It's not easy surviving in the "every-man-for-himself" world of Rules of Survival. You'll be facing off against many other players who might be more skilled than you, or are luckier than you. There are a lot of factors weighing against you.
With that said though, there are some very simple things you can do to turn the odds in your favor. With a little luck and some careful strategy, you too can take the number one spot in Rules of Survival. Here's how.
Find the best spots on the map
This might take a few matches to figure out, but learn the best spots on the map. You'll want to drop in on an area that's not too popular so you're not racing people for guns. That's an easy way to die within the first few minutes of the game. It's best to find somewhere quieter. Areas with lots of weapons are bound to be crowded, but you can always find good weapons as you progress anyways.
Collect a good gun and a scope
One of the biggest advantages in any match is your gun. You should always be looking in buildings (carefully, mind you) for new weapons. The ideal is a good assault weapon like the AK-47 or a sniper rifle. Don't neglect the scopes and silencers you'll find scattered about, either. If you can snipe at people from afar without them noticing you, you'll be nigh unstoppable.
Find good cover
Understand what makes a good hiding spot. Be suspicious of buildings, especially later on in the match. If you're especially uneasy, toss a grenade through a window to thwart any people who might be hiding in wait inside. You can also find good cover outside of buildings. Stay high and hidden if you want to snipe at people who might be in a town and lay low if there are no walls or trees to hide behind. Never get caught out in the open on foot.
But keep moving when you can
Keep an eye on the clock. If the circle's about to shrink down, you should get a move on. It's better to do this early on rather than avoid the mad rush to the line, as some people might be lying in wait to shoot at people as they come across the border. Be well prepared.
Play with a group
There is strength in numbers, so if you're having trouble going it solo, trying playing with a group. This works best if you have a few friends with whom you can construct a good plan. Communicate over Discord or in person to make your way to number one.
What are your rules of survival? Share them in the comments below.