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Twitch streamer left speechless after insane no-hit God of War challenge

Published: 2/Jan/2020 23:33

by Brad Norton

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No-hit challenges have become increasingly popular over the years and a recent God of War spectacle left this Twitch streamer in stunned silence having finally reached their goal following countless failed attempts.

Almost two years after the release of Santa Monica Studio’s God of War reboot on the PlayStation 4, hardcore gamers are still finding new challenges to tackle in the latest, epic adventure of Kratos.

Completing the game on the most crushing difficulty was the just beginning for a number of extremely dedicated players as no-hit challenges have ramped things up to an entirely new level. After reaching an absurd goal and taking down the most feared boss in the game, this God of War player was left speechless at what he had just accomplished.

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2018’s God of War marked the first new entry in the series since God of War: Ascension in 2013.

After countless attempts, former League of Legends professional turned full-time content creator, Andréas ‘Sardoche’ Honnet, was left stunned on January 2 having ticked off his final task in front of thousands watching around the world.

Taking on the final Valkyrie fight, the Twitch streamer added a unique twist. Not only would New Game+ be in effect with enemies scaling in level, but Sardoche was aiming to take down the most powerful foe in the game without taking a single hit throughout the fight.

A preposterously difficult task, the streamer was in battle for a whopping 15 minutes. Evading lethal blows and sudden area-of-effect attacks from the boss all while timing his combinations with impeccable timing and precision, he was left stunned when the Valkyrie finally collapsed on the ground.

Raising his fists before standing up and celebrating on-camera, it’s no surprise just how much this remarkable moment meant. Collapsing back into his chair, Sardoche was at a loss for words as the chat exploded in an endless wave of congratulatory messages from his viewers.

Valkyrie’s serve as the most challenging boss fights in God of War. With nine scattered across the map, each is intended to provide a unique encounter that will test various abilities and put Kratos to the test.

Requiring the absolute best gear in the game with an astute knowledge of when to utilize each powerful ability, these fights are no walk in the park. The true pinnacle of combative competition in the game unlocks upon defeating the eight Valkyrie. In doing so, Sigrún appears on the map and stands tall as the most formidable of all boss of all.

With a number of devastating attacks that can stun the Greek God, the final Valkyrie rarely lets Kratos breathe. Taking advantage of every single opening throughout the no-hit run however, Sardoche toppled the boss in stunning fashion and avoided each strike with tremendous timing. 

Santa Monica Studio - God of WarValkyrie’s are optional fights that hold no bearing over the narrative in God of War, serving as a true challenge for those seeking to test their mettle.

While Creative Director Cory Barlog and the developers at Santa Monica Studio have been tight-lipped regarding the inevitable follow up to the critically acclaimed and record-breaking hit, it’s evident 2018’s God of War is still capturing the attention of dedicated players. 

From the molten depths of Muspelheim to the noxious gasses that await on Niflheim, not even the most elaborate challenges could stop this streamer from upping the ante and reaching new heights.

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TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

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Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.