely finished, then you’re wasting around a half a second of time. That doesn’t sound like much right? But if you run into the Blue Zone or trying to fight back against an enemy on low health, then half a second could be the difference between death and a chicken dinner. Basically, if you wait until the last half a second of the timer on your healing, you’ll be able to move without cancelling the entire animation and having to start again, you’ll still be healed and you’ll be able to move just a little bit quicker than usual. It doesn’t sound like much, but it really does help. Every second counts, even half seconds.

01. Hold on to look around freely while moving your character

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Have you ever found yourself getting shot in the back or just being a second too slow to turn around in the game? Well, that’s probably because you haven’t been using one simple tactic that will absolutely revolutionize the way you play the game. Learning how to do this is probably the most important thing to do in PUBG, next to learning how to aim properly. You can actually look around without moving your player model. Basically, if you hold off, you can move your camera around without it affecting your player model at all. If you’re sitting in a corner of a room, waiting for someone to come across your ambush, then you can hold, all look around and your character will stay completely. Still if you’re a little bit more brave and daring you can run across the fields while looking behind you or to the signs of you all while sprinting forwards. This little change to your gameplay will give you a superior level of tactical awareness.

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