Shroud gets trapped in a hole, still manages to win battle royale match - Dexerto

Shroud gets trapped in a hole, still manages to win battle royale match

Published: 29/Nov/2018 23:19 Updated: 29/Nov/2018 23:25

by Bill Cooney


Twitch streamer Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek had a tough time in the new battle royale game Islands of Nyne after he fell into a hole in a crucial moment of the match.

Islands of Nyne is a “Fast paced, community-driven” battle royale game released by Define Human Studios in July of 2018.


The game is holding a free-to-play weekend starting on November 29, which attracted Shroud to give the game a shot on stream.

During a match, the streamer is taking on two different opponents at the same time towards the end of the match, before getting stuck in a hole he can’t get out of.


As the circle closes around him, somehow Shroud is able to get out of the hole and heal himself while heading back into the map.

From there, Shroud does what he does best and wiped out the last remaining player to lock up the most improbable win in Island of Nyne history.

It will be interesting to see how well Island of Nyne does this weekend, and if any more streamers get into similar situations.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends Evo shields are being nerfed again in Season 7

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:12 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:28

by Alan Bernal


The Evo Shields in Apex Legends are set for another balance update that could come in Season 7, as Respawn are still fine-tuning how the armor upgrades to its max level.

Respawn brought the Evo Shields in the System Override patch in March, then made them a staple in the battle royale later on. Ever since then, the studio has been trying to find the right balance with the armor and its scaling defense as the game continues.


As for the studio, the hunt for that equilibrium to the item will continue as Respawn Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein indicated that players could have an increased damage threshold to hit before getting a fully evolved shield.

This change is still in the implementation phases, however, since Respawn need to tinker with the game’s networking to actually bring in the patch.

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The Evo Armor values for max level will change, most likely in Season 7.

“We have a change planned for red Evo Shields for patch 7.0, but it required a little networking work (don’t ask; game dev is dumb) so we couldn’t ship it in 6.1,” Klein responded to a player who noticed there weren’t any changes to the shields in the Aftermarket update. “The plan is to increase the damage required to go to Red.”

At the time of writing, the Evo Shields need 500 damage inflicted to reach max level. That requirement is going to change, although the developer gave no indication for how much.

Complaints about the gear stem from how many people seem to have a fully upgraded Evo early in games.


Though this could be attributed to the typical gunfight fiestas that happen at any major POI after dropping into the Arena, the problem is going to get a closer look within the studio.

There’s no word if there will also be a change to the armor max Evo Shields provide, but it’s not likely since Respawn tuned that not too long ago when Season 6 started.

In any case, the company is hoping the next round of changes will leave Apex Legends in a healthier state as it concerns the popular Evo Shields in the game.