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PUBG Miramar: the best places to drop, how to not die

A wretched hive of scum and villainy

Featured post A sunset dropping behind the hills of Miramar

With a few notable exceptions, deserts can be a rather unforgiving habitat for most living creatures. In Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds‘ Miramar, this is made worse by one thing: up to 100 people are dumped out of an airplane to fight to the death. Perhaps you are one of the unlucky ones that must try to survive in this wasteland? Our PUBG Miramar guide will show you some of the best places to drop in order to obtain the best loot, and more importantly how to not die before you can really get going.

What you see here is going to go into more depth on the Miramar map specifically, but there’s plenty of other things to learn that are useful in the whole of PUBG. Do be sure to check out our PUBG Complete Guide for more information on the nuances that could keep you alive.

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds Miramar Guide

As the second officially released map in Plunkbat, the nuances that work wonders in the Erangel map are certainly flipped upside down in Miramar. It’s a lot more barren, though what it lacks in foliage it more than makes up for with hills. As such, it’s a little tricky to know precisely where the best places to find equipment are. While the blue was a nuisance in Erangel, it’s a more menacing threat here. So in order to get you up to speed, this guide will show you the things you need to know before dropping in.

Player outside the prison

The best places for loot in Miramar

No matter where you go in Miramar, chances are the places with the best loot are those named on the map. You can get some success by going off the beaten path, but in this map the military grade gear is regularly found in massive complexes. Just be sure to pick up a weapon and reload; other players will likely be trying to get the jump on you as you happily swipe everything in the vicinity.

One of the more popular places, due to its central location and quality of loot, is Pecado. Upon touching down, your priority should be to be the first one into the boxing ring. Should you survive the inevitable firefight, the other good places in the local area are the casino and nearby apartments. Other popular places include the mining facility near Impala towards the south east of the map, the water containers found in the Water Treatment facility, and Camp Militar in the far north east should the flight path be favourable.

Some more isolated places where good stuff can appear includes the Prison and Valle Del Mar. Both situated in the south western corner of the map, there’s a huge amount of risk associated with attempting to loot here. The area does seem to be getting a little bit more traffic recently, but due to the fact that the safe zone is generally quite far away, most will probably focus on grabbing what they can and finding a vehicle to escape. Bridge camping isn’t as viable a tactic here, but some will attempt it so do keep an eye out.

The blue zone is approaching the player

Avoiding the blue zone

What was a mere nuisance in Erangel is a huge thing to consider in Miramar. Since the terrain is far hillier, this gives players far less time to loot and make a move to safety. Dropping into the edges of the map relies on finding a getaway vehicle to ensure safety, while a more central drop location gives you one less thing to worry about.

It’s also worth considering that players may be frantically running to avoid death, this could be the chance for some easy pickings. Ideally, you’ve ensured your own safety and have a rifle with a decent scope attached. Then it’s just a case of just waiting for some unlucky sap to show up and popping their heads off with a well-placed shot.


Player approaching a crate dropped from a plane

Be aware of ambushes

Miramar’s defining feature is that it is incredibly hilly. This can be used to your advantage in certain circumstances, such as lurking nearby a recently dropped crate and waiting for an unsuspecting victim to make their appearance.

Given how sparsely the fauna is distributed, there isn’t really a lot of point-to-point cover in the more open areas. Hills tend to have a fair few crags embedded on them, providing decent cover for would-be attackers. While it’s practically impossible to keep an eye everywhere at any given time, try to plot your movements so that you’re not stuck out in the open for too long.

Player prone on top of a hill, searching for other players

The hills have eyes

Perhaps more than any other map in PUBGat this time, Miramar is definitely catered for snipers and camping. While there’s no tents that you can pitch, hiding behind the aforementioned crags can mask your presence, especially when at the top of a rather large hill. You won’t see many people, but those you will see will likely not know you’re there.

Certain weapons are better for ambushing foes than others. For a summary of weapons found in the game, head on over to our PUBG Best Weapons guide. As for what’s particularly useful in Miramar: If you find a 4x Scope, make sure to snag it as it’s useful for long-range encounters, as well as a decent rifle to mount it on. Due to the amount of players found outdoors, shotguns have very limited use, while the bow and arrow is practically useless. Should you find suppressors, they can help mask your whereabouts a little bit, giving you a margin of error.

Player driving on a side road in Miramar

Driving vehicles in Miramar

Vehicles in Miramar are incredibly thirsty machines, though how the heat affects them is beyond me. First things first: If you plan on using any vehicle and see a gas canister, take it. They’re certainly heavy and take up a lot of space in your inventory, but running out of fuel is far worse. If you do decide to drive, try to prioritise the dune buggies. They’re a lot more suited to the terrain than a standard car and offer significantly more protection than any dirt bike could.

Realistically speaking, you shouldn’t really drive around as the terrain isn’t fantastic for getting around at speed. Sometimes though, driving around is unavoidable thanks to the blue zone of doom encroaching on your position. If at all possible, get somewhere as safe as possible before getting as far away from the vehicle as you can until you know it’s safe. Should you need to move again, be sure to look out for potential snipers before driving away.

Other than the tips mentioned in this guide, there’s a lot of transferable skills that you may have picked up when fighting in Erangel. We’ve also got plenty more tips for you over on our Erangel map guide, so be sure to have a gander at that guide should you need a few more tricks in your arsenal.

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