Totally Accurate Battlegrounds Articles RSS Feed | Totally Accurate Battlegrounds RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network Totally Accurate Battlegrounds: Beating Cheaters & Fixing Bugs Fri, 08 Jun 2018 14:57:18 -0400 Ty Arthur

As an unexpected smash hit, the sudden popularity of Totally Accurate Battlegrounds has seen the servers take a beating and bugs galore emerge from the shadows. Framerate drops, disappearing players, and very odd weapon behavior are all common issues.

Many of the biggest bugs can be resolved with newly-released patches (if you can get them to download properly) but other issues are being purposefully caused by nefarious cheaters.

Are you getting Totally Accurate Battlegrounds "Wrong Version", "Can't Find Game", or "Matchmaking" errors? We've got you covered with a rundown of how to fix most of the issues currently plaguing the player base.

Totally Accurate Battlegrounds Bugs and Errors

Landfall has already released a flurry of patches in the handful of days since the game has gone live, so you are almost certainly using an out-of-date version -- even if you have auto-update turned on through Steam.

The auto-updates won't always applying correctly without a manual restart. If you are getting error messages, can't connect to a match no matter which server you pick, or the game is just generally running poorly, then entirely close and restart Steam.

When the Steam client comes back up, click the "X of X Items" text at the bottom of the screen to bring up the list of available updates, and then click the arrow on the right side of the Totally Accurate Battlegrounds slide to start the update immediately.

 If there's an arrow instead of an X, click it to start the patch update

If you continue to have the same problems after the download finishes, then the update likely didn't apply properly and needs to be fixed.

Right-click Totally Accurate Battlegrounds in your Steam library and choose Properties, then tab over to Local Files. Click Verify Integrity Of Game Files to find out which file you are missing that is causing the problem. You may need to manually restart Steam again after this process.

Dealing With TAB Cheaters

A final word of warning for Totally Accurate Battlegrounds newbies. As you play, you will most likely notice people who don't seem to be affected by the weird physics of the game, have weapons immediately when they land, fly at warp speed, have perfect aim, and so on.

Yeah, those are the cheaters, and they are a problem already. I don't know why they'd want to ruin the fun of a game that's meant to be absurd instead of competitive, but they are here and have to be endured until an anti-cheat measure is implemented.

The developers have stated an anti-cheat system won't be implemented until the bugs are fixed and the game is more stable, so we may be in for a long wait. 

The issue is that major elements of the game, such as weapon recoil, movement speed, damage, and ammo can be edited on the client side by hackers who mess with the code. 

At the moment, there isn't a clear fix to this cheating problem. When we find a reliable method for dealing with them (or an anti-cheat patch comes live) we'll get this article updated.

However, before taking to the boards to vent your frustration, keep in mind that some of the issues that appear to be cheats are actually bugs meant to be dealt with in the next patch.

Specifically, sometimes players appear in the wrong location or are invisible (or may appear to "teleport" due to server lag), which aren't cheats but give the appearance of a cheating player.

Have you come across any other Totally Accurate Battlegrounds bugs or error messages you need help with? How do you feel about the game's cheaters? Let us know what problem you are having and we'll look for a fix!

Be sure to check out our other Totally Accurate Battlegrounds guides while you're here! 

Totally Accurate Battlegrounds Guide: How to Find Weapons Fri, 08 Jun 2018 13:38:51 -0400 Ty Arthur

The biggest battle royale hit was not at all what we were expecting! Move over Paladins, PUBG, and Fortnite, because the April Fools joke that was and is Totally Accurate Battlegrounds is actually the best BR game out right now!

Since it was supposed to be somewhat of a spoof, some of the systems are currently wonky and many elements of the game aren't explained well, leaving many players wondering where to find weapons (and how to use them!).

Don't worry: we've got you covered with everything you need to know about killing 39 poor ragdolls in hilarious poofs of smoke.

Note that the tips below are for those who aren't experiencing the "can't find game", "wrong version", and "no matchmaking" errors and are now actually taking part in the 40 man deathmatches.

If you haven't been able to get into a match yet or aren't sure how to work the basics like healing items and attachments, check out our Totally Accurate Battlegrounds beginner's guide here instead.

Best Weapons Currently in Totally Accurate Battlegrounds

This is a game where you really want to spend time in the Shooting Range before joining a match. Due to the purposefully odd physics, weapons behave in very strange ways and you want to have a handle on them before playing against other people who are probably already better than you.

Most notably -- grenades go off at completely random times. One grenade might go off immediately (RIP: you) or it might not go off for a full minute and a half. It's a gamble that makes the grenade launcher hilarious, but effectively useless in most situations unless you're desperate and have no other option.

A player looks at their inventory screen and their avatar in Totally Accurate Battlegrounds It looks cool... but is more likely to kill you than the enemy

On the other end of the spectrum, swinging your fists isn't as pointless as it sounds, especially since other weapons aren't reliable. Getting into a slap fight with someone trying to flee and find a gun is not only good, silly fun, but it's also a decent way to rack up a kill against a newbie.

Oddly enough, melee can be the best way to go in a match. The battleax is probably the best weapon in Totally Accurate Battlegrounds, as it usually kills in 1 hit, which is much, much more reliable than the nonsense guns. On top of that, it isn't hard to take out a squad of three players who are expecting to destroy you with rifles and pistols.

A player holds a red battleax as they approach another player on the shore The battleax: God's perfect killing machine

The ballistic shield is another overlooked gem since it protects you from harm and can be used to bash enemies as you get up close. Just don't go under any trees while holding it! The weird physics will warp your body and turn the shield sideways, making it useless.

If you don't come across a killer battleax, then be on the lookout for attachments, as they make the guns much more manageable. A loaded up P90 or sniper rifle can turn you into a killing machine if you find the right attachments.

A player with red arms holds a riot shield in front of them Shield bashing is a fun and unexpected way to take out an opponent!

Finding Badass Weapons In TAB

Just finding a single weapon can be a huge ordeal in your first few matches, as the spawning is currently quite problematic.

You can search 10 houses in a row and find nothing... then run across a gun, some ammo, and a scope stuck under a rock out in a field or inside a tree stump.

When checking buildings, keep in mind that sometimes weapons, armor, and attachments spawn in hidden spots, like behind chairs and doors, so you have to search a little more thoroughly.

A player searches an empty wooden house for loot Expect to see a lot of empty houses on your search

A good rule of thumb is that if you hit three houses in a row and come across nothing, move on to the next area and search around outside while you are traveling.

You can mitigate some of this, though, by changing up your landing zone and hitting Chaos, Ruins, or Military Place first, as those areas tend to have more equipment for the taking than other TAB landing sites.

Also(!), always try to avoid the edges of the map. When the walls start closing in, there isn't currently enough time to make it to an outpost without dying if you land too close to the edge.

A player with red arms holds a riot shield in front of them a looks at a flintlock pistol stuck in a tree in TAB Yes, that is a flintlock pistol hiding INSIDE the tree


Know where to find secret stashes of guns? Or found a totally accurate way to get more kills? Let us know your strategy below, and we might just add your methods to this or any of our other Totally Accurate Battlegrounds guides

How to Play Totally Accurate Battlegrounds: A Beginner's Strategy Guide Fri, 08 Jun 2018 10:12:10 -0400 Ty Arthur

You had to know this was coming: the official Battle Royale parody is finally here! Totally Accurate Battlegrounds plays something akin to a (slightly) less ridiculous Octodad... but in a huge deathmatch setting.

The game is currently free for 100 hours after launch, at which point it will retail for $4.99 -- so now is the time to download it if you don't want to pay for it. 

Unfortunately, all those people taking advantage of the free pricing are overloading the servers, making it difficult to even start a match right now. However, if you do get in, you might want to know how to actually play the game, since it is a tad different than other Battle Royales currently on the market.

Don't worry: we've got you covered with a guide and some strategies for staying alive!

 Flying car? Don't question anything in
Totally Accurate Battlegrounds.
Just get in.

Solo Matchmaking

The most common issue you are going to run into is the "Totally Accurate Battlegrounds wrong version" error message. Currently, it's plaguing everyone.

Thankfully the fix is already here, but it won't update immediately while the app is open.

First, fully close the game and wait for Steam to download the update (if it doesn't start, click the "0 of 1 items" link at the bottom of Steam and then click the arrow icon on the right side to manually begin the download).

Restart Totally Accurate Battlegrounds and click "Ready" to wait for an available match. If one doesn't show up in a few seconds, switch to the alternate US2 or US3 servers using the button in the top left corner (I'm having the most luck getting into games straight away on US3 at the moment.).

if you want to play Totally Accurate Battlegrounds in duos or squads with friends, choose "Invite" instead of "Ready", although at this point, it might be better to just wait as the servers are taking a pounding and it's hard enough just to get into a solo match.

Totally Accurate Battlegrounds Is Mostly Familiar

As a battle royale clone, TAB plays remarkably like PUBG or Fortnite: you'll pick the right landing spot, listen for enemy footsteps and gunshots, and search houses for equipment.

However, buildings tend to be sparser than other battle royales, so expect to search more before finding a decent weapon -- and be prepared to use different weapon types, as you will likely find yourself with a grenade or a battle ax instead of a rifle.

 That grenade sure looks concerned about what I'm going to do with him...

Best Landing Spots (Currently)

First and foremost, do not land in the water, as it turns your screen blue and then stays that way for the duration of the match. It's unknown if this is a bug or one of those obnoxious glitches set in place on purpose.

The creatively named Military Place -- found on the island at the southwest corner of the map -- is hands-down the best landing spot at the moment. There's guaranteed to be a vehicle found on one of the roads at the outskirts, along with lots of buildings to search for weapons and armor. Whether you like close quarters confrontations or sniping, there's terrain here to fit your playstyle.

Military Place also features plenty of hiding spots and elevated buildings to snipe opponents who break from cover, and with all the tunnels and corridors you can effectively hide and take out enemies with melee weapons if you haven't found a gun yet.

 Totally Accurate Battlegrounds Landing Map

Using Items and Weapons in Totally Accurate Battlegrounds

The F key is used for interacting with the environment and picking up items, but the layout is different than many battle royale games you may be used to playing.

Hit the Tab key to access your inventory and then right-click to use items like bandages and healing kits. Don't move while using them though, as the timer seems to stop if you go backward or forward.

Critically, guns don't come pre-loaded, so you have to hit R to reload a weapon as soon as its picked up or you'll just get a click, click, click when you need to fire.

 Accessing the Totally Accurate Battlegrounds inventory

The scroll wheel also doesn't change your equipped weapons, so you have to manually press 1, 2, 3, or 4 to select your next gun, and even to switch to a grenade (which is the 4 slot). Pressing nearly anything -- like M for the map or F12 for a screenshot -- will unequip your weapon, so be ready to tap the number keys again.

When you do finally find a weapon, be sure to use the absurd physics to your advantage. For instance, you can equip a gun with a high recoil like a shotgun, then aim at an angle into the ground or a wall and jump while firing to fling yourself up to flank enemies.

 Have fun avoiding explosive death in Totally Accurate Battlegrounds!

Have any other Totally Accurate Battlegrounds tips and tricks we should try out to hit the #1 position? Let us know your Battle Royale strategy in the comments below!