The latest map to be added to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Sanhok, contains a pretty major glitch. And not the kind of glitch that involves your motorbike randomly spiralling across the map, in a clumsy but charming way. This is the kind of problem that’s easy to replicate, which will undoubtedly cause headaches for those players who fall foul of it until it’s fixed.
The exploit occurs in a specific spot outside a building the Na Kham village, in the south-west corner of the map. In the spot, the texture of the ground and the actual collision box of that same piece of ground don’t actually match up. What that means is that there’s a gap between where you’re standing and where the ground appears to be.
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While you’re standing up, that’s no big deal – you seem to be sunk up to your knees, but you can move around just fine. When you go prone, however, you disappear from sight entirely. That’s bad enough on its own, but when you consider you can shoot through the ground because it’s not really there, it’s causing even more problems.
Mainly, those issues revolve around unsuspecting players being caught out by players who have already become aware of the glitch, and are lying in wait to score some easy kills at the beginning of the round. The position of the village on the edge of the map means it’s unlikely to be the cause of many endgame upsets, but early game ambushes are likely to be pretty common.
Kotaku’s report on the glitch states that it was still live over the weekend, and it still seems to be around today. Hopefully, PUBG Corp gets around to fixing the glitch pretty quickly. Our Sanhok tips won’t tell you how to get an unfair advantage over your opponents, but they should provide a fairer way to achieve your Chicken Dinner on the new map.