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Z1nc    16
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Hey guys, so I have a problem. I can easily reach the top 10 placement in say 2/3 matches just using basic strats like staying on the outskirts of the play area etc. But I always seem to come up short in the top 10, my best result so far being #2. I usually die around #4 or #5 just before the last one or two zones. Can anyone help with tips for actually staying alive in the last zones?

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KailJoric    74

1, Look

2. Listen

3. Learn

Look twice before moving, sort of like crossing traffic. Identify where your biggest threats are and check them visually before moving from cover. Long range optics are a must have, they basically allow you to scan faster with more information. Always try to get a 4x or 8x scope on a gun you can use to quickly check hills and ridges from a distance.

Listen, using audio cues to help identify where targets are at helps you understand when and where to move. Just heard a gunfight over the ridge to your west, you know at least two people are there and probably a third moving into a position to take advantage of it. Always assume some sniper is scanning trees and listen for their shots at other people moving.

Learn from the mistakes and deaths you take so you can do better the next time. Think about how you have won your fights and apply that information to your next battles. Did you win because you got lucky, the other guy made a mistake, or the circle helped you out. Just have to learn to process the data from each round, no round is a bad round unless you don't learn from it, unless of course you won then you did mostly everything right.

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QuadDamage    27

Don't die. JK. Use cover, let others kill each other, get good positioning. Listen. Or, go balls out and kill everyone in your path. 

But I'm with you, plenty of #2, no chicken dinner.

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QuadDamage    27
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It's also nice to have a few boosts/med kits at the ready, although it can be tricky finding the time and place to use them as the circle gets smaller. And the boosts don't keep up with the circle damage in those last few circles.

EDIT: And luck. A little luck with the circle and positioning goes a long way.

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shizniticus    53

Still chasing the elusive chicken dinner myself. Top 10 frequently though. Second place a dozen times....

What usually kills me, at the end, is underestimating the circle of death and its speed. I need to consume the energy drinks and painkillers much, much sooner. Kinda sucks, playing the circle, instead of fighting the last few, best players in the match.

I agree with circles, but the speed is ridic.

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Z1nc    16
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1 minute ago, shizniticus said:

Still chasing the elusive chicken dinner myself. Top 10 frequently though. Second place a dozen times....

What usually kills me, at the end, is underestimating the circle of death and its speed. I need to consume the energy drinks and painkillers much, much sooner. Kinda sucks, playing the circle, instead of fighting the last few, best players in the match.

I agree with circles, but the speed is ridic.

Yeah I really think the speed should be toned down just a tad bit.

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ReNz0r    0

what works for me is to check where the circle will end and go there rather than chase the border all the time and get shot or caught out. Try that

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L33R0Y    44
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I died so often at 2nd place, that I can't count it anymore. I always do stupid shit, today I was hiding at the beach behind a boat and jumped on and off the boat to shoot people with the AWM. The last guy didn't know where I was and ran straight to the beach and turned his back on me and I miss a 100meter shot with the AWM. Then I jumped back into the water and dropped my AWM because you can't reload it while swimming. When I got up back on the boat, instead of switching to my fully loaded AK (my only weapon) I had nothing equiped and was done.

Lesson learned today: Can't reload or switch weapons while swimming, but hiding behind a boat is amazing cover.

Just relax, go for a perfect cover position and let the other guyz do the work for you. Eventually you don't fuck up anymore :D

Also remember this is alpha and there is no reward for #1

 

 

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MJatt    1

I'm by no means a great player and only have a little bit of experience under my belt, most of which is in squads. However, we've had most success from playing within the centre of the circle - gear up, get a mode of transport and just bunker down in a advantageous position near the middle, if the circle moves then move with it as soon as you can, and always be alert. 

Sometimes that one guy in the tress will always get you..

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Z1nc    16
23 hours ago, L33R0Y said:

I died so often at 2nd place, that I can't count it anymore. I always do stupid shit, today I was hiding at the beach behind a boat and jumped on and off the boat to shoot people with the AWM. The last guy didn't know where I was and ran straight to the beach and turned his back on me and I miss a 100meter shot with the AWM. Then I jumped back into the water and dropped my AWM because you can't reload it while swimming. When I got up back on the boat, instead of switching to my fully loaded AK (my only weapon) I had nothing equiped and was done.

Lesson learned today: Can't reload or switch weapons while swimming, but hiding behind a boat is amazing cover.

Just relax, go for a perfect cover position and let the other guyz do the work for you. Eventually you don't fuck up anymore :D

Also remember this is alpha and there is no reward for #1

 

 

Yeah a game could be going amazing but then 3 seconds later you're dead after taking 3 M16 shots to the chest, just realistic I guess.

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Frostywan    16
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22 hours ago, Z1nc said:

Yeah a game could be going amazing but then 3 seconds later you're dead after taking 3 M16 shots to the chest, just realistic I guess.

Plan ahead on where you are going, usually placing first is a matter of luck in this game! Camping or skill usually can take you down to top 5-6 but then its all up to RNJesus to give you good circles and pray that noone is edging the circle on the same side as you ! but like others mentioned, be patient and try to locate as many players in top 6 as possible and then make your move:

1: Fight, and you will be located by others = larger risk to be sniped or targeted by more players

2: Be patient behind a tree in the outer layer (at last 3 circles) and try to isolate yourself to only have to face 1 person at the time, this requires you to have knowledge about where other people are

3: camp like a bitch and pray nobody sees you, wait until there are only 2-3 people left and then just hug circle when you know where they are coming from. (this is what works most of the time, and grants you the true Chicken title!)

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officialslix    12

would like to see ppl get aim punched while being outside of the circle especially in end game when it gets smaller i often get shot in the back from someone out side the circle 

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Felkuro    5

So far i managed 7 wins.  with 4 solo  2 duo's pretty much solo'd since my partners died at the start. And a squad win.

i would give the same advice as kailjoric.

listen, look, learn

Most important thing is position. Try to get to a position that has a little bit of overview of the terrain while also trying to have cover. Trees, wheatfields etc. Try to stay hidden!  having a suppressor is pretty good even on a pistol.

ill edit later.. buddy cant wait longer. xD

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live2letdie    3

Crawl... Esp with the update making it so low Foliage doesnt change anything crawling is super helpful. I usually get dark clothes, all my gear, and stay in the shadows of the trees at the end. My last win i crawled for about 5 min in the circle and people do not notice you. 

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Just getting to the top ten by stealth doesn't make it easier. The people who got there are usually pretty damn good or at least the best skilled players in that round. I would spend time in the thick of it during the beginning of the game. Drop in with other players and force yourself to get good at shoot outs. By getting into these early firefights you can be in more matches than you could by sneaking or avoiding fights to get to the end as matches can go on for 20 plus minutes. It's what i have been doing lately and it is helping me get used to the game and hone my PUBG instincts.

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Jclappers    7

All of my Chicken Dinners came from patience and slow playing the final circles but it may be different for your style of play

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ashkickr    23
On 17.4.2017 at 8:17 PM, KailJoric said:

 

1, Look

2. Listen

3. Learn

 

theres nothing much more than this - each game is unique in the end cause no idea about the enemies positioning, weaponry etc. be careful and make sure you dont give out your position wrong time.

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Equatis    0

I earned the chicken dinner in my first six hours of playing by going to the last zone before the border caught me and waiting patiently until there was only four guys left. Two died shortly after I entered last zone and I killed the last guy on the map which happened to be my first kill of the entire game :|

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On 4/17/2017 at 7:10 PM, Z1nc said:

Hey guys, so I have a problem. I can easily reach the top 10 placement in say 2/3 matches just using basic strats like staying on the outskirts of the play area etc. But I always seem to come up short in the top 10, my best result so far being #2. I usually die around #4 or #5 just before the last one or two zones. Can anyone help with tips for actually staying alive in the last zones?

If there's something specific about this game that i've realised so far, it's that you just need to have more patience than the other guy.

Countless times in late game I've rushed because I couldn't sit still in one place for 2mins or so, countless times I've died that way. Use your brain, try to utilize your position and don't let anyone come to you from behind. Once the circle gets pretty small, try to stay on the edges and control your position. If you see two guys shooting at each other far away from you, do not intervene. Let them kill each other or look where they're positioning themselves rather than exposing your position for further treats (from behind or any other side).

You've already seen them fighting and you know where they are and could be so there is no need to expose yourself to further risks. Once you gather enough data of your surroundings, well, you gotta be quick and determinate because once you start shooting you need to make sure to take em all down :)

So, yeah - do not expose yourself during the last circles unless it's really needed. If you are gonna do so - be sure about your aim and quickly change positions.

 

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Markus0987    5
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12 hours ago, 1 post on forums said:

If there's something specific about this game that i've realised so far, it's that you just need to have more patience than the other guy.

Countless times in late game I've rushed because I couldn't sit still in one place for 2mins or so, countless times I've died that way. Use your brain, try to utilize your position and don't let anyone come to you from behind. Once the circle gets pretty small, try to stay on the edges and control your position. If you see two guys shooting at each other far away from you, do not intervene. Let them kill each other or look where they're positioning themselves rather than exposing your position for further treats (from behind or any other side).

You've already seen them fighting and you know where they are and could be so there is no need to expose yourself to further risks. Once you gather enough data of your surroundings, well, you gotta be quick and determinate because once you start shooting you need to make sure to take em all down

I pretty much agree with that. I would like to add, that it worked for me to take a pick, if you think you have a nice cover for others, who might engage and try not to play the circle; look where the circle ends, like said before, and take cover somewhere you can get relativly save in the next circle...it's not easy, but you dont get the circle damage, which is critical in this phase...

Sometimes it's easier to take part of a gunfight, than only hiding...just sometimes, but when you see yourself in a good position and you can maybe pick a winner of a shootout you could down him for a little advantage...

yes, the others will get the dirction of the shoots, but just hiding isn't the best way I think.

And try to get better in shooting...do the basics for training oin the early sages of the game, that will help you in the lategame to maybe even risk a gunfight

 

And dont get disappointed from a second place...it always depends on luck which place you get in the end...you couldn't always win! And it takes time to get your chicken dinner...

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Dmessiah    0

Well i got 35rounds in Solo and i got two chicken dinners and like 12 top 10. Mostly is about knowing when to pick a fight. There is way to many people that start shooting without knowing if they can finish off the opponent they are shooting after.

Second most important thing would be cover, and always checking around you using "Alt", because Alt dosent move ur char, it can be used to scout around you near the end, so you dont move you're body and give away your position to the other players.

Geting a nice Silenced weapon is also a +, this makes it easier to take fights near the end, without fearing that the rest of the players are gonna come shoot you in the face.

Predicting the sircle is mostly hard work, its random after all, but if you start out someplace sentral (or a place youknow has a car) you should be more then ready to deal with the ever moving circle. Also important is check properly before you make a run for something. Running for the Drop in most cases is suicide, there is always atleast 5players aiming for that drop.

Only Drops i go for is the first drop that comes down. Because there people might still be busy looting/fighting, second and third drop people mostly geared for fighting.

 

And for gods sake. Don't Wear easily spoted colour schemed clothing. Like Red or Yellow or white

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Orpheus720    2

Positioning and knowing when to fight. I love using terrain for cover if I can. Don't engage unless you know you can put them down otherwise it's a waste and gives your position away. Let people fight and make mistakes and pick them off. 

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Nemesis    27
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58 minutes ago, Orpheus720 said:

Positioning and knowing when to fight. I love using terrain for cover if I can. Don't engage unless you know you can put them down otherwise it's a waste and gives your position away. Let people fight and make mistakes and pick them off. 

Exactly this - you'll be surprised how close you can get to the final few just by letting people kill each other. Never engage unless there's a chance you'll die if you don't or you have an obvious jump on somebody and you're sure their squad won't get you back instantly.

Observe and listen. Knowing exactly where the last teams are is a huge advantage. Often you can wait until the final 3, watch those teams engage each other then when one team has won (hopefully injured and without some of their squad mates) you can get the jump on them.

To be fair a lot of it is luck. A game which started terrible (couldn't find a vehicle, bad loot etc) can easily become a winner just by having luck with circle spawns. Equally you could get amazing loot at the start but get caught up in a firefight and die before you get to make use of the loot. You are at a big advantage if the next play area spawns close to you. Less travelling means less chance of being spotted and more time to watch and observe. Around the 20 players alive mark (or the last 3 circles) is a good time to start finding good places to take cover and observe. By letting others fight you can often divert attention and give yourself more of a chance of entering the final circles without anybody trying to kill you. Remember to remove your scopes at the end too.

 

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TLDR: if you're top 10 with minimal kills, you might have a bad shot, and it might be due mostly to your DPI/sensitivity. Was for me. Lower it.

OP I'm sure you've gotten a good answer for this and might even have gotten some chicken dinners by now but for other people experiencing this, it might be a symptom of something else. For me it was, anyway.

For a while in this game I seemed to always get top 10s, maybe a kill or two but die in the final circle. It sounds from OP description like it might be the case for you.

Issue was I have a bad shot, but only part of that was me. I lowered my DPI settings significantly and right away became good enough to win. Won a couple yesterday, actually.

It's not all that difficult to be extremely careful for 30 minutes and only shoot players you have the drop on. Top 10 is great, but once you get there you have to win gunfights, the positioning you get to pick from is limited, and the circle pushes you hard.

This is where your shot is really tested.

I don't know if this will help you, because for me I'm sure it was a combination of this and practice, but dropping my DPI to 400 and keeping my sensitivity at stock instantly improved my shot a ton.

For me it seemed counter intuitive having to move my hand so far, but picking up the mouse to do a 180 turn is a small price to pay for tracking a car smoothly across the screen and seeing hit markers the whole way.

This might be very basic knowledge, and if so, sorry! I was slow on the uptake with mouse settings.

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