PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds - How to Set Traps for Other Players

Learn how to set traps and take down other players in this new battle royale game.

April 13, 2017, 10:59 p.m. by Josh Hawkins

If you want to make it to the end of the match and be the Last Man Standing in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, then you’re going to need to learn how to set traps for your enemies and lure players into your crossfire. In this article, we’ll discuss some helpful ways that you can set traps for others in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, while also pointing out some ways to avoid dying at the hands of another.

How to Set Traps for Other Players

One of the easiest ways to set a trap for other players is to wait for airdrops to start appearing across the map. If one drops near you, set up camp nearby, and wait it out. Airdrops have a high chance of attracting other players, and you can often get off a few easy shots that can help you win firefights while users are busy looting the box. Just remember that these areas are extremely well-known, and that users will be on the lookout for snipers waiting in the hills. Make sure your hiding spot is inconspicuous, and keep an eye and ear out for others.

Another way to set traps for players is to take a vehicle and park it so that it looks like a spawn. This can easily be accomplished by setting the vehicle up alongside the road, facing east, as cars appear to always spawn in facing eastward. Once this is done, find a nearby building that gives you a good vantage point, and then set up shop. If you do this just inside the player area, you can often catch players off guard as they rush away from the barrier wall that pushes everyone together.

How to Avoid Others

Avoiding other players sound easier than it actually is. Sometimes you’ll get lucky, and you won’t run into many players until the play area really starts to restrict. But, if you’re having a hard time getting far in your runs, use the tips below to avoid other players, and stay alive longer.

Look for open doors and movement in windows. Every match begins with all the doors in the map closed, so if you see a door opened, a player is most likely around, or has moved through this area recently.

Listen for footsteps, gunshots, and vehicles. You can often hear sounds from far off, so you can gauge how dangerous your current approach is.

Use cover to stay hidden as much as possible. Peak around corners, and check windows constantly when moving through bigger cities like Yasnaya or Pochinki.

Don’t drop into heavily populated areas. Look for the areas that require longer jumps and then drop into those areas. The chance of running into players is lower, meaning you could survive longer.

If you these tips, you should now have at least a few ideas of some ways that you can set up traps and avoid other players. Both of these options are extremely useful for surviving until the end, and they’ve helped us out quite a bit during our time with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

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