PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds or PUBG, as it is popularly known, has got millions of people hooked to it. The battle royale game can be played in solo mode or in teams of 2 or 4 players. One of the recent additions in the game along with the Sanhok map is a new item called the Flare Gun. Using this gun gives the players access to some special items in the game that may help them turn the tide in their favour.
If you fire the Flare Gun inside the white circle (the safe zone), you’ll get a big supply crate with level-3 weapons and armour and maybe a ghillie suit (for camouflage) as well. If you fire it outside the white circle, you’ll get an armoured UAZ which is a green jeep with its windows and windshield covered up with metal slats. That may imply that this jeep is bulletproof. Though it looks like a quite powerful addition to the game, it didn’t quite turn out to be what the players expected after they used this vehicle. This ‘bulletproof’ jeep comes with its own set of troubles. In this article, we’ll list out the advantages and disadvantages of using the armoured UAZ. So, the bad news first.
The disadvantages of the armoured UAZ
One downside of the armoured UAZ is that you cannot peek out of its windows as they are barred with metal slats. That means losing the opportunity to shoot at enemies from within the vehicle.
Another downside of the UAZ (and this is a huge downside) is that you can’t shoot out of this vehicle but enemies’ bullets can still get through and injure or kill you. So, this vehicle may look like it is totally invulnerable but is not.
Also, the tyres don’t come with an armoured plating; they are the same as that of the usual vehicles and hence, can be popped out.
The advantages of the armoured UAZ
Desperate times call for desperate measures. This is true for a PUBG session too. Even if the tyres of the UAZ are vulnerable and you can still be killed sitting behind an armoured window, the jeep can still be of use if you are caught in the dreaded blue circle for getting inside the white circle swiftly. It can accommodate a maximum of 4 players and according to some players, consumes less fuel than any other four-wheeler in the game.
The Flare Gun can be used to call-in a special supply drop inside the white circle. For tips and tricks on how and when to use the Flare Gun in PUBG, you can check out here.