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PUBG Mobile has seen many competitors but it has still managed to maintain the top spot in the list of battle royale mobile games available. PlayerUnknown’s Battleground runs on both Android and iOS platforms and it even has a Lite version that can function well on smartphones having less RAM. With such a huge user base, players often look for some tips and tricks that can help them win a Chicken Dinner. However, due to the number of updates rolled out, these tips often start to fade away. So, here are some tips and tricks that will work regardless of the number of updates the game receives.

Pick the right moment to jump

The way you start a match plays a major role in deciding the fate of the end of the match. PUBG Mobile requires the players to jump at just the right time to ensure a perfect landing at the place the player wants to be. Apart from looking for how many people are left on-board, the players should also look for a place where they might find good loot without needing to pick up a fight as soon as they land. This means you should avoid locations like Pochinki, where you might get good loot but there are high chances that you will die as soon as you land.

Fall with high speed

In PUBG Mobile, once a player jumps off the aircraft, they feel that the freefall does not matter. However, it plays a major role. You can improve the speed of your free fall by pushing the controller forward while leaning it towards left or right. One should always aim at hitting the highest free-fall speed, which is capped at 220Km/h. While pushing at the highest speed, you also need to worry about the direction you are headed towards.

Pick the right weapon, equipment

PUBG Mobile has a plethora of weapons in-game, which means you have a wide range of weapons and types of equipment to choose from. One might go in for AK-47 thinking that is the best rifle. It does not work that way. The type of weapon you pick depends on the type of fight you are looking forward to. If you are looking for close-range fights, an SMG or a shotgun should do the trick. If you are planning to shoot enemies from some distance, then you should opt for a rifle. However, if you are planning on sitting at one place and looking all across the place, then you should pick up something like Kar-98 with 8x Zoom scope.

Also, as the game allows you to carry two major weapons and a pistol, you should choose the combination wisely. Picking up two Kar-98s will definitely get you killed at one pint. With a rifle or a shotgun, you should always prefer carrying an SMG.

Loot crates the right way

As soon as you spot a crate in PUBG Mobile, you will have the urge to run towards it. However, that might get you killed. First, you should look around the crate to see if anyone else is coming for the loot. Also, scope at nearby buildings to see if you can spot someone. Once that is done, head over to the crate and lie down while grabbing the loot. By lying during the looting process, you will reduce the chances of dying.

Make use of the grenades

Becoming a master at rifles can help but until you start using grenades, you will not be able to play like a pro. Grenades play an essential role in battle royale games like PUBG Mobile. If you spot an enemy standing near a window but cannot get a clear shot, just throw a nade or Molotov to make him shift from his location. Even if you do not get a clear shot, you might wound or kill them using the grenade.

Find your strong point

When playing with a squad, you should find your strong point and stick to it. If you are good at snippers, request your squad to allow you to do the sniping. Also, you should prefer going to locations that are familiar to you as you know where you can hide at the time of an attack. If you feel you are a good leader, then you should be probably one guiding your team into winning the match.

Keep looking for the flare gun

PUBG Mobile added a flare gun in the game back in 2018. The gun basically allows the player to call in a personal airdrop. While the gun calls for the supplies, it also ends up intimidating your enemy as they can see too. You can use this to your advantage. Call in for supplies by firing the flare gun and wait for someone to come near the loot crate as long as you can. In the meantime, you can hide in a nearby building and get a clear shot at the enemy. Additionally, if you’re outside the play zone you can use the flare gun to call in an armoured car.

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PUBG Mobile has just kicked off yet another event in-game dubbed the ‘King Fighter Event’. Along with some fresh challenges, the event gives a chance to the players to win an attractive looking Black Cat outfit for 10 days. The event is basically a mini-game inside PUBG Mobile, which will also give users the chance to win other exciting rewards on the way to winning the trendy outfit. 

PlayerUnknown’s Battleground Mobile has already kicked off the King Fighter event and it will go on until February, 27. In order to have a chance at winning, the players will need to play the mini-game and win certain missions. These missions will change every day in order to bump up the excitement. Regardless you have finished a particular mission or not, the missions will reset every day at 12 AM local time.

Steps to win PUBG Mobile King Fighter Event

Step 1: As mentioned earlier, the basic way to win the event is to complete daily missions. These missions include logging in every day, completing a match in any mode, gaining top 8 positions in Classic mode, surviving for at least 40 minutes in Classic mode and more. On completion of each task, the player will be rewarded with energy and coins. In order to gain these rewards, the players must click on “Collect” once they have completed each mission.

Step 2: Using the energy the player has collected by wining the missions they can perform three different attacks on the fighter. It is worth noting that the player will expend three different amounts of energy on each attack. Also, the effectiveness of these attacks will grow exponentially with respect to the energy spent.

As for the math behind this, an attack with 20 energy will reduce 100 points from the fighter. Similarly, 25 energy and 30 energy will reduce 400 and 800 points respectively.

How can you win Black Cat outfit in PUBG Mobile?

In order to defeat the fighter completely, the player needs to reduce a total of 10,000 points from the fighter. In the process of reducing the points, the player will be completing certain  However, there are three milestones and will win accordingly. Once the fighter is reduced to 9,600 points, the players win 10 silver, which can be used to purchase items in the shop. At 6,600 and 3,600, the user will win a paint spray can and a Classic Crate Scrap Coupon respectively. As the player hits 0 points, he will be rewarded with a Black Catsuit, which will remain in their inventory for 10 days.

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The battle royale game, PUBG Mobile, is going to bring new additions in its next update 0.17.0 including Death Replay, new weapons, a modified version of Erangel, Season 12’s goodies and much more.

Although, there would be no new gameplay modes or maps in the forthcoming update, however, the additions will be enough to make the battlefield more exciting for the players.

Death Replay

The Death Replay has been available on the Pubg PC version since a long time and it is now coming to the mobile version. The feature will show how you were taken by the enemy. This will let players learn from their mistakes and avoid the same error the next time. Players can also use this to report hackers in the game.

New Weapons

DBS is a new double-barrel pump-action bullpup shotgun that has been designed in a way to induce more damage in a short amount of time. The weapon will be available in special crates and airdrops for the time being and it can use the holographic, red dot sight and up to 6x scopes.

The good old UZI can now also be equipped with a red-dot or holographic sight, which means players can shoot with greater accuracy.

Newer Erangel

No, this isn’t the Erangel 2.0 map but it will certainly bring in a few elements from the new map. The UAZ and Dacia will be updated whereas some locations might be upgraded with better effects.

Season 12

The Pubg Mobile Season 12 will also come in with the next update and this one marks the second anniversary of the game. As usual, there will be a bunch of skins, clothes and other items themed on the celebration. Some mini-games are also expected to be part of the game where players can win in-game prizes.

Extreme Cold Mode

We heard of a new Cold Mode making its way to the game and the update 0.17.0 is bringing it finally. The name is a little misleading as this mode will let players try out everything to survive. Players will have to hunt for food by killing animals or light a fire in order to survive. A cold wave will inflict damage upon the player’s health and a timer will keep showing how long before the next wave comes in so as to let players prepare the shelter.

Tactical Markers

So far, you can only use a single type of marker on the map but the update will let players use eight different types of markers. Players can now mark enemies, positions, spot for attack and more.

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PUBG has released Update 6.2 which finally allows players across two major gaming consoles to play in the same team.

Last year, the company had allowed players from either of the consoles to compete with each other but these players couldn’t play together as a team.

The cross-party play support will let PS4 and Xbox One players to team up in the game together. PC players still haven’t received the ability to cross-play.

Some of the updated features include:

TEAM DEATHMATCH

The long-requested Team Deathmatch mode has now arrived! Intense 8v8 FPP fights on 7 different battlefields pulled from your favourite maps.

TDM features classic PUBG gunplay and mechanics with all the fun and action of respawning back into the fight. The boost gauge functions differently in TDM and fills by scoring kills and assists, restoring your health after you haven’t received damage for 5 seconds.

The team with the most kills in 10 minutes or the first to reach 50 kills wins the round, with 2 round wins securing the match victory.

Changes in Gameplay

The upgrade also introduces gameplay changes to grenades and molotov cocktails. The fuse time on smoke grenades has been reduced from 3 seconds to 1 second. Frag grenades will also have a lesser impact if the player is wearing a vest.

Read More: PUBG Mobile update to add Death Replay, new weapons and much more 

PC players will also detect that the blood saturation has been increased during the gameplay.

PUBG announced the update from their Twitter platform and once the trials are successful, the new modes and cross-platform compatibility will be made available to all players.

Parachute ‘Follow’ Feature

Added parachute follow feature to help teammates land together.

PUBG LABS / Skill Based Rating Test

Players will need to complete 5 placement matches to earn a rank in the new test. The highest initial placement rank is Platinum 4 (2600 RP). The overall algorithm used has been tuned based on data and feedback from the first test. Assists now influence your rating.

Friends List UI improvement

Visual improvement on friends list has been made. A new icon to distinguish on/offline state has been added. Improved ID search button UI. Leave team button has been relocated to the team tab.

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YouTube is littered with bot-driven videos promising big in-game riches—that also try to steal your personal information.

YouTube Gaming has been clawing its way into streaming platform Twitch’s market share for months. But new data retrieved by WIRED suggests that YouTube Gaming also has a serious problem with scammers and cheat-makers—and lots and lots of bots.

In January, all seven of the most-watched YouTube Gaming channels weren’t run by happy gamers livestreaming the game du jour. They were instead recorded, autoplaying videos advertising videogame cheats and hacks, sometimes attached to sketchy, credential-vacuuming websites, according to one analytics firm. The trend has continued into this month, with five of the top seven most-watched YouTube Gaming channels last weekend advertising cheats.

Take one example: As of this article’s writing, a video featuring a cracking teenage boy’s voice promoting an unconvincing “money glitch” in Grand Theft Auto 5 boasts 11,000 concurrent viewers.

 

“So basically it’s about glitching Rockstar’s online servers and makes them send out whatever amount of money,” says the voice. The video encourages Grand Theft Auto 5 players to visit a website called “Perfect Glitches,” type in their gamer tag and the amount of in-game money they want—up to $9,999,999,999 a day—and hit “generate.” But, ho—the user must first prove that they are human by filling in their personal information on two other websites.

 

A chat box alongside the video displays frustrated messages: “I still haven’t got the money,” or “I did all the steps.” The stream, which often sits atop YouTube Gaming’s directory, remained live last weekend for over 21 hours, during which it was viewed over 1.1 million times. Today, it has been live for nine hours.

 

The account behind the video, Queen PSH, has been active since October 2016, and appears to engage in a common form of scamming, says Zack Allen, director of threat intelligence at security firm ZeroFox. After you fill in your personal information—anything from your address to your credit card number—these types of sites will often turn around and sell it. Other times, sites that promise cheats or in-game money will download malware onto your computer. Perusing the site Queen PSH links to, Allen discovered that it is connected to a network of 18 other websites, including other cheating and porn sites.

“These networks do a really good job of redirecting and doing a sleight of hand,” says Allen.

While several YouTube Gaming cheat channels have disappeared since January, a couple of long-time users remain and many more keep cropping up. One particularly psychedelic channel features a 3-D cat in a Russian hat advertising free in-game money, against a background of gaudy Russian text and a scrolling chat box. Stitch from Lilo and Stitch dances on the top left corner. With 10,000 live concurrent viewers as of this article’s writing, the video buoys the whole category for a somewhat niche shooter game called Standoff 2.

It’s unlikely that the bulk of those eyebrow-raising view numbers are real humans watching this stuff. Instead, scammers drive bot traffic to them to push the videos to the top of YouTube Gaming directories, where they can get the most exposure for the longest period of time–a better position from which to dupe unlucky viewers. “You can think of it as an underground platform economy where people can buy clout and direct traffic to these videos,” says Allen.

Although none of the top cheat channels’ owners responded to WIRED’s requests for comment, their high number of concurrent viewers—an average of about 11,600 from the weekend’s top five, according to Stream Hatchet data—compared to their low frequency of live chatters and new subscribers indicates the likelihood of bots. One video advertising a hack in the game Escape From Tarkov has 11,615 live videos as of this article’s writing, while only 1,440 people subscribe to the channel. Another advertises cheats in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on mobile with 9,360 live viewers and only 1,600 subscribers.

Other channels amass popularity by integrating viewer numbers into their scams. One channel advertising free money in the children’s game Roblox stipulates that players must subscribe and like the YouTube Gaming stream and “stay this stream 24/7” to get their free cash.

YouTube’s scammer problem threatens to put a damper on its broader gaming ambitions. Over the last year, YouTube Gaming has absorbed some of Twitch’s biggest streamers and esports channels, including all of Activision Blizzard’s esports leagues: Call of DutyOverwatch and Hearthstone. As the platform eats up more and more of Twitch’s pie, it competes with Twitch in the critical metric of “hours watched.” Twitch earned 842.5 million hours last month to YouTube Gaming’s 358.3 million—up from 287.4 million last year, according to analytics firm Arsenal.gg.

But data shared with WIRED from Arsenal.gg and Stream Hatchet indicates that at least some portion of those YouTube Gaming hours may come from channels advertising cheats, free video game money, or straight-up scams. Data from those firms shows that somewhere between 39.8 and 47.4 million YouTube Gaming hours watched in January were from seven top channels broadcasting unsavory software or services in online games. Scammers that the analytics firm flag don’t count toward YouTube Gaming’s overall numbers, but an unknown amount slips through.

 

“We are committed to making YouTube the premier destination for high-quality gaming content and are actively investigating the matter,” YouTube said in a statement to WIRED.

YouTube has struggled to moderate gaming scams for years. In 2018, videos advertising free in-game Fortnite money plagued the platform. At the time, ZeroFox published a report describing how they discovered over 1,390 videos with a combined millions of views that encourage users to share information in exchange for free Fortnite V-bucks.

“Botted channels have been around since streaming platforms have been created,” says Stream Hatchet CFO Jake Phillips. “However, the recent surge in botted channels may be due to the increased attention of the ‘Platform Wars’ as people try to climb to the top to steal ‘imposter market share’—viewership outside of the regular market share since it is being bought or faked.”

Neither Stream Hatchet nor Arsenal.gg (through StreamElements, which publishes their data) typically include cheat channels in their published data about the top YouTube Gaming channels. Schneider says that he doesn’t believe it’s fair to compare legitimate channels’ data to the potentially falsified viewership data. Arsenal.gg did not respond to WIRED’s request for comment by press time.

The prevalence of these game-cheating YouTube Gaming channels with what appears to be huge numbers of bots complicates the narrative of the so-called “platform wars” between Twitch, YouTube Gaming, Mixer, and Facebook Gaming. While Twitch’s livestream directory might have a couple pirated sports streams or sketchy gambling streams, its top ranks aren’t nearly as dominated by ads for cheats. If a chunk of YouTube Gaming’s hours watched is due to this sort of behavior, then it may be a little longer until Twitch is knocked off its throne.

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If you’re a gamer with the gift of gab, then you may have just what it takes to be a streamer for Nimo TV

The video game broadcasting platform has launched its Southeast Asian services and is presently available in Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, with multi-language support. On it, you’ll find streams of popular games like PlayerUnknown’s Battleground (PUBG), Mobile LegendsDota 2, and live online access to esports events and tournaments.

For those interested in monetising your hobby, you’ll get a base salary of US$50 when you’re starting out. Nimo TV’s payout is scaled according to the hours you’re clocking in, your views and the number of subscribers you have under your belt. On top of that, it boasts a ranking system, whereby the top hundred streamers will rake in prizes of up to US$1,000.

 

Rank Number of streaming days Total Hours Number of subscribers Pay (US$)
S 22 90 6,000 1,000
A 22 80 2,000 350
B 22 80 800 180
In-Training 20 60 200 50

As a base minimum, streamers will have to stream two hours per day, twenty days per month, although, cumulatively they should have clocked in more than sixty hours in that month. Penalties will be exacted on streamers who don’t make the requirement, and they’ll come in the form of pay docks.

Nimo TV is currently growing its community and engaging well-known streamers in the region, such as Singapore’s Team Flash, Indonesia’s EVOS and Philippines’ TNC, with hopes to make the streaming experience interactive and fan-friendly. And while it’s probably not for casual gamers (especially for those in school or working taxing day jobs), it sounds like a fun way to bring in some extra cash if you’re already clocking in a decent amount of time on your games every day.

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