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.
May 31st will be our first leaderboard wipe. New leaderboards will start June 1st.
We apologize for the current standings not being accurate
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.