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PUBG’s new Sanhok map will launch on June 22

There’s even a new exclusive weapon out to celebrate the launch

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds - woman standing on Sanhok
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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ third map, Sanhok, and a new weapon will go live with its next patch, which is scheduled for June 22.

Sanhok is set in a dense jungle environment with dynamic weather to help keep things feeling fresh. The map is much more tightly packed together than any other PUBG map, thanks to its small 4km x 4km size, making it a quarter of the size of Erangel and Miramar, PUBG’s other two maps.

If you’ve been keeping up with the test servers, you have probably already spent some time on the new island, but there are a few changes coming through from those versions as well. Most importantly, loot will spawn more frequently on Sanhok than it does any other map in the game, and even more frequently than it did during the four previous beta tests. If you haven’t had a chance to check Sanhok out at all, you can head over to the official patch page to get PUBG Corp.’s full tour of the island.

As for the new gun, the QBZ95, it’s a 5.56mm assault rifle that replaces the SCAR-L on Sanhok. Based on the gameplay teaser that PUBG Corp. released along with the patch notes, it looks like you can expect the QBZ95 to be pretty similar to the SCAR in terms of attachments and performance.

This patch also includes a new version of PUBG’s map select, playlists. One playlist will be called Battle Royale and feature PUBG’s large maps, Erangel and Miramar, while the second playlist will be called Mini Royale and will feature Sanhok, the smallest of the game’s three maps.

Finally, the patch adds a few minor bug fixes, updates the UI with a more specific indicator of how close you are to the safe zone and adds dynamic zoom feature for the minimap.

For now, the map will be exclusive to the PC version of the game, but according to the PUBG E3 trailer, Sanhok is also expected to release sometime this summer on Xbox One.

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