PUBG's Sanhok map, previously known as Savage back before it released, is for players who're up for a little more feisty a challenge than usual.

Here on this page we've gathered together everything you need to know about the 4x4 PUBG map Sanhok itself, including any new features and unique Sanhok vehicles, weapons and items, such as the tukshai 'tuk-tuk' vehicle, plus our tips for the best Sanhok start locations and strategies, and anything else you should know.

Note that for specifics on loot, you should head to our PUBG loot locations guide, which covers all of the best loot locations on every PUBG map in one place.

This page is part of our guides to each of PUBG's maps. For more, head to our dedicated pages on Sanhok, Erangel and Miramar, Vikendi or look at all of the best PUBG loot locations in one place.

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PUBG's Sanhok map explained - size, new features and map differences

Here's a quick-fire roundup of everything that's new or different about the 4x4 map Sanhok.

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PUBG's Sanhok Map.

The most obvious point to make about it is that this new map is, of course, smaller than the other maps, like the 8x8 Erangel and Miramar and the newer 6x6 Vikendi. This one's four by four kilometres, and the player count sticking to 100 per round.

Sanhok also launched alongside a new Event Pass rewards system at first - check up on the latest 'season' details and more granular tweaks in our guide to the latest PUBG update patch notes.

Broadly speaking though, the main difference to actual gameplay between Sanhok and others is the pace. Being half the size of Erangel and Miramar, Sanhok brings frantic early-game firefights, still a fairly quiet mid-game, and faster circles to hurry up the move to the late-game.

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Sanhok vehicles and other unique gear

Just like Miramar when that was still new, Sanhok brought some new goodies with it.

That's mostly in the form of vehicles and weapons, although there are some other things to note as well. Here are the key unique things that are specially tied to Sanhok.

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Sanhok Unique vehicles:

  • Tukshai - 3 seater
  • Scooter - 2 seater
  • Rony - 4 seater pickup

Sanhok Unique weapons:

  • QBU - DMR, replaces the Mini 14
  • QBZ-95 - Assault Rifle, replaces the SCAR-L
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Other things unique to Sanhok:

  • Sanhok has four kinds of weather available: Clear, Sunrise, Rain, and Fog.

PUBG update #29 is live: here's our guide to the latest PUBG patch notes for update 29 to get you up to speed. Meanwhile, we've dedicated pages on the Sanhok map, Erangel map and Miramar map and Vikendi map, too. If you're after some broader advice, our list of PUBG tips and tricks, PUBG weapon damage stats and the best weapons and best PUBG loot locations can help.


Sanhok start locations, strategies and where to land

A quick reminder that our PUBG loot locations on all maps guide dives into specific spots for looting and the quality, quantity and risk of those areas in much more detail, but for now here's a quick run down of some of our favourites. Note that on Sanhok, loot's pretty abundant across the board, so these are really just some of our highlights:

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Can't have a PUBG map without a quarry!

PUBG Sanhok best start locations

  • Camp Alpha, Bravo and Charlie - Three mini military bases can be found in similar positions in the east, west and south of the island, and they all play pretty much the same way: chaotic if there's a direct flyover, a bit less chaotic if the plane's further away. Note that loot's just as good, if not better, on the structures' roofs as it is inside.
  • Ruins - A really cool little maze of tunnels and rooms filled with high-grade (Level 3) loot. The surrounding pillars outside have some passable loot on them too if the middle's too contested.
  • Mongnai - A nice little secret is this area in the very north-east corner of the map that looks like a coconut farm. We found a Level 3 vest and an M24 here in one visit. The loot is sparse, but high quality, and can be found throughout the plantation as well as in the handful of buildings.
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  • Paradise Resort and Bootcamp - Both are big, central, high-density areas and if you've played PUBG much you'll know what that means. Absolute carnage, but lots of loot. Good for some warmup play or target practice, not so good for actually winning a round.
  • Docks - A smaller version of Erangel's Novoporonye, the docks are full of climbable shipping containers with great loot on them - but beware it's slow to traverse and leaves you rather exposed, although i's been fairly quiet when we've dropped there so far.
  • Quarry - It wouldn't be PUBG without a quarry, but actually this one's flooded. Very high quality loot but it's spread out. Great for a squad, look to the groups climbable rectangular blocks for the highest loot density, and beware the vantage points that look over you from all angles as you scavenge.
  • Mountaintop Ruins - A much smaller set of ruins that's essentially one of those outdoor pillars and two small warehouse-shaped buildings. The loot is average but rarely contested, and it provides you with a brilliant vantage point from the highest part of the map. Just beware getting stuck in the cliffs as you try to descend!
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  • Pontoons - The various shoreside pontoons (what we're calling those little structures that jutt out to sea on little jetty-bridges) actually have some pretty decent loot, especially if you can scavenge through half a dozen of them and the buildings nearby alone. Just beware getting caught right out on the edge of the map when the blue zone starts to move in.

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