New State Mobile Beginner’s Guide

New State Mobile has been out for just under a year, but in that short time it has captured the attention of millions of players worldwide. New State is a hardened battle royale with PUBG lineage, focusing solely on shooting weapons instead of secondary mechanics like fighting wild monsters to gain experience in Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier, or building mechanics like in Fortnite.

This creates a battle royale with very little meandering throughout the map, while facing many enemy players one after the other with little downtime in between. As with any other Battle Royale, you want to get first place. The prestige, honor and, well, getting out of bronze through the ranking system is always a good first goal to have.

This guide will walk you through the tips, tricks and tactics that will help you be rewarded with the prized first place out of 100 players.


New State Mobile, like most Battle Royales, will drop you onto a massive, large-scale map by parachute. If you see a structure or vehicle in the distance, you can run towards each as long as you are not hindered by enemy players or the encroaching storm that shrinks the playing field.

If you’re playing solo, it’s not an ideal location to drop for your first few runs. Get a feel for the game and try to drop to a different location each time you play through.

The parachute itself is finicky and fragile to screen pressure or rotations. If you move towards your destination too quickly, you may end up in a place much further away from any buildings or places to pick up starting weapons or equipment.

Be careful not to go off course while skydiving.

You want the parachute to land safely without too much disruption. Letting it land slowly will always be better than changing course at the last second which can put you in a difficult situation.

Map awareness

Compared to other battle royale games, New State leaves little time to scavenge for better gear or other weapons before heading away from the impending storm.

You’ll find yourself caught in the storm often, more so than comparable battle royales, and take damage over time if you spend too long scavenging for equipment or even gunning down enemy players.

Keep an eye on the map to make sure you make it out of the storm.
Keep an eye on the map to make sure you make it out of the storm.

You should constantly check your map and make sure you are heading out of the storm directly behind you. Storm countdowns are short, and most are less than two minutes before they consume the area indicated on the map. It’s much better to keep moving. If you kill some enemies, go up to them and take their gear, but you won’t have the free time to search buildings throughout the fight after the storm has consumed the first area of ​​the map.

Red zone

You want to avoid, and always bypass, the red circular area on your map. This entire area will have constant explosions and the game will warn you about the red zone throughout the match.

Avoid the dangerous red zone by keeping an eye on the map.
Avoid the dangerous red zone by keeping an eye on the map.

Constant barrage of explosions litters every red zone and can take players completely out of the game. Outside of the storm area, the red zone is the other place to avoid. Sometimes even the area you are in can become a red zone; so you have to figure out the fastest way to get to safety. Your other option, if you get stuck in the red zone, is to keep moving to avoid damage. Just because you decide to drive a vehicle and leave the red zone does not mean you will be protected. The explosions can still kill you inside a vehicle.


If you have trouble finding enemy players next to the environment, don’t worry. When enemies start firing in your general vicinity, indicators will show on screen where those shots were fired from.

You can easily turn towards the enemy because of these shot indicators and fire back. Just because you were caught off guard doesn’t mean you’ll lose the match. One of the great aspects of New State Mobile is that you still have a good chance of winning the one-on-one matches, even if you were the one who took the first damage.

Go in with your weapon, try not to hesitate and take out the enemy that started shooting at you.

Even if an enemy gets the jump on you, there's a good chance you'll come out on top.
Even if an enemy gets the jump on you, there’s a good chance you’ll come out on top.

Change and equipment

Every time you kill an enemy, you will go up and loot their corpse. Grab painkillers, energy drinks, helmets, vests, backpacks and more. When you tap on the loot, the game will automatically retrieve everything you can hold, and most importantly, it will automatically suggest the best options.

For example, if you have a level 1 backpack, it will automatically loot and equip a higher level backpack. Same with the different types of vests and helmets. The game will always determine the best gear quality and equip it for you. All you have to do is approach the loot from your fallen enemy.

However, you must specifically tap loot for weapon upgrades such as scopes, grips, and scopes.

The best gear is mostly looted automatically when exploring a defeated opponent's inventory.
The best gear is mostly looted automatically when exploring a defeated opponent’s inventory.


Ideally, you want all three of your weapon slots equipped with a pistol. The different weapons are categorized as “single” or “auto”. Single-shot weapons are mainly for shotguns, and more long-range weapons like snipers are for picking off enemies from a distance or with improved accuracy. Auto weapons are mainly submachine guns that can quickly mow down an enemy. The last weapon slot will be a handgun, which is a last resort backup.

Instead of reloading your one-equipped weapon in a fight, it’s convenient to switch to one of your weapons that doesn’t require reloading. Reloading weapons can take a few seconds, but in New State, that’s enough time to lose the battle. Cycle through fully loaded weapons in combat, only reloading when you’re safely behind cover.

Finding grips or sights to equip can improve your submachine guns to increase their lethality.

This is a submachine gun equipped with a handle along with an improved sight.
This is a submachine gun equipped with a handle along with an improved sight.

Take a sip

Energy drinks, painkillers and injections will increase the yellow line. This allows your character to have improved health regeneration and run faster. Always use consumables after each enemy encounter so you can be in top shape for the next battle.

This will also enable you to get away from the storm or red zones more effectively.

If your character moves too fast, it will cancel all consumables; and you will not receive any of the benefits it provides.

Other tips

To keep your thumbs and hands from getting tired on these sometimes 30 minute matches, you can just slide the movement marker up to let your character run automatically. Using pain relievers, bandages, energy drinks and other consumables will still work even when you are in this autorun state. You don’t need to stop or slow down to heal yourself, just drag the movement marker and use what you need.

You can move slowly while consuming an energy drink.
You can move slowly while consuming an energy drink.

Grenades can be used as a scare tactic against the enemy. Use poison grenades to flush out other players in tight spaces such as buildings. Poison is also excellent at reducing enemy health.

Throwing a poison grenade inside a building is a great way to flush out an enemy.
Throwing a poison grenade inside a building is a great way to flush out an enemy.

You can buy scout drones with currency found all over the map, but this can be difficult to use for some players in the early rounds of the game. It is beneficial to consider that if you have the funds, you can order different supplies for an area of ​​your choice. Just make sure it arrives in time before the storm or the red zone decimates the area.

Scout drones are practical tools.
Scout drones are practical tools.

Hopefully, these beginner tips were able to help your New State Mobile races and you reach that elusive first place every player longs for in this recently released Battle Royale.

Winner wins chicken dinner.
Winner wins chicken dinner.

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