The folks at Bluehole know how to keep us PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds fans happy. The May update is almost here, and it’s bringing a new weapon with it. Meet the VSS.

Yup, that’s a sniper rifle. And it’s known for having an integrated suppressor. Now the question is, crate only or regular loot drop? The real-life version of the VSS shoots a 9x39mm cartridge with 10 or 20 round magazine attached.

Man, I was hoping for a new assault rifle. Maybe a bullpup style rifle like the FAMAS or TAR-21. It’s a little too soon to throw in another SMG, but a P90 would also be awesome. Still, I’m not going to complain. I can’t hate on new content.

Battlegrounds’ May update should hit servers on May 25. Look for a dev blog post early next week covering all the details about what’s coming. Besides the new VSS, Bluehole is pouring all their energy into improving client performance with this patch. Look for framerate improvements and graphic fixes.

Hopefully, some of the spectating bugs get ironed out too. Spectating squad games are nice until your buddy zooms in and all you see is the ground. We’ll see exactly what Bluehole is tackling next week.

The devs also plan to do a leaderboard wipe on May 31 because standings aren’t being displayed accurately. Yep, most of us probably aren’t as good as the standings show. I’m decent, but I probably don’t deserve to be top 2,000 in Squad.

But don’t worry about your stats. The devs plan to make them publicly available before June 15. No word on how exactly. That’ll be something to keep an eye on.

We also already know a little about June’s patch. The devs will tackle server performance and reducing lag then.

Remember, weekly patches are for major bug fixes and tweaking the anti-cheat system. Monthly patches are for new content, server performance and client improvements. With the way Bluehole is working now, we’re going to be disappointed if a new weapon doesn’t hit in June.

Plus, the game’s official Twitter has been teasing the new vaulting/climbing animations coming soon.

Hell yeah. No more running around the agonizingly too tall white fence or concrete wall. Maybe a peek at the June content?

I have to give props to the devs. They are delivering with their support and communication. It gives me hope that Battlegrounds won’t turn into DayZ and H1Z1, especially when it comes to a console release.

When I’m not playing Rocket League (best game ever), you can find me writing about all things games, space and more. You can reach me at alex@newsledge.com

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