Never before has a chicken dinner been so important in a video game. We all strive for it, some of us have obtained it, more than once on some occasions and some are still chasing, hoping, that one day, it will be their turn.

Getting your hands on a chicken dinner is no easy task, there is only one way to get one, you need to be the last. How you do it doesn’t matter, there is no playing dirty in PUBG, there is only survival, at any cost.

If you are relatively new to the game, no doubt, your first instinct is to avoid fighting where possible, this is probably the biggest mistake. You need to get over those fears, the shaky hands and the anxiety. Drop in the the middle of the action. Aim for those military zones and high traffic areas. You need to quickly learn to find the loot, equip, aim and kill. Once you have become adept in these concepts, you can now expand on your play styles.

Make sure you are running the most optimal settings for your rig. Generally, most people play with a mix of high and low settings to maximise performance. I cannot suggest the best settings for you, you will need to test them yourselves but I must suggest view distance be on ultra. This will force the game to load in all the assets at the start leading to a much smoother game when travelling into new area’s. With higher settings comes a higher requirement of RAM, to play this game on Ultra, I would suggest 16GM RAM for a smooth game.

Choosing your location to drop plays a huge part in your ability to get geared early on and survive longer than the top 50. Depending on your playstyle you may want to go all guns blazing or perhaps play it safe and keep away from the action. Whatever you do, decide on a location with transportation and buildings.

Pay attention to the plane’s path, this allows you to gauge which towns may or may not have been populated. For instance, the plane was down south from east to west, this means it is unlikely anyone will have landed up north, they would need to drive in order to get there, first come first served.

Enemy players dropping, keep an eye on where you see parachutes open, you’ll know which direction to expect company or to avoid when moving on.
The circle is no longer your friend, it is the enemy’s friend. Rarely will you find yourself blessed by the circle so always watch that timer and be prepared to move at a moment’s notice. Having transport will allow you to leave at the last moment, although it is loud, it’s quick. So, if you are on foot leave enough time to run, otherwise the circle will punish you for being too slow.

Are you a chaser or a camper? Chasers tend to ride the zone in, this means they only have enemies in front, mostly, but run the risk of being caught out by the circle or in a gunfight as the circle closes in around them. Campers will find the middle of the circle and keep moving to save locations within the circle. This may mean you avoid contact with players until the final moments of the game however, you could have enemies from all directions. Either way you will need to pay attention to the sounds around you, these indicate where the remaining players are, you can either engage to finish them off or avoid very skillfully.

Looting is the grind, find that gear, keep your eyes peeled and noise to a minimum. Keep doors to buildings closed behind you, move systematically between buildings making sure you do not miss a room. Loot spawns randomly to some degree, you may think of ignoring that shed out back, it only ever has rubbish in it, you just missed a LVL 3 vest. When looting quickly learn to tab loot. It is much much faster to drag and drop into your inventory than to press F on every item on the floor, especially if you are after 1 item amongst 7 other items. When dropping with multiple enemies, on roof of school or military buildings, the fastest looter will generally win.