If you fancied visiting the third Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds map earlier than it formally launches later this month however missed the general public take a look at over the weekend, excellent news: it’s been prolonged. The remaining beta for Sanhok, the 4x4km Southeast Asian island, was resulting from finish immediately at midday however will now run till Thursday the seventh. That’s three additional days to creep by way of paddy fields, grasp skydiving by way of the opening into the cave, benefit from the dynamic fog and rain rolling throughout the map, lob apples across the foyer, and get megamurdered by different visitors at Paradise Resort.
The take a look at will now run till midday on Thursday (that’s 4am Pacific), builders PUBG Corp announced this morning. If you need in and personal Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, search for PUBG: Experimental Server in your Steam library. Yup, you could obtain a separate consumer.
I’ve not spent ages on Sanhok but it surely appears promising. The map measurement, circle pacing, and abundance of loot create a pleasant tempo the place we had been continuously nudged alongside however by no means felt rushed or ended up desperately scavenging – it’s a gradual hike in the direction of homicide. I just like the vary and scale of fights too, because the bushes protecting a number of the island create a cover blocking the boring outdated challenge of high-ground dominance. I’ve seen an entire lot of stag & hen weekend events pushed actual tight into small areas as a result of there’s a superb quantity of canopy and objects blocking sight strains. It’s good. Good fights.
I’m glad to have climate again within the recreation too, and luxuriate in circumstances shifting throughout rounds reasonably than being static. And I actually like dropping by way of the opening within the cave ceiling then needing to experience Aquarails out.
It’s not all gravy. The Sanhok take a look at appears to endure issues together with lag, phantom footsteps, and directional sound being deceptive or unsuitable, and a few gamers report unusually poor efficiency too. This is a take a look at on the Experimental Server, thoughts, not even the common Test Server, so don’t anticipate all the pieces to be working correctly.
The builders have simply launched a patch decreasing the variety of automobiles on Sanhok, which they are saying was “affecting server performance”, so hopefully that improves issues. I don’t know if it’s related, however I did have a parked truck begin bucking like a bronco.
But hey, Experimental Server.
Sanhok is anticipated to formally arrive in Plunkbat correct “near the end of June”. This is because of be Sanhok’s remaining take a look at, although evidently PUBG Corp aren’t against stunning us with additional take a look at time.
PUBG Corp are at the moment going after Epic Games in court, claiming that Fortnite Battle Royale copied Plunkbat. Which, yeah, however that’s video video games for you.