[Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds / PUBG] Spotting Enemies

This is a Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds article. Here you will learn about spotting enemies in-game.

Spotting Enemies

A lot of complaints players have about PUBG center around dying without ever seeing the person shooting them. Whether they are killed out in an open field, or dying by a hidden camper around a corner, players often complain that they never even see their enemy once they’ve died.

Here are a few tips on how to spot enemies.

Head for Cover!

You followed my advice. Before you can do anything else, you should head for cover. Make sure that your enemy will have a harder time to spot and drop you than of you dropping him. This is the most important, since you need to actually kill your enemy after you spot them.

Once you’ve found cover…


Reposition yourself away from the gunfire coming towards you. If you manage to do this right, you won’t get hit, and you’ll hear the sound of the bullet hitting your cover instead. Once you get a bearing of where the gunfire came from, you can now use it to your advantage, as you’ll know where your enemy is firing from.

You can also use the sound of footsteps in interiors should you choose to storm a house to your advantage. Fighting in this manner requires you to anticipate where your enemy is by the sound of his footsteps–and making as few footsteps as possible yourself. This can be done by pressing and holding CTRL. 

Look for movement.

In a firefight, it would be easy to kill your enemy once you spot him flanking you. Look for movement, around you along with the gunfire. This might  be easier for you indoors as well, but it works outside as well. In cover, stop, and take a moment to look at your surroundings.

Look for Silhouettes.

If you’re in an open field, it’s easy for you to face an enemy that simply doesn’t show his face. Maybe he’s hidden in the grass, in an OP bush, or something like that. But if you look closely, it won’t be too hard for you to see the outline of their form, especially if they aren’t wearing a ghillie suit.

Make sure you have a good mod on your weapon, though. This takes time and practice to get right, and it would mean that you’ll have to look through the foliage, through the shrubbery, and even on the plain open grass.


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