pubg update 17

It feels as though PUBG has been around since the dawn of time. But there’s a reason why it’s still relevant – it’s still right up there as one of the finest Battle Royale titles on the market. It’s a game that constantly changes though, keeping things fresh. With Update 17.1 on console, that green feel hits home hard, as Sanhok returns alongside a host of other improvements.

Yep, we’re up to Update 17.1 for PUBG: Battlegrounds and this one takes players back to the very roots of the game, pushing out a Sanhok map that is in its original form. Further to that, you’ll find new weaponry, the launch of another new season and a multitude of balance updates.

Having been available on PC since April 13th, it’s Update 17.1 that now makes its way to console today, as players get the chance to jump into familiar territory as the original design for the Sanhok map returns with changes made to the overgrown paradise map. In addition to the return of Sanhok’s original glory, the 17.1 Update will introduce the ACE32 weapon, a new ranked season, balancing changes to the Tactical Pack and more.

Details as follows:

  • Sanhok Returns to its Original Form: As previously mentioned in the 2022 Dev Plan, Sanhok is returning to its original appearance with Bootcamp’s lobster-shaped building, Docks, Ruins, Quarry and the original jungle theme all coming back to the map. Taking community sentiment into account after the map’s update in 2020, the team decided to rework much of Sanhok, helping bring it more in-line with the original map by removing the Loot Truck, Decoy Grenade and Jammer Pack.
  • New Ranked Season: Update 17.1 introduces a new ranked season, meaning all rewards earned during the Ranked Season 16 will be automatically added to players’ inventory once the Ranked Season 17 begins. Once Season 17 is over and the server undergoes maintenance, every reward but the Parachute Skin will be removed from the inventory.
  • New Weapon – ACE32: Another 7.62mm weapon joins the fold in 17.1! With the current AR weapon pool lacking in 7.62mm weapons vs 5.56mm, the low-recoil ACE32 will be easier to tame than the Beryl M762. The latest weapon will be available for players across all maps.
  • Tactical Gear Adjustments: With 17.1, the Tactical Pack will no longer be able to store other Tactical Gear (Drone, EMT Gear and Spotter Scope).

Will Update 17.1 be enough to tempt you back to the PUBG Battlegrounds? Let us know in the comments.

And if you’ve never played PUBG, what on earth have you been doing with your life?! You’ll find a download on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S from the Xbox Store. There are versions on PlayStation and PC too. It’s free-to-play so you’ve no excuse.

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