PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a complex game with complex core mechanics, and if you want to be the last man standing, then you’re going to need to get used to the game’s complex controls as quickly as possible. For many new players, the inventory system, and the UI may seem too complex, but once you get used to things, you’ll become more efficient at breezing your way through everything. To help you out we’ve put together this helpful article on how to use bandages in PUBG on Xbox One, which will help you maximize your healing capabilities.

How to Get Bandages

Getting bandages all depends on whether you find them in the game or not. For many these items will always be around, and you’ll be able to find them just about anywhere on the map. Of course, there’s also the possibility that you won’t see any of these items—due to them just not spawning in that area, or because other players have already grabbed them.

Once you have bandages, though, how do you go about using them? There isn’t any type of hotkey, so you’ll need to go directly into the inventory and highlight the bandage and choose to use it from there. At that time, a timer should come up, telling you how long it will take to apply.

How to Use Bandages

Bandages aren’t going to be your one stop shop for healing in PUBG, and they’ll actually only get you up to 75% health before you can’t use them anymore. Unlike the bigger Medkits you find throughout the game, though, bandages will heal you over time, meaning you’ll have to stay out of danger for them to actually help you out.

You don’t want to just spam them, though. Since they heal over time, spamming the bandages will actually cause you to miss out on at least one tick of the HP regen that you get from using them. Because of this, you’ll want to know how to use them the most effectively. If you’re using bandages, the best way to make sure you aren’t missing out on any of the HP power from them is to wait until the third tick of the health regen hits, and then start using the next bandage in your inventory. This will increase the amount of regen you get from the bandage by making sure you aren’t losing any to the spamming of the item’s activation.

Now that you know how to more efficiently use bandages, make sure you check out our guide on how to aim down sights and reload in PUBG. You can also return to our PUBG guide for even more helpful information about the game, including in-depth articles on where to find the best loot and more.