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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ New Major Update Coming This Week, Here are the Patch Notes

If you’re into online gaming, you may have heard about PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. It is a massive multiplayer Battle Royale game, similar to H1Z1: King of the Kill, but a lot better. The developers of PUBG, Bluehole, have officially announced that the game is going to be getting a new “major” update this week.

This update is going to fix a lot of bugs and it will improve the game’s performance too. According to Bluehole, the new update will fix a huge bug related to aiming. The new update will also fix lots of performance issues and issues with character animations.

Aside from bug fixes and performance improvements, the new update will also bring a new weapon to the game, called the VSS. The VSS is going to be a very rare weapon just like the AWM, found only in care packages. The VSS may spawn on the map too but it will be very rare. The VSS will come equipped with a suppressor and a 4x scope. It’ll use 9mm ammo. That means, if you find a VSS, you’ll have a big shot at the first spot, thanks to the suppressed sniper rifle that uses 9mm ammo, which is very easy to find.

The upcoming update will also bring some awesome new UI improvements. After the update, you will be able to use the delete key to remove a marker on the map. The map will also have an indicator on it, that’ll show the direction to the next circle.

Bluehole has announced that the upcoming update will hit the wild on 25th May, 2017, at 4 AM ET/1AM PT/9 AM BST. Here are the full patch notes:

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Major Update 2 Official 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 teammate 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 care packages and 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:
  • Vector

o    Reduced bullet damage slightly

o    Increased deviation gain per shot

  • Winchester/S686/S12K

o    Reduced pellet damage slightly

  • AKM

o    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 player’s death.

Action and Gunplay:

  • Now players can put stock attachments on following weapons:

o    SKS: Sniper rifle cheek pad

o    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 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
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Afrasiyab Khan

Afrasiyab Khan is the HMG of GeeksULTD. He's the man behind the keyboard covering the news, reviews, and rumors at GeeksULTD. In his spare time, he does some meat grinding in PUBG & CS:GO. And yeah, don't ask him about his age. He's still in Kindergarten!
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