PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is finally available on the Xbox One, after the Battle Royale-inspired multiplayer shooter went on a record-breaking rampage on Steam.
Playing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on the Xbox One, however, is very different from playing it on the PC. For gamers who are new to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and for those who are making the transition from the PC to the Xbox One, here are a few tips and tricks to be the last man standing.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds: The Basics
For those who are entirely new to the game, the basic rule of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is to be the last man standing. Or, for non-solo matches, be part of the team that eliminates everyone else.
The premise is simple. At the start of each match, 100 players parachute into a deserted location, where they look for weapons to use and places to hide. The map will have a shrinking white circle, and players who are outside of it and within the blue zone will continue to receive damage. This mechanic forces players to go nearer each other as the match progresses, intensifying the action.
Jumping Out Of The Plane
Several technical issues have plagued the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Xbox One launch, but one of the more consistent problems happens as soon as matches start and players start jumping out of the airplane. It is often impossible to check if other players have jumped alongside you until you arrive very close to the ground, which makes it impossible to adjust your landing spot.
It is not good news when players land close to each other at the start, as nobody wants to get eliminated within minutes. Until the technical issue is fixed, it is recommended that players scan their surroundings as they approach their landing destination to try to avoid or prepare for any early contact.
Learn To Survive First
While PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is known for the combat, players will need to learn how to survive first to last long in matches. The best thing to remember is to always be aware of your surroundings, which is done by holding down RB to activate free look. This allows players to look around in a third-person view and to the left and right in first-person view to reveal if there are any threats around.
Players can also holster their weapon by holding down the Y button, which will make them run faster to escape the blue circle or fights that break out. Xbox One players will also be able to vault over obstacles by pressing the A button.
Memorize The Controls
Microsoft recently released the Xbox One control scheme for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and it looks rather complicated as the functions of each button changes depending on the situation.
However, players looking to go far in the game will need to become very comfortable with the controls, as even a slight delay in tapping the correct button to perform a function could mean the difference between a triumphant victory and a disgraceful loss. The best way to do this is to keep practicing and playing, while relying on muscle memory.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds On The Xbox One X
For Xbox One X players, it is best to prioritize framerate over resolution and graphical features when presented with the extra options menu upon loading PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds for the first time. It is tempting to play on full 4K resolution, but due to stability issues that can cause massive framerate drops, it would be best to make the console focus on framerates.