PUBG’s 4x4km map, codenamed Savage, has a new round of player testing coming soon, as well as a new name. It’s called ‘Sanhok’ now, and if you’re wondering why, I’ll explain in a moment. The player testing will begin Thursday, May 10, at 7 pm Pacific time, and run until Monday, May 14, at 4 am Pacific.
That’s good news for those who enjoyed PUBG’s smaller map and the accelerated matches it produced, and even better news if you didn’t get to try it for yourself: unlike the two previous tests, this one doesn’t require a code. As long as you own PUBG, you can join in.
As for the new name, Sanhok, a press release we received explains:
“The vibrant plantlife, map-splitting waterways, and distinct structures and villages that span the map are inspired by the islands that dot the Southeast Pacific Ocean along Thailand, the Philippines, and other Southeast Asian countries. From that inspiration, and by combining the Thai word for “fun”, สนุก (pronounced sah-nook) and the Tagalog word for “chicken”, manok (pronounced mah-nok), the official name of the map, Sanhok, was born.”
Personally, I will probably continue to call it Savage because I am stubbornly resistant to change. Speaking of which, we don’t yet have patch notes on what may have changed since the previous test of Sav—sorry, Sanhok, though we’re told we’ll see “many fixes and updates” based on player feedback. PUBG Corp will release more specifics on Wednesday.