After clicking that lovely PLAY button in the menu, you get into the lobby, where you have pretty much nothing to do except testing the weapons that are available to use, on the tables near the ocean.
Test the weapons, their different firing modes, try to aim for the head of the innocent and defenseless players around you!
2- In the plane
I suggest you to mute the voice chat in the plane, not to hear all these pigs being slaughtered, screaming to death.
Once it is done, you can open your map by pressing “M” (very original, right?) and try to find a good location to drop on.
The plane is going straight so you can predict where it is gonna fly over.
Once you’ve found a lovely place to drop on, QUICKLY PRESS “F“!
Okay, you’re falling now. I hope you haven’t forgotten to take your parachute?! Haha, just kidding. The parachute is automatically on your beautiful back once you get in the plane.
To fall the faster as possible, you have to aim the lower as possible underneath you, and keep pressing “W“. Don’t stop till your parachute automatically opens.
Once your parachute is open, press “W” and “D” to reach the maximum speed and land on the place you located before.
You managed to land on the ground and not on a roof or at the top of a tree? Great.
Now you will try to find some stuff in the nearest house. Take everything useful you can find: weapons, ammunitions, helmet, armor, bandages, boosts, modifications and if you want to be stealthier; clothes. (Helmets, armors and bags have 3 levels. Each superior one grants better protection/ more space in your inventory for the bag.)
HOWEVER, take care of the noises around you, because someone maybe had the same idea as you, and can be near you! If you spot someone, kill him with the weapons you found. Don’t try to be friendly with him… There can only be one at the end.
Fine. You managed to get some stuff by looting. Now you have to focus on one thing: SURVIVING.
To achieve this, I suggest you to stay very quiet and hidden as much as you can. I don’t mean camping in a house the whole game. I mean using environment to stay invisible to other players. Trees, tall grass, hills and holes… Your clothes can help you with this, by providing you a camouflage.
However, take care to the Blue zone (you can see where it is on your map. “M“, remember?).
This zone will hurt you as long as you are in it. So stay in the White zone (again, you can see it on your map by press… Ok, I think you got it.).
If you get hurt, you can use bandages or first-aid kits to heal yourself to 75% of your health maximum. Afterwards you’ll need a boost (energy drinks, painkillers or syringes.).
To escape from the Blue zone, you can use a vehicle.
Be careful using vehicles, because they are very loud and will make you spotted by the other players around you when you drive. Try not to use them when the end of the game is near (when the White zone becomes small enough).
Fine! You know all the basics. Good luck, soldier.