The next big PUBG Mobile tournament will take place at the end of 2018 in Dubai. The stakes are high as the prize pool rises up to $600,000. This should prompt every PUBG Mobile enthusiast to up their game and stop playing in a casual manner.
If you are seriously considering taking a part in this or any other tournament, then follow our advanced tips and tricks guide for PUBG Mobile that will help you understand the more nuanced aspects of the game and how you should approach them to win.
Follow the Sound
Every PUBG player knows how important sound is in this game. This topic has been even covered in our beginner’s guide for PUBG Mobile. But you need to fully embrace the power of sound on your mobile device in order to really get the best out of your game.
Use closed headphones
It is understandable that playing PUBG Mobile on your phone or tablet is a lot more comfortable wearing a pair of light earbuds or at least open headphones. But these are not optimal choices for professional gaming. So use only closed headphones that will isolate as much outside noise as possible.
Stay in a safe zone and listen
The sound in PUBG Mobile is just as advanced as it is in the original game. So if you’re using the right set of headphones, then you will hear a lot more than other players.
In this case, instead of constantly moving around you can sit in cover and wait for other players to pass by. Be vigilant and listen carefully! If you hear footsteps approaching, you will have at least 3 to 5 seconds to prepare.
In time you will be able to discern the direction the footsteps are coming from and the distance. In this way you will be able to move from one spot to another and hit every single opponent from a safe zone.
Carefully approach buildings
When you see a building, don’t run inside immediately in an attempt to grab the loot.
First, approach the building in a crouching position to reduce the sound of your own footsteps. Then, sit still and listen if there are any noises inside — another player could be there before you. If you hear footsteps inside getting closer to your position, shoot through the doors, a wall or a window and kill them while they’re still inside.
If you will follow these tips, then you will have a far greater advantage over other players that use non optimal headphones or use none at all.
Apply 4-Finger Claw Grip
After mastering the sound you need to make sure that you can use all four of your fingers when controlling a character in PUBG Mobile. If you’ve been playing with two fingers only, then switching to four fingers will be hard, but absolutely necessary for high-level play.
Use trigger accessories
In the beginning it could be really hard to play with all four fingers at once. That’s why you can soften the transition by first using trigger accessories that can be attached to your mobile device (see the picture below). Unfortunately, triggers are not allowed at tournaments, so you will eventually have to learn to use your touch screen without their aid.
Learn the Claw Grip technique
With the help of the claw grip you can move, aim and fire all at the same time. Watch the video above and many other videos online to learn how to properly use your fingers on your touchscreen.
Since most players use only two fingers, their reaction during a shoot-out will be delayed, while you will have a full advantage using this technique.
Apply proper control settings
Managing your fingers is just a part of the successful claw grip technique. You also need to make sure that your touchscreen and control scheme are properly adjusted.
Below you can find one of the most optimal control settings for claw grip, but you can optimize it to your own liking as well.
Cover Up in the Open Field
Hiding inside the buildings or using buildings as covers in urban areas is easy. But what do you do when you’re out in the open field? There you become an easy target for a sniper or other players that know how to behave in open areas. Here are a few tips on what to do in the open field.
Move from one cover to another
Remember that you should never run across an open area uncovered. You’ve got a big non-literal target on your head when you’re so easy to shoot.
If you run long enough for a sniper to hit you, then that’s what will most likely happen. Instead move to one cover, such as a tree or a rock, and then search for the next closest one using your camera controls. Then quickly move to the next cover. If you see from your cover another player running through the field — you will have an advantage to shoot them.
Climb the trees
Trees are excellent hiding and shooting spots. You can climb trees by jumping on the branches from the roof of a building or a hut that can be usually seen in the open areas.
Alternatively, you could use vehicles to get on the trees, but this requires some practice.
Advanced Weapon Tips
Obviously, you want to have the best weapon in the game. But if you don’t really know how to use it, then a better player with a worse weapon will still be able to kill you. So here are a few tips on how to use weapons in PUBG Mobile.
Hold grenade before throwing
Many players make a mistake of throwing a grenade instantly. But this is a mistake since grenade has a 7 second delay before it explodes, which gives other players time to escape the explosion.
Instead hold the grenade before throwing for at least 5 seconds. Use this time to aim more accurately and to prevent your enemies from getting out of the way in time. Then you can throw it for an immediate explosion.
Use weapons with the same ammo
There are two main types of ammo in PUBG Mobile: 5.56 and 7.62. Use weapons that can be loaded only with either of these types of bullets. For example, AKM, DP-28, Kar-98, and SKS use the same type of ammo.
This will not only help you save time finding ammo for your weapons but also save space in your backpack.
Control your recoil
This isn’t news at all, but for some reason many players still ignore the fact that you have to use attachments, such as compensators and suppressors that help you manage recoil on your weapons. Or learn to use burst-shooting technique, and then you can say that you don’t need a compensator.
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