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Shroud explains how each Escape from Tarkov map can be improved

Published: 31/Jan/2020 21:05

by Albert Petrosyan


Escape from Tarkov guru Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek believes that “a lot of the maps need to be reworked,” detailing what’s wrong with each one and how they can be improved.

Playing Escape from Tarkov as much as he has over the past few months has turned shroud into an expert of the game’s ins and outs.


However, as fond as he’s been of the hardcore first-person simulator, the Mixer star isn’t afraid to acknowledge that the game has its flaws, especially where some of the maps are concerned.

Battlestate GamesThere are eight maps currently available in EFT with plenty more on the way.

During one of his recent streams, he talked about the issues he has with some of the maps and how they can be fixed, particularly when it comes to the older ones.


“A lot of their maps need touch-ups,” he said. “They keep making these really good brand-new maps, but they need to go back and fix their old maps.”

In contrast, he is very keen on the newer additions, such as the “fantastic” Reserve and “great” The Lab, which he believes the developers did a good job with in terms of “actual loot and items you can find.”

Battlestate GamesShroud thinks all of the older EFT maps need to be improved, especially Shoreline, which he jokingly called “Snoreline.”

Shroud on how to improve older EFT maps

Here are some of the EFT maps that shroud thinks aren’t up to par, including what issues he says they have and how they can be improved.

  • Customs: “The loot that you find is trash.”
  • Shoreline: “The most boring map in this game. A lot of people in the community call it ‘Snoreline.’ It’s not very fun and needs rework. The loot’s good, but only in one spot.”
  • Interchange: “Isn’t bad, but it could use a little bit of a tweak here and there, mainly with the lighting. That’s the problem with that map, it’s too dark.”
  • Factory“Definitely needs a rework, that b*tch needs to get bigger. And it will, I think they’re planning on expanding on it.”
  • Woods“Only serves one purpose and that is doing your Mosin Quests. That’s literally the only purpose of Woods. Everyone that’s on Woods is doing Mosin Quests. I think they can expand upon Woods a little bit.”

It remains to be seen whether or not developers Battlestate Games will be willing to dedicate resources to make changes to these older maps, especially since they have a bunch of other new ones in development.

There are seven new maps that have been announced to be coming soon to the game, including Streets of Tarkov, which has already been unveiled as the next addition.

That said, if the devs do end up deciding to go back and try to improve the older locations, it might be worth taking shroud’s comments and ideas into consideration.


Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos


Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.


Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.


“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.


“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”


Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.


“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.