It happens a lot to me that i just run around in the many and to big forest areas of this game. A way to decrease the time it takes to find players other then the drop and last circle is either to increase the amount of players in a game or to introduce a way of moving faster.
Since your setting is that an alien race has captured us you can basically do what ever you want here. I was thinking about a hover board that you can loot find while looting that then goes in a slot in your inventory.
While using it you can not shoot your gun and obv you are super vulnerable to other players, so its a high risk/reward thing while using it. I don’t think you should take damage when getting off at high speeds though.
Maybe im just weird but i think something like this could work.