PUBG Sanhok Remaster Announced Alongside 70 Million Copies Sold
PUBG Corp. has revealed that the popular battle royale game PUBG has reached a new milestone in terms of sales around the world. In celebration of it reaching a new milestone in its sales, details regarding season 8 and its upcoming release of the PUBG Sanhok remaster have been announced.
PUBG Reaches More Than 70 Million Copies Sold
In a press release, PUBG Corp. revealed today that the battle royale game has reached an impressive 70 million copies sold around the world across PC and consoles alike. This, of course, is not taking into account the free PUBG Mobile game that is its own separate thing on Android and iOS.
That means that more than 70 million copies of the paid-only PUBG game have been sold, making it a very impressive success for something that does require you to shell out cash just to play it when many games struggle just to reach a few million copies sold on all platforms altogether.
This momentous occasion is timed nicely, too, as season 8 is getting ready to begin in PUBG on PC and consoles with an impending launch. As part of the new season, it has been also revealed in the same announcement that players will be able to check out the new PUBG Sanhok remaster.
This remaster is a remake from the ground up of the popular (and sometimes controversial) Sanhok map that has been quite the topic of conversation lately surrounding the game. When it comes to the PUBG Sanhok remaster, it is similar to that of the recent Vikendi overhaul where the map was taken down to be changed completely.
What the PUBG Sanhok Remaster Is All About
A similar situation is happening with Sanhok here, except you won’t have to wait long or have the map leave the game in order to enjoy these changes for it in the new season of battle royale. The PUBG Sanhok remaster begins with every single thing being rebuilt from the ground up.
This includes all of the buildings, trees, rocks, and materials that you will find around the entire map. This means that it should look and feel much better for players than the jungle-themed map did before. In addition, using the data and player feedback acquired, there are changes to many areas.
Several locations have been overhauled in terms of design and the visual art style. These places include Boot Camp, Ruins, Pai Nan, Khao, and Quarry that have all received major updates in the Sanhok remaster. And it doesn’t stop there either as there are new locations as well to explore on the map.
Beyond the overhauled, familiar locations, there are new ones like the new tourist town Getaway and the boot camp location Airfield. All across the map, there are updates to increase the visual quality of the location, the balance of gameplay styles, and performance for actually playing on it.
When the Season 8 Update Will Drop
The PUBG Sanhok remaster looks to be the major focus of the upcoming eighth season of battle royale, much like Vikendi was the focus in the current seventh season. This is really interesting as we haven’t heard too much about these changes up until now, so this is a surprising and welcome move.
Players won’t have to wait too much longer to enjoy the PUBG Sanhok remaster either as it is coming out this week for some players. In fact, if you are reading this right now, there is a chance for you to check out the remastered map tomorrow if you want to.
That is because the season 8 update will drop for PUBG test servers on PC tomorrow, Wednesday, July 15. This will give the players on the test servers a chance to try out the new season and all of its changes ahead of the official launch on the live servers in the near future.
If you are on PS4 or Xbox One, though, you will actually be able to take part in the test server goodness as well as it will be coming to test servers on console on July 20. That is a bit of a wait but it is certainly better than the couple of weeks that you would wait otherwise.
Because if you aren’t interested in the test servers, you will have to wait until July 22 for the new season to come to the Steam version on PC and July 30 for those players on the live version on PS4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia. This test server version is welcome for console players who typically have to wait a while longer than PC players.
What Else Is Coming in Season 8
Of course, with the start of a new season, there is a lot more to explore and enjoy beyond just the PUBG Sanhok remaster. We will have our full breakdown of the new season tomorrow when it launches on the PC test server, but for now, we know a bit of what’s to come.
There is a new gameplay feature that players will be able to use on Sanhok called the loot truck. This truck will drive on its own around the map and you can shoot it down to get amazing gear. The weapons that you get from the truck will be the first in PUBG history to come pre-equipped with attachments and the like.
There will, of course, be the new battle pass available called Payback that includes new items and things to unlock across its tiers. There will also be a new ranked season in season 8 that includes the overhauled Vikendi map joining the ranked map pool for the first time since leaving the game originally. Find out more about what’s to come in this new season tomorrow when we break down the patch notes.