PUBG Emotes are here, having already arrived on both the live and test servers on PC, and they make for a very handy way to communicate - and mess around - without using a mic.

Here, we'll provide and quick rundown of a full PUBG Emotes list, as well as an explanation of how to use emotes in PUBG, so you're all set for when they hit the live game itself.

How to use Emotes in PUBG

It's nice and simple, thankfully, and you can use all of the Emotes with your hands still on the mouse thanks to its implementation as a wheel.

To use Emotes, first bring up the Emotes menu by pressing [~] on US keyboards, or [`] on European ones - either way, it's the key that's under your Esc key in the top left of the keyboard that it's set to by default. You can of course change this in the settings menu.


When you've brought up the menu, simply point your mouse in the direction on the dial and click when it highlights the emote you want to use.

Alternatively, all of the Emotes are numbered, too, so you can just press a number and save having to move your mouse around as well.

Emotes can't be used to change perspective or peek round corners in first person mode, or anything like that - they're purely cosmetic, and fortunately have no impact at all on gameplay itself.

PUBG Emotes list

There are twelve Emotes in PUBG, numbered from 0 to 9 and the final two tagged to the + and - symbols. Here's a list of each of them:

Very threatening.
  • 1 - Wave
  • 2 - Thank You
  • 3 - Nod Head
  • 4 - Clap
  • 5 - Laugh
  • 6 - Surrender
  • 7 - Angry
  • 8 - Threaten
  • 9 - Shake Head
  • 0 - Taunt
  • - - Come Here
  • + - Point

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.

As you can see there's no dancing Emote, and no dab, which us grumpy old farts will be glad to hear - you don't want any of those pesky kids coming along and spoiling the game with their "fun", do you!

Otherwise, the main other thing you might want to know about PUBG Emotes is when they're coming to Xbox - and the good news is they're not here!

You can read more on what's coming next to Xbox and PC versions of the game in our guide to the PUBG Xbox and PC Roadmaps, if you're keen for more.

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