The battle royale long-running PUBG: Battlegrounds will soon receive its next update. The well-known card Sanhok returns to its roots.
Krafton has announced the release of version 17.1 of PUBG: Battlegrounds for April 13th on PC. The new version of the game should then follow on consoles about a week later on April 21st.
The focus is on the card Sanhok, which returns to its original design with just a few tweaks. Detached from this map comeback, you can also look forward to the new weapon ACE32, a new ranked season, balancing updates to the tactical pack and more.
The makers themselves indicate the most important innovations of the big patch as follows:
- The Original Sanhok Returns: As already in PUBG Dev Plan 2022 announced, Sanhok returns to its original form. The lobster-shaped bootcamp building, docks, ruins, quarry, and blue-green jungle theme are back on the map. After updating the map in 2020 and receiving repeated feedback from the community, the team decided to overhaul much of Sanhok, bringing the map back to the original version by removing the loot truck, decoy grenade, and jammer pack.
- New Ranked Season: Update 17.1 introduces a new ranked season, which will automatically add all rewards earned during Season 16 to players’ inventories once the new ranked season begins. After Season 17 ends, server maintenance will remove all rewards from inventory except for the Parachute skin.
- New weapon – ACE32: A new 7.62mm weapon is coming in Update 17.1 as there are fewer 7.62mm than 5.56mm weapons in the current AR weapon pool. Easier to control than the Beryl M762, the low-recoil ACE32 is available to players on all maps.
- Tactical gear adjustments: As of 17.1, the tactical pack no longer stores other tactical gear (drone, EMT gear, and spotting scope).