PUBG: Common Loot, Car/Vehicle, Boat Spawn Locations

The sheer size of the battle arenas that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds offers remains unmatched even in the battle royale genre. While that does add to the game’s replayability, it can also prove to be a daunting task for new players to familiarize themselves with the maps, particularly with key loot locations and vehicle spawn points.

At first blush, the game’s loot drops and car spawns feel completely random, but players soon learn that there is a pattern in place. Keeping track of one’s findings across multiple matches is no easy task, though. Thankfully, as is always the case with games that achieve such heights of popularity, a few, more avid, members of its community were willing to spend hours breaking down each map building by building and road by road, creating heat maps for loot/risk and marking common spawn points for land vehicles and boats.

There are quite a few PUBG map guides available on the web. Below, you’ll find a couple that we found to be the most helpful and/or regularly updated. Note that as the game itself is updated on a fairly regular basis, these map guides may not always remain valid, unless they continue to be updated with a similar frequency.


Up until the first stable release, the tree-riddled plains of Erangel served as the only battle arena available in PUBG. The original map has been around for a while, which is why you’ll find the most amount of guides for it, though the most detailed and reliable one by far is ShatterNL’s PUBG Map. As of this writing, the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Forum member has visual guides available for both Erangel and its new desert counterpart. You can view the full-resolution version of the Erangel map guide by clicking the image below.

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The desert map Miramar presents an even bigger navigational challenge than its predecessor. Apart from being larger than Erangel, with greater distances between major compounds, it can prove to be a nightmare to drive through, that is if you can find a vehicle. ShatterNL’s visual guide to Miramar is much younger than its Erangel variant, so it may lack the same level of detail that comes with multiple iterations. That said, it is still one of the best map guides available out there right now, and we would certainly recommend it to anyone looking to learn the ropes.

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Interactive PUBG Map For Erangel, Miramar, Sanhok

While the aforementioned come in the form of static images, a web app by developer webdestroya takes things to the next level with fully interactive guides. These guides will allow you to hide individual pieces of information, such as loot/risk heat maps and vehicle/boat spawn locations.

In addition, the website lets you toggle an elevation overlay to better spot high ground, draw a flight path across the map to get an idea of player movements, and measure distances between points.

If you’re looking to get tactical in your pursuit of that Chicken Dinner, it certainly won’t hurt to keep this tool handy.

Note that, at the time of writing, the Miramar guide on offer here seems to be a work in progress, with ShatterNL’s work on the same map a tad further along in the amount of information displayed.

Update: All maps seem to be coming along nicely and are being updated quite frequently. The site has also added Sanhok to its library, along with additional map markers, such as “Offroad Vehicles” for Miramar.

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Sameed Khan

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