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Battle Royale is a multiplayer mode introduced in the 15.0.0 update. This game mode is heavily inspired by popular battle royale games such as Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG).
How To Play
100 (although usually nobody joins after 85) players exit a jet/spaceship and descend down onto the map using gliders. They must collect weapons from chests and survive to be the last player standing.
As the match goes on, the safe zone decreases in radius each interval of 5 to 60 seconds, and any players unable to reach the zone will constantly lose health (The damage changes/increases throughout the game) every second until they die. Players must get to the safe zones before this happens. As the zone shrinks, players are more close to other players and will eventually lead to the last remaining players fighting inside the small safe zone. The zone will continue shrinking, until the zone disappear and everyone is in the death zone.
Squad Mode is basically Battle Royale itself, but instead of playing solo, the player gets to play with 3 other players, collaborating with each other in the battle. On the top left screen, it shows the names of the players, their avatars (or basically the head of their current skin) and their health bar. Once they die, it shows a skull instead of the head of their skin.
Players can create a squad with three other players, which will guarantee they will be together in the game. However, if they don't they will be placed with 3 random players in the same room instead.
Teammates are identified, from long range, by orange, light green and purple colored portal icons or usernames with the same color. Teammates can also be detected from the compass and being identified as portal icons in it. It's identified on the mini map.
Markers are used as checkmarks for the map radar, which is basically a certain area where one of the players recommended their teammates to go over that spot.
The reason why people have a delaying in dying is because they still have a certain chance of getting healed by their teammates. The teammate can help the dying player by standing on them. Once they do so, they regenerate 31% health and are able to walk again. Dying/crawling players lose 3 health every 1-3 seconds, and can lose more if they get attacked by other players. Dying/crawling players don't drop weapons or anything when they reach the status of dying/crawling. If they truly die or get attacked until they died, they drop weapons. The status of dying/crawling doesn't apply to the last teammate alive on their team, because it would be impossible to get healed by a teammate in this case.
- Use the Rocket Jumper or Royal Ashbringer to rocket jump to get to the safe zone or to confuse other players.
- Try to land in an area with a few players, as popular areas such as Main Airport or El Resorto often see early combat. If the plan is traveling in a line which is very near a place, it is not worth it to head towards it, since many people would choose to drop there and the number of chests would not be enough to accommodate them, leading to fighting with Shovels.
- Also, try to land near a chest in order to get a starter weapon for defending against any attacking players.
- In Small Isle, land in Mafia Mansion to get a chance to get maximum 3 gold crown chests.
- When flying towards a certain place, keep the lookout for any Golden Chests. They can be seen gleaming in the horizon before landing.
- Before jumping off the plane, plan your strategy and location. Once you have ascertained your location, FLY STRAIGHT TOWARDS IT. DO NOT HESITATE OR DO THE SPREAD-EAGLE POSITION. Doing so would cause other players to travel to the location first, depriving you of chests.
- Flying to faraway places such as Mining Facility would reduce chances of competition from other players, since most don't want to fly so far. You can loot to your heart's content. However, the catch is that might have to move quicker as the safety zone is out of range. It is high-risk high-reward.
- Main Airport contains a high amount of chests, however it is often contested by other players, making it a high risk-high reward location.
- Quiet Village contains a fair amount of chests and is often seen with a small amount of players.
- The lighthouse at the end of the small island (Co-ordinates: G-10) has minimal players and a good amount of chests. Land there if possible.
- The crown chests and air drops sometimes spawn in remote areas, keep that in mind.
- It is generally advised to conserve as much health and armour as possible for the end of the match, try to choose battles strategically and avoid unnecessary confrontations.
- Avoid getting too far away from the safe zone, the walls move faster than the player and can deal damage overtime.
- In addition, the zapping sound is audible to players nearby.
- Try to be the last player landing, as there is a chance that no will land to the same zone as you.
- In combat, DO NOT try to take on players wielding Royal Weapons (Royal Fighter, Royal Revolver, Royal Sniper Rifle, Royal Ashbringer). These weapons are extremely deadly, Fighter takes about 15 headshots to kill, Revolver about 2-3, Sniper about 4-5, Ashbringer about 3-4, if average armor and health. Most normal weapons don't stand a chance against them, except the Wyvern. Only fight them if you are sure they are rookies and don't know how to handle the weapon properly, while you think you're skilled and confident enough. Remember that you only have 1 life.
- If you get the Wyvern, you're in luck. It is an extremely versatile and powerful weapon. You can easily take out opponents from afar because of its 10x scope and stay safe at the same time.
- It is hard to properly use the Semi Auto Sniper Rifle at long range due to it being only capable of firing a full burst which most likely causes the user to miss their shots coupled with the high recoil from this weapon. Use this only at short ranges or as a last-stand against enemy players.
- An effective way to stay alive at the post-game is "Camp". This would allow you to be unseen (Hopefully), and you can conserve as much ammo, health, armor while you patiently wait for the remaining players to slay each other.
- Do not fear if opponents have fancy Royale items, they do not give any bonuses of any form to the players.
- Keep a lookout for airdrops. These airdrops are seen from their billowing purple fumes. Try to get them first, they are extremely lucrative. They restore to you to full health and armor, and in addition, provide one of the Royal weapons, (Royal Fighter, Royal Revolver, Royal Sniper Rifle, Royal Ashbringer), and 1 pack of ammo. However, there might be competition to get it first. So watch out for any people contesting.
- If you're driving a vehicle, you can smash into players in your driving. Doing so would incapacitate them and render them immobile for 3 seconds and deal 50 damage. Driving a vehicle can also allow you to take reduced damage from shots, as well as to speed around fast. However, if the vehicle takes too much damage, it might explode, and if you run into a ditch, chances are you can't drive it out, it would give others the perfect opportunity to kill you.
- Always keep in mind the safety zone. You wouldn't want to be trapped in it.
- You can shoot through semi-transparent walls (e.g. fences) to get kills.
Current (16.5.0 Update)
- The Overseer and Pursuer Z3 have X-Ray vision, so utilize these weapons to see enemy players while behind cover. Keep in mind that the X-Ray vision has limited range, therefore you will not be able to see them if you're too far away while under thick cover or terrain.
- When using the Hand Minigun, try to warm it up while behind cover and then shoot when facing an enemy player to ensure you kill them quickly.
- The Tactical Tomahawk and Bat'o'Hawk have travel time, meaning they should be used in close to medium range to ensure an enemy player gets hit by either weapon's projectiles. Also the bleeding effect can assist in damaging them over time as well.
- In combat, don't try to take on players with certain highly powerful weapons (e.g. Overseer, Huge Boy, Fatal Melter, Nuclear Rifle) head-on as you will most likely get killed quickly as a result if you don't have enough health and armor. Most normal weapons don't stand a chance against them; only fight them if you are sure they are rookies and don't know how to handle the weapon properly, while you think you're experienced, skilled, and confident enough. Remember that you only have 1 life.
- Using certain area damage weapons for Rocket jumping is a risk as you might damage yourself from the explosion and take fall damage if you do so on a high cliff.
- There are TNT crates scattered throughout the map which may be hit to damage enemy players while you conserve ammo.
- Stick with your teammates. If you're having trouble, use the mini-map or compass at the top of the screen to help you.
- Try and strategize with your teammates for the best results.
- Knowing the map is highly recommended. Experiment with different locations to find your optimal destination for your play style.
- There is no music during the match. Use this to your advantage.
- Getting to high spots is recommended. It's useful as you can snipe players and can easily hide.
- Communication is key. Use the in-game chat feature or an external chat service to talk to your teammates.
Every player starts with a Battle Shovel as a melee weapon to break chests and attack other players. However, a player can also start out with other shovels such as the Worker Shovel, if they have shovels like that equipped, instead.
Chests are divided into three tiers; brown chests, blue chests, blue rippled chests, gold crown chests and purple chests which are air drop chests. Brown chests usually contains default and basic weapons such as the Combat Rifle. Blue chest contains more rare weapons such as the Flaming Volcano. Blue rippled chests contain legendary weapons such as the Wyvern and Dual Machine Guns (PG3D). Golden chests contains the rarest weapons such as the Royal Fighter.
Unlike in any other gamemode, there are 6 weapon slots, in which the first slot is the shovel and any weapon can be in those slots. This means that instead of having one weapon in each weapon category, one can have 5 weapons in any category can be equipped at a time. For example, equipping two primary weapons and three backup weapons at the same time is possible, or even equipped five weapons from the same category is also possible.
Weapons can be changed in two ways: swiping up on the weapon slot and standing on a weapon to change it. In the first way, it would take out a weapon out of the player's weapon slots. This way of changing weapons can also be used to give a weapon to an ally in squad mode. In the second way, the player has to stand on the dropped weapon to equip the new weapon. Either the weakest weapon (excluding shovels) is removed from the weapon slots or the currently equipped weapon.
- Machine Gun
- Sniper Rifle
- Law Enforcer
- Pixel Gun
- Pet Dragon
- Dual Shotguns
- Signal Pistol
- Old Comrade
- Hitman Pistol
- Rocket Jumper
- High Voltage
- Poison Hunter
- Rapid Fire Rifle
- Red Twins
- Sub Zero
- Flaming Volcano
- Dual Machine Guns
- Toy Bomber
- Big Fatality Gun
- Solar Power Cannon
- Shotgun Pistol
- Semi Auto Sniper Rifle
- Acid Cannon
Royal Chest/Gold Chest
- Royal Fighter
- Royal Revolver
- Royal Ashbringer
- Royal Sniper Rifle
- Champion Mercenary, Multitaskers (formerly)
- Pixel Gun
- Machine Gun
- Sniper Rifle
- Signal Pistol
- Military Grenade Launcher
- Guerrilla Rifle
- Electro-Blast Rifle
- Dual Uzi
- Double-Barreled Shotgun
- Old Revolver
- AK Mini
- Razor Thrower
- Napalm Cannon
- Grenade Launcher
- Acid Pistol
- Antique Pistol
- Rocket Launcher
- Steam Revolver
- Steam Power
- Mercenary Flamethrower
- Pursuer Z3 (Can be found in Blue chests)
Royale Items are the various items that can be used and equipped in this mode. They're mostly cosmetic items and they're mostly used exclusively on Battle Royale. They can be obtained by buying them with or , but they can also be a reward in the Battle Pass. There are 4 types of royale items (formerly 6):
Gliders are the upgradable items that are used once the player is about the land on the Battle Royale map, though they can optionally use them immediately after they got off the plane. These items can also be used in Glider Rush.
Shovels are the various melee weapons that are mostly shaped as shovels and can be used exclusively on Battle Royale (except for the Battle Shovel).
Theoretically, shovels are now a category of items used in this mode because of the name of the Battle Shovel, which has the word "Battle" in it, and coincidentally, this mode was later invented in Dota 2 under the name "Battle Royale" and it became a trend to other games including PUBG, Fortnite and Pixel Gun 3D itself in 2018.
Trails are the various cosmetic air particles that can be aesthetically customized by the player. Trails only appear after taking off from the plane, and they can't be used once the gliders are forcefully activated before landing.
Transport are the various upgradable cars that can be driven by a player, mainly to go to destinations faster and to take down players in another way, which is crashing into them. These items can also be used in Racing.
Hats are aesthetic hats with no buffs that can now be used in all modes. Originally, they were exclusive for Battle Royale, other cosmetic like cape, boot, hat used in other gamemode are disable buff (although Berserk Boot and Ninja Tabi Boot can sometime double jump)
Avatars are aesthetic, but more detailed skins with no buffs that can now be used in all modes. Originally, they were exclusive for Battle Royale.
List of Royale Items
The list of Royale Items can be found here:
The pick-ups are available usually in remote areas, i.e. under trees, or inside huts or houses. Here are a list of pick-ups.
- Health (picking up Health restores your health bar from 25 to 100)
- Shield (there are three variations, bronze shields that restore 25, silver restores 50, and gold restores to 100)
It is recommended to pick up ALL pick-up available, as they are a valuable resource. Even if you have max health, it's still better for you to get it, than your opponent picking it up.
The map takes place on a large island with a variety of terrain types. It is divided into several areas similar to levels found in Pixelated World and multiplayer maps.
Currently named areas
Currently, there are 30 named areas. Much of these areas (among with other features of the game mode) are heavily inspired by popular battle royale games such as: Fortnite Battle Royale and PUBG.
San Blockcisco is commonly known to be the capital of the main land. It is a hot drop as normally ten to twenty players drop at this city. It is the biggest city in the mainland and is one of the best looting spots. Players who choose to drop here must be careful of their surrounding due to the amount of people that drop here, many players die right of the bat. Chests can be found here pretty commonly The best places that you can find them is the park/market, the construction site and lastly inside bigger buildings. Fortnite Battle Royale counterpart: Tilted Towers
PUBG counterpart (possibly): Pochinki
Lucky Lake is a medium-sized lake at the bottom right corner of the map. It contains chests inside RV's and buildings, with a chance of a chest appearing in the middle island. There is also a good chance of ammunition, health and armor appearing in this area.
Fortnite Battle Royale counterpart: Loot Lake
Sunny Fields is a set of farms located at the western part of the map similar to Lovely Farms on the smaller island. There is a high chance of gold chests spawning inside barns or the farmhouses.
Fortnite Battle Royale counterpart: Fatal Fields
PUBG counterpart: Farm
Mining Facility is a sort of industrial site with a large crater and machines. There isn't much loot or chests around here, and if there is, they are usually brown chests.
Happy Sandbox is a park with 2 changing stalls, four huts, a house, and a fence displaying the sandbox. Usually only brown chests and occasionally blue chests spawn in here.
El-Resorto is a collection of houses along a road connecting to a bridge between the main island and the small island. It is located southwest of the smaller island. Chests spawn inside the houses, and a church.
Fortnite Battle Royale counterpart: Paradise Palms
Ship Graveyard is a beach with a few ships sunken into the sand. It is located in the bottom left corner of the map. Brown chests and blue chests usually only spawn in here, although occasionally gold chests spawn in on top of the ships.
Sand Quarry is a large sand mountain with red sand at the bottom. There aren't many chest spawns around here, and the few that there are usually only are brown chests.
The Blocka-Cola Plant is a manufacturing plant containing the main plant as well as other smaller buildings. It is located above the Sea Port, southwest of the main island.
The Road Cafe is a small cafe situated at the foot of the hill near the Main Airport. It is located at the southern part of the main island. Brown chests and blue chests usually only spawn in here.
School City is a large school that resembles the school in Dead City, or the exterior of Silent School. Chests spawn in inside many of the rooms inside of the school, and also in the bushes around. Gold chests often spawn in the bushes outside, but inside it is usually only blue or gold chests that spawn in.
Sea Port is a large harbor with two warehouses located southwest of the main island. Chests spawn in open places around the harbor.
PUBG counterpart: Ferry Pier
Ancient Stones is a small island with a few stone pillars and arcs with a tent. It contains a very small amount of chests, with almost nobody going there.
The Main Airport is a small airport containing a large runway, two hangers, a control tower, and a terminal. It is located near the middle, southeast of the large island. Chests usually spawn around the airport, and inside the hangers in large quantities.
PUBG counterpart: Sosnovka Military Base
Elite Village is a village with 6 buildings, 3 yellow and 3 green. This map is shown on the waiting screen.
Slender Forest is a medium-sized forest containing camp sites located southeast of the main island. Chests spawn inside RV's and inside the forest. It is the same map from the campaign map Slender Forest.
Fortnite Battle Royale counterpart: Wailing Woods
Mushroom Field is a part-desert field of mushrooms. It has a house that sometimes has chests in or on top of it.
Dusty Dump is a scrapyard located at the middle of the main island. The area contains a decent amount of chests, with more spawning at the bottom-portion of the dump.
Fortnite Battle Royale counterpart: Junk Junction
Car Theatre is a drive-in movie theatre located near the middle of the main island. It contains little loot, most of which are brown chests.
Ghost Town is a small desert village consisting of 4 buildings. Due to being small, it usually doesn't contain a good amount of chests.
Crash Site (Mainland)
Crash Site is a large crater in which a possible plane crash happen before the events of Battle Royale.
There is only 1 or 2 chests spawns in the area usually that are normally only brown chests.
PUBG counterpart: Plane Crash
Fishing Huts is rather a place where citizens of the island go fishing. There are also tiny houses and cabins, small wooden boats, a few trees here and there and even a couple of tents. It is located at the top left area of the map, where there are plenty of rocky mountains. It is rather a generally underpopulated place where usually about 5 people go to and a decent source of obtaining weapons from chests. Even a full set of weapons can be made just from that area alone.
Quiet Village (Mainland)
Quiet Village is a small set of buildings located at the most north-western part of the map. Chests can spawn inside buildings in the corners, or on the gallow.
Far Farms is a large farm resembling the Farm in Campaign. It has 2 barns, a house, 3 silos, a tractor, some hay bales, and some crops.
Fortnite Battle Royale counterpart: Fatal Fields
PUBG counterpart: Farm
Nuclear City is a faux-neighborhood for nuclear weapons testing located at the northern portion of the map. Chests can spawn inside the houses and in backyards.
Similar to the Nuclear City map.
The Rocket Silo is a launch site for a nuclear missile inside an enclosed area. It has a nuclear missile silo, two buildings, and a dirt road. It is located in the northern portion of the mainland in the desert. Chests can spawn inside and around the launch site. Often good loot can be found in this area, although not always.
PUBG counterpart: Cosmodrome/ Mylta Powers
The Toxic Warehouse is a large warehouse containing nuclear waste located at the northern part of the map in the desert. Chests can spawn inside and around the warehouse.
Area 52 is a restricted military area housing extraterrestrial evidence located northeast of the main island. There is a decent amount of chests located around the premise.
Similar to the Area 52 map.
The Grand Canyon is a large canyon formation with a large river of water at the bottom with several buildings at the edge of the canyon. It is located in the north-east portion of the main island. Chests can spawn around the canyon, however be wary while crossing at the river as players are vulnerable from other players on top of the canyon.
Scary City (Mainland)
Another very big city. This place is commonly know for it’s good loot. Like San-Blockcisco many players drop here though not as much as San-Blockcisco. Its counterpart in the Small Isle is the same.
Formerly named areas
There were 10 named areas. They still exist in this map, however, the names are no longer visible.
The Hospital is a medium-sized hospital located at the most northern part of the map. It's possible for chests to spawn on top of the Hospital, as well as the inside.
PUBG counterpart: Hospital
Quiet Village (in the former island)
Quiet Village is a small set of buildings located at the most southern part and also the middle of the map. Chests can spawn inside buildings in the corners, or on the gallow.
Lovely Farm is a set of farms located at the western part of the map. This has a high chance of gold chests spawning inside barns or the farmhouses.
The Mansion is a large house located on the top left corner of the map on top of a hill. Chests spawn inside and around the mansion grounds, such as inside rooms or on the balcony.
PUBG counterpart: Mansion/Hacienda del Patron
The church is a small building surrounded by a cemetery located north and slightly left on the map. Chests can spawn inside the church, inside gazebos, or outside the church's walls.
The Swamp Dump is located directly in the middle of the map. This has a higher chance of blue and gold chests spawning than brown chests around the swamp or on top of hills. In addition, explosive barrels might spawn around the marsh.
The Lighthouse is located at the most southern part of the map. There is a chance for gold or blue chests to spawn in front or inside the lighthouse.
Crash Site (Small Island)
The Crash Site is a crashed yacht located at the bottom left corner of the map on a beach. There are a lot of brown chests in this region, but not much blue or gold ones.
Scary City (Small Island)
Another very big city. This place is commonly know for it’s good loot. Like San-Blockcisco many players drop here though not as much as San-Blockcisco. Its counterpart in Mainland is the same.
On June 14, 2018, Cubic.Games has announced on their Facebook that they are going to heavily expand the map, due to the high quantity of requests. The small and unhidden area, found on the bottom right, is the current map. The area that is dark is the area that is going to be the expansion of the map.
This expansion was released as part of the 15.1.0 update, and significantly increased the island size 16x.
Markers are like checkmarks on the map. They only appear on teams in Battle Royale. They are used to check the location of every member of a player's team. A player can put a marker in the map by accessing the map radar and tapping it anywhere on the map. Once they do so, players in the same team will be able to see it. Markers can be placed differently by tapping elsewhere on the map. A second tap on the marker will delete it.
Teleporters are purple-like substances that are portals that can be found in a few areas on the map. They teleport to the nearest portal. An example of those teleporters can be found in a place that looks like The End, located around the north-western corner of Mainland.
- This game mode is heavily inspired by popular battle royale games such as Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG).
- The in-game news section and PG3D's official Facebook and Instagram page revealed this mode, along with a hint at a new Chapter 4 for the Singleplayer Campaign Mode.
- The map features the Campaign maps Farm, Cemetery, City, Hospital and Bridge, including additional maps such as Mafia Cottage, and Swamp.
- Sometimes, if you try to walk up a hill, you instantly "teleport" to the top, this was fixed and if you try walking up a hill, you will be stuck in bottom or middle. There is no way to go up and you have to go down or a detour.
- This is the only map that has curved hills.
- It's possible to get weapons that belong in Brown or Blue Chests out of Gold Chests, and vice versa.
- In the 15.0.1, the Champion Mercenary, Poison Hunter, and the "Predator" were introduced in the gamemode, but later, Champion Mercenary were remove from this gamemode.
- In the expansion update, several weapons were removed from the gamemode, such as Multitaskers and Minigun Shotgun. The Shadow Spell was removed prior to this update, due to complaints about it's overpowered abilities.
- During the beta, there were many major or minor glitches.
- The Battle Royale map is the biggest map in the game.
- However, the map size still says “XL”, just like any ordinary “XL” map.
- It also has the largest player limit in the game, with 100 players.
- Sometimes, it is impossible to pick up a weapon when it is dropped in the water.
- In the beta, when you pick up a weapon and your old weapon drops. If you bring back the old weapon, the weapon will come back with full ammo. This glitch has not only been removed; when you switch between weapons now, if your previous weapon had more ammo than when you first obtained it, it will lose that extra ammo.
- Sometimes, in the Squads Gamemode, you can end up fighting in a map with only 10 players.
- There are now Teleports in the big map that can teleport you to different places
- Above the map, you can see the Aircraft Carrier map.
- In the 16.5.0 update, Blue Chests got buffed weapon drops.
- Other than shovels, there are no melee weapons in this gamemode that are dropped nor can be equipped.