Hey there! I can’t tell you how excited I am that you’re here. On behalf of our entire team, we sincerely hope that Gaming Unboxed will become your #1 source for gaming on the go. I know we’re excited to get this new endeavor underway and we’re ecstatic that you’ve chosen to come along for the ride. All that said, I thought it fitting to make my inaugural article for Gaming Unboxed about the game that helped spur the birth of the website.
It’s no secret that we enjoy our daily lunch breaks with a side of PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds) Mobile. The award-winning Battle Royale shoot em up crossed over the 600 million download mark back in December of 2019 and is still growing with each passing day. Needless to say, it’s quite popular. While it wasn’t the first of its kind, PUBG for PC, console and now Stadia is widely considered the game that put the Battle Royale genre on the map and paved the way for titles such as Fortnite to become as popular as they are. That’s enough of the video game history for the day. We love playing PUBG Mobile and today, I wanted to take a look at controls setup.
We have a team of 4 guys who play together consistently each week and while we may not be competitive-level gamers, we hold our own. Each of us has our own style of play, preferred loadout and of course, custom layout for the extensive number of on-screen controls used in-game. Personally, I’m experimenting with different layouts at the moment but can’t seem to find a map that feels “just right” and I was curious as to what everyone else uses.
As I mentioned, we aren’t going out and taking the gold at any Esports tournaments but we are competitive by nature and who doesn’t want to win? Right? So, we tweak our controls and fiddle with various layouts but I still consider myself an intermediate player and would love to see what a fine-tuned PUBG Mobile player does to grab that edge needed to hang with the big guns. I keep most of my main controls to the right because I’m right-handed. I currently don’t use peek or peek/scope but I know that it does provide a decided advantage when engaging in firefights.
For weapon load-outs, that obviously depends on what type of matches we’re in at the given moment. Our lunchtime pews are generally payload mode in which case, I like to carry an M3E1-A rocket launcher for obvious reasons. For my main shooter, I lean towards sniper rifles and will always be happy with a suppressed SKS or SLR matched with a quickdraw AR mag and 6x scope. A cheek pad doesn’t hurt, either. If I can’t find a well-equipped sniper, I’m rocking an M416 with a verticle foregrip. Sidearm? Gotta be the sawed-off grenade launcher. Great in a pinch, destructive and ammo is plentiful anywhere on the map. Below, you can see mine and Robby’s current layout for PUBG Mobile.
Our hope is that one day, maybe, we can bring you all a closer look at our PUBG Mobile shenanigans. Perhaps in the form of some live streams or something of the sort but for now, I want to see your best controller setups and load-outs. Drop your screenshots in the comments of your layout and tell me why you think it works best. I’d love to try out some new ones and see if it helps take the game to a new level. If you’re looking to join us for a match, you can find me in PUBG Mobile under the IGN GabeUnboxed.