PUBG revealed today that its East Asia-inspired island jungle map Sanhok is ready to roll and will be available with PC update #15 on June 22nd. As it stands, Sanhok is already available on test servers for those wanting to dive in immediately.
Having gone through four rounds of testing to weed out niggling issues and introduce new features as well as implement fresh art assets, Sanhok is in a state that the developers feel is good enough to be released into the wild.
In a Steam post covering the update, PUBG have provided new details regarding Sanhok, including a breakdown of its key locations. These include the cave into which you can parachute, the labyrinthine ruins, the deceivingly named paradise resort, the abandoned training center, the open flooded quarry, the docks, and paved roads.
The map is smaller than the existing two and a few adjustments have been made to adapt to this change and the shorter match times. Notably, a smaller red zone that lasts less time than usual, while blue zones have a short wait time, yet allow for more travel time between them.
A host of game play improvements are also included, ranging from changes to accuracy modifiers, scope sensitivity, and sound effects, to bug fixes. Vehicles, characters, and weapons have received further optimization for better performance.
When choosing what type of map to play, two playlists will be available instead of specific maps. These are Battle Royale, which includes Erangel and Miramar, and Mini Royale, which contains only Sanhok for the time being.
The release also introduces a new weapon exclusive to Sanhok dubbed QBZ95, an automatic rifle using 5.56 ammo that replaces the SCAR-L. Spawn rates have been tweaked to be a little more generous across all weapon types on Sanhok in comparison to other maps, while higher magnification zooms won’t spawn other than in care packages.
The UI interface has been given some love with updates to the friends list, leader boards, pop-ups, and in-game features including a zoom function for the mini-map that changes depending on movement speed and an size expansion toggle. The blue zone is now easier to see as well.
PUBG have released a snazzy teaser trailer for Sanhok, which you can check out below. Only a few days to go now. We hope your apple tossing skills are up to scratch.