PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is about to release its new jungle map to the masses, and to celebrate the occasion it’s finally revealed the map’s official name.
The map formerly known as Codename: Savage is officially called Sanhok. Seeing as how Sanhok was inspired by southeast Asian islands, its name is an amalgamation of two words from two different southeast Asian languages, according to a post on PUBG‘s Steam page:
First, the Thai word for “fun”: สนุก (pronounced like “sah-nook”).
Second, the Filipino (Tagalog) word for “chicken”: manok (pronounced like “mah-nok”).
Along with the map’s name, PUBG also revealed when all players can give Sanhok for a spin. Sanhok will launch on test servers Thursday, May 10th at 7 p.m. PT and will end on Monday, May 14th at 4 a.m. PT.
Previously, Sanhok was only available on “closed experimental servers.” Over the course of testing the map, PUBG has already made changes and improvements to the map, including dynamic weather changes and an entirely new underground cave system.
Sanhok is something of a game-changer for PUBG. The map is one-fourth the size of the game’s previous two maps, leading to faster-paced and deadlier matches. Now seems like a perfect time to introduce the map to the game, considering PUBG just introduced the long-awaited map selection option with its latest PC update.
Meanwhile, the Xbox One version of PUBG just debuted its own test server to try out the game’s second map, desert-themed Miramar. The map is scheduled to launch on Xbox One sometime this month, though the developer hasn’t announced a specific release date yet.
Recently, developer PUBG Corp. temporarily disabled a feature in the game that allowed players to trade in-game items because some players were using this feature in conjunction with third-party websites to sell the items for real-world money. While this might seem like old news to most players, apparently PUBG Corp. was unaware that the reason why its loot boxes are reportedly being banned in the Netherlands is because there is real-world value attached to them.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is available on PC and Xbox One.