Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek and Dr DisRespect, best known for streaming battle royale game PUBG, look like they are getting their wish as files discover new personalized official weapon skins.
As two of the most popular streamers on Twitch, Shroud and Dr DisRespect attract tens of thousands of viewers every time they go live with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds most often their game of choice.
PUBG rocketed to popularity in 2017, not just to play, but also to spectate, often being the number one viewed game on Twitch at any given time (until the usurper Fortnite Battle Royale took its spot in early 2018).
Dr DisRespect and Shroud are still avid PUBG players – despite its main competitor Fortnite undoubtedly the more popular game now in the battle royale genre – and have been making hints towards in-game skins specially for them over recent days.
The Doc’s now infamous tweet where he demanded PUBG add a skin for him or he would never play again gained a lot of attention since, and it looks like the game’s developers have wasted no time in meeting his demands.
Or rather, all of this was planned to build some hype around the new skins dropping, but either way, it worked out fine in the end.
*Update – the weapon skins have now officially been confirmed by Dr DisRespect himself.
Looks like they gave into the ultimatum.
It’s amazing being an international video game superstar.
— Dr DisRespect (@DrDisRespect) May 29, 2018
Data-miners via website SkinTracker have uncovered and released images of four new weapon skins – two for Dr DisRespect and two for Shroud – featuring the logo’s of the popular streamers.
The skins were reportedly added as part of the test server update which is set to go live on June 1st.
There will also be new Gold Plated and Silver Plated skins, but the Dr DisRespect and Shroud skins will undoubtedly spark the most interest.
— Skin-Tracker (@SkinTrackerCom) May 29, 2018