Shroud explains why every battle royale "goes to shit" when they get popular - Dexerto

Shroud explains why every battle royale “goes to shit” when they get popular

Published: 16/Jun/2019 10:07 Updated: 16/Jun/2019 10:58

by Connor Bennett


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional may have used his CS:GO background to grow his brand on PUBG and Apex Legends.

So, when he has an opinion about something, good or bad, his community – and sometimes even the game developers themselves – sit up and listen to what he has to say.

Respawn EntertainmentShroud has used his outrageous FPS skills to dominate battle royale games.

During his June 15 stream, the former Cloud9 player chatted with fans about the state of the newly released Fallout 76 battle royale, which he has been enjoying since its temporary free-to-play release during E3 2019.

The streamer noted that if players didn’t keep up with the new Fallout 76 offering by playing often, they would “get owned” because they would fall behind the curve. That led him to a thought on the scene of BR games in general.

“Fallout 76 is going to get really hard and really sweaty very soon, so that’s why I’m trying to enjoy it as much as I can now before it goes to shit – because I know it will. Every BR goes to shit the more people play it,” shroud explained. “Just because, they get better and everyone’s like all sweaty and it’s just not fun anymore. The start of BRs is always the fun part.”

While shroud may not have given any clearcut examples, any viewer of his that has dabbled in battle royale titles will know what he is talking about. 

Games like Fortnite Battle Royale started off life as fast-paced free-for-alls, where anybody can win, before morphing into having a ‘meta’, higher and higher skill ceilings (especially with building), and updates that completely change the game.

Those sweeping changes may not affect the popularity of titles, even when players say they’re going to stop playing, but those with the experience of shroud can see the drop-off way before it creeps up on others.


Mr Beast giving $10,000 to whoever can ‘ratio’ him the hardest

Published: 24/Oct/2020 11:19

by Georgina Smith


In another wacky challenge, YouTuber Mr Beast has announced he will award $10,000 to whoever can ‘ratio’ him, or get the most likes in comparison to his tweet, with fandoms battling it out to have their fave crowned the winner.

Jimmy Donaldson a.k.a Mr Beast is well known for his grand scale challenges. And with 45 million subscribers on YouTube, he certainly has the means to facilitate them, often partnering up with his huge audience to make great things happen.

On the charitable front, one of Mr Beast’s most ambitious projects was ‘Team Trees,’ where he endeavored to raise the money required to plant 20,000,000 trees. He definitely succeeded, with over 500,000 unique users donating to the campaign.

Instagram: MrBeastMrBeast and his crew of over 600 YouTubers has raised over $20 million for Team Trees.

Among the philanthropy, Donaldson also previously set out to break some online records just for the fun of it. He set out to beat PewDiePie and have one of his videos become the most liked non-music video on YouTube. The video currently has a whopping 15 million likes.

With that in mind, he set his Twitter followers the task of ‘ratio-ing’ his original tweet. To ‘ratio’ someone means either for the number of comments to far outweigh the likes (usually when something is controversial,) or in this case to far outweigh the likes of the original tweet. Essentially, you have to get more likes than Mr Beast himself.

Originally, it looked like popular YouTuber Corpse Husband was going to win the money thanks to his reply tweet of a simple smiley face. Alongside the rise of Among Us, Corpse has experienced a huge surge in popularity in recent months, and said that he would be donating 100% of the money if won to charity.

However, just as it was looking as if Corpse would be sailing to victory unrivalled, a tweet from a BTS fan’s account saying “I know this is impossible but, If ever I win the funds will be directly donated to Funds for Bangtan and BorahaeFunds” began to pick up traction.

Their victory might not be as impossible as they first thought, with dedicated fans around the globe heading in droves to boost the tweet.

Mr Beast even joked “Hey Kpop fans, you about to let Minecraft youtubers show you up like this? Are they the new biggest fan base?”

At the time of writing, Mr Beast’s original tweet has 200,000 likes, Corpse Husband’s 233,000 likes, and BTS_History613’s tweet at 239,000. But with the numbers changing rapidly by the second, who the ultimate winner will be is yet unclear.