Shroud reveals why he stopped playing Halo: Reach despite “loving” it

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Fans of Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek have noticed that he’s not playing Halo: Reach much anymore, and turns out there’s actually a very specific reason for that.

No one is bigger in the world of first-person shooters than shroud, so when Halo: Reach finally released on PC in early December, many waited in anticipation for him to try it out.

After playing the game for a few days, he decided to move onto other things, such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Apex Legends, and most recently, Rainbow 6: Siege.

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BungieHalo: Reach is the first game in the franchise that’s been released on PC, with the rest of the series to follow.

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It was during one of his recent Rainbow 6 streams that one of his viewers asked if he hadn’t enjoyed Halo, to which the Mixer star replied stressing the contrary.

“Actually, I loved it, but then summit1G stopped playing and I got really bummed,” he explained. “Because I wanted to play with him, that’s the main reason I was playing.”

“He stopped playing as I started playing and I got bummed about it, because I thought it was so fun” he added, basically citing summit’s decision as the reason why he hasn’t been playing Halo either.

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Ironically, it was shroud who had initially suggested summit1G ditch Halo for Escape from Tarkov, the story-driven MMO that the Mixer star has been playing religiously over the past few months.

Why did summit1G quit PC Halo?

To say that summit’s few weeks of playing Halo: Reach on PC was an up-and-down rollercoaster ride would be an understatement, as the star Twitch streamer didn’t always have exactly the best of experiences streaming the game.

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His main gripe was the huge advantage that he claimed controller players had because of aim assist, which caused him to quit the game several times and ultimately uninstall it.

His final verdict of the game, at least for now, is that Microsoft attempt to try and “save” the popular FPS franchise by releasing it on PC hasn’t worked, since it’s alienated a lot of mouse-and-keyboard players.

Summit1G and the PC version of Halo: Reach haven’t exactly meshed well.

Shroud admits that he “loves” Halo, but…

As mentioned above, the former CS:GO pro did say he really enjoyed playing the game but did make sure to point out that he liked the casual modes a lot more than the ranked playlists.

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“Let me put an important ‘but’ here – I loved Halo doing casual game modes like SWAT, snipers-only was okay,” he said. “Shit like that. I liked that more than playing actual ranked.”

That said, he did have some complaints about the game when he was playing, such as citing the game’s old age as a reason for its graphical shortcomings, and sometimes getting spawn-trapped by more experienced players.

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