14 November 2018
Bluehole and Microsoft have now announced the arrival of PlayerUnknown's Battleground (PUBG) stable version, version 1.0, on Xbox One. It means the hugely popular battle royale game has finally exited the Xbox Game Preview phase. It was available for Xbox users under this phase for about a year now.
With PUBG v1.0 for Xbox One, there are a number of optimization improvements and more quality of life gaming experience. These are under the hood changes but even on the foreground front, the latest version brings a lot of new features and changes. This includes a new 4km x 4km map called Sanhok which makes it one-fourth of the size of existing maps Miramar and Erangel. It is a small map aimed at those who might be looking for a quick gameplay as a single game on other two maps can easily last for about 20 minutes or more.
Since it is a different map than the existing ones, Bluehole has made some relevant changes to ensure that the gameplay continues to be fun and engaging. These changes include dynamic weather change, smaller and short-lasting Red zone, and Blue zone with shorter waiting time but longer travel time. While waiting for the game to start, every player will receive 20 apples which can be thrown around even on other players.
Welcome to Sanhok, @Xbox.— PUBG (@PUBG) September 4, 2018
The PUBG 1.0 Update is now live on Xbox One. Our third map, Sanhok, achievements, Event Pass, performance updates, and much more are being implemented into the game with this patch.
Read the full notes: https://t.co/R8beQNe4f1 pic.twitter.com/02emIw3iqa
Apart from this, the new PUBG brings new weapons, a new vehicle, new skins for both weapons and parachute, and a new crate system. You can read about all these changes and more in details by clicking the source link below. The source page even mentions drop rates for items available in each crate which is quite an extensive list.