The Camp Jackal Range Guide
PUBG has four maps where you can play ranked games called Erangel, Miramar, Sanhok, and VikendiIncluding a fifth map that is designed for players to train before they can show off their skills on the battlefield. This map is Camp Jackal Range. The map is only playable for unranked matches and is just 2x2km in size. The map was a form of training for new and inexperienced players to test weapons and other skills. If you want to know more about PUBG maps we also have articles on Erangel, Sanhok, and Miramar.
Camp Jackal Reputation Amongst the Community
While it is seen more as a resource than a map worth critiquing, it is clear that the community appreciates its presence within the game. Plus, it’s appreciated by casual players who enjoy the sandbox nature of the game mode. So, as a whole, it’s had a positive reception with the player base. There have also been rumblings from players urging Bluehole to make this map a playable ranked game. If you want to know more about PUBG reviews try reading our article PUBG Medals.
Camp Jackal Map Overview
As mentioned, this map is the smallest on the roster by far, coming in at 2x2km. This map consists of one island that is a ‘U’ shape with each end connected by a long bridge. In the center, there are the docks which are littered with a series of stunt ramps. Then to the left is a race track where players can hone their driving skills. The right of the map is dominated by the 800m stretches which make up the longest shooting range. Then the rest of the island comprises various other activities and assault courses that players can avail of.
Things to do at Camp Jackal
Camp jackal is all about practicing and shooting human figure-shaped targets. You can do an aim practice session with primary weapons ranging and secondary weapons, a sound practice session then there is the vehicle shooting range, and a lot more. Here is a list of what you can do in camp jackal.
The Shooting Range
On this island, you use unlimited ammo and a series of gun ranges to improve your accuracy on the correct target. You can use the 400m range which is perfect for getting your accuracy nailed with designated marksman rifles or assault rifles. Or if you’re more of a ranged assassin, you can make use of the 800m range which you can use to get acquainted with the various sniper rifles within the PUBG universe. This is a pretty basic and relaxed way to assess what each weapon provides, and the various range capacities of weapons, and try and find out which weapon will serve you best when you drop into battle for real. So if you need to brush up on your marksman training, hit the range.
Close Combat Training mode
Not all of us are born to be a marksman. Some of us need to get up close and personal when it’s time to chase down a chicken dinner and that means training in close-quarters combat is essential. The map has two different courses that the player can complete, with one testing your skills outdoors, while the other tests your ability to perform in enclosed spaces. You’ll be asked to use cover, check your corners and engage with hostiles from a point-blank range. These courses mainly ask the player to use Shotguns, SMG, and pistols to get the job done seeing as they are the most effective guns from close range. So if you need help closing the gap between you and the enemy, this course could help.
Grenande Training mode
This one is nice and simple. You have an unlimited supply of grenades and a series of marked pits in the ground before you. They are at various ranges and all you have to do is work on your throwing accuracy by getting your grenade into the hole. It's kind of like shooting hoops, except these, aren’t basketballs and they explode. Other than that though, pretty much the same. So if your projectile game is a little rusty, give this course a try.
Parkour Training mode
Next up is a series of race courses that the player needs to complete on foot. This essentially tests your ability to move at speeds across different obstacles that you are likely to find on other maps. So you’ll need to be able to climb, jump, run and weave through these areas in record time if you want to deem yourself battle-ready. This course does have a benefit aside from the fun aspect of racing your friends. If you optimize your movement you can loot more efficiently, get away from tricky situations more consistently and you can get to more advantageous positions which can act as a vantage point over your opponents. So learn the art of parkour and reap the rewards.
Parachute Training mode
There is an area on the map where you can access a console. This console then allows you to select an area on the map that you want to aim for and then before you know it, you are up in the sky and given the task of landing on this area as accurately as possible. This may seem like an arbitrary task but this can have its benefits when in real matches. Having the ability to land accurately can be the difference between you getting a weapon or having one pointed at your face from point-blank range.
Melee Combat Training mode
This is easily the biggest letdown on the entire map. Granted it is hard to make static targets react to being hit by a blunt object but because they are static, there is little to be learned for the player on this course. Plus, the area is far too large to be a melee zone, let’s face it if there is a 50m stretch of open space between you and another player and you both have frying pans, isn’t it just better cutting your losses and searching for a gun elsewhere? It’s nice that’s included we suppose but it’s hardly the education that new players need.
Urban Combat Training mode
This essentially acts as a set of courses that are as close to the real situation of battle in PUBG as possible. These areas replicate the action of the built-up areas found on the various maps and allow players to take the skills they have learned on the shooting range, in the CQC course, or wherever else and put them into practice.
Race Tracks Training mode
You can go to the car garage and access any car you desire. Then race it around an actual race course, or simply take it around the map for a spin. You’ll encounter various ramps, twists, turns, and even a loop-de-loop. Then if you head down to the docks, you can take to the open seas with a fancy new boat. On the water, there are a series of ramps and jumps to test your nautical ability as well. So by the time you’re done, you’ll be a master of both land and sea, so practice your evasive maneuvers, pull a stunt or two, and try not to crash, okay?
Train and Gain
This map allows players to take advantage of a stress-free environment where they can work on their weaknesses, get even better at their strengths and learn new things about the mechanics of the game that they may not have even known before. Not to mention, this area acts as a sandbox. An area where players of all skills can come together and simply have fun and hang out. It acts like a social hub for players that was perhaps missing from the game up until 2018 and we think that the game would suffer without this. In short, Camp Jackal is a wonderful addition to PUBG that is helping to bridge the gap for new players coming fresh to the game, and doing this in an engaging and fun way.