PLAYERUNKNOWNS BATTLEGROUNDS Early Access Thread: This Is Battle Royale

Jun 19, 2013
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Had a game today where the last few circles were in the wheat fields to the east of Gatka and I had a UAZ with me, so I decided instead of doing the usual snek/worm/prone through the field like everyone else I'd use the UAZ for cover and see what happened.

In short, using a UAZ/vehicle in the last few circles in wheat fields can work extremely well. I made a short clip of the last 4 kills I got: https://streamable.com/j09v2
If that was the vehicle would've been blown up.
 
Jan 23, 2008
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Uggggggh.

1) The grenade indicator is a complete liar. I always forget this. Watching my hand go clearly over a window frame while the indicator says it will cleanly go over and right behind the tree where the guy with 1HP is desperately healing, only for the grenade to teleport 6 inches down to bounce off and kill me shouldn't be surprising, yet it always does.

2) There are so many foreign players on every region server now that the lag can be insanely frustrating even when your own connection is fine. Getting hit around corners is just atrocious now.
Regarding 2), I don't know why you're just now seeing it. Weeks ago I was regularly having something like 50-75% Chinese players minimum when I'd play duo on NA past maybe 11 p.m. at night. Or maybe it's a different breakdown in solo?
 

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Shotguns are so bad in this game. Unbalanced and unpredictable. I hate it.
We both had lvl1 vest, I even had a helmet, he had none.
I am down after 1 shot, he is not even down after two.



And earlier I shot someone point blank from 5m with the double-barreled shotgun twice and he was still alive.
Second shot almost definitely did not count due to the trade kill prevention mechanics, he killed you before your second shot when off according to the server.

First shot is just a matter of how many pellets hit what, body, arms, head, missed. At least shotguns are have way better range in this game than just about 90% of all other shooters, especially if fitted with a choke.

Its also funny people complaining about the shotguns not being realistic when talking about a gif of a person running full speed, jumping around a corner and trying to shoot midair/directly upon jumping :p
 
Jun 21, 2010
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I've said it before and I'll say it again, if you are just starting to play this game don't worry about winning. Focus on getting used to the gunplay. You'll only be torturing yourself by playing passively.
 
Between the 100-player lag and the "3 consecutive rooms with no weapons" issue there, I feel like practice is pretty tough.
I think Military Base is a little better as practice for this reason. More open space so you actually have a chance to get a gun and maybe shoot at someone. Also has more varied ranges of combat. School is just a cluster.
 
Jan 14, 2009
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I think Military Base is a little better as practice for this reason. More open space so you actually have a chance to get a gun and maybe shoot at someone. Also has more varied ranges of combat. School is just a cluster.
My strategy for the school is to not even bother landing on the roof since I never am able to land there first. Instead I land on the ground near the windows on the 1st floor and crouch jump in. Loot that room and come out guns blazing.
 
Jan 23, 2008
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My strategy for the school is to not even bother landing on the roof since I never am able to land there first. Instead I land on the ground near the windows on the 1st floor and crouch jump in. Loot that room and come out guns blazing.
Or if you're like me, you

  • Have your parachute glitch on the side of the building and hang for 5-10 seconds
  • Don't cut the chute because you know you'll be teleported back up to the top of the roof and instantly killed or seriously hurt
  • Fail the first 3 crouchjump attempts
  • Finally get through the window
  • Discover the first 3 rooms don't even have a melee weapon
  • Die to someone who got an AR or autoshotgun in their first room anyway
 
Jan 10, 2014
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The more I play the more I think the circle needs tweaking. Getting a second or third circle in a row being on the completely opposite side of the previous circle is crushing. I'd much rather have it be somewhat deterministic (like not being able to go extremely far in the same direction consecutively) rather than completely random.

It doesn't make sense that some get to sit on their hands in cover for 15 minutes while others have to be constantly sprinting (or in a car which is its own kind of death trap) to stay alive. That sort of RNG brings nothing of worth to the game.
 
Jan 23, 2008
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Why the hell do I always get matched with Chinese players on NA servers?
I'm guessing most of the people on NA servers are Chinese players at certain times, at least at your matchmaking level. Particularly if it's during the evening U.S. time, Chinese seemed to be the (vast?) majority of players in duo mode for me on NA.

China has a ton of people.
 
Aug 11, 2014
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Every game I've accidentally queued into an AS server because of that glitch, I noticed a lot of American players. I think that there's just a ton of people queuing for different regions all the time (either intentionally or because of the now-kinda-fixed-I-guess glitch).
 
Nov 20, 2014
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Got my first solo win earlier today. It ended right at one of the entrances of the bunker. Me inside, the other guy outside. I could hear him moving a bit just above the bunker entrance, he was camping. Eventually my patience ended, I said fuck it and just rushed him. It worked :)



Better video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UisWUALNmgE (No, that's not my breathing, it's my fan, which is turning around all the time, and when it points at the mic it does that)
 
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Dr Disrespect ''VIOLENCE, SPEED, MOMENTUM"

No one else is worth watching
I love the doc but holy fuck his complaining got the better of me and I had to unfollow. He's super entertaining at his best, but unbearable when he loses because he just bitches at the game, even if reasonable most of the time it just gets overwhelming.
 

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The jumping (and landing) accuracy gets on my nerves sometimes. I really wouldn't mind if they went more into the Arma direction in that regard instead of this H1Z1-esque nonsense.

 
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Got my first solo win earlier today. It ended right at one of the entrances of the bunker. Me inside, the other guy outside. I could hear him moving a bit just above the bunker entrance, he was camping. Eventually my patience ended, I said fuck it and just rushed him. It worked :)

https://i.imgur.com/90GpmPl.gif

Better video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UisWUALNmgE (No, that's not my breathing, it's my fan, which is turning around all the time, and when it points at the mic it does that)
Well done, nothing like the feeling of finally getting that first solo win
 
Feb 5, 2010
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Holy shit I just got informed that THE PUBG LOBBY INTERFACE IS A WEBVIEW

YOU CAN EVEN ACCESS IT VIA BROWSER LMAO

https://prod-live-front.playbattleg....09.14-hotfix-2017.10.17-641.html?#/steamauth

that's why you sometimes have to refresh it and shit, holy shit they couldn't possibly have gone any cheaper with the interface. Actually, is this mess really easier than just doing a normal interface? lmao
On one hand, it's an easy way for them update it without having to patch the client.
On the other hand it's also an easy way for them to target specific regions with "specialized" lobbies, like the whole China VPN thing.
 
Aug 3, 2013
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Got my first solo win earlier today. It ended right at one of the entrances of the bunker. Me inside, the other guy outside. I could hear him moving a bit just above the bunker entrance, he was camping. Eventually my patience ended, I said fuck it and just rushed him. It worked :)



Better video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UisWUALNmgE (No, that's not my breathing, it's my fan, which is turning around all the time, and when it points at the mic it does that)
Are you using Reshade by any chance? Any options you'd recommend for a gtx 970 user? I want to use it but afraid of the fps drops since the game already is tough for me to run.
 
Jan 23, 2008
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Any way to make the game look better though (besides in-game settings)? It's already tough as shit to spot people lol
Reshade is pretty much the only way to highlight people better, sort of a officially approved handicap / cheat. Turning down settings makes framerate higher so you can at least spot movement.

Maybe Bluehole feels input lag balances the Reshade player contrast.
 
Jun 13, 2011
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Holy shit I just got informed that THE PUBG LOBBY INTERFACE IS A WEBVIEW

YOU CAN EVEN ACCESS IT VIA BROWSER LMAO

https://prod-live-front.playbattleg....09.14-hotfix-2017.10.17-641.html?#/steamauth

that's why you sometimes have to refresh it and shit, holy shit they couldn't possibly have gone any cheaper with the interface. Actually, is this mess really easier than just doing a normal interface? lmao
Battlefield 1 uses a web/javascript view for their interface. They said it was so they could quickly update it without a full build. I'm not sure how often one needs to update a menu but they find it useful.
 
Nov 20, 2014
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Are you using Reshade by any chance? Any options you'd recommend for a gtx 970 user? I want to use it but afraid of the fps drops since the game already is tough for me to run.
Yes, I am. Here, just have my profile and see if you like it. Extract to PUBG/TslGame/Binaries/Win64
https://puu.sh/y2nmT/2df8966fe1.zip
I have a 1070 and reshade makes me lose like 2 FPS.

The combo I set to enable/disable it is shift + * I think. Well, that's on my Spanish keyboard. I think you enter the config with shift + F2, but it should tell you when booting up.

You may need to edit the paths in dxgi.ini if you don't have the game installed in the default directory in the C drive like I do.
Says the guy hiding in the bunker doorway...
Sorry sir, whatever magic ball you are using to guess how much time I spent in there is broken. I was not camping, I rushed in there to hide from incoming fire, let the other 2 remaining guys fight each other, then heard the surviving one walk on the entrance and start to camp. From there it was a test of patience and I decided to rush him unexpectedly.

Playing smart is not camping. Also, I didn't criticise the fact that he was camping. I'm not against him camping. I just stated a fact: he was camping. That's it.
Battlefield 1 uses a web/javascript view for their interface. They said it was so they could quickly update it without a full build. I'm not sure how often one needs to update a menu but they find it useful.
On one hand, it's an easy way for them update it without having to patch the client.
On the other hand it's also an easy way for them to target specific regions with "specialized" lobbies, like the whole China VPN thing.
Yes? Why wouldn't it be? Most digital distribution clients are mostly just web based at this point as well, Steam, Origin, Uplay, Unreal, Winstore.
Yeah, you guys are right. It's not as dumb as I made it to be in my mind. My bad.
 
Jun 21, 2010
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Sorry sir, whatever magic ball you are using to guess how much time I spent in there is broken. I was not camping, I rushed in there to hide from incoming fire, let the other 2 remaining guys fight each other, then heard the surviving one walk on the entrance and start to camp. From there it was a test of patience and I decided to rush him unexpectedly.

Playing smart is not camping. Also, I didn't criticise the fact that he was camping. I'm not against him camping. I just stated a fact: he was camping. That's it.
Sooooo you camped, yeah?