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The following is the recommended Best Close Quarters Loadout for PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Surviving in BATTLEGROUNDS is a matter of two things - luck, and preparation. While where you jump out and how quickly you can find a weapon certainly determines the beginning of the game, what gear you choose to fill your limited inventory space with will determine the end game. To that end, we've put together a few small guides to help you survive past those initial few minutes, and maybe even dominate in the small winner's circle of the last few minutes.

Picking a Role[edit | edit source]

It's really important to figure out what role you're wanting to play early on in the match. Depending on what your role is, you're going to be looking for different gear and different attachments, as you're going to be using them for vastly different purposes.

As a close combat specialist, you're going to want weapons that focus on close, localized, intense damage. You're also one of the few loadouts where we suggest having a powerful melee weapon to fall back on.

Loadout[edit | edit source]

Type Pick
Main Weapon S1897
Sidearm R1895 or Crowbar
Attachments Choke for S1897, S686
Consumable Med Kit

Main Weapons[edit | edit source]

For this loadout's main weapon, we suggest the S1897. The main draw of the S1897 is that it's a highly powerful shotgun with a ton of stopping power, which makes it great for close quarters combat, as even a quarter of a second can mean a lot of bullets down range if you don't handle the threat properly.

While you lose quite a bit of range going with something like the S1897, that doesn't really matter in houses or small areas, as the range is ultimately negated as a concern the second you get within a handful of feet.

Sidearms[edit | edit source]

The R1895 makes a perfect sidearm for this build. While it shines in terms of stopping power, making it a great companion for the S1897, the main benefit of the R1895 is the fact that it has a pretty good effective range and stability rating.

This extended range and stability should allow you to deal some initial damage from midrange before you draw the S1897, tipping the scales in your favor. In a game like BATTLEGROUNDS, even a small advantage like that is very, very valuable.

A good secondary approach is to forget the firearm angle, and go for a melee weapon. The Crowbar would be our pick here, as it offers decent damage for limited capacity. That being said, you should definitely go for the firearm rather than the melee weapon, as depending on melee means you have to get so close that you're essentially evening the odds in a fire situation.

Attachments[edit | edit source]

The Choke for S1897, S686 is the perfect attachment for this build. A choke allows for the "spread" of the shot in the shotgun shell to stay closer together over a longer distance. What this ultimately means is a better range for the S1897, and a bit more damage as more shot actually hits the target.

While range isn't a concern here, it certainly doesn't hurt, and turns this loadout from a regular close quarters combat role to a support rule when necessary, allowing suppression fire in group combat.

Consumables[edit | edit source]

As always, we heartily recommend Med Kit consumables. This is even more important given your close range nature, so stock up and use often if needed, as nothing else spells "you're going to die" in brighter letters than low health in close range combat.