※ Please keep in mind that the features and updates we provide below may be modified or even possibly removed due to reasons such as bugs, in-game issues, and/or community feedback. We will update our players if such changes occur.
Return of Sanhok
As you may have already heard from our 2022 Dev Plan, Sanhok’s appearance of when it was first released – yes, with Bootcamp’s lobster-shaped building, Docks, Ruins, Quarry, and the original blue-and-green jungle theme – will be making its comeback this update. Both big and small changes were made to the overgrown paradise throughout many past updates with the efforts of creating balanced gameplay and an even better map theme, but our continuous monitor of our players’ voices has made us realize the reworked Sanhok was not producing the anticipated, positive gameplay experience.
Therefore, even if it is undeniably sad to say goodbye to a longtime feature, we have decided to revert Sanhok to its original appearance and work on making it better by starting from the very beginning. We are of course continuously discussing various methods on improving Sanhok moving forward.
Key Landmark Changes
One of Sanhok’s popular hot drops, this abandoned training facility returns with its representative lobster-shaped building.
Drop back onto the roof of the daring chambers.
Docks (Previously Getaway)
Say goodbye to the touristy resort town and welcome back the cargo-rich docks!
The reworks have also been undone to the flooded limestone quarry.
The nameless set of houses has redeemed its original identity.
Apart from the images shown above, Mongnai (previously Airfield) will also be returning along with the original Cave, Mountain, River, Pai Nan, Khao, Sahmee, and Kampong.
Certain textures from the current Sanhok map such as building walls, foliage, etc. have been applied.
The following features will be removed from the original Sanhok:
The following items will remain in the original Sanhok:
40mm Smoke Grenade
New Weapon: ACE32
Players seem to struggle mastering recoil control to use the powerful 7.62mm Assault Rifles (AR). So to relieve some of that stress, we are excited to introduce a relatively simple 7.62mm AR boasting high stability (low recoil), the ACE32!
As our current AR weapon pool seemed to lack the number of 7.62mm weapons capable of firing full-auto mode compared to the 5.56mms, we’ve decided to release an attachment-friendly 7.62mm weapon anticipated to be easier to tame than the Beryl M762.
The ACE32 will world spawn in every map.
Weapon slot: Primary weapon
Normal Matches, Ranked Matches, Custom Matches, Sandbox Mode (PC), Training Mode
Unavailable in Custom Match – Esports Mode.
Assault Rifle (AR)
Effective fire range
Rate of fire (delay between shots)
Up to 6x Scope
All AR muzzles
All AR grips
All AR mags
Ranked – Season 17
Enter the new era of Ranked – Season 17 this update! But first, remember to pick up your rewards you’ll be receiving based on your final Tier from the previous season.
Season 16 Reward List
Bronze PUBG ID Emblem
Silver PUBG ID Emblem
Gold PUBG ID EmblemRanked Parachute Skin
Animated Platinum PUBG ID EmblemRanked Parachute Skin
Animated Diamond PUBG ID EmblemRanked Parachute Skin
Animated Master PUBG ID EmblemAnimated Master NameplateRanked Parachute Skin
Bonus rewards for Top 500 players:Animated Top 500 PUBG ID EmblemAnimated Top 500 Nameplate
TheParachute Skin is a permanent reward.
The rest of the obtainable rewards are available for use during a single Ranked Season.
Rewards can be found in your Inventory once Season 17 starts.
Once Season 17 is over and the server undergoes maintenance, every reward but the Parachute Skin will be withdrawn from the Inventory.
New Ranked Items
The following items will now also spawn in Ranked matches:
Care Package Spawn
Set the minimum tier requirement for leaderboard entry to a minimum of Gold 5 for all regions.
Recent feedback and metrics showed the Tactical Pack and Spotter Scope were overperforming than intended. To fix the low-risk high-return issue of being able to safely and instantly detect enemies with the Spotter Scope, we have decided to work on additional design and development features instead of simply balancing them out. Therefore, it is difficult to apply the Spotter Scope changes in time for this update but we are working to announce them in the next 17.2 update.
Additionally, as the Tactical Pack continues to show powerful performance, the following change has been made:
The Tactical Pack can no longer store other Tactical Gear (Drone, EMT Gear, Spotter Scope).
Karakin will be replaced with the original version of Sanhok for this update’s Normal Match rotation. Erangel, Miramar, and Taego will continue to be permanent fixtures for Ranked.
Erangel / Miramar / Taego / Haven / Sanhok
Erangel / Miramar / Taego
The team logo, photos, and trophy of the winners of PGC 2021, NewHappy, have entered the Hall of Fame.
Added billboards displaying the latest PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS news to certain areas such as the Starting Island, Shooting Range, Quarry, Georgopol, Pochinki, and more.
Fifth Anniversary decorations have been removed.
Removed building decorations hinting the original Sanhok update (have you noticed?).
Removed building decorations hinting the original Sanhok update.
Added ACE32 to the Training Helper.
The following items have been removed from the Training Helper as we’ve received many reports on their misuses of hindering other players’ activities on the training grounds.