Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek, a popular Twitch streamer known best for his incredible skill in battle royale titles PUBG and Blackout, has one simple suggestion to improve both games.
Formerly a professional CS:GO player, shroud gained massive popularity on Twitch thanks to his mechanical skill, considered one of the most accurate and intelligent players on PC FPS games.
After stepping down from professional CS:GO, he shifted his focus to streaming PUBG mainly, the militaristic battle royale game.
His skill was easily transferred from shooter to shooter, maintaining and increasing his audience even as he played a variety of games, but PUBG remained his staple.
His attention shifted to ‘Blackout’ upon the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, praising it for its smoother gameplay when compared to PUGB, but he has one criticism of both games, which he believes there is a simple fix for.
In a YouTube video on January 5, shroud explained his issue is with what he calls ‘pointless’ loot and weapons, which clog up the loot pool.
“I just don’t see a point in some of these weapons. It’s the same with Blackout. They just waste fucking loot by having pistols and shit.
Just get rid of all of those items. There’s no point because you’re never going to use them, unless you get a shitty start and that’s all you have to use, then you just die and that’s it.”
Shroud explains that in every situation, an assault rifle will win, leaving pistols, SMG’s and even shotguns all feeling valueless. Although he does make an exception for the Vector in PUBG, which he says is “broken”.
He goes on to say that the developers “don’t really know what’s going on”, referencing the fire rate nerf to the M16. “You know, with that change, that they don’t really know what’s going on. They need some backup.”