The game continues to succeed on console and PC, but a shift to mobile devices has been a huge boon for the survival shooter as PUBG Mobile offers the full PUBG experience on both iOS and Android. If you're thinking about checking it out--whether you're a battle royale expert or you've never dropped onto an island before--here are some tips to get you closer to a chicken dinner of your own in PUBG Mobile.
There are two essentials in PUBG Mobile: guns and health items. Guns shouldn't be much of a problem, but health items are a bit more scarce. If you find any health items at all, make sure you hold onto them until you need them, prioritizing them over things like grenades in your early inventory.
The name of the game in a battle royale is survival, and having a good stock of health items in the early going will keep you alive for the later stages should you find a few enemies along the way. Health packs, energy drinks, painkillers, whatever you see you keep.
Every map is lined with vehicles, especially in places with lots of buildings like towns. Should you find yourself a large distance away from the Safe Zone, and you're afraid the Auto-Run won't cut it, then find yourself a car!
Driving isn't difficult in PUBG Mobile--the controls are basically the same as walking or running--so getting used to being behind the wheel won't take very long. Most cars will be able to get you to the Safe Zone, but maybe find a gas can or two just in case before you head out.
PUBG Mobile is a very audio-heavy game. There are a lot of audio cues or sound effects that add to the entire experience, to the point where not being able to hear them could actively hurt your chances at a chicken dinner. As such, using headphones or a headset is essential.
If you have a wired headset we would recommend going that route, but any low-latency Bluetooth headsets or earbuds will get the job done too. So long as there's not a big delay between the phone and your headset, you should be able to pick up and play using the sounds to guide you.
If you're a veteran of other shooter games--or other battle royales--the ability to lie down and go prone isn't something you might be used to. PUBG Mobile offers it however, and working it into your skill set will make a huge difference as you continue to learn the game.
Going prone makes you the smallest target possible, so opponents won't be able to shoot you as easily as if you were standing. Keep going prone in mind any time you're going to engage an opponent, and you may find yourself coming out on top more often. Speaking of engaging enemies...
Running toward a foe guns blazing every time you see one will only send you back to the main menu more than you'd like to see it. Planning and strategy are essential to the PUBG Mobile experience, from first landing all the way to the chicken dinner.
If you see an opponent who hasn't seen you, gauge where they're coming from and how loaded out they might be. If you're holding a powerful assault rifle and you see they're holding a pistol, then I would take the risk and fire away. However, if they're holding a shotgun and you've got nothing, maybe just crouch or go prone and wait for that person to venture away from you.