All Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) matches start with a parachute jump. Learning to master your parachute jump is an important skill in PUBG as it allows you to arrive safely and quickly to the chosen spot on the map. With a little training, you will be able to master your parachute just like any other vehicle.
New way to fall fast
Despite some more radical aspects, PUBG is a game with some realism. When you parachute in the game, you get a full notion of the force of gravity. As soon as you get off the plane, you’re in free fall. That is, it has not opened its parachute yet and the speed it can already reach is enormous.
Coinciding with the launch of the Vikendi map, PUBG’s skydiving system has undergone many changes and is now much more realistic and responsive to controls. Check out our method to master your parachute:
- Jump about 600 meters from where you want to land
- Press the jog lever (SHIFT by default) to achieve the highest possible fall speed
- When reaching the 200 km / h release the SHIFT and keep your flight more or less straight
- When you are about 100 to 200 meters away, press SHIFT again and prepare to land.
It is very important, with these new rules, to land in a safe place, without electric poles or trees that can cut the lines of your parachute and make you fall from too high, causing damage.
On the other hand, it is now possible, if necessary, to be yourself cutting off the parachute lines and landing even faster. Be careful about the height or you could get seriously injured. Nobody wants to start a game of PUBG with the low life bar.
Now that you know the mechanics of the parachute, it’s time to put theory into practice. First, find out which route your plane is going to make. Thus, you will know how to choose the best places to jump and get a good loot . You can wait a few seconds until the airplane appears on the map or use the outside view and align the airplane with the scenery. That way, it will be located quickly.
There are two basic strategies you can use: choose a location with loot near the airplane path or a farther away location where you can start your game more safely. Both choices have advantages and disadvantages.
The plane’s route is always straight and it takes about 55 seconds to cross the map. There is no time for indecision. Always mark a spot before jumping so as not to be disoriented.
After the chosen location, it is very important you know the right time to jump. Many players prefer to jump directly over the chosen point, but experience has shown that it is best to jump 4 to 5 seconds before the plane passes through the point, more or less at a distance of 600 meters.
By jumping slightly before the chosen point, you will be able to drop faster and reach the ground before other players waiting for the plane to be in line with the point. It’s only a few seconds, but they will make all the difference.
Now that you know the right time to jump, it is useful to know the type of jump you want. There are short, medium and long distance jumps . All depend on the speed you can achieve in free fall and the moment you decide to open your parachute.
Your goal in this jump is simply to get to the ground as fast as you can. Keep the speed at maximum (234 km / h) by aligning your camera with the ground, and wait until your parachute opens automatically. Notice the altimeter on the left side of the screen. As soon as the cursor reaches the white zone, the parachute will open automatically.
After you open the parachute, you will travel about 150 meters. Calculate this distance well so you do not fall into a dangerous place.
Jumping to Medium Distance
This is the most usual type of jump in PUBG. It allows you to reach slightly further goals and therefore avoid a large concentration of players that can harm your mission.
Aligning your camera with the sky, despite being in free fall, you will achieve a top speed of 126 km / h. Avoid opening the parachute too quickly as this will cut off too fast. The key is to know how far you can go until you need to open your parachute.
The purpose of this type of jump is to reach targets that are well away from the plane’s route. Usually, only advanced players try to reach those locations. As soon as you leave the plane and the signal appears, immediately open your parachute.
Opening your parachute early will allow you to plan at low speeds, maximizing the distance traveled.
Mastering the parachute jump can decide your strategy for the rest of the match and, consequently, your win. The parachute should not be seen just as another mode of transportation. In PUBG, where speed and strategy are important, knowing where and how to jump is another weapon in your arsenal.