Karakin is the latest map in PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds) for Windows and mobile devices. The latest map is a desert island off the coast of North Africa. It is a 2 x 2 map that’s even smaller than Livik because it’s an island with a surrounding sea. Yet, Karakin includes more players than Livik with a total of 64. Here are some PUBG tips for Karakin matches.
Read also: 7 PUBG Tips for the Miramar Map
1. Go sniping
Karakin is like a miniature Miramar map. It has a barren, desert landscape with few trees, hedges, and grass for camouflage. Furthermore, Karakin has lots of elevated terrains just like Miramar, which makes it a good map for sniping.
So, it’s good to have a long-range gun on Karakin. Pick up sniper guns and all the scope attachments you can find on Karakin. Then you can do a good bit of sniping from the higher spots on the map to rack up some kills.
2. Move up and along Karakin’s elevated terrain
Even if you’re not playing as a sniper, try to move up and along Karakin’s elevated terrain as much as you can. By doing so, you’ll get a better view of surrounding landscapes and will more likely see players before they spot you. Furthermore, you’ll also be less vulnerable to snipers when moving across elevated terrain than lower areas of the map.
3. Stock up on loot in Karakin’s underground tunnels
The most unique thing about Karakin is that includes an extensive network of underground tunnels. The great thing about those tunnel networks is that they’re loaded with guns and gear for players to pick up. It’s better to grab gear in those tunnels than named locations on the map as you won’t encounter hostiles in them so often. So, head to an underground tunnel to grab more gear.
You can enter underground tunnels at many of the round bunker buildings in Karakin, like the one shown in the screenshot directly below. You’ll need to pick up a Sticky Bomb so that you can blow a hole in a destructible area of floor in one of those buildings. Thereafter, you can move down the staircase beneath a hole to enter the tunnel.
4. Beware of the Black Zone
The Black Zone is a unique feature of the Karakin map. That zone is highlighted with a smaller purple circle on the Karakin map. It is a hazardous zone on which a plethora of missiles rains down.
The Black Zone might sound familiar to Red Zones on other maps, but it’s not the same. Unlike the Red Zone, the Black Zone actually destroys within it. Therefore, sheltering within buildings within a Black Zone will not save you. Make sure you get the hell out of a BZ area as quickly as possible whenever you’re in one.
Black Zones can also present kill opportunities for players positioned close to them. When you’re close to one, you might see a few players desperately scuppering from a BZ’s explosive destruction. Then you can shoot down players fleeing from a Black Zone.
Karakin includes a few large buildings with no windows and blocked doors that you seemingly can’t enter. However, you can enter those buildings by blowing holes in their walls with Sticky Bombs. Furthermore, those buildings include lots of loot to pick up.
For example, head to the location circled in the snapshot directly below. There you’ll find a large closed-off building with no clear entrance. Thus, it looks like the building is just there for a bit of map decoration.
If you move all around that building, you’ll find a wall area like the one shown directly below. Chuck a Sticky Bomb at that wall section. When the bomb goes off, it will blow a hole in that wall you can walk through to pick up a considerable amount of loot!
6. Shoot through destructible walls in buildings
The Karakin map includes unique destructible walls. You can shoot through those destructible walls with your guns as shown in the screenshot directly below. Note that those walls aren’t the same as the exterior ones you can blow through with Sticky Bombs. Destructible walls are only included within buildings. You might be able to surprise and even kill some hostiles by shooting at them through destructible walls.
7. Be careful around player boxes and crates
Karakin is the smallest PUBG map that includes a higher number of players than Livik. Therefore, you’ll usually encounter hostiles with greater regularity on this map than bigger ones on which players are more dispersed. Every time you shoot down a hostile on Karakin, there’s more chance a nearby player will have heard your gunfire than on other maps.
With that in mind, you do need to be a bit more careful when picking up loot from boxes left behind by eliminated players. Have a bit of a look around to see if anybody is closing in you before proceeding to pick up loot from a player box. Don’t spend too much time looking through the leftover inventory of a killed player. If you do, somebody might see you and open fire pretty sharpish. You can be killed in an instant by snipers who spot you rummaging through player boxes.
Opening a dropped crate is also riskier on Karakin than other maps. As previously mentioned, Karakin is a good map for snipers. Some snipers utilize dropped blue crates as bait for targeting players who have a look through them. Furthermore, there’s also more chance you’ll encounter enemies around blue crates on Karakin than other maps due to its size.
Those PUBG tips for Karakin will give you a better chance of scooping the chicken dinner on that map and enhance your average match scores. With better average scores, you can climb the game’s ranking ladder faster.