PUBG Mobile has a lot of weapons you can choose to help you win. From Pistols and SMGs to Shotguns, Assault Rifles and Sniper Rifles, there’s just about every kind of gun you can find either on the battleground, or in the air drop. With so many options, choosing the right weapon for your play style can be a difficult task. So here’s a handy guide with all the best weapons in PUBG Mobile across the different weapon types. Without further ado, let’s see what they are.
AWM- Long Range God
The AWM is the most powerful gun in the game as it will kill someone even with a level 3 helmet with one headshot. However, the gun can only be found in airdrops which mean that getting it is a risky affair. If you do get it though, you will tear through your opposition if you’ve mastered this gun.
SKS – The Assault Rifle for For Long Range Fighters
With the proper attachments, the SKS is better than the SLR which is also a fantastic weapon to use. For battle between 200-600m, this gun with attachments is a beast that will not let you down.
AKM- The Power Hitting Rifle
The AKM is a damn good weapon if equipped with a compensator as it deals the highest damage out of the other non crate ARs. The fact that it can be found so easily and with an attachment can be turned into a mean machine makes this a very viable choice.
M416- The All Rounder Assault Rifle
With all the attachments, this weapon right here will have an edge over the AKM. However getting all the attachments can be tricky but if you do, this weapon will never let you down.
UMP9 – The Close Quarter Killer
Set it to auto and watch enemies close to you drop like flies. This thing is great when it comes to close encounters due to its high rate of fire and its magazine capacity. The Vector is also a good choice but can get you in trouble due to its magazine size.
The AUG, Kar98, Scar-L and the Groza are also great weapons that if you find are absolutely worth using with the proper attachments. What are your favourite weapons? Let us know down below and check out the links below if you’re looking for more PUBG Mobile guides, or tips for any of your favourite games, like Call of Duty Mobile, Garena Free Fire or Clash Royale.
PUBG Mobile has some very fine-tuned gameplay mechanics and elements, and while a lot of people are playing the game, it’s possible they might not know about them or it’s something to which they haven’t paid a lot of attention. That’s why today we’re going to tell you in detail about some of the lesser known items and gameplay elements in PUBG mobile, namely the health boosters, the blue zone and the attachments for the muzzle.
PUBG Mobile has three types of health boosters(Not Health Restorers like Med-Kits). The Energy Drink, The Pain Killers and the Adrenaline Shot. All three of them give you different amounts of health back so let’s take a look at them.
Energy Drink: This fills your boost bar to 40%. This in total restores 23 HP to your character
Pain Killers: This fills your boost bar to 60%. This in total restores 40HP to your character
Adrenaline Syringe: This fills your boost bar to 100%. This in total restores 86 HP to your character along with a movement boost for 2 minutes.
The Blue Zone has a total of 9 circles, with the 9th one being the final circle. Each circle does a set amount of damage per second which you could use to your advantage so let’s see the data.
1st Circle: 0.4 Damage/Sec
2nd Circle: 0.6 Damage/Sec
3rd Circle: 0.8 Damage/Sec
4th Circle: 1 Damage/Sec
5th Circle: 3 Damage/Sec
6th Circle: 5 Damage/Sec
7th Circle: 8 Damage/Sec
8th Circle: 11 Damage/Sec
Final Circle: 14 Damage/Sec
Muzzle Attachments: Compensator, Flash Hider and Supressor
There are 3 types of muzzle attachments for your SMGs and AR’s muzzle, namely the Compensator, the Flash Hider, and the Suppressor. If you’re confused as to which one to use and when this will hopefully help you.
Suppressor: The Suppressor muffles the sound of gunshots and completely hides the muzzle flash when you fire your gun. This makes it harder for enemies to pinpoint your location. Weapons that you should use the Suppressor on are as follows: Kar98k, M24, AWM, M16, SCAR-L, M416, Gorza and the Mini-14.
Compensator: This helps reduce weapon recoil pattern by 25% which can make certain weapons-usable like the AKM. It also has further Horizontal and Vertical Recoil reduction which varies from Snipers to ARs and SMGs. Weapons that you should use the Compensator on are as follows: Uzi, UMP, Vector, AKM, SKS, Mk14 and Mini-14.
Flash Hider: The Flash Hider’s main job is to remove the muzzle flash from your weapon but it does not completely hide it. It does help reduce all weapon recoil by 10% so there’s that. If you have either of the above two attachments, they tend to make the Flash Hider redundant so stick with those.
That’s a bit of information regarding some of the game mechanics, if you’d like to see more such mechanics broken down, let us know. If you’d like tips about the game, check out the links below.
PUBG Mobile is a huge game in India, and with the number of players increasing by leaps and bounds everyday, you can face a lot of competition in the game. So, it’s always good if you have an upper hand over your opponents, and that’s why we’ve prepared this handy guide of the top 5 tips and tricks that might be able to help you outplay your opponents in PUBG Mobile.
1. Cook Grenades, Don’t Throw Them Immediately
Cooking your grenades can be the difference between killing an enemy or not. Hold the grenade in your hand and throw it when the timer reaches about 2 or 1-second based on your distance. Ideally, make the grenade explode as soon as it reaches your target instead of it sitting there for a few seconds which allows the enemy to escape.
2. Block The Bunker Tunnels
If you know there are enemies in the Bunker Tunnels, block the entrance/exit with a vehicle and then blow it up. This will trap the enemies inside which could potentially kill them if they’re outside the blue circle.
3. How to get Extra ammo
When you’re picking up ammo for a gun, exchange the gun twice to get extra ammo already loaded in the gun. This could give you an extra clip or two, which can easily be the difference between life and death, especially towards the end of the game.
4. You can Hide In the Tree near the roof at School
This tree near the school can be jumped onto and used as a vantage point for unsuspecting players. Get on there, hide and wait for your opportunity to strike and pick off enemies at your discretion. Don’t stick around too long on the tree though.
5. Blocking the Bridge can be an Effective Tactic
Blocking a bridge is a viable tactic but it often makes people go another way instead of using a bridge. If you want to really ambush players, don’t block the bridge and hide behind the vehicles and attack the enemy when they approach. Or, you could also climb the bridge part way by using the side ledge and get on top of it.
Clash Royale is a very competitive game around building a good deck and being quick enough to make decisions based on a bit of randomness and correct predictions. Here are few Clash Royale tips to help you get better at the game.
The most important part of the game that can win you games against people whom you thought you had no chance against. A smart deck that is balanced and plays to your strength will be extremely more beneficial to you than just having a random assortment of strong cards. Keep experimenting with your deck and always remember to keep it balanced. You’ll want every deck of yours to have at least one of the following cards: Low Elixir Ground Troop, Ranged Troop, High-Hitpoint Troop, Flying Troop, Damage-Causing Spell and a troop for Countering.
Once the match starts, assess your cards and determine whether or not you want to go on the offensive. Always going on the offensive is not a smart move so quickly assess the situation and if you think waiting for your opening and countering is a better move then do that. While there is luck involved in the game, there is also a lot of strategy and quick thinking required that can help you turn the tide in your favour.
Read Your Opponent
Pay attention to the cards your opponent uses and watch for patterns. This can lead to both, great offensive moves and defensive counters both which the opponent might not expect. Pay attention to the meta of the game which will help you understand your opponent’s moves and deck. If you time your troop deployment correctly based on correct predictions, the opponent will be caught off-guard, giving you the advantage.
Attack in Pairs
Sending in a lone troop to attack the enemy can lead to failures in most cases so try to send at least another one to assist them. One good strategy is to drop a troop at the back the arena and wait for them to make their way into enemy territory while your elixir charges up and you can also see how the enemy reacts to your troop deployment, and once they cross the bridge, you can send in support to assist them.
Watch and Learn
Watch people on Youtube and take note of their decks and strategize. Copying their decks is a good start to understanding how they play but make sure to make changes to it because many other players will also be using their deck if they’re famous. Other than that, make sure to watch your own old matches to see where you made mistakes, where you predicted wrong and to see how you can improve.
Those are a few tips to help you improve at the game that will take some time and patience but if you keep at it, you will be getting better sooner than later.
PUBG Mobile can run on almost all budget smartphones, but you do need to figure what are the optimal settings for good performance on your phone. After all, you want to make sure you have every advantage you can to win that chicken dinner. So, here’s a guide to explain what the different settings mean and help you choose the best settings for your device.
The framerate means the number of frames that show up on your screen every second. If your framerate is low, the game will seem laggy. One of the most important things to keep in mind is to make sure your framerate is high and stable, and to do that set it to Ultra/Extreme, whichever is the highest available option in your phone.
The higher the framerate, the smoother the game will look, and that will help improve your gameplay as well. One of the ways to ensure a high framerate is to lower your graphics setting. And people do like to keep their settings low so they can spot enemies more easily. For that, keep your Graphics setting on Smooth. You can try Balanced too, but we recommend Smooth as it also unlocks the Extreme option for framerate. Your game won’t look beautiful, but you will be closer to winning a chicken dinner for sure.
In the Style setting, we recommend using the ‘Colorful’ option. This is more or less subjective, but the Colorful option has higher contrast due to which the colours pop out more and it may help you spot enemies more easily.
Anti-aliasing helps improving object edges by making them smoother. With this setting off, you can notice that the edges are jaggy and a little off-looking. This makes the game look a lot better, but it does take a toll on the overall performance, bringing your FPS down.
Below that you’ll also find the ‘Auto-adjust’ option, but we suggest you leave that turned off because we’re manually adjusting the settings to focus on high framerate.
That should make sure you have an optimal graphics experience getting into PUBG Mobile.
Season 6 is upon us and it brings with it a brand new island to the Battlegrounds. Karakin has risen like its namesake from the sea to bring intense action and quick gameplay to PUBG. New dangers, new weapons and a whole new island await, so let’s drop into the action of Update 6.1.
NEW MAP: KARAKIN
Higher tension, faster pace: Welcome to Karakin.
Karakin is a 2×2 km island off the coast of Northern Africa. It’s an arid, rocky environment that provides wide-open terrain and challenging engagements. It’s small, fast, and dangerous: Expect the tension of Miramar combined with the pace of Sanhok. Karakin is a 64 players map.
Players should expect long distance rifle engagements in the mountains, tactical urban conflict, and claustrophobic underground combat. And with the introduction of the Black Zone, Karakin reveals its twist: a map that’s layout changes every match.
Our new hazard, the Black Zone only available in Karakin, levels buildings into smoking ruins.
The Black Zone is designed to push players out of the safety of a building.
The hazard is random: towns and compounds can be undamaged, totally flattened, and everything in between.
The mix of buildings and ruins evolves in real time throughout the match: Meaning don’t always expect that building you run to for cover to be there late in the match.
Remember, if you hear the siren, and you are inside that purple circle on the minimap- evacuate!
New Throwable: Sticky Bomb (Karakin Only)
To change up siege play, we’re introducing Breach Points which can be destroyed with Sticky Bombs in Karakin.
Certain walls and floors have breach points which can be destroyed with Sticky Bombs
This feature presents more tools for our players: For campers, it allows more sight lines/windows to be created
For squads going on the offensive however, there are new options for storming buildings- “Do we blast in through the back of the building, or through the roof- maybe both?” the choice is yours!
And for explorers, we’ve hidden many secret areas for those players with a spare Sticky Bomb or two, and a keen nose for loot
Finally, to make interior gun fights a little more interesting, we’ve added bullet penetration to our weakest walls in Karakin. Getting brief glimpses of your enemies through damaged drywall, and deciding to take the fight or regroup- gives players more options.
At PUBG we are dedicated to providing new experiences for you, the player, and pushing what’s possible in our genre. We can’t wait for you to experience it for yourself!
Karakin Loot Increase – 23rd January
We heard your feedback during the testing phase and initial launch of Karakin and have now implemented a hotfix to increase and rebalance loot on our newest Battleground.
To ensure you can drop in and loot up quickly above around, we’ve rebalanced loot spawns to improve your overall experience. There’ll now be much more loot to go around for you and your squad.
We understand and agree that feeling a need to rush and breach a tunnel each match to get that sweet, sweet loot just didn’t feel great. So, we’ve increased above-ground spawn rate of healing and boost items, as well as scopes to get you battle ready quicker. We hope this will allow you to explore Karakin more freely without feeling required to breach a tunnel just to find enough of that sweet, sweet loot to survive.
Please keep the feedback coming, it’s appreciated as always and we look forward to continually improving Karakin alongside our passionate community.
Increased 2x, 3x, 4x scopes
Increased healing/boost items above ground
Modified ratio of total SR/DMR muzzle attachments due to increased spawn rate of those weapons
Decreased number of melee weapons, canted sights and magazine attachments
PUBG Mobile and Free Fire are two of the most popular games on smartphones right now, and if you’re planning to get into either of them, trying to figure out which one suits you the most might not be very easy to do. That’s why we’ve prepared this guide comparing the two games to help you out. Let’s see what both games have to offer, shall we?
Free Fire has a lot of characters. You start off with two free characters and can unlock more as you play. Most of the characters can be unlocked by normally progressing through the game. You can even buy them, should you choose, and some can even be obtained via login bonus. But some characters are locked behind a paywall in that you need to buy them with diamonds, which in turn are purchased with real-world currency.
Additionally, each character in Free Fire has their unique skill or ability. And you can unlock more by leveling up the character. Depending on your playstyle, you can level up the corresponding skills and double down on it.
On the other hand, PUBG Mobile is quite simple. The battle royale mode has no character system. Everyone has the same character, though you can change the appearance. Everyone starts out the same and there are no skills to unlock. There are characters in the Evo mode, but they can’t be used in the Battle Royale.
The Battle Royale Mode
PUBG has made battle royale the most popular game mode in India and a lot of other countries. In PUBG Mobile’s Battle Royale mode, 100 players drop on a map and the aim is to be the last man or the last squad standing. It’s a simple concept: escape from the Blue Zone, kill your enemies, stay away from the red areas and survive till the end.
In Free Fire, there are only 50 players in a match, and the map is much smaller. So not only do the matches are shorter, you can get into combat much faster because of the smaller map.
Both games have a pretty good variety of weapons, skins and attachments. So which one should you go for?
Even people who are not really into gaming are somewhat familiar with PUBG Mobile. So if you’re just looking to dabble into games with your friends, PUBG Mobile is your best bet as you can easily find people to play with and chances are some of your friends are already playing it. Additionally, PUBG Mobile has a much bigger esports scene right now, so you can even take part in tournaments should you want to.
On the other hand, Free Fire has a lot of unique things to add to the battle royale formula, like characters. The matches are shorter and fast-paced, unlike PUBG where one game can take a while. With the different skills and weapons, you can experiment a lot more in Free Fire, especially if you like trying out different playstyles.
In the end, irrespective of which game you pick, you can always take part in the tournaments for it on GamingMonk.
The main objective in PUBG Mobile is simple, fight, survive and get to the end. But in order to make it to the end, you need to make sure you pick a good drop off point in the beginning, where you have higher chances of surviving the early game and get your hands on some decent loot too.
In this guide, we’re going to tell you about some of the best drop zones in Erangel and Miramar, along with a few pointers on places to avoid for beginners. But before that, a few general tips applicable for every game:
The first thing you need to do is check your flight path in the map so you can choose a drop zone accordingly, and time when you need to jump off of the plane.
When you’re in the plane, keep in mind the points where players are jumping out. You can use that to your advantage as you’ll be able to judge where you’ll find more people on the map.
On your way down, as you approach the landing, be mindful of your surroundings and keep an eye on how many players are around you. Then you can decide whether it’s beneficial to take an early fight or hide and pick up some loot first.
Now let’s take a look at some of the drop zones for Erangel and Miramar
The first major drop spot in Erangel is Novorepnoye, or Novo as it’s known amongst players. This is a pretty big zone and you’ll find a lot of decent loot here. But, there are also chances of running into other players, so you need to weigh the pros and cons.
But even if you do run into enemies, Novo has plenty of places where you can take cover in case someone starts firing at you. This place has a higher chance of finding military grade equipment, so be on the lookout for that.
One thing that you do need to remember is that Novo is a bit isolated as a region, so you’ll have to keep an eye on the timer and the circle to make sure you don’t get stuck outside. On the plus side, you can easily find vehicles here, so getting from one place to another shouldn’t be a huge problem.
The next location on our list is the Mylta Powerplant. This is a good place for people who are starting out as this also has military grade equipment and isn’t known for being a crowded place, so you can take a breath and look for loot in peace.
If you pick Mylta as a drop point, try landing at the green control room as that place has the best loot in the region. But if you’re unable to do so, or your teammates are separated, you can make your way to the factory as that has some good loot as well. Just like Novo, you can easily find vehicles here, which means escaping this place in case a fight breaks out or making your way to the circle is a lot easier.
The Mansion is another good location that has a couple of spots to find great loot. One is the mansion itself, and the other is the garage close to it. Both these spots are known for pretty good items, and you can vehicles close by too. And the biggest advantage of this location is that it’s very close to the shelter and the prison, so you can easily make your way there for more loot.
Two of the most common and popular spots in Erangel are Pochinki and Georgopol, but we suggest you to avoid those if you’re a beginner, as they’re known for being packed with players. You can always head there for early fights if you like, but only do that if you’re sure you’ll be able to survive.
Our first pick in Miramar is El Pozo, it has a lot of buildings which have nice loot. But there’s one building in particular that you should keep in mind, the refrigeration arena which is located right opposite to the area and bowl.
Inside this building you can easily find some powerful military-grade equipment. Plus, this area is usually pretty empty so you don’t even need to worry about getting into a fight and you can loot the place in peace. It’s pretty conveniently located too, so getting inside the circle shouldn’t be a problem either.
Campo Militar is another great location where you can find a lot of loot. And, not a lot of people land here, so you have a higher chance of survival during the early parts as you look for weapons and equipment.
The only major problem with this location is that you always need to be on the lookout for the circle as it’s a bit out of the way and you can easily fall victim to the blue zone if you’re not careful. And vehicles aren’t very common either, so you’ll have to keep your eyes peeled if you want to make it out in time.
The final location on Miramar is Minas Generales. You won’t always find military-grade loot here, but it’s a great location for squads because it still has some really high-quality loot.
The great thing about Minas Generales is that it’s close to Hacienda and Pecado, so you can easily pick off people coming from there and grab some military-grade equipment off of them.
So, these were our picks for the best drop locations for beginners on Erangel and Miramar. Stay tuned for more, as we’ll be putting out another drop zone guide, for Vikendi and Sanhok.
Xbox Game Pass for Console will add Frostpunk: Console Edition and Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet on January 9, followed by Tekken 7 on January 16, Microsoft announced.
Xbox Game Pass is a subscription service that includes over 100 free games that can be downloaded and played on console or PC as long as you are subscribed to the service. Xbox Game Pass for console costs $9.99 a month, while Xbox Game Pass for PC costs $4.99 a month. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate includes both console and PC, as well as Xbox Live Gold for $44.99 quarterly. Xbox Game Pass for PC is available at $1 for the first month, and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is available at $1 for the first three months.
Here is an overview of each game, via Microsoft:
Frostpunk: Console Edition ([email protected]) – A society survival game where heat means life and every decision comes at a price. As the leader of the last civilized society on Earth, you’re tasked with building a city for your survivors to live in, discover new technologies, explore frozen wastelands and most importantly, manage and rule society to prepare it for life in an unforgiving world. Choices in this world aren’t as easy as they seem and holding power over people has a cost as heavy as the responsibility you feel in caring for them.
Frostpunk, the newest title from the creators of This War of Mine, is a society survival game where heat means life and every decision comes at a price. In an entirely frozen world, people develop steam-powered technology to oppose the overwhelming cold. You face the task of building the last city on Earth and securing the means necessary for your community to survive.
Optimization and resource management often clash with empathy and thoughtful decision-making. While city and society management will consume most of the ruler’s time, at some point exploration of the outside world is necessary to understand its history and present state.
What decisions will you make to ensure the survival of your society? What will you do when pushed to the limit? And who will you become in the process?
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet – Dive into an original story where you are the protagonist in the virtual reality world of Gun Gale Online where you’ll encounter enemies and familiar faces from the “Sword Art Online” anime series. Develop your avatar as you see fit, master a wide array of weapons and skills, and learn to survive in your own personal warzone. You can also experience co-op and PvP using the weapons you find with your customized character.
Your fate has just begun… Experience an original story where you are the protagonist in the world of Gun Gale Online. Create your own avatar and explore devastated lands while experiencing exciting third person shooting in this action RPG. Encounter enemies and run into new and familiar faces from the Sword Art Online series. Journey through a world of guns where after a chance encounter you’ll gain the help of a very rare AI, ArFA-Sys. Along the way, you will have to make choices. But every choice comes with a price… Will you bring hope or despair? This is your adventure… This is your story…
Tekken 7 – The storied fighting franchise returns for another round in Tekken 7. With the faithful 3D battle system and gameplay intact, Tekken 7 takes the franchise to the next level with photo-realistic graphics and new and innovative features and fighting mechanics with the attitude, competitiveness, and showmanship rooted in its arcade DNA to provide the ultimate fighting game experience on Xbox.
Discover the epic conclusion of the Mishima clan and unravel the reasons behind each step of their ceaseless fight. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, TEKKEN 7 features stunning story-driven cinematic battles and intense duels that can be enjoyed with friends and rivals alike through innovative fight mechanics.
Love, Revenge, Pride. Everyone has a reason to fight. Values are what define us and make us human, regardless of our strengths and weaknesses. There are no wrong motivations, just the path we choose to take.
Expand your fighter’s journey by purchasing the Tekken 7 Season Pass separately and gain access to stunning additional content
The former fourth head of the Tojo Clan. He boasts the nickname “The Dragon of Dojima” and is a legendary yakuza notorious among members of the underworld. He was reporte as “dead” in 2016.
Goro Majima (voiced by Hidenari Ugaki)
The former head of the Tojo Clan underlings and head of the Clan’s subsidiary family, the Majima Family. Because of his vicious attitude and actions, he is called “The Mad Dog of Shimano” and is regarded to be an extremely violent yakuza. He has gone missing since the “Kamurocho 3K Operation” conducted by the metropolitan police.
Taiga Saejima (voiced by Rikiya Koyama)
The former head of Saejima Family, a subsidiary family of the Tojo Clan. He is a legendary yakuza for spending 25 years in prison and bears the title of “18 Yakuza Killer”. He and Majima are close and call each other brothers. He has gone missing since the “Kamurocho 3K Operation” conducted by the metropolitan police.
Their Battle Styles
Goro Majima’s Battle Style
Majima uses a combination of kick and demonic flame dagger attacks in a violent flurry. He uses a variety of unpredictable attacks that include wide-range strikes and attacks that can cause paralysis.
—Majima attacks unpredictably and continuously with kicks and slashes. The attacks with a purple lightning effect around it may paralyze Kasuga and company.
Taiga Saejima’s Battle Style
With punches, kicks, shoulder tackles, and more, every one of Saejima’s blows is a heavy hitter and has enough power to send the opponent flying upon contact.
—While Saejima’s attacks are not as frequent, they packs an abnormal amount of strength. One clean hit may be enough to knock you out.
Majima and Saejima’s Tag Team Attacks
When Majima and Saejima are both fighting together, by meeting set conditions Majima’s dagger and Saejima’s power can be combined to inflict a combination attack called “Goujin Gousatsu.”
—“Goujin Gousatsu” is powerful and unavoidable attack. Be sure to watch your HP at all times.
Kazuma Kiryu’s Battle Style
The legendary dragon Kazuma Kiryu will change his battle style and relentlessly attack. He has a total of four battle styles. Determining what battle style he is using and acting accordingly is the key to victory, otherwise you will get hit with a powerful counter blow.
Brawler Style: A common style that combines simple brawler-style punches and kicks.
Rush Style: A style that specializes in high speed rush attacks and evasion. Some attacks will cause you to “faint.”
Breaker Style: A powerful style that uses swinging attacks and heavy weapons.
Dragon of Dojima Style: The final style. It unleashes Kiryu’s three secret techniques, which are parrying, repelling, and the Tiger Drop.
—The strength of the legendary man has not rusted at all. Use every means possible to strike him with all your power.
—As the battle against Kiryu progresses, he will change his battle style to Breaker Style, where he picks up weapons to unleash destructive attacks. He will even pick up heavy drum cans to mow down Kasuga and company.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon is due out for PlayStation 4 on January 16, 2020 in Japan, and in 2020 in the Americas and Europe. A demo is available now.