If you want to survive the battle and make it to the end in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, then you’re going to need to learn how to communicate effectively. If you’re playing solo, this isn’t a big deal, as you don’t have to work with anyone else to assure your survival. But, if you enjoy playing Squads or Duos with friends, then communication will mean the difference between life and death on the battlefield. In this article we’ll discuss the compass, how to communicate more effectively in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and more.

How to Read the Compass

Many players ignore the compass plastered atop the screen in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, which is a huge mistake. If you want to survive until the end, you’re going to need to learn how to read this compass. Like any compass, the one in PUBG is broken down in North, South, East, West, and the other derivatives of these four main directions (Northwest, Southwest, Northeast, Southeast). Remembering these directions, and stating them out loud when communicating to your companions is very important.

You should also take note of the numbered bearings. These give you arcs of degree to base your information off of. For example, if you see an enemy off to the northwest, then you can look at your compass, take note that the enemy is in the northwestern quadrant of your compass, and then also take note of the bearing that will help your companion locate them.

You should also note that your bearings will not always be the same. For example, if you are looting a series of buildings, and your companion is across the street, but you see an enemy at bearing 45, for your companion, who is located on the opposite side of the street, that bearing would be 345, as they are looking at it from a different angle. Keep this in mind when calling out bearings to your allies.

How to Correctly Call Out Enemies

One of the biggest points of communication when playing Duos or Squads is calling out enemy locations during each match. These portion of the game is extremely important because it means keeping your teammates up to date on the activities surrounding your area. Technically, what you say and how you say it is completely up to you and your team. For some, responses like “enemy sighted at bearing 230” will work, while others will look for a more casual approach “player spotted, bearing 230”.

Whatever you choose to do, though, you should always call out the number of players that you see, what direction they are moving, and what bearing you spotted them at. For example: “2 players spotted moving south at bearing 230” may seem like a lot to say in the heat of the moment, but it will give your squad mates the most information available, which will in turn help them prepare for the upcoming battle.

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Remember to always give all the available information to your squad mates when participating in Duos or Squads in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Don’t simply head off on your own and ignore them. Learn to communicate effectively and you’ll have a much easier time staying alive and making it to the last stand off. For more help be sure to check out our PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds guide.