POPULARI’m sorry to say it, but Miramar is a better map than Erangel.
Look, before you crucify me just hear me out. I know, I know… I hate myself for saying it too. Erangel is our home. It is where we learned the ins and outs of the game. It’s where all but the newest PUBG players had their first chicken dinners and it is where most of our fondest memories took place. Still, once you remove the rose colored glasses it becomes clear, Erangel is a worse map.
Now, let me be very clear: Miramar is a bad map. It is far too big of a space for only 100 players. With how much seemingly empty space there is between major points, vehicles are of paramount importance. Unfortunately, the map is nearly impossible to drive across on anything but a buggy or a two seater motorcycle. However, as bad as it is, Miramar is still better than Erangel. Miramar is a bad map, but Erangel is a dysfunctional map.
Although Miramar’s size means you spend what feels like an eternity looking for firefights, when those fights come along they are almost always epic. Whether you’re fighting in urban or rural combat, your strategic options are immense. The urban combat in Miramar gives us multi-story buildings to occupy or flank around. It feels like I’m in a movie when I spot a sniper in a fifth floor window and keep him distracted while my teammates breach and clear the building. If you’re fighting out in the desert part of the desert map, the combat is still awesome. Unlimited ridges and elevation changes lead to awesome sniper fights and countless ways to flank your opponents. Smoke grenades have actual value again, as you can use them to cut from ridge to ridge.
Back on Erangel, however, you have two dudes standing behind trees popping out occasionally to shoot at each other. But wait! You can’t forget about the times when the dudes are in a field, standing behind hay bails instead of trees. How inspired and different! What about the urban combat in Erangel, you ask? Well, you can choose to fight in Yasnaya, where every building is the same. Or you could fight in Pochinki, where every building is the same. Or, how about Georgopol, where every building is the same? Don’t even ask me about Rozhok, Lipovka, or Primorsk. (Hint, all the buildings are the same there, too.)
Don’t get me wrong; Erangel has a special place in my heart. It is where I fell in love with PUBG. I still enjoy my games on Erangel and get a bit tilted every time I must spend 30 minutes on Miramar before I see an enemy. But I am no longer allowing myself to participate in the delusion that Erangel is a good map. As bad as some aspects of Miramar are, at least the combat is exciting when it finally occurs. And let’s hope Bluehole can take some lesson away from the first two maps and make the next one a bit closer to being actually good.
PC patch update - First patch since 1.0 update 🖥
A new patch is available now for the PC edition of PUBG. This is not the biggest or most significant of patches following the 1.0 release in December, but it does include some notable changes and fixes.
PUBG PC Patch Notes:
• Reduced lowered performance issue when many players were in the same area.
• Fixed the issue where character movement was instantly stopped and adjusted.
• Fixed the issue where character movement seemed unusual during the replay.
My Name is Buttons and I Have a Problem
I don’t know how it started. I don’t remember where a fun hobby transitioned into such a crippling addiction. I don't think it matters, if I'm being honest. And I know I don’t have the willpower to stop myself from continue speeding down the path I’m on. I wouldn’t stop even if I could. But I finally have the strength to talk about it. I say to you now, with my head pulled back and the breeze whipping through my hair: I am addicted to doing backflips on motorcycles.
I realize that may sound silly to you, but I promise you this is no joke. My addiction has led to countless instances of self-harm in the pursuit of that high. I have injured and even killed(!) friends and loved ones as a result of my addiction. I’ve even killed myself a few times. Yeah, it’s that super-serial. I hope you’re starting to realize this isn’t a laughing matter.
I don’t know what entirely it is that I love so much about doing backflips. You would think a chicken dinner was enough of a rush, and it used to be, but things have changed for me. I watch the video of my first chicken dinner (exhibit A below) and remember how hard my heart was beating. Winning a game in PUBG was the best feeling in gaming I had experienced up to that point, but over time I needed more and more to reach that same high. Once I had won two games in a night, then three games in a row, then five games in a day, it became impossible to reach that level of mental euphoria from winning alone.
That’s when I turned to extreme behaviors to try and replicate the rush that used to come with winning a game. You may remember with 1.0 they changed how the vehicles handled in PUBG. The motorcycle changed from a guaranteed death trap to a speed demon that was only the occasional death trap in the hands of a master. I thought back to the few memories I had of the motorcycle of early access yore. Plenty of accidental deaths, but also a few high soaring moments that made my heart flutter.
So I cautiously began to dabble with the motorcycle. I didn’t think much of it at first, and I certainly didn’t realize the risk to both my health and the health of those around me, but it began to consume me. It started with a couple innocent flips at the easiest jump spots. Once I realized that flipping off of big jumps was so easy, I began looking for smaller jumps. Doing a backflip off a small jump, where you only barely get your wheels under you before you hit the ground, is a serious rush. Doing it with someone else on the motorcycle is terrifying for them, but absolutely thrilling for me. The ultimate rush though is backflipping with someone else on the motorcycle when we both have crate snipers, 8x scopes, and level 3 helmets. What is absolutely insane to them is borderline orgasmic for me.
I think I’m a show off at heart. I love when there’s someone to watch. Even better if they’re on the bike with me, and I’m forcing them to risk it all against their own will for only my own benefit. Is that selfish of me? Absolutely. Sure, there were times where I killed myself and a teammate (exhibit B). Do I feel bad about it? Yes. Do I apologize and will I avoid that in the future? Hell no. The payoff for a properly executed flip is simple too high. (exhibits C and D) I mean, look at that smile on my face. Would you take that away from me?
It feels good to get this all out there. I feel free. I also know that I’m never going to stop.
My name is Buttons and I am addicted to backflipping on motorcycles in the popular video game Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds and I’ll keep going until I kill myself. Then, I’m going to queue up for another game, find another motorcycle, and probably kill myself again.
Exhibit A: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suSTD9LMIlg
Exhibit B: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPfKLd1YbbM
Exhibit C: https://clips.twitch.tv/ProtectiveColorfulOysterDoritosChip
Exhibit D: https://clips.twitch.tv/ImpossibleLaconicPicklesPoooound
POPULARWhat would you add?
If you could add anything into PUBG, what would it be?
A favorite gun from another game that is not in PUBG?
A particular vehicle?
A different kind of map?
A new gameplay mechanic or a different mode?
Specific loot added to the reward crates?
Brainstorm anything you can think of, let’s hear it!
PUBG Mythbusters #6 from WackyJacky101
When I first started playing this game, my group of friends and I had so many misconceptions about the game. For instance, we thought you should shoot through walls if they were thin enough. We thought the Dacia was the fastest vehicle in the game. We thought the gas randomly moved fast or slow and there was no way to predict it.
Luckily for us, we came to understand how a lot of these mechanics worked over time. Personally, I have WackyJacky to thank for correcting a lot of my misunderstandings. In this video he addresses what seems to be a widely popular myth, which is that you bleed out faster if you crawl while you're downed. SPOILER ALERT: you don't.
Watch the video to see the other myths he tests. As always, thanks WackyJacky for the amazing content.
Where do I land?? Help Map from S7E9H Gaming 🎮Xbox🎮
Here we go first help map on where I tend to land and direction on travel no matter where the play zone is.
I know everyone will have their own favourite places to land but these locations I have found help out all the new players to PUBG. These location have good loot potential, lead to good loot with the direction of travel and have the potential for vehicles if needed.
Now there are some time that these tactics just don’t work for me:
1. Going Rambo and wanting to kill everyone.
2. Someone follows me.
3. Not being patient enough.
4. Spending too long looting when you should be moving to a batter location due to the play zone.
Let me know what you do??
[MODERATOR POST] Clarification on posting Twitch/Youtube Channels
This post is meant to bring some clarity on posting your Twitch/Youtube Channels here in the PUBG lounge. It is a bit of a grey area because the rules of moot do not authorize advertising, however we do not want to condemn anyone from posting entertaining content.
If you are going to post your Twitch or Youtube channel you must include some form of substantial write up about your channel your personality etc or post a clip or highlight of your play. A simple: Hey here is my Twitch is not an example of acceptable content.
The bottom line: If you're going to post your Twitch or Youtube channel make sure there is substantial content that warrants a post. Do not just post a link to your twitch and ask Moot users to come watch.
If you have any questions feel free to reach out to myself or the rest of PUBG Moderator team
"I promise I won't try to do any backflips" I said with my fingers crossed
As you may have seen by now, I'm growing increasingly more addicted to backflipping. Some instances can be seen below:
My squadmates are starting to get a bit annoyed with my addiction. One has even gone so far as to start exploding any 2-seater motorcycles before I get the chance to get on them. To be fair, when I spend several minutes doing backflips instead of looting they are forced to share the goodies with me when I finally group up.
Ultimately, I know I'm an addict but I have no plans of stopping. I just hope they'll continue to revive me when things go wrong.
So I knew someone was hiding in this she's before I even climbed up to confirm it for myself. So I decided to flash bang and get the upper hand. The moment I tossed it the other guy left alive rushed in and killed the hider. My flash bang hit him instead and I rushed in to get the kill. Thanks for doing my dirty work buddy lolHighlights
Chicken Dinner Breakdown #7
Sup y'all. Here with another chicken dinner breakdown. This time I'm analyzing a squad win with an emphasis on communication. Communication in squads gets so messy because you have 3 or 4 people who all need to share and receive information. With so many minds and voices, it frequently becomes more trouble than it's worth. There are, however, a few things you can do to streamline communications.
For one, especially toward the end of the game, keep your mouth shut unless it's actually important. For the other things, check the video ;)
Let me know if there's anything I can do to improve these videos in the future.
Another gem from Battlefeels
If you play PUBG for long enough, you'll eventually get this bug where you sink through the floor and see the ocean below the map. Apparently this is a common map-building tip where you render ocean below everything, but I don't understand it much beyond that. Either way, you can look up and see everything above you for anywhere between a few seconds or almost a minute. Sometimes, you'll drown. Very rarely, you'll find a way to glitch yourself back onto the surface in one piece. Most commonly, though, you'll blow up in glorious (and incredibly frustrating) fashion.
I do backflips to destress at the end of the night and this clip made my night
Normally only my duo or squadmates see my backflips, but this time I had an audience for not one but two backflips!
After a long night of streaming then trying to win some squads, I decided to do one final solo game with the sole purpose of doing backflips on a motorcycle to destress. I had driven across nearly the entire map before finding a two-seater, but it was certainly worth it. I had probably done 5 or 6 backflips before the clip starts.
My favorite part of this clip is you can listen to how many of the enemy's bullets actually hit the motorcycle during the second flip. I count 4 times that a bullet hit the motorcycle. If I had done a normal jump instead of a backflip, those may have hit me in the dome instead.
Still working on getting enough footage for a backflip montage. Also, if the PUBG servers weren't done right now I would go into the replay and get this from his perspective. I bet it looked badass.
4 Most Common Mistakes in PUBG
You’ll struggle to get that chicken dinner doing any of these! To be honest I still make a few mistakes and don’t take my own advice sometimes 🤦🏻♂️
1. Underestimating the Circle
2. Over Looting
3. Shooting at a Player Out of Range
4. Rushing Air Drops
[PC] Optimization Guide (Mouse, Set up, Reshade)
Here is a guide on best practices for pubg, how to set up your mouse properly, your set up and reshade. Feel free to comment anything you think should be added to the guide.
Control Panel > Mouse > Change Mouse Settings > Pointer Options > UNCHECK ENHANCE POINTER PRECISION
Slowly start to ween yourself off of high DPI for pubg, start at 1000 DPI and work your way down I play at 400 DPI and invest in a large mouse pad this will help your aim ten fold.
Currently I'm using PUBG Enhancer it is a one stop shop program for setting up good settings for reshade on PUBG it is available here: https://sfx.thelazy.net/games/preset/7209/
Launch options for this game are moot (hehe) so no need to mess with your launch options.
Post Processing- Medium
Shadows- Very Low
Textures- Medium (personal pref)
effects- Very low
Foliage- Very low
View Distance- Low
Motion Blur- OFF
Consider investing in a higher Hertz monitor you'll see your game improve tenfold.
Anything else feel free to comment!
Was playing solo and I landed next to thus guy (we both had no guns) so I started crouching and standing up repeatedly to let him know I won't kill him and he did the same. I was running towards a buggy and he was behind me. I got in the driver seat and allowed him to get on the back. We drove a little bit and found him a buggy so I stopped and he got it. We went and looted the military base and kept crouching and standing to let each other know we still won't kill each other. We ended up getting some good loot and hopped on a buggy together. We went a good 10 minutes together before we finally died. Moral of the story here is there is good people in solo queues lolGeneral
How to spot enemies in the desert. Another A+ video from WackyJacky
This dude has to be responsible for so many chicken dinners around the world. Whether you're watching his videos on which weapons are the best, how to zero your gun properly, or which tactics are the most effective you're definitely going to increase your odds to win. I watched a video from him last week about how to measure the distance to an air drop using only a red dot, and it has revolutionized how I play the game. Seriously, my teammates have their minds blown every time I predict the exact spot of the drop now. That video is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHkhcoIefFQ
Back to the original video though, this one is how to spot people better in the desert map. For the footage in the video, he used an eye tracker so we can see where he is looking at all times. It is interesting to see how a higher level player scans the terrain looking for enemies. He also gives several tips on how exactly you should be scanning on the new map.
What do you guys think?
Just seen this online.
PC Players, We have deployed a new test build on our test servers. We will be testing our expanded in-game reporting tool, as well as the new crate system. The patch also includes other fixes and improvements.
You can read the detailed notes here: http://steamcommunity.com/games/578080/announcements/detail/1576688908203724690
People who solo que squad..
I don't understand people who solo que for squad and then land 5 miles apart from the rest of their squad. If you solo que you will likely be paired with an actual squad. Go where they are marking on the map. Or at least try to get them to go where you want, see if they mark where you did. If not... Go where they marked. Too many times I've qued as a 3 man squad and our random 4th will not mark the map and just jump randomly instead of going to our markers. I just don't understand this and it's honestly frustrating.. 9 times out of 10 it results in the random getting dropped in the first 5 minutes..General
POPULAROmfg, best match of my life 18 kills for our duo.
My heart was racing, throbbing out of my chest. Adrenaline through the roof. Now my dopamine levels are going crazy. GG to my favourite duos parter Jimy not joe.... He is an absolute champ rocking that mini14 with suppressor. Me with my m416... Love this game, love this community.Highlights