Hi guys and welcome to the VSS. Today we are going to take a closer look at this new sniper rifle in player unknown’s battlegrounds. I will show you all the statistics, the bullet pattern, the bullet drop and I will compare it with all other sniper rifles. The VSS or Vintovka Snayperskaya Spetsialnaya, now I don’t speak russian so I have no clue if I pronounced that correctly, but I’m sure that you can ask somebody who is running for president. It’s a suppressed sniper rifle that was developed in the late 1980s. It was issued primarily to Spetsnaz units for undercover or clandestine operations, a role made evident by its ability to be stripped down for transport in a specially fitted briefcase. Sound a lot like a James Bond movie doesn’t it..
In Battlegrounds they call it a suppressed sniper rifle that uses a heavy subsonic 9mm cartridge. If you are lucky then you might find it lying around somewhere, that is one way to get your hands on the vss. The other way is to chase the airplane because you can also find it in those airdrops. So far it’s been 50/50, I found it an equal amount of times lying around in a building or in a air drop. The vss has a power rating of 32 which is quite low to be honest. In a way it makes sense because it uses the 9mm cartridge and the ump, which uses the same type of ammoniation has a power rating of 30.
The effective range rating is 38, this isn’t great for a sniper rifle. The stability is 17, this means that it has the lowest stability rating of all weapons in Player Unknown’s battlegrounds. Only the crossbow has a lower rating for stability. The firing rate is 23, which is great for a sniper rifle. The reason why some of these stats are so low is because of the fact that it comes with a suppressor attached. You can’t remove it but it will gives you a massive advantage but more on that later. Most of these stats can be improved if you can find the right attachments. You can equip an extended magazine, a quickdraw magazine or an extended quickdraw magazine for a sniper rifle. I’m sure that you know what these things do by now, if not then please check out the previous weapon guides where these attachments were explained in full detail. You can also attach a cheek pad for a sniper rifle.
It increases the stability rating by 9 points, so the new stability rating with the cheek pad is 26. The vss uses the 9 mm cartridge. This type of ammunition is also used by the micro uzi, the ump9 and the p92 and it’s super easy to find, all you have to do is to walk into the closest building and you will probably find some, just make sure that you bring enough because you go through the bullets faster than you might think. It would be too bold to claim that there is more 9mm ammo lying around in battlegrounds than any other type of ammunition because I don’t have access to those stats, but it probably is. So it’s very unlikely that you will run out of ammo with the vss.
The good thing is that you don’t have to worry about finding a scope. The vss comes equipped with a 4x scope. And like the suppressor, you can’t remove it. The bad thing about this scope is that it’s not very user friendly, at least not in battlegrounds. It doesn’t really help you when you are trying to lead your target or to compensate for the bullet drop, let alone do both at the same time. Most of the time you don’t have to worry too much about the bullet drop in battlegrounds. But things change as soon as you pick up the vss. So let’s go to the shooting range so that we can see how the weapon performs. I will start with a long range target, the first shot is a practice shot, I will aim at the black ring and as you can see the bullet ends up hitting the bottom part of the target. I don’t think that you will get any points for this. But we now know that we have to apply a big correction so let’s see what happens when you aim at the top of the target.
This is much better already and this time we managed to hit the inner side of the black ring. But a great player like yourself does not settle with good enough right, you want perfection, so that you can go for those ultra long range headshots. So I will adjust my aim again, and this time I will aim slightly below the top of the target and then the bullet ends up hitting the very center of the target. I will always swear by using the practice shot method for a game like battlegrounds because the time that we have with a sniper rifle is very limited in this game so it’s difficult to build up your experience.
Using this method on a target in the shooting range is easy and if you can do it in the shooting range then you can also do it in game. Take a look at the following scene, There is a fight going on near these houses and I can see the guys running around. I don’t have a shot right now but it gives me the chance to do a practice shot so that I know with which part of the scope that I have to aim with so that I can go for a headshot.
One of them comes back and he decided to hide in between the house and the car. The other guy is still hiding on the other side of the house. I aim, I apply the correction that I learned from the practice shot and I kill the guy with a clean headshot, the second shot wasn’t even necessary. Leading your target is a little bit more difficult because you now have to take into account the speed of your enemy or of his vehicle. You can use a practice shot for this as well or you will have to rely on your experience with this particular weapon. The bullet pattern is relatively good. As you might know it has a semi-automatic and fully automatic firing mode. I’m using semi-automatic for the first target and as you can see the 1st 4 bullets are very accurate and then the gun jumps up. You will see a similar pattern for full auto, the first 4 are accurate and then the gun jumps up again but this time it is a lot more linear and it goes straight up except for that one stray bullet.
The vss is a sniper rifle but you can still use it in a fully automatic firing mode for short range kills. Just compensate for the recoil and your will have a very tight pattern. Don’t try to do this for long range kills. It’s way too difficult, if not impossible to control. The first time I just pressed my mouse button, the bullets go straight up but one bullet even hit the roof top. The second time I was trying to counter the recoil but the bullets were still all over the place. In order to fully understand this weapons we have to compare the stats with the other sniper rifles. A power rating of 32 is not good enough to beat any of the other rifles. Even the sks does better with a rating of 50 and the winner is the awm with 100. This beast of a sniper rifle also wins the second round when we look at the effective range, again 100, a big difference with the effective range rating of only 38 for the vss. The stability is even worse, 17 vs 32 for the closest competitor, the m24.
And then there is the winner, the sks with 48. The firing rate is pretty good, 23 is better than most rifles since a lot of them hover around 5 or 6, only the sks does better with 32. The body armor stats are interesting to say the least. You will need 4 body shots to kill an enemy if he is wearing no body armor at all or if he managed to find level 1 body armor. 5 bullets if the managed to find level 2 armor and 7 bullets to kill him if he was lucky enough to find the highest level of body armor.
You will need 2 headshots to kill your enemy if he is wearing a level 2 helmet or less and you will have to fire one more bullet if he is wearing the best helmet in the game. 7 body shots against a guy who is wearing the highest level of body armor is a lot, knowing that you only have 10 bullets in one magazine. So don’t forge t to reload before you decide to attack your second target. And some day you might be lucky enough to pick up 2 vss sniper rifles, I thought it was a good idea to use the second one as a replacement for an assault rifle by putting it to fully automatic, but this loadout doesn’t make sense at all. As you can see you will have to pay a price for having a weapon that is always silenced, but then again it’s always silenced so that is a big advantage on it’s own.
Try to use the practice shot method until you built up some experience with this sniper rifle and one of the most important things to remember is that the vss is a sniper rifle that uses the same type of ammo as a ump, this says everything about this gun. You now have all the information that you need to dominate battlegrounds with your vss,and while you are here why not check out one of these videos? As you know the Youtube likes and shares are very helpful to me. If you think that this video is worthy, would you mind taking a moment to like this video and to share it with all you buddies? This was FOG of GAMING, thanks for watching and I will see you in battlegrounds.
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