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Summit1g rages at Escape From Tarkov devs over raid changes

Published: 4/Feb/2020 11:51 Updated: 4/Feb/2020 11:55

by Matt Porter


Jaryd ‘Summit1g‘ Lazar is one of the most popular Escape From Tarkov streamers in the world, and even though he openly praises the game, he couldn’t help but lose his cool on February 4 when he died at the end of a match, claiming the games were too short.

Escape From Tarkov is one of the most tactical first-person shooters on the market, tasking players with heading into the fictional Russian city of Tarkov to grab gear, loot enemies, and make it back to the extraction point without getting killed and losing all the supplies you have acquired.

Matches on the Interchange map, a massive shopping mall full of weapons, armor, and more, have seen their time shortened down to 40 minutes, and the sprawling building taking a long time to work through, a frustrated Summit1g hit out at developers Battlestate Games for bringing down the raid time limits and making it more difficult to escape when it shouldn’t be.

Interchange map from Escape From Tarkov.
Battlestate Games
Interchange’s sprawling shopping mall makes it one of Tarkov’s biggest raids.

After hunting through shop after shop in search of loot, Summit received the call that the raid was almost complete, giving him seven minutes to exit Interchange and make it to an extraction point to ensure he didn’t lose his gear. While rushing to make his way out, the streamer got ambushed by an opponent sitting at the top of a set of escalators, wiping him out and leaving him furious at the short amount of time he had to complete the raid.

“They’re sitting at the front of Ultra until six f**king minutes left for the guy who actually did do sh*t to run out,” raged the 32-year-old. “That’s what they’re waiting for! Oh my god, that’s insane! Please, can you give me my f**king time back on these maps?”

“40 minutes for an Interchange? Suck my d**k. That’s ridiculous. Get more servers, stop lowering the time. Put them back to 50 minutes or 55, and get some goddamn servers, this is so dumb! It’s f**king Interchange, it’s a huge-*ss mall, there’s so much to trek. 40 minutes is not enough time!”

With Tarkov becoming a massive success on Twitch thanks to streamers like Summit and Dr Disrespect, along with Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek on Mixer, thousands of players have flocked to the game to play it themselves, putting massive strain on the servers and forcing Battlestate to make matches shorter in attempts to free up space for other players and keep everything running smoothly.

While making raid time limits shorter does mean more people can play, it is clearly affecting some people’s enjoyment of the FPS, with Summit especially annoyed and pleading with the developers to make changes.


Mr Beast struggles through ridiculous 24-hour ice house challenge

Published: 30/Oct/2020 5:33 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 5:47

by Brad Norton


Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson is no stranger to over the top challenges but his latest video was one of the most difficult he’s ever filmed, as he struggled to endure 24 hours in a house made completely of ice.

While Mr Beast loves to giveaway crazy prizes to competitors, friends, and even just strangers on the street, he also loves a good challenge. From 24 hours in a prison to surviving on a deserted island, the popular YouTuber has done just about everything.

Looking to push the boundaries even further, his latest task was to endure the freezing cold for a full day. It wasn’t just a cold room with the air conditioning cranked, it was an entire house made of ice. Brick by brick the structure fully was completely encased in ice to keep Mr Beast as cold as possible.

Everything from the chairs to the toilet was also frozen solid. Mere hours into the attempt it had quickly become “one of the harder challenges [he’s] ever done.”

Mr Beast Ice house challenge
YouTube: Mr Beast
A few hours into the challenge and Mr Beast had to start getting regular checks to ensure he wasn’t in proper danger.

So what was the motive to remain in the ice house? If Mr Beast survived all 24 hours, his closest friends would have to cover themselves “in syrup and feathers” in public. On the other hand, if he left early, the same punishment would be applied.

After a few hours of pacing back and forth to keep his body active, he bargained for a pair of gloves. A nearby crew member handed them over and agreed to a $10,000 deal to be Mr Beast’s “spy” throughout the challenge.

This was certainly one of the more unique challenges on the channel as the gimmick never let up. Mr Beast was even forced to eat a stack of pancakes with a fork made entirely of ice. At the 12 hour mark, he conceded that “it was brutal.”

“Literally the coldest I’ve ever been in my entire life,” he said after the fact. “I was miserable.” Despite the odds being stacked against him and his friends trying to make the challenge even harder, he pushed through to the very end.

Days after revealing his most expensive video ever, it turns out this rather simple challenge was quite costly as well. 

“This video cost me around $300,000 to make. For the price that it cost me to build an ice house, I could have bought a real house.”