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Published May 24, 2017

If you’re a huge PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Fan, you will be pleased about the huge update coming this Thursday, May 23rd. Client performance is the main focus this go around, improving rendering on grass, character animations, and overall visual effects.

There will also be a new gun introduced called the VSS suppressed Sniper rifle. This will come with a 4X scope permanently on the gun, so this gun could be very deadly if it’s in the right hands.

Full patch notes include:

Early Access – Month 2 – Patch Notes

Client Performance
Improved CPU usage for world level streaming
Improved rendering performance of fences
Improved rendering performance of grass
Improved rendering performance for weapons and attachments seen at distance
Improved rendering performance by modifying certain weapon and vehicle effects that were unnecessarily rendered at distance
Improved character animation performance
Improved effect performance
Improved the performance of team-mate name plate, map and mini-map in teamplay

Added VSS. A suppressed sniper rifle with permanent 4X scope & chambered for 9mm ammo. This new weapon can be found in carepackages & as a very rare loot spawn
Added Motorbike

Reduced the moving speed of the two final play zones for better engagement during the endgame
Made a balance pass on certain weapons:
Reduced bullet damage slightly
Increased deviation gain per shot
Reduced pellet damage slightly
Increased bullet damage slightly
Fixed an issue where the players alive count would reduce when a player disconnected. Now the count will only go down upon the players death.

Action & Gunplay
Now players can put stock attachments on following weapons:
SKS : Sniper rifle cheek pad
Vector: Tactical stock (for M416)
Adjusted the color of the aiming point for the basic crossbow scope.
Added new scope rendering method (parallax free) allowing for greater aiming precision
Improved ADS view
Modified recoil for following weapons: AKM, SCAR, M16, M416
Fixed an issue allowing a player to zoom in with right click when waiting before throwing a grenade
Decreased the time to ADS when using the 2X scope

Added punctured wheel effect and sound
Added burnt markings to vehicles after being destroyed
Added the motorbike number plate image
When a vehicle explodes, the fences near the vehicle will now also be destroyed

Added new vegetation to the lobby

Players can press ‘delete’ to remove their marker placed on the world map
Adjusted the transparency of mini-map grid and coordinates text to make the map more visible
Added a dotted line towards the next play zone on the mini-map
Modified the icon design of the First Aid Kit
Added Thai language in language options
Added new key bindings for hold breath, motorbike air control and switch to previous weapon

Improved the sound of Motorbike
Added sound for door destruction effect

Fixed a bug that caused vehicles to be spawned in garages consistently. Vehicles should be spawned at a higher rate in garages, but not at 100%
Fixed an issue that disabled bullet tracing for SKS
Fixed a bug that caused the game client to crash when a flashbang goes off
Partially fixed bug that caused a character to get stuck in terrain, buildings or objects
Partially fixed a bug that caused a vehicle to get stuck in buildings, fences or other vehicles
Partially fixed a bug that caused items to be unlootable
Fixed a bug that caused carepackages to shake when falling
Fixed a bug that caused a throwable weapon to be thrown in the freelook direction and not the direction in which a character is facing
Fixed an issue with two markers being visible when placing a marker in the airplane after placing it in the lobby
Fixed a bug that caused a player icon to be doubled up on the minimap.
Fixed a bug that caused the same color for two teammate icons
Fixed a bug that caused the final play zone to be created over water
Fixed a bug that sporadically muted the rain sound
Significantly mitigated an issue that allowed a player in a closed house to be killed by the red zone bombs
Fixed a bug that caused animation not to stop when using consumable items while reviving a teammate
Fixed a bug that caused a character experience the damage effect at random
Fixed a bug that caused all teammates to enter the REVIVE state when one teammate is hit by a bomb in Red Zone while being in a vehicle
Fixed a bug that caused the REVIVE gauge not to disappear when the character being revived is disconnected
Fixed a bug that caused the sound volume of UMP with silencer to be too low
Fixed a bug that caused throwable items not to drop when switching to other weapons
Fixed a bug that caused the trace effect to not disappear after using throwable weapons
Fixed a bug where removing the pin from a grenade was canceled by changing the throwing posture.
Fixed an issue with compass points not matching the actual direction when in the passenger seat of a vehicle
Added a character animation for when dragging an item into the inventory

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