Guide:Battle Royale Basics
How to play[edit | edit source]
Lobby[edit | edit source]
The players begin waiting in a lobby on a separate island to the south of the main map. In the lobby, the world has the same game mechanics as during the match, but you cannot harm players. You may scavenge bandages, traps, weapons, and resources while in the lobby. Any resources obtained during the lobby stage may be used to build structures, and any weapons obtained can be used. This can be an opportunity to experiment with new guns without fear of being killed by other players.
During this time, players can also pinpoint and mark locations on the map, either to set an objective or notify squadmates of drop locations.
Launch[edit | edit source]
After a short amount of time (or when the game is full) the Battle Bus launches and flies in a randomly selected path over the map. Players may jump from the bus to "drop" into their desired starting location. To jump from the bus, press the jump button (default: space/A/X/B On Switch) once to skydive from the bus, and then the jump button again to deploy the glider to glide more slowly. Note that you should not open the glider right away, but instead take advantage of the greater speed you have while skydiving. You may use movement controls (W/A/S/D or the joystick on a controller) to guide the glider towards your desired starting location.
Landing[edit | edit source]
Before and after landing, players should take note of their surroundings, including the possible presence of other players who may have dropped near the same location. Once on the ground, players should start collecting resources, looking for treasure chests to find weapons and aid, and preparing for battle by observing the position of the Storm and watching for other players.
Players should mind the Bushes, either they can hide in them themselves or watch out for snipers.
Etiquette[edit | edit source]
Some standards of gameplay etiquette (or "rules") apply while playing Battle Royale:
- Don't cheat
- Don't AFK, meaning to go "away from keyboard" or otherwise become inactive during a match
- Don't exploit bugs or glitches
- Don't team up, with the exception of Duo/Squad modes