In his October 4 Minecraft episode, YouTube king Felix 'PewDiePie' Kjellberg teamed up with Sean 'Jacksepticeye' McLoughlin where a Marvel joke led to them installing an Infinity Gauntlet mod – but their quest to bring balance to the sandbox title went south.
PewDiePie has started to branch out with his Minecraft series ever since defeating the sandbox game's final boss, and now the Swede has began experimenting with mods.
During his latest co-op session with fellow YouTube star Jacksepticye, the duo decided to install a Marvel mod that gave them the ability to create the Infinity Gauntlet from the wildly popular Avengers films, but things went wrong when the Thanos' weapon failed to deliver.
Bringing balance to Minecraft
The two were out adventuring, when the Irish YouTube star joked "you're horse might have broken ankles by the time it gets here" as their trip left injuries to their mounts. Pewds shot back "that's fine, you'rs too" which caused Jakesepticye to laugh, before he quipped "as long as it's balanced, Thanos will be happy".
The exchange then gave the Irish gamer a great idea. "We should make Thanos in Minecraft! Build a giant gauntlet!" he exclaimed. Pewds then informed him that there was in fact a mod for it.
"I think there is a mod for that. Fuck it. You know, fuck this. Should we do that?" the Swede said, before exiting the game to install it.
(Timestamp of 11:08 for mobile viewers.)
PewDiePie then installed the mod and was excited as his character equipped the gauntlet, before he started to question what it actually could do. "Why can't I Thanos you, Jack?" he asked, as he clicked the Irish YouTuber, and nothing happened.
He then tried to use it on a Creeper before the enemy blew up on the Swede, killing him. After respawning the YouTube king figured out what its powers were. "Give me the Gauntlet, I'll show you what it does. It's the worst thing I've ever seen.This is so disappointing!" he said.
Pewds walked up to an enemy and pointed his cursor at his head, and instead of making him disappear like the movies, it changed into a purple rendition of the Marvel villain, turning Minecraft enemies into little versions of Thanos.
This caused Jacksepticeye to burst into laughter. "This is so stupid! He looks like a little grape man," he exclaimed as the Gauntlet failed to live up to expectations
(Timestamp of 21:40 for mobile viewers.)
The YouTube king continues to dominate on the video hosting platform with his Minecraft series, as he's quickly blown past 100 million subscribers – a milestone he reached on August 25.
However, after beating the vanilla version of the sandbox game, his videos have opened up to mods and crazy experiments in the sandbox title, which he often does when collaborating with other personalities.
Jacksepticeye is also one of the most popular gamers on YouTube, as his friendship with PewDiePie goes back to 2013 when the Swede did a shout-out contest which the Irish gamer won. The brief mention kickstarted his channel, and the two have become close friends since.
As of the time of this article, PewDiePie is at 101 million subscribers and is swiftly on track to break 102 million. His close friend and collaborator is at 22.8 million subscribers.