The island of Free Fire is not that big and there are not too many “plants” that can hide you. The rendering engine of the game is not that powerful: After a certain distance, it does not render anything else other than moving objects, a.k.a players. For this reason, you will eventually be spotted by other players and enter into combat.
Or perhaps it is you who wants to start a shootout: Remember, only one player can become the king of the island. In any case, you need to know what to do during combat. If you play your cards correctly, you can even eliminate opponents wearing the heaviest armor in just a few seconds. In this guide, we will give you tips on how to do this and provide useful combat tips. Lock and load and get ready to roll, we have an island to conquer.
First Things First: Activate Battle Royale Mode
Before starting, we should mention that this guide is tailored specifically for BlueStacks Battle Royale mode users. In other words, you have to use BlueStacks to implement the tactics described here: If you are playing on a mobile device, you will not be able to accomplish many of the things we are talking about. So start with reading our Playing Free Fire With Mouse and Keyboard guide and learn how to do that.
Creating a Weapon & Armor Setup
Whether you are shooting or somebody is shooting you, you need weapons and armor to survive. For this reason, you should first ensure that your character acquires them. Try to find body armor and helmets quickly: Headshot is pretty deadly and you need to protect your head before anything else.
Later, you can start collecting weapons. We have provided detailed information about weapons in the BlueStacks Free Fire Weapon Guide, but you can see the setup we recommend below:
|Primary||SKS / M14 Assault Rifle or VSS / AWM Sniper Rifle|
|Secondary||M1014 Shotgun or M79 grenade launcher|
|Sidearm||USP or MP5|
It won’t be possible to create this setup in every match, but if you find any of these, you can replace it with your existing weapon. Free Fire divides the armor into three tiers and, as can be predicted, the Tier 3 armor provides the highest level of protection. So, when you find an armor with a higher tier, equip it immediately. Remember that armor is more important than weapons: It depends on the level of armor you equip to survive an ambush. Even if you have the best weapons, if you do not have a helmet, a single headshot will kill you.
Surviving an Ambush
Do not panic when someone starts shooting at you: First look at the minimap and see where the shooter is. The red arrow you see on the map will give you an idea of how close the attacker is. Start running towards the closest object you can use as a shield. Draw a zig-zag while running and jump frequently. Mobile players often fail to hit a moving target. When you go behind a trench, see if the attacker follows you. Maybe you’ll be surprised, but most players prefer not to follow a player who knows what he is doing. Once you survive the first attack, use a medkit if you are seriously injured.
However, do not forget that medkits heal 70 health points and if you lost only 20 – 30, you will just waste them. It is up to you what to do next: You know the approximate location of the shooter. You can continue to escape or attack. If you decide to attack, do not approach your opponent directly. Try to stay in cover while moving and approach from behind. If you get close enough, you will start to see your attacker again in the minimap – even the direction he is facing. You can now engage in combat and thanks to the Battle Royale Mode, you are at an advantage.
Use the Scope, Never Stay Still
Whether you are the ambusher or the guy who recently survived an ambush, using the scope during combat is the key to victory. Note that only assault rifles and sniper rifles come with pre-equipped scopes. For other weapon types, you need to find one and attach it, if the weapon supports that type of equipment. Since we are in close-quarters combat, the weapon of choice will be an assault rifle.
Click the right mouse button to open to scope. You are using the Battle Royale mode: Moving the scope and taking aim is very easy. You should aim for the head of your opponent, as this attack gives the most damage. In fact, with an assault rifle such as M14, you can kill a player just with a single shot. When the sight of the scope glows red, this means you will hit the target if you pull the trigger. However, do not let this visual clue mislead you: It does not guarantee that you will score a headshot. So, you still need to use the sight of the scope to “manually” aim for the head.
While in combat, do not stay still. Draw circles around your target and jump repeatedly. Turning the scope is very hard for mobile players, so they won’t be able to hit you if you keep moving. İn just a couple seconds, you should be done and have killed your opponent. If it takes longer than this, you are doing something wrong or using the wrong type of weapon. Speaking of which, never reload your weapon during a close-quarters combat. If you can’t kill your target with one clip, maybe it is time to bail out and live to fight another day. Moreover, switching to another weapon is faster than reloading: Instead of putting another clip, switch to your secondary weapon and keep shooting. Remember that switching between weapons is very easy for you: Just press the 1, 2, and 3 keys on your keyboard. If your target is still alive after emptying the clip of your secondary weapon, well, he truly deserves to kill you. Admit your fate.
For Further Reading
Read our Free Fire Weapons Guide too: It provides further information about the best weapons and gives additional tips on how to use them. Practicing is very important in terms of combat so don’t worry if you keep getting killed until you gain a couple levels. You can’t learn how to stay alive before you get killed a dozen times, so keep playing more matches and gain more experience. Remember that BlueStacks will help you along the way: The ability to use a mouse and keyboard provides an amazing advantage during all stages of the game.