PUBG is, paradoxically, both a fast and slow game. When you’re playing it can be hard to find a minute to practice a specific type of gameplay. This is often what holds players back from improving. After they spend so much time picking the perfect spot to land and gathering the right loot, they don’t want to throw that away by wasting a game trying to practice their long-range shots.
Ultimately, they won’t improve until they do so. You can’t get better at the game unless you’re willing to fail, a lot. Failing is the only way to actually improve and develop your abilities. Learning proper strategy is always helpful, but it can’t beat actually getting in there and practicing that strategy. There is a way to get practice in PUBG to develop your abilities without wasting too much time or becoming unmotivated at the constant deaths. Some players like to practice in the Shooting Range. This is helpful for technique but not perfect. It is like fighting against bots, it isn’t really the same as practicing in active play.
No amount of practice in the Shooting Range is going to make you better at anticipating and dealing with actual people. Other players will be capable of responding to your actions in a way that you can only rehearse through playing with them. This guide will help you learn which elements of PUBG you need to practice, and how you can go about doing it without wasting too much of your time on games you won’t win.
Practice Firefights in PUBG
The first thing to consider when you launch up a game is what you want from it. Are you playing to win, for kills, or to improve? You can’t do all three. If you try to do all three, you’ll likely not win since you’re busy getting kills. Likewise, you won’t get much practice in because you’re trying to survive rather than work on your skill. If you’re dropping in for kills or practice, hit up an area like School. It is the Tilted Towers of PUBG and your first destination when practicing firefights.
When you drop into School, you will have to loot up immediately and start attempting to make panicked messy kills. This won’t be great practice for actually fighting strategically, but it will help you improve your muscle memory and reflexes. By putting yourself in these situations repeatedly, when you find yourself in an ambush in a proper game you won’t have that same panic. You can work on your strategy separately, this training will help you master quick combat.
There is a skill to knowing when to engage in PUBG and when to run. A lot of players struggle with this balance and destroy their progress by getting into unwinnable fights. However, the opposite is true just as often. Some players avoid combat entirely and as a result, have no idea how to conduct a proper firefight. To actually get better at combat in PUBG, you need to know what to do in a firefight and practice at it. Practicing these techniques is the only way to be successful in PUBG. This practice location is good for getting used to actually having firefights. Once you’re done practicing and ready to play to win, you should return to weighing up if a firefight is worth it.
Long and medium-ranged combat is some of the hardest stuff in PUBG. Some players might think they will never make these shots work. No matter how hopeless you are at long-range fighting, you can improve. If you want to win, you’re going to have to. It can be hard to practice these shots as you’re depending on a very exact set of circumstances occurring in your game. Even once this situation does occur, if you let off one shot, you’re dead. Well, maybe not after only one shot but you’re in danger.
Every shot you let off in PUBG will tell someone your location. This can make it difficult to practice since you only get a few chances per game. If you don’t mind dying a lot, there are some things you can do to give yourself more opportunities for practicing long-range shots. The first is your game mode. If you play as a Solo in Teams, you can quickly boost the number of opportunities. Squad players behave differently and their greater density should give you plenty of clear space to try and get the shots you need in.
Alternatively, land just outside of areas like School. This will avoid the initial pile up but give you a good view to start aiming and attempting long-range kills. Like dropping into School just to practice firefighting, you probably won’t survive long this way. However, it will give you some invaluable time practicing against moving targets.
If you use these methods, you should be able to get some practice in at PUBG. This is really important, no matter how much you know about PUBG it doesn’t help you if you can’t perform well. Getting some practice in will help you turn your deep knowledge of the game into wins.