In Update 15 for the PC, the developers of PlayerUnknown’s Battlergrounds added the Sanhok map, and also introduced the new Event Pass system into the game. There are issues with both the map and the Event Pass system, though, and it looks like players haven’t been very satisfied with the update- but the developers will be looking into these issues.
The reception of the Sanhok map has been mixed because of glitches, performance issues, and other problems. However, many players reacted negatively against the Event Pass system due to the grinding required to unlock items. In a recent interview with PCGamesN, a representative from PUBG Corp. stated that they weren’t sure if they’ll do more with the Event Pass as of now. The representative stated, “The [Event Pass] was the first of its kind we launched. It wasn’t perfect, but many players stood by us and I’m very thankful for their support. We’re going to analyze things that didn’t go too well in Sanhok – level of difficulty, depth challenge – and reflect on them. We haven’t decided [if we’ll do more Event Passes] yet. It’s something we are thinking of, but we want to reflect on it more before making future plans.”
As far as the Sanhok map is concerned, it looks like the developers are quite pleased with how the community has responded, and stated that they may even add a dynamic weather system to other maps. The representative said, “With Sanhok, we listened to the community and wanted to change the experience by adding dynamic weather that also fitted with the Southeast Asian theme of the map. The community’s response to the new dynamic weather system has been positive, so we’ll definitely investigate adding it to Erangel and Miramar down the line.”
Overall, it looks like it’s been quite a trying time for the game. We’ll have to wait and see what the future holds for the game and its community. That said, at least it continues to do well in terms of sales on PC- in June, it even managed to outsell Fortnite.