Sanhok – the newest and smallest map in Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, is a very different experience compared to other maps that extend over desolate lands where death is a constant danger. In many ways, Sanhok is much more deadly than it is deep in the lush jungles, ancient ruins and the vast river system, there are many places where enemies can hide and kill without thinking twice! It can be difficult to get an advantage, but do not worry; help is at your fingertips! In this Sanhok map guide, I'll explain what to look for and how to survive the assault that's happening around you.
Guide to the Battlefields Sankok map of Playerunknown
Welcome to Sanhok. This territory inspired by the Pacific island is full of ruins, military complexes and agricultural areas. It is also a deadly trap: about 4 km each way, it is about a quarter of the size of Miramar and the smallest of the Plunkbat maps with a considerable margin. So, in this guide, we'll give you some tips and tricks to get started, and we will not annihilate you as soon as your boots hit the ground.
While this guide will focus on the new map, there are a number of universal tips and tricks throughout the PUBG map list. Go and have a look at our complete PUBG guide for more information on how to improve your skills.
Where to insert the Sanhok map of PUBG
The short answer is that unlike other Plunkbat maps, it's not really a completely safe place. Chances are that wherever you fall, there will also be someone else. Nominated positions tend to be where major firefights are, particularly the training camps and the training center, but even the most rural locations can be a focus of activity.
In general, the fall of groups of unnamed buildings of about three or four tends to reap the greatest benefits and at the same time is not a popular tourist destination. It's a general rule that works on most maps, but here it's also important to be aware of who jumps out of the plane at the start of the game can end up where you're going, even if they jump a lot before you.
Another thing to note is that with the size of the smaller map, the interval at which people can fall from the start is much wider. So just because you're away from a position does not mean you can not do it there, especially if you have a parachute. If you are playing Duos or Teams and your teammate jumps early, it may be that they are still heading to a position they may have highlighted.
The best locations for loot in the Sanhok map of PUBG
Sanhok has many positions named for such a small map, but all of them contain pretty decent things. The ruins in the southwestern island that has many floors full of objects and other players, while Paradise Resort and the Training Center are also relatively popular for a good reason. The Docks to the southeastern corner are a little less popular, but they can pick up some great loot, including the brand new QBZ95 assault rifle which is exclusive to this map; as long as you can also escape with a certain degree of haste.
Regarding the particularly interesting places to find the loot that is out of the way, the small area of the pier towards the north-west of Tat Mok tends to have a decent amount of accessories and guns for a small area. It's much farther north of the main island, so the only real warning is that you're likely to be outside the first security zone and need to move on rather abruptly. Those particularly daring players may consider skydiving in the cave in the southern part of the main island, looting the hidden temple inside.
Dealing with Sanhok Weather in PUBG
Another of Sanhok's unique features is its dynamic climate. During the course of every game, time has the potential to turn from a sunny paradise, on a wet and dirty day, and even to have a fog so dense that you can not see more than a couple of meters in front of you.
This can be used to your advantage or perhaps even against you. By attacking the trees where possible, you can move with a reduced chance to give your position to any sniper or anyone else moving. However, they can still hear your footsteps on the rain, so it is absolutely necessary to be reserved for those times when the blue area is looming over you.
If you really want to confuse your enemies, consider firing a smoke bomb while it's foggy as a diversion. It can cause you to think that you are where the smoke is thicker, when you actually could sneak up on them without them knowing it.
The importance of not being seen
Time can mask your location, but there are things you can do and items to equip that also help you not be seen or heard. Among the great cannons and healing kits scattered around, it is also worth looking for items like flash hiders, silencers and suppressors for your various weapons (you can find out more about the different equipment in our guide to the best weapons of PUBG ). It will keep your position more hidden when you hire distant players, but it could also confuse the nearest enemies in thinking you are farther than you.
Coverage is important in all the maps of a given shooter, but on such a small map it is perhaps more important to be aware of what surrounds you. Trees are littered in abundance, so they can provide vital cover. Despite being generally disapproved as a tactic, going up a slope inclined in some leaves and picking up unsuspecting passersby, it is a surprisingly effective way to kill a few killings. This is obviously before the blue wall of imminent destiny looms behind you.
Perhaps the most crucial thing you need is to use your ears. If you hear gunshots in the distance and you're absolutely sure they're not looking at you, the person who fired that gun gave their position to a certain extent. If you are particularly stealthy, you could get the jump on them.
Loot with extreme caution
In the previous two maps of PUBG, you could often loot your fallen enemies in relative safety. The small size of Sanhok means that you may want to spend more time probing the earth, and perhaps setting a trap for some pesky vultures. If you're lucky, you might have some loot rather than die alone.
Air drops are another great thing to be wary of. Chances are, if you're nearby and you've seen the incoming air coming, then it has half the map. Take advantage of the opportunity to take a point of view, if necessary, and observe as a vague sap open and start taking things. If your aim is true and the gun powerful enough, they should be defeated before you know what hit them. If your equipment is not good enough, it is likely that someone else has them in the crosshairs and will be more than willing to do the work for you.
Obviously, if so, you should be looking for where that fatal blow came from, as it's a valuable piece of information to survive. Who knows, they could come running, thinking that the position is clear, only to find them that meet the same fate, by your hand.
Use of vehicles on the Sanhok map of PUBG
Although the vehicles may be in both Erangel and Miramar, the same can not be said for Sanhok. You make too much noise when you go around the moment you're accelerating, half the map knows exactly where you are and may have an idea where you're going. It is far from ideal, but there are ways to make it work.
If you feel particularly adventurous and like a subterfuge, drive a vehicle in a few buildings, making sure no one else is there first. Then leave your vehicle in the middle and hide it by going up a nearby hill.
Some bloodthirsty players might have heard you as you surf, maybe with a loud horn while you're doing it, and they'll be coming soon to investigate. Provided you have a particularly decent aim and a shotgun to shoot, you should have successfully sent at least aspiring pursuers. On such a small map, it is certainly feasible.
However, if you still need a semi-decent gear, it is perhaps best to avoid going around as you will only draw unnecessary attention on yourself and you will probably end up slumped on the steering wheel and without that delicious chicken dinner.
If you follow these suggestions, you may have a good chance of surviving until the last moments of the game. From then on, it's like playing any other PUBG map, so many general tips apply. Be sure to check out our guide on the Erangel map of PUBG and tips and tricks on that map.