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PUBG Corp. Releases Patch Notes for New Sanhok Map – New Locations, Names and More

Published: 11/May/2018 10:38 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:52

by Ross Deason


The developers of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds have released the latest patch notes for the new Sanhok map as yet another round of play testing gets underway.

Formerly referred to as “Codename: Savage”, Sanhok is the latest addition to the PUBG map pool and is fully half the size of the previous two 8 x 8 maps.


The logic behind this is that it will encourage a more fast paced and action-packed game than the more drawn out Battle Royale’s seen on the other maps, creating an entirely different experience for players.

After taking feedback from the last round of play testing, the developers made numerous changes to the map and added four completely new locations ahead of further tests which began on May 10th.


For the first time, Sanhok is available to play for anyone that owns a copy of PUBG. All you need to do is download the “PUBG: Experimental Server” and you’re good to go.

The full patch notes, including images of the new locations, can be found below.

Sanhok Testing Patch Notes #3



PATCH UPDATE #1: 5/10/2018

  • Added improvements to the holo sight (in gameplay section of the patch notes)
  • Added two more known issue

_____________________________________________________Hi everyone!Welcome back to Sanhok (the map formerly known as “Codename: Savage”). Going forward, testing will be open to everyone who owns a copy of PUBG. Just download the “PUBG: Experimental Server” once it appears in your library. We’ve still got some work to do before Sanhok is ready for live servers, so please give us the most detailed feedback you can! We couldn’t do this without you. Enjoy!PUBG Corp. SANHOK TESTING WINDOW

  • OPENS: May 10, 7pm PDT / May 11, 4am CEST / May 11, 11am KST
  • CLOSES: May 14, 4am PDT / May 14, 1pm CEST / May 14, 8pm KST


  • Both TPP and FPP are available in all queues
  • NA, EU, AS : Solo/Duo/Squad


This map is now called Sanhok! More information about how we chose this name can be found here.



  • We’ve applied the same weapon balance and item spawn changes from the current PUBG live servers (see patch notes #12)
  • We’ve adjusted item spawn balance for Sanhok specifically:
    • Increased the overall item spawn amount
    • Adjusted the AR spawn balance in the world
      • Increased total amount of AR
        • Slightly decreased spawn ratio for M416, but the total amount spawned will remain similar to before
        • Increased spawn ratio for M16A4, AKM
    • We’ve improved the reticle of holographic sight: the reticle is now the same size as a character silhouette seen from 100m away
    • Before boarding the plane, you can now throw apples (found in your inventory)
    • Changed Redzone rules
      • Generally, redzones will no longer appear inside the safe zone (white circle). There are some exceptions when the blue circle is too close to the white circle.
        • With this change, it becomes a bit more risky to play outside of the safe zone.


  • Added extra design variants for the Aquarail
  • Added spawn points for Aquarails and Motorbikes near the cave area


Changed some area names:

*Players voted for a similar name in a community poll, but we had to subsequently tweak the name to “Paradise Resort” for legal reasons.

Map changes

We’ve added four new areas:




Na Kham

We’ve also made various improvements to areas throughout Sanhok:

Bhan, located in the middle of island

Ruins, located on the west side of the island

Quarry, located near the middle of the island

Docks, located on the southeast side of the island

Mongnai, located at the northeast side of the island

Bootcamp, located in the middle of the island

Paradise Resort, located on the northeast side of the island

Bug Fixes

  • Blood effects should now appear as intended
  • Certain FPS drop issues and sound issues have been resolved
  • Fixed an issue causing the “aim punch” effect to be too noticeable.
  • Certain invisible objects in buildings have been removed
  • The minimap now shows areas 200 meters away (instead of 100m)

Known Issues (Investigating)

  • Sometimes in FPP, if the player was vaulting at the time when the game starts, the player doesn’t get on board in the plane and instead flies straight to the final destination of the plane. (Yes, still)
  • When using the Death Cam, sometimes players disappear or weapons become invisible.
  • Sometimes in spectate mode or Death Cam, scopes are visible, but scope mesh isn’t.
  • Sometimes other players appear as zombies.
  • Sometimes the bluezone indicator on the minimap gets temporarily out of sync.
  • Weapons sometimes fail to appear when viewed in out-of-game menus.

PUBG Mobile banned in India alongside 100+ China-linked apps

Published: 2/Sep/2020 13:35 Updated: 2/Sep/2020 13:43

by Calum Patterson


The Indian government has banned PUBG Mobile, one of the most popular mobile games in the country, along with over 100 more apps with links to Chinese publishers.

PUBG Mobile has a touchy history in India specifically. Countless news reports of teens becoming incredibly addicted to the game have filled Indian media for over two year. The game has been blamed for bad exam results, and in some extreme stories, death.


The controversy around PUBG Mobile in India has prompted calls for the government to ban it in the past, by a student association worried about its effect on education.

On September 2, India’s Interior Ministry banned the game, along with 118 other apps, citing concerns around cybersecurity, as tensions with China rise.

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PUBG Mobile was one of the most popular games on iOS and Android in India.

They said the apps were “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, Defence of India, Security of State and Public Order.”

The move follows India’s previous bans of other Chinese social media apps, including TikTok.

In a statement, the Indian government said: “The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has received many complaints from various sources including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside of India. There has been a strong chorus in the public space to take strict action against apps that harm India’s sovereignty as well as the privacy of our citizens.”


Other banned apps, via TechCrunch, include Baidu, WeChat Work, Tencent Weiyun, Rise of Kingdoms, APUS Launcher, Tencent Weiyun, VPN for TikTok, Mobile Taobao, Youko, Sina News and CamCard.

PUBG Mobile is notable though, because of how wildly popular it was in the country. In March 2019, police actually arrested ten students who were playing the game because the game had been banned in that specific region.

“Our team caught these youths red-handed. They were taken into custody after they were found playing the PUBG game,” said Police inspector Rohit Raval at the time.