I'm pretty sure you can get a card that lets you change your name once.
The game gave me one (and a couple of other things) due to the new update patch a couple days ago.
However I'm not sure if it is obtainable any other way.
Check your invent.
You might have one you didn't know about?
I like the dp.
But I also like the mini & the sks, so honestly that's a tough call.
The farm is always loaded with people. Really man? Come on.
I usually jump for Mylta and Mylta Power. This area never lets me down as far as weaponry goes. I always find motorcycle's and dune buggies on the side of the road.
As for jumping, I always jump early (or late) and steer for the outskirts of the map (I do however stay away from the ferry pier, very scarce for vehicles- unless you're fond of shotguns, I don't suggest heading to the pier.)
The outskirts are gold for uncommon weapons, and I usually only have about 2-4 kills by the time I get to the heart of the map (end of the game.) I only come across a few people by that point.
You wouldn't believe so, but more often times than not, everyone (a good amount of the players) head for the dead center of the map or a town outside of the middle of the map when they first jump. In my opinion, this is just a silly strategy that I personally wouldn't recommend.
I usually steer clear of the "big" names and towns like the school, farm, or any other known heavily populated area. (This is how I usually always survive to go on to the top 10)
I also tend to opt out of searching houses in the middle (in the bigger towns) and search the houses on the outer corners of those towns when forced into them by the game.
Best of luck, and I hope this could help!
You find enemies when they appear in front of you.
It isn't like COD or any other shooter that lights up and shows a dot when somebody fires their gun.
However, there will be a "section" of your map that glows orange-red (as far as pubg mobile goes) for about 1-2 seconds.
This can help guide you in the general direction of an enemy firing their weapon, but will not pinpoint exact location.
I still find the sectional alert very useful, personally.
I would personally go for the SKS.
I've had a better experience with it.