Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds Game Overview
The game starts with showing all players in a lobby area. Next, the players (about 100) are thrown into a plane ride and later dropped by parachutes into a large 18×18 km graphically rich battleground. From here begins the journey of survival and strategy. The first thing you need to do is to gear up and try to get hold of resources to make yourself combat-ready.
You’ll find resources scattered in buildings and houses, and they have a slight glow to them. They include melee weapons, food, body armor, first aid kit and other supplies that would facilitate players in the battlefield and improve their chances of survival. Once a player approaches the loot, a prompt screen appears asking them to pick it up.
The gear has different levels so when a player gets a backpack or helmet, they better examine it. For example, level 1 and level 2 helmets don’t save them from a shot in the face; only the level 3 helmet provides them maximum resistance to damage. The players can also get vehicles to speed up their pace, or they can walk. Cars are noisy, and they indicate the position of a player, so use them wisely. Vehicles can also be used to kill other players.
The most important decision the players have to take when they plummet is to decide their landing spot. High building density areas have resources stuffed into them, but there is also a probability of attracting more players, thereby increasing the chances to get killed. Sparse locations do not provide much to the players regarding items but improve their survival ratio.
The first few minutes are of importance, as we see maximum eliminations take place during that. The play zone shrinks with time shown by a blue force field. The players need to stay inside the safe zone to stay alive. They go outside, and they die. There are no lifelines; once they die, that’s it. As the circle shrinks, the competition increases bringing all the players close to each other, giving way to more killings. And the last player standing alive wins the game.