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DanTDM responds to claims he 'cheated' in hardcore Minecraft

by Connor Bennett
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YouTube star Dan ‘DanTDM’ Middleton has responded to claims that he cheated during his hardcore Minecraft series – putting it all down to being a bit of an April Fool’s joke.

While many content creators across both YouTube and streaming might pick up Minecraft every now and again when buzz returns to the game, there are plenty who still make it their game of choice. 

DanTDM is one of these who makes Minecraft the focus of his channel. However, some fans accused him of ‘cheating’ during his current hardcore save series after dying to a pretty powerful enemy in a recent episode. 

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The British YouTuber responded to those claims during his April 11 upload, noting that the video in question wasn’t entirely serious because he was covering the April Fool’s Minecraft snapshot. “In that episode, my Minecraft character died which means the world should be deleted,” Dan said, noting that some fans asked how he managed to respawn and why the save is still alive.

“Are you not forgetting the motto of the episode? What happens in this episode, stays in this episode and the reason for that isn’t because I died, it’s because the whole snapshot was completely overpowered and ridiculous,” he added. 

“I’m sorry if I didn’t make it clear that was like an April Fool’s episode but all of that has been cut out, scrapped, we’ve gone back in time,” the YouTuber concluded, while jokingly asking viewers to not be mad at him.

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As the Minecraft extraordinaire noted, the April Fool’s snapshot was designed to be a joke for all Minecraft players – especially as some, like the YouTuber, had been finding pretty rare items like Ancient Scrap with alarming regularity. 

With all of that in the rearview mirror, there won’t be an update like the snapshot that caused all the drama for quite some time – if, really, ever again.