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Nadeshot admits he’s “afraid” of Ubisoft’s new Hyper Scape battle royale

Published: 15/Jul/2020 7:09 Updated: 15/Jul/2020 9:25

by Brad Norton

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Ubisoft’s entry into the battle royale genre with Hyper Scape has competitive FPS veteran Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag scared to the point that he may never open the game.

The Hyper Scape open beta launched on July 12 as Ubisoft formally opened the floodgates for battle royale fans around the globe. It breathes new life into the last-one-standing genre with fresh takes on old and familiar mechanics. Not only that, but it pushes the pace with an extremely fluid movement system.

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With all of these factors combining into an intense 100-player showdown, Hyper Scape has Nadeshot concerned. It’s not quite like other more-tactical games in the genre. You always have to be on the move and thinking on your feet.

While he’s yet to actually drop in for the first time, he shared his impressions based on early Twitch streams. Talking it over alongside fellow 100 Thieves members Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop and the recently announced ‘Neekolul,’ Nadeshot explained why he’s worried.

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Hyper Scape gameplay screenshot capturing crown
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Hyper Scape drops 100 players into a fast-paced battle royale experience.

“Let me just say this… I have no idea how the hell I’m going to play this game,” he said. “I am 27 years old and I feel very slow on a keyboard and mouse.” While Hyper Scape will eventually be coming to consoles, the Open Beta is currently only available to PC players. This is a huge concern to the former FPS star as “you’ve got no aim assist on keyboard and mouse, everybody is just soaring.”

“I feel like I’d have to have 50 mg of Adderall coursing through my veins to play this game and I don’t even take Adderall. I’d need five Red Bulls just to comprehend some of the movement that is happening.”

Many of the abilities in Ubisoft’s new battle royale are focused on movement. Some let you leap into the sky for a quick chance to reposition. Meanwhile, other abilities turn you into a ball for a short period of time. These are a big part of why Nadeshot is unsure he’ll “ever play the game.”

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OpTic Gaming roster with X Games gold medals
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Nadeshot and the 2014 OpTic Gaming roster were the first to win X Games gold for esports competition.

No stranger to shooters, Nadeshot cut his teeth in the competitive Call of Duty scene. Before 100 Thieves he was one of the biggest stars under the OpTic Gaming banners. Winning a number of prestigious events and even claiming the first X Games gold medal for an esports competition in 2014. “I’ve been playing FPS games since I was a child, and I am afraid of this game,” he joked.

“It reminds me of when boosters were first introduced in a Call of Duty with Advanced Warfare. People flying through the sky. Just the visibility that you need to have and the movement that you need to be a good player in this game…I just can’t even fathom it. It’s making me sick watching it.”

The relevant topic begins at the 23:55 mark of the video below.

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Nadeshot is yet to actually try Hyper Scape for himself. His opinion could change drastically with some hands-on time. However, it appears he may never even give Ubisoft’s new title a go. “I’m f**king scared and I don’t think I’ll play it,” he concluded.

Perhaps his opinion will change over time as the console release is deployed later this year. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed jumping in for the first time, here are our best tips for brand new players.

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Funny Apex Legends easter egg found in Hyper Scape

Published: 10/Sep/2020 12:13

by Jacob Hale

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Hawk-eyed Hyper Scape players have discovered a funny Apex Legends easter egg in Ubisoft’s latest entry to the battle royale genre, Hyperscape.

Hyperscape released on July 12, 2020, capitalizing on the booming battle royale market since the likes of Fortnite, Apex and Warzone took over the gaming world.

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While it may not have yet reached the dizzying heights of the aforementioned games, players are still having a lot of fun with its unique take on the genre, notable for its integration with Twitch that allows viewers to affect the outcome of a match.

Hyper Scape players on roof
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Hyper Scape has been somewhat of a success for Ubisoft.

Hyper Scape and Apex are somewhat similar in their futuristic gameplay and action, and although most players have picked a side by this point, Ubisoft has left a little message in the game to Apex players and a nod to their competition over at Respawn.

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If you’re an Apex Legends player, you’ll know the incredibly frustrating call of “Mozambique here,” the game trolling you as it tries to convince you to take the Mozambique shotgun.

Obviously, the Mozambique is one of the least popular weapons in the game. It’s not very powerful and is just about the last weapon you want to have to carry after you land — and it looks like that’s something the Hyper Scape developers are well aware of.

While traversing Hyper Scape’s Neo Arcadia map, Redditor imBrettValentine found a little note perched on a desk with just two words written on it: “Mozambique here!”

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Mozambique Here ! (Found in Hyperscape) from r/apexlegends

Obviously, there is no Mozambique shotgun in Hyper Scape, so is clearly a nod to its competitor — and is a pretty funny one at that.

For players who have made Hyper Scape their main game, this might have triggered some unwanted flashbacks, but it does raise the question of whether there are even more undiscovered easter eggs in the game.