Escape from Tarkov

Shroud shows how Vepr Hunter is crazy overpowered in Escape from Tarkov

Published: 2/Jun/2020 20:39

by Bill Cooney


The Vepr Hunter is one of the more infamous weapons in Escape from Tarkov, and none other than the legendary Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek gave us a great example of why the carbine is so rightly feared.

The Hunter, or VPO-101 carbine if you want to get technical, is created on the same Kalashnikov (AKM) platform as many of Tarkov’s Eastern weapons.

This means it also fires the same beefy 7.62×51 round, which, combined with the gun’s effective distance of 400 meters, can make it absolutely deadly in a firefight.

Shroud has played his fair share of Tarkov and opted to bring his own variant of the carbine in with him to a round on Shoreline, a choice that paid off almost immediately.

Shortly after arriving, the streamer ran into a group of rival players and immediately dispatched one with a single shot from his Vepr, causing the rest to fly into a blind panic before they too were cut down.

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The Vepr Hunter is basically a sniper in a carbine package.

“I’d just like to say, that gun is stupid,” shroud laughed after he picked apart the four enemy players. “The Vepr Hunter is dumb as hell. I just sat there one tapping away.”

The Hunter, on top of being an incredibly powerful weapon in the right hands, is usually very cheap to purchase from the flea market as well, since it’s a common drop from Scavs across Tarkov, making it a very solid starter gun.

“I’m disappointed that I used that gun on them, just dirty. I feel like a dirty, dirty man,” the Mixer star admitted, knowing full well how overpowered the gun is.

If you’re new or looking to get into Tarkov, shroud is a great streamer to watch and get a general understanding of what works, and which weapons you might want to avoid, even if almost every gun turn to gold in his hands.

For those trying to score a Vepr for free off of Scavs be warned, thanks to the recent character-wipe update, Tarkov’s NPCs might be a bit harder to take out and loot than before.

Call of Duty

Dr Disrespect explains what Warzone could learn from Escape from Tarkov

Published: 12/Jan/2021 16:55

by David Purcell


Dr Disrespect is never one to keep an opinion to himself on the big shooter games and the same goes for Warzone, as he’s pointed the game’s developers could learn a thing or two from Escape from Tarkov. 

EFT has been up and down in terms of popularity in the last 12 months, enjoying purple patches where streamers like xQc, Summit1g, and shroud have jumped in to boost its popularity. One of those big personalities was Doc, who played Tarkov multiple times for his audience to watch along.

His stint on it was never really consistent enough to call it his main game, whereas Warzone has been a staple of the Champions Club streams for some time.

Now though, the Two-Time has singled out one feature where the Call of Duty title just doesn’t compare.

Warzone character skydiving without a parachute
Warzone has had many major updates since Black Ops Cold War released, but audio issues remain present.

Dr Disrespect on Warzone audio issues

During his YouTube stream on January 11, the self-proclaimed best video gamer in the world lashed out at the battle royale’s audio after a defeat. He claimed that it made it sound like opponents were 100 feet away in a warehouse, before creeping up on him.

He said: “A game like Escape from Tarkov, a game that has perfect audio, blows this game’s audio out by 500% – trust me.

“Trust me, any real gamer would say the same thing. It blows this audio out by like a thousand, but the reason why is because it caters to (competitive players). You hear something at a distance, a shot, footstep, you hear it!”

The streamer proceeded to imitate the sound in Warzone, making loud beatbox-style noises with his mic.

Discussion starts at 1:12:48 in the video below. 

This isn’t the first game that Doctor Disrespect’s had a problem with, from an audio standpoint. Almost all battle royale games have come under fire at the hands of the Two-Time, who has previously mocked Fortnite, Apex Legends, and others for the same thing.

It appears that Escape from Tarkov – despite not being as popular a game as Activision’s – is one that he actually admires.

Whether or not future updates will address the issue he’s highlighted remains to be seen, but until that time it looks like he’s going to have some big frustrations on Verdansk and Rebirth Island.