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PUBG: How to throw items, ammo and melee weapons

Here's how to fling items to allies, and weapons at enemies.

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This PUBG guide explains how to throw items and ammo to teammates, and also how to throw melee weapons at enemies.

If you’ve ever been in dire need of some ammo and your teammate has a bucketload, it’s likely you’ve performed the agonising, “let me drop some on the floor” for you manoeuvre. Not only is this slow, it’s just plain inconvenient if you’re in the midst of an intense situation. Well, PUBG has a feature which enables you to chuck ammo to your teammates with - largely - minimal fuss.

On top of this, you can also throw melee weapons at enemies. So, if you ever feel the need or spot the opportunity, a pan (or sickle, if you’d prefer) can be clanged off an opponent’s head from range.

Trouble is, PUBG hasn’t made this system totally transparent, meaning you’ll likely have no idea how to perform either of these actions without diving deep into the game’s keybinds. To give you a quick overview, we’ve put together a guide which’ll take you through how to throw ammo and items to teammates, as well as chuck melee weapons at enemies.

How to throw items and ammo to teammates

Here’s how to perform this action in PUBG:

  • The teammate who wishes to receive the ammo or item, must use the scroll wheel or F3 to bring up the radial menu. Next, they need to select “Need Ammo” or “Need Med” depending on the items they’d like to get their hands on.
  • The giver, must then press the interact button, which defaults to “F”. Once this is pressed, they will chuck whatever has been requested.

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There are some restrictions and other things to watch out for:

  • Items can be thrown a maximum distance of 15m.
  • Items can be thrown through glass windows.
  • Beware of iron bars across windows. Items will not pass through them, and hit the wall instead.
  • A teammate can request ammo, turn around and catch the ammo behind their back.
  • Items thrown to you will appear straight in your inventory if you have space. If your inventory is full, the items will appear by your feet.

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How to throw melee weapons at enemies

Thankfully, the process for this action is pretty simple. All you need to do is equip your melee weapon of choice, hold the right mouse button to aim, and press the left mouse button to throw.

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It’s worth bearing in mind that all melee weapons don’t fall under the same bracket. Some react differently to others when thrown, and they may deal different damage numbers. Here’s a quick rundown for you:

  • Machete, Crowbar, Sickle: These can be thrown at a maximum distance of 40m. Their damage will decrease from 75 to 25 depending on your opponent’s distance.
  • Pan: Can only be thrown a maximum distance of 30m, but the damage numbers are higher. They range from 90 to 40 dependent on distance.
  • Essentially, the closer the target, the higher the damage. One melee throw to the head is even able to insta-kill enemies who aren’t wearing helmets.

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