PUBG's replay controls can be surprisingly finickity, with no clear idea given in-game for how to use them. It can be especially frustrating when you're trying to find out how to fast forward, use the camera and generally skip to the action, too, so we've whipped up a quick guide for explaining just that.

Read on for a full set of tips for getting the most out of the PUBG replay system, including a list of controls, but if you're after more helpful PUBG guides, tips and tricks of the trade, you could so worse than starting with our Battlegrounds guide, tips and tricks page, as well as our to the Battlegrounds first-person only mode. You may also be interested to read everything we know about the new desert map and PUBG on Xbox One.

PUBG replay controls list - how to fast forward, move the camera and use the PUBG replay system

Replays will appear in the "Replays" tab of the main menu around three minutes after your game has ended, so don't panic if it's not there right away and you forgot to get a screenshot of that winning moment.

They record the entire game, along with the perspectives of other players too, so can be an amazing tool for learning where you went wrong.

Anyway, let's dive straight in - here's a list of all the important PUBG replay system controls, as first devised by redditors batigoal and ButterBiskit:

Toggle timeline On/OffJ
Jump to specific timeLeft Click on point in timeline
Up Arrow KeyFast Forward
Down Arrow KeySlow Down
Back to your characterB
Move Camera Forwards, Backwards, Left, RightW, A, S, D
Move Camera UpE
Move Camera DownQ
Camera Speed UpShift
Camera Speed DownCtrl
Open Player ListTab
Player POV (see what they see in TPP or FPP)Click player ID, or press V or Left Mouse Button when player selected
Follow Player (snap to a player but have control over the camera)C or RMB
Free CameraF or Space
Open Battle ListL
Open MapM
Move Free Camera to point on MapRight Click on Map location
Show All Player NamesH
X-ray mode (see player outlines through objects)X
Toggle HUD On/OffCtrl+U

Loot-hoarding your way through our PUBG guides and still want more? We say start out at our major list of PUBG tips and tricks, which gives you a whopping number of ways to help improve your game. We also go in-depth with our ranking of PUBG weapon damage stats and the best weapons in the game, the best PUBG loot locations for both maps, our look at the new 4x4 PUBG map recently announced, extensive details on the Erangel and Miramar maps, explainations of the PUBG Roadmap on Xbox and PC, the PUBG replay system controls and how first-person mode works. If you're not playing on PC, here's what we know about PUBG on Xbox One, the best PUBG graphics settings and how to increase FPS, a full PUBG Achievements list, a list of PUBG Emotes, an explanation of PUBG Custom Matches and War mode, and finally all you need to know about how to download PUBG mobile officially on iOS and Android.

Other things to know about the PUBG replay system and controls

Aside from the above controls, there a couple of tips to bear in mind if the clumsy system's making you want to bang your unhelmeted head against the wall.

  • The Timeline can be the source of all your woes - If the timeline is on, as in it's visible at the bottom of your screen, then that drastically reduces your ability to move the camera around and generally work the repay system. You can't rotate the camera freely, and might get continually snapped back to a selected player with it on.
  • You can still change the camera Field of View with the mousewheel even if the HUD is turned off, which is nice for lining up those screenshots in a risk-free environment. Cheers to reddit commenter HostaMahogey159 for this particular tip.

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