PUBG is getting a very powerful new weapon. The VSS Silenced Sniper Rifle will be introduced to the game shortly. In its current state, Sniper Rifles in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds are somewhat hard to come by. And even when you do, you often times need to find a scope to use it best. Furthermore, they’re incredibly loud. Meaning that anytime you fire one you’re sure to give away your position.
Apparently the VSS will come equipped with both a scope and silencer. I think we can safely say this will quickly become the most sought after guns in the game if only for the range it provides and the ability to stay undetected when firing. A lot of games have silent sniper rifles in them. They’re usually low-powered and inacccurate to offset the benefits. We’ll have to wait and see just how powerful it is once it starts heading into matches.
The gun was revealed by Tweet, and it’s unclear whether this will be a random drop on the map or found in one of the cargo crates dropped by plane. Either way, there’s going to be a brand new gun in play for Battlegrounds.
The PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds monthly patch is due out later this week. The second monthly update is said to be addressing performance issues in the game, which include server and game client improvements. A leaderboard wipe is also on the way, come May 31st.