PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is now available for the PC and Xbox One, and players on both platforms will need to know how to find gear and equip themselves for the battle that is laid out before them. To assist you in this endeavor, we’ve put together a list of some of the best places that you can head to in order to help you find the best loot in PUBG.
Keep in mind that the areas with the best loot can only be found by taking on other players, as they are often some of the most dangerous and popular areas on the map. Because of this you’ll want to find a weapon—any weapon—as quickly as possible, and then continue looting from there. Also, try not to pick up anything that you don’t need, as this will decrease the amount of time that you have to worry about managing your inventory.
How to Find the Best Loot
If you want to find the best loot in the game, you’re going to have to be willing to check out some of the most frequented spots on the map. This means your life will be in danger every step of the way, and that you’ll need to be on alert when searching for weapons, gear, and items. Don’t get complacent, and always watch your back when scouting the areas we’ve listed below.
You already know that airdrops are one of the best ways to find sniper rifles in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, but they also offer items, and other weapons that can be of use to players. The most common items in here are med kits, ghillie suits, and sniper rifles; but we’ve also seen items like the M249 light machine gun spawn in these highly sought after crates. Just be careful when you approach them, though, as players will often lie in wait after taking the best items so they can score a few kills while you try to loot the useless bits they left behind.
Sosnovka Military Base
This southern island is one of the highest populated areas on the map, and one of our go-to areas for high-powered military loot like the SCAR-L and M16A2. You’ll also find an extraordinary amount of grenades and bandages around here. Just be ready if you choose to drop in here, though, as you’ll essentially be dropping into a war zone, and other players will be out for blood. While we wouldn’t recommend this area for new players, it’s a great place to look for gear and weapons once you have the idea of the game down pretty good. Just watch those corners.
School isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think about cool loot, but this abandoned schoolhouse in the city of Rozhok is a very useful location to scout and loot. While it doesn’t offer all the additional items—like military armor—the school in Rozhok is a great place to look for weapons like the M249, SCAR-L, and Karabiner sniper rifle. Just beware of other players hiding around corners and in the shadows of dark hallways. Again, this isn’t a location we’d suggest going for when you first get started in the game, but once you’ve put a few matches under your belt, and gotten used to the fast-paced action, this area can be great for getting a head start on some of the best loot in the game.
You won’t find many players roaming the streets of the small town, but that relative safety comes at a price. While this area does offer some decent loot, like Level 2 armor, and some decent weapons, you won’t find an outrageous amount of good gear just lying around and waiting to be claimed. It’s a good place to get started if you’re new to the game, though, but you do get to walk away prepared and unscathed, which is more than most players get to say during their first few matches.
One of the most-popular zones on the map, Georgopol is the holy grail of equipment and gear. The biggest issue here is the high population of players, which means every item you find will be fought for. It’s a great place to find loot, but the high-risk associated with the area may prove too much for some players. We’d really only suggest dropping in on this location if you’re extremely confident in your shooting skills, or if you just want to earn a few quick kills before getting picked off.
The final location on our list is one of the best places to find any kind of loot you’re searching for in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Whether you’re searching for a new vest, a Tommy Gun, a shotgun, or police helmet—this location is packed to the brim with sweet gear and weapons. The items here aren’t going to be better than those found at higher-risk areas like Sosnovka Military base, or Georgopol. You won’t find as many people here most of the time, but that doesn’t mean you should let your guard down.
Now that you know some of the best places to search for the best loot in the game, be sure to head back over to our PUBG guide, where we have plenty of other useful content like how to find a car in PUBG, as well as some helpful strategies that will show you how to win in PUBG. You can also check out our guide on how to boost your FPS to improve your game’s performance.