If you've played other battle royale games like PUBG, Fortnite or H1Z1, then you're already halfway there! Think of surviv.io as 2D PUBG (with plenty more chicken dinner).
The goal of surviv.io is to be the last player standing. Gather guns, ammo, and other supplies while the ominous red zone steadily pushes every player closer and closer together. Make your shots count because you only live once per game - there is no respawn!
Movement: W, A, S, D
Pick up ammo and loot: F
You can carry up to two weapons at a time. The amount of ammo and other loot you can carry is limited by the size of your backpack.
Players aren't the only thing that can hurt you. The deadly red zone will move in from the sides of the map and deal increasingly greater damage if you stand in it. Keep an eye on the map and stay safe.
If you're low on health, use a bandage or booster. Click the supplies on the right-hand side of the screen to use them.
Loot guns and ammo from around the map or from the corpses of fallen foes.
Sure there's only one winner in each game, but there's more than one way get your chicken dinner. You can try to be sneaky and take fights where you have the advantage. Or take the bloodthirsty approach and blast em all to kingdom come!
Use hiding places, like the containers, to get the jump on a foe. It also helps that they frequently have primo loot in them as well.