Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek is widely regarded as one of the most talented gamers on the planet but even he can’t win a fist fight with an explosive barrel, as he proved during a recent stream.
The Canadian Twitch sensation was testing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s all-new battle royale mode, Danger Zone, shortly after it went live on December 6 when he came face-to-face with a bright red barrel.
Naturally, shroud proceeded to start punching the object numerous times to see whether it would actually explode or not, and he seemed disappointed when nothing happened.
“What?” said the the 24-year-old in confusion. “I thought it blows up…”
The timing of that last statement could not have been more perfect as, one more punch, shroud was hurled into the air by a massive explosion:
Luckily for shroud, the death occurred during the warm up phase of the game so he spawned back in immediately and wasn’t punished for starting a fight with a flammable object!
The Canadian’s confusion at the barrel not exploding immediately was understandable, though. After respawning, he showed that they are supposed to blow up as soon as they are hit.
Perhaps it was just lulling him into a false sense of security…
Danger Zone is CS:GO’s take on the battle royale craze that has swept the world of gaming over the last two years, but it doesn’t work quite like the Blackout or Fortnite games that you’re used to.
The player count is significantly lower and players have to complete mini tasks and missions to earn more equipment, adding a new layer to the mode. How it will be received in the long run is anybody’s guess, but it’s definitely an interesting concept.