PUBG PC 1.0 Update #17 Addresses Sanhok Exploits and Introduces PGI Theme - Patch Notes - Dexerto

PUBG PC 1.0 Update #17 Addresses Sanhok Exploits and Introduces PGI Theme – Patch Notes

Published: 5/Jul/2018 12:51 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Ross Deason


Another minor update has been released for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) which focuses primarily on visual improvements and bug fixes.

PUBG Corp has released PC 1.0 Update #17 for its massively popular battle royale game but players hoping for any major changes will be left disappointed.


Luckily, it does looks like one major bug with Sanhok has been fixed. It recently came to light that it was possible to hide under the map in some areas and players were abusing this exploit to kill opponents.

However, the patch notes for Update #17, released on July 5th, state that it brings a fix for “an issue where some terrain in Sanhok could be passed through”, so the annoying glitch will hopefully be gone now.


Another notable change in the update is that the lobby now has a theme that celebrates the $2,000,000 PUBG Global Invitational, which begins on July 25th.

The full patch notes can be found below.

PC 1.0 Update #17 – July 5th 2018 Patch Notes

PGI Theme

  • To celebrate the upcoming PGI tournament, we’ve updated the game with a new lobby, BGM, and loading screen.


  • When matchmaking, the game will now display an estimated wait time for finding a match.


  • Visual improvements have been made to Sanhok.
    • Ruins
      • Added cracked bells, mossy rubble piles, and a new cap on the central palace.
  • Cliffs / Rocks
    • Enhanced the look of cliffs and rocks mapwide.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the crossbow’s reticles were misaligned.
  • Fixed an issue where some terrain in Sanhok could be passed through.
  • Fixed a few objects in Sanhok and Miramar that obstructed character movement.

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.