Player Unknown Battlegrounds is one of the most popular Battle Royales on the market. Being one of the first movers in the Battle Royale scene. It has grown to be the fifth best selling game of all time with over 50 million copies sold.
Here we will give you a complete overview of PUBG. This guide is great for beginners but also great for seasoned PUBG players looking for information on equipment or weapons. We dive into everything PUBG including, weapons, items, equipment, vehicles, and maps.
|TABLE OF CONTENTS|
|What is PUBG and How to Play it?|
PUBG is available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Android and iOS. The game originally released on PC. Therefore, most of the support is dedicated to PC. If you want to have the best PUBG experience. We suggest playing the game on PC. It looks beautiful and is always updated with the latest graphical enhancements.
However, console players can still enjoy the game but without the latest graphics, the PC version has to offer. PUBG mobile is very popular with over 100 million downloads on Android and even more on iOS. Similar to console players, PUBG Mobile players can expect updates at a later stage than PC.
What is PUBG and How to Play It?
PUBG is a Battle Royale game. Players drop from a cargo plane into a map with nothing but their fists. They must race to gather weapons and equipment. Like all Battle Royale games, players are forced to move by an ever-shrinking circle that gets smaller at every interval. The last person or team alive wins the game. Winning a game of PUBG is referred to by fans as winning a Chicken Dinner.
There are several game modes in Player Unknown Battlegrounds. You can play in solos, duos, and squads including a range of other game modes. Check out our list of all PUBG game modes below.
In Solo’s, you fight alone to be the last player alive. The last player alive wins the game.
Duos allow you to play in teams of 2. To win, you have to be the last one alive. If your teammate dies but you win. Both of you will be rewarded with the win.
In Squad mode, you will compete in teams of up to 4 players. The last person or squad alive wins the game. However, players can break away from their squad and play solo if they want to.
FPP means First Person Perspective, each mode mentioned above has its own FPP version. In FPP mode, players have to play in 1st person only. Solos, Duos, and Squads can all be played in FPP mode.
In Training mode, between 5 and 20 players can practice all things PUBG. The map is called Camp Jackal and is about 2km long by 2km wide. Training mode lets you practice with all the weapons, vehicles, and equipment.
Custom Matches are available to PUBG Partners. In custom match mode partners can modify all aspects of the game including available weapons, speed of the circle and more.
PUBG Partners are content creators such as YouTubers or Twitch streamers that have signed a contract with the PUBG game developers to promote PUBG on their channel.
War is similar to the base Battle Royale game. However, in War mode players can spawn back in after dying via parachute. They can only respawn until the blue zone locks in. After that, the normal BR rules apply.
A game mode which is due to release on PUBG. It was originally announced at E3 in 2017. Zombies mode is a fan-made mode where players have to kill off hoards of zombies.
Event mode is a game mode where random custom games are available to play in. PUBG developers will be adding in their own custom game mode with set rules.
Ranked and Unranked Servers
Ranked Servers are PUBGs leaderboard game mode where you can play against people of your own skill level. It is based on an ELO system.
What is the ELO System in PUBG?
The ELO system determines your skill level based on the people you play with and the people who die around you. If the winner of a game has more points than the loser. The winner gets a percentage of the loser’s points and will only get a slight boost in the rankings.
However, if you lose to a total noob you will face a big drop in the rankings. On the flip side, the noob will get a big boost in their rank because they defeated the odds and beat a player above them in the rankings.
The ELO system is not entirely based on the number of kills you get. Players that play strategically and make it to the last 10 or 20 people will be rewarded more than somebody who got 5 kills but died in the top 40.
Similar to unranked servers in other competitive games. Unranked Servers are for players who want to play the game without it having an effect on their official ELO rank on the ranked servers.
There are currently 5 maps available in PUBG. These maps are Erangel, Miramar, Sanhok and Vikendi and Karakin. Check them out below.
Erangel is the OG PUBG map. It is the first map created by PUBG and features towns, cities and forested areas.
Miramar was the second map created by PUBG. It is a large desert map with plenty of open plains. A treat for snipers.
A tropical paradise full of grass, mountain regions and rivers. Sanhok is a fun map for all types of play styles.
Vikendi is a snowy map full of icy lakes. It is a tough map to play on and definitely requires getting used to.
Karakin is a sandy, desert map set in the middle east with many open fields and settlements to battle it out. It is the smallest map in PUBG and was officially released in Season 6.
In PUBG there are 2 rarity systems. A color-coordinated system and a general rarity system for weapons and items.
|RARITY COLORS (From Rarest to Common)|
There are a total of 33 weapons in PUBG. Each weapon has its own category and rarity mentioned above. Check out this table below for all the PUBG weapon types and weapons.
For a full breakdown and analyses of the weapons in PUBG. Check out our PUBG weapon guide article where we look at weapon stats like damage, shots to kill, range and much more.
|Assault Rifles||AKM, Beryl M762, Groza, MK47 Mutant, AUG A3, G36C, SCAR-L, QBZ95, M416, M16A4|
|Sniper Rifles||KAR98K, M24, AWM, VSS|
|Sub Machine Guns||Vector, MP5K, Micro Uzi, PP-19 Bizon, UMP9, Tommy Gun|
|Light Machine Guns||DP-28, M249|
|Designated Marksman Rifles||SKS, SLR, Mk14 EBR, QBU, Mini14, Win94|
|Shotguns||Sawed-off, S686, S1897, S12K, DBS Shotgun|
|Pistols||R1895, P18C, Skorpion, P29, R45, P1911|
Each weapon is based on rarity. The rarer the weapon, the less likely you are to find it in-game.
|Rare||AUG A3, AWM, Flare Gun, Groza, M249, Mk14 EBR|
|Uncommon||AKM, Beryl M762, DP-28, Deagle, Kar98K, M16A4, M24, M416, Mini 14, Mk47 Mutant, P18C, QBU, R45, SCAR-L, SKS, SLR, Sawed-off, Tommy Gun, VSS Vintorez, Vector, Win94|
|Common||G36C, Micro UZI, P1911, P92, QBZ95, R1895, S12K, S1897, S686, UMP45, Crossbow|
There are 8 different types of ammo in PUBG. Each weapon takes its own respective ammunition. Check out the above table for each ammo type and its compatible weapon.
|.45 ACP||UMP45, R45, Vector, Win94, P1911, Tommy Gun|
|12 Gauge||S1897, S686, S12K, Sawed-off, DBS|
|9mm||Skorpion, P18C, VSS, Micro UZI, P92|
|7.62mm||SLR, SKS, R1895, M24, Mk14 EBR, Mk47 Mutant, AKM, Beryl M762, DP-28, Groza, Kar98k|
|5.56mm||G36C, QBU, AUG A3, QBZ95, M16A4, M416, M249, SCAR-L, Mini 14|
Attachments are added to your weapon to alter the weapon’s performance. Any shortcomings of the weapon can be rectified or lessened to an extent by the addition of an attachment. For example, if a weapon has clunky iron sights, attach an ACOG sight to make aiming more efficient.
There are 5 different types of weapon attachments in PUBG. Check out the table below for all attachments and compatible weapons.
|Suppressor (SMG, Handgun)||UMP45, Skorpion, P18C, P1911, PP-19 Bizon, Micro UZI, P92, Vector, MP5K, Tommy Gun, R1895|
|Suppressor (S12K, AR, DMR)||SKS, G36C, Groza, SLR, AKM, SCAR-L, Mini 14, QBZ95, Mk14 EBR, QBU, Mk47 Mutant, Beryl M762, S12K, M16A4, M416, AUG A3|
|Suppressor (SR, DMR)||SLR, Mk14, QBU, AWM, M24, Mini 14, Kar98k, SKS|
|Flash Hider (S12K, AR, DMR)||AKM, M16A4, M416, SCAR-L, S12K, SLR, SKS, Mini 14, Mk14 EBR, QBZ95, QBU, Beryl M762, G36C|
|Flash Hider (SR, DMR)||M24, AWM, SKS, Kar98k, Mk14 EBR, Mini 14, SLR, QBU|
|Duckbill (SG)||S1897, S12K|
|Compensator (S12K, AR, DMR)||SCAR-L, Mk47 Mutant, Mini 14, AKM, M16A4, QBZ95, QBU, G36C, S12K, M416, SKS, SLR, Mk14 EBR, Beryl M762|
|Compensator (SR, DMR)||SLR, M24, Mk14 EBR, Kar98k, QBU AWM, SKS, Mini 14|
|Compensator (SMG)||Micro UZI, PP-19 Bizon, UMP9, Vector|
|Choke (SG)||DBS, Sawed-off, S1897, S686|
|LOWER RAIL||COMPATIBLE WEAPONS|
|Vertical Foregrip||AUG A3, QBZ95, Vector, Tommy Gun, M416, Skorpion, MP5K, SKS, G36C, SCAR-L, Mk47 Mutant, UMP9|
|Thumb Grip||AUG A3, Mk47, SKS, UMP9, M416, QBZ95, SCAR-L, MP5K|
|Quiver for Crossbow||Crossbow|
|Light Grip||AUG A3, Vector, Beryl M762, Mk47 Mutant, MP5K, M416, SCAR-L, G36C, UMP9, Skorpion, QBZ95, SKS|
|Half Grip||AUG A3, SKS, QBZ95, Vector, M416, Vector, UMP9, MP5K, SCAR-L, Skorpion, Mk47 Mutant|
|Angled Foregrip (AR, SMG, DMR)||UMP9, SCAR-L, SKS, MP5K, M416, AUG A3, Mk47 Mutant, G36C, Beryl M762|
|Laser Sight||AUG A3, R45, MP5K, P92, P18C, M416, Deagle, SKS, QBZ, G36C, SCAR-L, Beryl M762, Skorpion, Mk47 Mutant, P1911, UMP9, Vector|
|UPPER RAIL||COMPATIBLE WEAPONS|
|2x Aimpoint Scope||SCAR-L, Mk14 EBR, Mk47 Mutant, DP-28, M416, G36C, AWM, AKM, MP5K, Vector, UMP9, Mini 14, QBU, M249, M16A4, QBZ95, Beryl M762, Kar98k, Groza, S12K, M24, SLR, AUGA3, SKS, DBS|
|Red Dot Sight||M16A4, Micro UZI P1911, AWM, UMP45, M24, S12K, SCAR-L, Beryl M762, P92, MP5K, P18C, Groza, Mini 14, Kar98k, G36C, SLR, Mk14 EBR, R45, Crossbow, SKS, Mk47 Mutant, M249, Vector, M416, AUG A3, AKM, Skorpion, QBZ95, DP-28, Deagle, QBU, DBS|
|8x CQBSS Scope||SKS, AWM, M249, SLR, Kar98k, Mini 14, QBU, Mk14 EBR, M24,|
|15x PMII Scope||M24, SKS, Kar98k, QBU SLR, Mini 14, Mk14 EBR, AWM|
|4x ACOG Scope||Beryl M762, M24, AKM, M16A4, QBU, SKS, Mk14 EBR, Groza, Kar98k, AUG A3, Vector, AWM, SLR, G36C, QBZ95, SCAR-L, MP5K SKS, UMP9, Crossbow, Mk47 Mutant, M249, M416, Mini 14, DP-28, S12K, DBS|
|6x Scope||Mini 14, QBU, S12K, M416, UMP45, AUG A3, Crossbow, AWM, SCAR-L, G36C, Kar98k, Mk14 EBR, M24, Beryl M762, M16A4, DP-28, Vector, Groza, AKM, SKS, QBZ95, SLR, M249, Mk47 Mutant, MP5K, DBS|
|Canted sight||QBU, SKS, MP5K Mini 14, G36C, Mk14 EBR, M249, Mk47 Mutant, SLR, S12K, UMP9, SCAR-L, AUG A3, AWM, M416, M24, Kar98k, PP-19 Bizon, Beryl M762, QBZ, Vector, AWM|
|Holographic Sight||P18C, Groza, M16A4, M416, DP-28, Kar98k, PP-19 Bizon, UMP9, Skorpion, R45, G36C, Crossbow, MP5K, QBZ95, AWM, Mini 14, SCAR-L, P92, QBU, Micro UZI, P1911, Beryl M762, SKS, Mk14 EBR, Mk47 Mutant, S12K, M249, Deagle, Vector, MP5K, AUG A3, AKM, M24, SLR, DBS|
|3x Backlit Scope||SKS, Vector, M249, Beryl M762, G36C, S12K, MP5K, AUG A3, DP-28, QBZ95, M416, AKM, Kar98k, Mk47 Mutant,, UMP9, QBU, Groza, Mk14 EBR, SCAR-L, Mini 14, SLR, AWM, M16A4, M24, DBS|
|QuickDraw Mag (Handgun, SMG)||Micro UZI, P1911, MP5K, P92, MP5K UMP45, Tommy Gun, Vector, P18C|
|QuickDraw Mag (DMR, SR)||M24, AWM, QBU, Mk14 EBR, Mini 14, VSS, SKS, SLR|
|QuickDraw Mag (AR, DMR, S12K)||SCAR-L, Mini14, M416, AUG A3, SLR, M16A4, Groza, Mk14 EBR, AKM, S12K, Beryl M762, QBZ95, G36C, QBU, SKS, Mk47 Mutant|
|Extended QuickDraw Mag (Handgun, SMG)||P1911, P92, P18C, Micro UZI, MP5K, Vector, MP5K, Tommy Gun, UMP45|
|Extended QuickDraw Mag (DMR, SR)||VSS, SLR, Mk14 EBR, QBU, SKS, AWM, M24, Mini 14|
|Extended QuickDraw Mag (AR, DMR, S12K)||M416, AKM, SLR, Groza, Beryl M762, QBU, S12K, Mk14, QBZ95, EBR, Mk47 Mutant, G36C, AUG A3, SCAR-L, Mini 14, M16A4, SKS|
|Extended Mag (Handgun, SMG)||UMP45, P18C, P92, Vector, MP5K, Deagle, P1911, Micro UZI, Tommy Gun, MP5K, Skorpion|
|Extended Mag (DMR, SR)||AWM, Mk14 EBR, M24, Mini 14, SKS, QBU, VSS, SLR|
|Extended Mag (AR, DMR, S12K)||M416, Groza, QBU, Mk14 EBR, Mk47 Mutant, G36C, SKS, QBZ95, AUG A3, Beryl M762, M16A4, SCAR-L, SLR, Mini14, AKM, S12K|
|Tactical Stock||Vector, M416, MP5K|
|Stock For Micro Uzi||Micro Uzi, Skorpion|
|Cheek Pad (SR, DMR)||Mk14 EBR, VSS, SLR, M24, Kar98k, AWM, SKS|
|Bullet Loops||S1897, Win94, Kar98k, S686|
There are many types of equipment in PUBG ranging from backpacks, goggles, vests and even hats. We will list the 3 most important pieces of equipment below as they alter the player’s performance and protection. These are backpacks, helmets, and vests.
PUBG has three types of backpacks. Each type of backpack has a higher carrying capacity. Level 1 holds the least and level 3 holds the most. Check out the table below:
Similar to backpacks there are three types of helmets in PUBG. Level 1, 2, and 3 with level 1 being the worst and level 3 being the best. Helmets protect players from headshot damage. Normally, when players land headshots there will be a headshot multiplier.
The helmet will protect you from the full damage of a landed headshot. If the helmet is damaged. It does not negate the helmets ability to protect you. For example, a helmet that has taken a lot of damage will still protect you in the same way a helmet with no damage will.
|Level 3||55% (Armor: 230)|
|Level 2||40% (Armor: 150)|
|Level 1||30% (Armor: 80)|
There are three types of vests in the game. Following the same pattern as backpacks and helmets. There are level 1, level 2 and level 3 helmets. Level 1 being the worst and level 3 the best.
Similar to helmets, vests provide complete protection up until they are fully destroyed. Moreover, not only do vests provide body protection, but they also provide extra carrying capacity.
|VEST||DAMAGE REDUCTION/ CAPACITY|
|Level 3||55%/ 70|
|Level 2||40%/ 70|
|Level 1||30%/ 70|
There are several types of items in PUBG. Below we will list them all and briefly explain their use. We will start with consumable items as they are the most important items you will come across in the game.
Items in PUBG that can be used and take time to utilize are called consumables. Consumables range from medkits, repair kits to gas canisters.
Healing Items and Boost Items
Before we get into healing and boost items. You have probably wondered what is boost in PUBG? The Boost meter appears over your health bar. It consists of 4 orange bars. Each bar represents added in-game perks and performance.
Painkillers grant a boost in health regeneration and movement speed. They increase players’ boost by approximately 60 points. Painkillers last about 3 minutes after consumption.
The most common healing items in the game. Bandages restore players’ health by 10 points in 4 seconds. Bandages can heal up to 75 of your health but no more. Note, a bandage can be used inside a moving vehicle.
First Aid Kit
The First Aid Kit is somewhere between the Med Kit and Bandages in terms of healing ability. The First Aid will restore your health to 75, instantly. Great for quick healing when you’re low on health. However, it does take a slow 6 seconds to utilize. Therefore, it is best to find cover before using it.
Just like a can of RedBull or Monster Energy. These little bad boys will give you 40 boost. If you drink multiple cans, your health will regenerate faster and you will also experience a boost to your movement speed.
The Med Kit is the most sought after healing consumable. It can instantly replenish all of your health. However, it is very rare and most often found in Air Drops. In some rare occasions, it can be found as random loot.
The Adrenaline Syringe, similar to the Med Kit is another rare healing item in PUBG. It can only be found in Air Drops or on very rare occasions as loot. It instantly heals you to 100 health and gives you a boost that lasts for 5 minutes.
This is a handy device to have when playing in Duos or Squads. The Hemostatic Device is used to revive a downed teammate in 1 second.
Vest Repair Kit
A repair kit is used to repair the player’s vest armor. Not yet released but expected to be coming soon.
Helmet Repair Kit
The helmet repair kit repairs helmet damage, replenishing the helmet’s durability. Not yet released but expected to be coming soon.
Vehicle Repair Kit
The Vehicle Repair Kit is only available in Custom Matches as of now. Upon use, It instantly repairs any vehicle’s health to 450.
Used for the same purpose as in real life. Top up your vehicle’s gas tank instantly. Note, players need to be inside the vehicle to use the gas can.
Clothing crates are crates containing cosmetic items such as clothing and accessories. Players can use these items to make their in-game character unique. There are 3 types of crates in PUBG:
|Free Crate (Key Required)||Key is acquired by purchasing with real money.|
|Free Crate (No Key Required)||It is opened using Battle Points.|
|Limited Edition||Free and require no key to open.|
There a total of 19 vehicles players can drive in PUBG. Each vehicle has its pros and cons. Some can carry more people and some can go faster. Check out the list of vehicles below:
|UAZ (Open Top)||Top Speed: 115km/h|
|UAZ (Closed Top)||Top Speed: 115km/h|
|Armored UAZ||Top Speed: 115km/h|
|Buggy||Top Speed: 100km/h|
|Dacia 1300||Top Speed: 139km/h|
|Scooter||Top Speed: 152km/h|
|Tukshai||Top Speed: 152km/h|
|Motorcycle||Top Speed: 152km/h|
|Motorcycle with sidecar||Top Speed: 130km/h|
|Snowbike (Vikendi Exclusive)||Top Speed: 152km/h|
|Pickup (Miramar Exclusive)||Top Speed: 112km/h|
|Van||Top Speed: 110km/h|
|Mirado (Miramar Exclusive)||Top Speed: 152km/h|
|Rony (Sanhok Exclusive)||Top Speed: 110km/h|
|Mini Bus (Miramar Exclusive)||Top Speed: 105km/h|
|Zima (Vikendi Exclusive)||Top Speed: 110km/h|
|Aquarail||Top Speed: 90km/h|
|PG-117||Top Speed: 90km/h|
|BDRM (Spawned via Flare Gun)||Top Speed: 104km/h|
There are two types of in-game currency in PUBG. Battle Points also referred to as BP and G-Coin. The in-game currency is used to buy items and abilities. There are also L-Coins, exclusive to PUBG Light.
Battle Points (BP)
Players can win Battle Points by winning matches, getting kills and dealing damage to other players. How is my BP earned calculated?… you’re probably wondering. Well, there is a formula. See below:
- Kills + Damage Dealt + Final Rank + Play Time = BP earned
People often buy crates with their BP points but you can also purchase the ability to customize your character.
Prices of crates vary. There is a special pricing system in place by the developers of PUBG. The system makes it that each crate you buy is more expensive than the last.
This is to slow down the purchasing of crates so rare items don’t become easily available. According to PUBG Devs, this adds value to the marketplace. Here is the pricing system below:
G-Coins are a purchasable in-game currency. They can only be obtained by purchasing them with real money. They are currently only available to purchase via the Microsoft Store. Xbox players need an active debit or credit card to purchase G-Coins via the Microsoft Store.
L-Coins are used in the same way as G-Coins. However, L-Coins are exclusive to PUBG Light. PUBG Light is a lighter version of PUBG developed specifically for players who don’t have the hardware to run the latest version of the game.