Summit1g loses it after worst lag ever ruins Tarkov match with shroud - Dexerto
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Summit1g loses it after worst lag ever ruins Tarkov match with shroud

Published: 1/Feb/2020 17:45 Updated: 1/Feb/2020 17:56

by Joe Craven

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Twitch streamer Jaryd ‘summit1g’ Lazar completely lost his cool with tactical-survival shooter Escape from Tarkov, as a horrendous lag spike saw him eliminated in a fight he clearly should have won. 

Despite releasing the beta nearly four years ago, Battlestate Games’ Escape from Tarkov has experienced a new lease of life on streaming platforms, as a host of the world’s biggest entertainers flock to the tactical FPS.

Among the streamers who have transitioned over is summit1g, who has been one of the streamers of the decade – thanks to his versatility and willingness to play whatever titles his viewers want to see.

Summit1g streaming on Twitch
Summit1g, Twitch
Summit is known for jumping between popular titles and maintaining a high gameplay standard.

Despite Tarkov’s popularity, it is not immune to server issues and lag, something which became clear on January 31 during Lazar’s Twitch stream with shroud. 

The 32-year-old pushed into a narrow corridor and was quickly faced down by an enemy. The gunfight got off to a good start for summit, who promptly found the opponent with his crosshairs.

However, as he was about to get the headshot and win the gunfight, the game freezes for almost a whole second, and resumes with summit eliminated. Understandably, this doesn’t go down too well with the streaming veteran. 

“Oh I f**king chugged [lagged],” summit screamed. “No way! He was dead! Dude, I had this guy so dead.” 

“I fat chugged bro,” he continued, trying to explain the situation to shroud. “I had his head tapped. He was tapped. I had like 18 shots to tap him with, and [it] full-second chugged.” 

The two speculated whether the opponent was cheating, but it wasn’t particularly clear, especially given the absence of killcams in Escape from Tarkov.

“With the way he just killed me – he was full blind, and just snapped on my head,” shroud explained. Regardless, summit knows that if it wasn’t for the very unfortunate lag spike, he had the enemy dead to rights, cheater or not.

Shroud actually thought the laggy server may have also worked in their favor at other times, possibly saving their lives in an earlier gunfight. While the game is still technically in beta, issues like these are to be expected, but the timing on this one couldn’t have been worse.

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Stormzy drops ‘Rainfall’ music video in Watch Dogs, and it actually slaps

Published: 23/Oct/2020 2:14

by Isaac McIntyre

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Stormzy has officially made his Watch Dogs Legion debut with the release of his ‘Rainfall’ music video, which was filmed entirely inside Ubisoft’s upcoming trilogy sequel and if we’re being honest, the whole thing is kind of awesome.

Every day another celebrity seems to find their way into the digital world. This year, Ninja and Aussie Twitch streamer Loserfruit were both added to Fortnite. Then, just last month, Dr Disrespect had a unique variant skin and themed ‘Arena’ map he designed released in Rogue Company.

Now it’s British grime rapper Stormzy’s turn, in Watch Dogs: Legion.

The rapper, 27, released a music video for his new single “Rainfall” on Thursday, Oct. 22, with a bit of a twist ⁠— the entire clip was filmed in Ubisoft’s upcoming sequel.

A digital Stormzy first appeared in a virtual studio, singing his new single. The scenery soon changed, however, and he was transported ⁠— all in-game ⁠— to the rooftops of London, where the new Watch Dogs sequel will mainly be taking place.

Here’s the new music video, featuring Tiana Major9, in all its glory.

This isn’t the only time Stormzy will be appearing in Watch Dogs Legion either. When the full Legion title drops on Oct. 29, players will get the chance to team-up with the grime rapper, or at least a virtual version of him, for an exclusive side-quest.

The mission, “Fall on My Enemies,” is a reference to Stomrzy’s lyrics in ‘Rainfall.’ 

When accepted, players will be tasked with “protecting the broadcast of the music video across the entire city.” Ubisoft has yet to confirm how long the mission will be, or whether it has any major bearing on the main Watch Dogs storyline.

Stormzy first revealed his collaboration back in September. He said, “You lot are about to have your minds blown. What [Ubisoft] have done in terms of recreating London is one of the most insane, epic, incredible things I’ve ever seen.”

Stormzy 'filmed' his entire Rainfall music video inside Watch Dogs: Legion.
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Stormzy ‘filmed’ his entire Rainfall music video inside Watch Dogs: Legion.

The Watch Dogs devs said they were “thrilled” to have Stormzy onboard. “His music and what he speaks to as an artist is extremely relevant for our London setting, and for the larger themes of our game. He lit up the room… it was a career highlight for us to get to work with him.”

Ubisoft has confirmed the exclusive Stormzy Rainfall mission will be available from day one in Watch Dogs Legion, and will require no additional DLC patches to play.

The Watch Dogs trilogy sequel will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia on Thursday, October 29. The title will also be ported to Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 when the next-gen consoles are released in late 2020.