In PUBG, the opening rounds of the game are vital. Finding the best gear and weapons is really important for establishing yourself further into the game. You’re not going to win if you’re looting while trying to hold down a building. To make the most out of your looting stage, you need to get on the ground as quickly as possible. If you’re landing in a spot on the map that is popular or filled with good loot, you’re going to have competition. If you want to ensure you stand the best chance of getting this loot for yourself, you need to land fast in PUBG.
There isn’t a crazy amount of difference in possible landing speed. We are talking about a small fraction of time saved compared with the overall length of a PUBG game. However, if you’re a serious player then that brief extra window might make all the difference to you.
There is a way for you to land faster in PUBG. There is also a fair bit of misinformation about the game’s parachute system. It was recently revamped, which has left even some competitive players too set in their previous techniques to adjust to this new way of landing faster. This guide will show you the techniques to land first that still work in PUBG.
Up until December 2018, wave dropping or wavedashing was the technique to land fast in PUBG. It barred little resemblance to the OP Smash Bros technique though. Instead, this was a method to float and move while dropping. Within the game’s engine, this would enable you to land faster. The technique was more of an exploit than an actual tactic. Like any other exploit, it was patched out.
Despite some player’s insistence, wavedashing no longer actually works in PUBG. It won’t help you land any quicker and guides that still claim this either haven’t updated in a while or are based on misinformation. While the easiest tactics have been removed from the game, there is still a sure-fire way to land faster. It is a little more difficult than Wavedashing though and the results are quite as impressive.
How to Land Fast in PUBG
The actual technique of landing faster in PUBG can be broken down to a few key principles. The first is your choice of location, which will obviously affect your landing speed. The next is the way that you dive from the plane. Different angles and movements will give you a different falling pattern and velocity. The third is the gliding phase. The velocity and momentum you’ve achieved in diving will influence this, as will your movements. You can perfect each of these things to allow you to land fast in PUBG every time.
When choosing somewhere to land, you have more to consider than just landing fast. Whether you’re playing on Sanhok, Vikendi, Miramar, or Erangel you need a spot that works for you. There isn’t much point in landing fast if you can’t actually function where you land. However, if the plane falls in an opportunistic path than you’re home free. Otherwise, don’t worry too much about having to move from the path of the plane to reach your landing spot.
It is possible to travel quite a bit without impacting your speed. Although you obviously shouldn’t try to go halfway across the map if you’re trying to land fast. The important thing is that your movement coming out of the plane stops early enough to have a solid period of dive-bombing to build up momentum.
Land Fast with Downward Momentum
You need to stop traveling across the map from the route of the plane in time to dive bomb. This is essential for building up downward momentum. This is the speed at which you are traveling downward. You need to give yourself enough time dive-bombing to build up to a velocity of 230 Vertically. Anything over 230 is going to give you the best chance to land fast in PUBG.
While you will obviously go even faster with a higher vertical velocity, the return on your velocity is lower once you pass this number. As long as you can achieve 230 vertical velocity when your parachute opens, you’ll land nearly as fast as possible. This is because the physics in PUBG’s drop phase are much more realistic than in other Battle Royales like Fortnite. The important thing about the vertical velocity is to get the biggest drop down possible from opening the parachute.
In the brief period, it takes to pull and deploy the parachute, this vertical velocity will allow you to be thrust further downward than other players, pushing you towards the floor while they glide. When gliding over to your landing spot, you now have around 100 KM worth of space you can travel to reach your actual landing spot.
As well as landing the fastest in PUBG, you need to be using the right settings for the game and achieving the best frames per second possible to win more games. Your performance in the game can really be improved from these small technical fixes!