Managing your inventory is almost as important as aiming your weapon in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Picking up items from downed enemies and placing them into your own inventory is easy enough on PC, where the mouse makes this task simple. But one question players had was how the somewhat intensive PUBG controls would translate to Xbox One’s gamepad.
Luckily, Xbox recently detailed exactly that with a comprehensive preview of PUBG‘s control scheme on Xbox One.
One of the first things to note is that PUBG on Xbox One makes liberal use of the “hold-for/tap-for” mechanic that some games use, so that certain buttons can double up their mechanics.
Holding X, for example, will reload your weapon, while tapping X will allow you to pick up objects like weapons, ammo, and armor. The same goes with using items like medkits and bandages; pressing down on the D-pad will change the consumable, while holding down will use the consumable.
Inventory management is where the PUBG control scheme really gets creative with the Xbox One controller. Y drops items while X picks up items. Of course, you don’t want to be fumbling around in the inventory for too long, so both bumpers will let you quickly switch between columns in the inventory.
The control scheme when using the map is maybe the most interesting, as clicking in the right stick will let you place a marker on the map, while Y is used to remove a marker. Meanwhile, holding the right bumper and using the left stick will let you move the map around.
You’ll be able to try out PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds‘ controls on Xbox One very soon, as the game launches on December 12th (if you haven’t already purchased a key from a third-party retailer).
Source: Xbox Wire