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PUBG turn Erangel into ‘bigger Sanhok’ and players are not happy

Published: 25/Apr/2019 10:17 Updated: 25/Apr/2019 10:49

by Paul Cot


In the world of PUBG – what do you do if everyone considers Erangel the best map? Change it of course!

More Erangel changes

PUBG Update 28 brought an array of changes with the most notable being further changes to the Erangel loot. The level of loot in PUBG’s first map has been a hot topic over the past month and has divided opinion between fans.

Even with the introduction of Miramar, Sanhok and Vikendi, Erangel arguably remains PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds flagship map.

It has become synonymous with PUBG and retained a core fan-base due to its familiarity and space for open gun-fights. Moreover, it provides a nostalgic feel for some.

PUBGEven today, Erangel appears to be the most popular map in PUBG…

This is the reason big changes to the loot has been met with a mixed response. Some agree that the loot was too sparse, while others argue it made Erangel unique and that loot shouldn’t be given to you too easily.

A previous change to the test server saw several compounds added to Erangel, but thanks to the resoundingly negative reaction from the PUBG community, the idea was, fortunately, scrapped.

The changes implemented in Update #28 have resulted in loot being increased by 28% – this is on top of the loot increase from Update #27.

The new Sanhok

The consequence of this is Erangel feeling a lot like loot-heavy Sanhok. While Sanhok has its place on the game – a smaller island resulting in fast-paced action with the ability to quickly get a gun – another one isn’t needed.

Erangel offered a purer battle royale experience whereby loot isn’t a guarantee. Hot-dropping comes with inherent risks which provides an element of realism. However, this goes against the growing trend towards fast-paced action from the get go.

PUBGSanhok provides the most loot of all the PUBG maps…

Will it be changed back?

It’s unlikely that Erangel will revert back to its original loot distribution. However, it is possible the loot will be lessened to a degree.

PUBG have clearly listened to feedback pre-update 27, and felt it necessary to act on Erangel. With that said, they have been clear that this is an on-going process whereby they will adjusting changes until it is right.

Recent feedback sides with the view the current loot is excessive. Therefore, it is perhaps more likely we will see the loot decreases as opposed to increase further.


One Redditor said: “Exactly what we didn’t need. At least Xbox/Playstation are months behind. The reason Erangel is already good is the risk/reward of dropping places.”

However, streamers such as Shroud and ChocoTaco were happy with the changes. This makes sense given their preference for as much action as possible.

Another user was more understanding on the changes saying: “No matter what this company does, someone loves it and someone hates it. They’re damned if they do, damned if they don’t.”


Finally, another console remains resentful of the bad performance they get: “I’m beginning to genuinely hate this company. For the entirety of PUBG being available, the vast majority of the criticism of the game has been the performance and we as players, especially console players, have been BEGGING for meaningful performance updates while being met with next to nothing.”

It seems the only advantage Xbox One and PS4 PUBG players currently have is the ability to play Erangel in its unaltered form.


Blatant PUBG cheater gets banned by a dev live on Twitch

Published: 22/Nov/2020 0:33

by Alan Bernal


A known cheater in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds managed to get hit by the banhammer while he was streaming live on Twitch, creating a wave of cheers among community members.

The Twitch account under question goes by the name of ‘vesprine,’ but the player himself is widely known in PUBG lobbies and online communities for perpetually making new accounts just to use cheats.

“He keeps resurfacing. Same guy over and over. He tries to join Plausible and gets insta-banned,” Reddit user ‘The-Basic-Bro’ said. “He needs a hardware ban at this point. He legitimately cheats non-stop… He has joined looking for squad groups on Reddit and the last two times I have called him out and disgraced him and had him banned.”

While some players want to see more stringent action taken against the player, PUBG Community Manager who goes by ‘Hawkinz’ did his part to stymie the cheater’s effect on the game.

PUBG has come a long way since its launch, but hackers have still been a major problem.

During one of his streams, the player had resurfaced to show off more PUBG gameplay supplemented by the use of in-game hacks.

In the middle of his broadcast, he got a notification in PUBG that read: “Restricted Account – Your session will be terminated due to use of hacks.” Though not much has survived the Twitch account since he was banned, a screengrab by user ‘701dirty’ immortalized Hawkinz’s incredible response as the moment played out.

According to 701Dirty, the ban happened shortly after over a hundred people clipped and reported the streamer while he was playing.

“A few hours later over 100 people clipping and (saying) they got one of his accounts,” 701Dirty wrote. “I saw him have two accounts banned after matches and he tried logging into several already banned accounts… crazy.”

Cheater banned in real time from PUBATTLEGROUNDS

Since its launch, PUBG’s servers have been swarming with hackers that have put a damper on the once-dominant battle royale.

The developers have issued multiple ban waves since the game’s launch in 2017, but are still combating the prevalence of cheaters years later.

Unfortunately, unless more meaningful action against PUBG’s hackers is taken, players like vesprine are going to continue to ruin matches, get banned, then reappear under another name.