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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds gets loot drop changes

And a new assault rifle

Loot drop changes are coming to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds [official site], the incredibly popular battle royale romp, in response to a bug that spawned items either more or less than was intended.

The changes are a first pass, explains the eponymous PlayerUnknown, and more of them should be expected during the Early Access phase. Beyond fixing the bug, the update also aims to improve the loot system generally, based on player feedback.

A new gun, the Groza, has also been thrown into the mix. Not knowing much about Russian firearms, I donned my deerstalker and did a bit of internet sleuthing. On Wikipedia. So what’s this new bullet-spewer all about then?

It’s a Russian bullpup assault rifle first produced in the ‘90s and is used by the Spetsnaz and Serbian special operation forces. It shoots bullets and is probably quite dangerous. You’ll be able to find it in care packages.

On the subject of care packages, expect to now find AR and SR silencers in them, along with 4x scopes. For the full changelog, take a gander below.

Care Package
New weapon, the Groza, was added. This weapon may only be acquired in Care Packages.
VSS will no longer be found in Care Packages. It will remain to be spawned in the map.
At a low probability, you will be able to acquire AR Silencers and SR Silencers in Care Packages.
At a low probability, you will be able to acquire 4x Scopes in Care Packages.

World Spawn
New weapon, a 9mm pistol with full auto mode, the P18C, was added.
Spawn rate of SCAR-L was decreased to better fit the weapon’s tier.
Spawn rate of UMP was slightly decreased.
Spawn rate of UZI was slightly increased.
Level 1 Helmet was being spawned at a much higher rate than the Level 1 Vest, and the spawn rate was adjusted so that both items will be spawned at a similar rate.

Patch notes for the rest of the monthly update are expected later today.

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