Minecraft star Dream hits huge YouTube milestone amid cheating drama

Published: 30/Dec/2020 19:37

by Tanner Pierce


Minecraft star has hit a new YouTube milestone by reaching 15 million subscribers, which is impressive in its own right, but is even more incredible considering both how fast he gained those subscribers – and the fact that he’s currently in the middle of  an alleged cheating scandal.

If you pay attention to the Minecraft scene at all, you’ll probably recognize the name Dream. The YouTuber has skyrocketed to fame over the past few months, and now he has reached a brand new milestone that very few personalities hit, especially in the short amount of time that it took him.

On December 30, 2020, Dream hit 15 million subscribers on his YouTube page, which is an impressive feat in-and-of-itself. What makes it more remarkable, however, is that it seems he gained 14 million of those subscribers within the span of just one year.

Dream is known for his Minecraft video.

According to a tweet posted by him, Dream only had 1 million subscribers around this time last year – meaning it took him this only a year to get the same amount of subscribers that some YouTubers only dream of.

SocialBlade shows the YouTuber constantly gaining a steady flow of new subscribers starting in January 2020, with a huge uptick starting in July. This, of course, is around the time that Dream starting becoming a household name within the Minecraft YouTube community.

All of this if even more jaw-dropping, considering the fact that the YouTuber is currently in the middle of a giant Minecraft speedrun cheating controversy. In short, according to some critics, Dream purportedly cheated his way through a Minecraft speedrun – but he vehemently denies these accusations.

The whole drama has drummed up quite a bit of outrage, with Dream even going so far as to hire a full-blown astrophysicist to debunk parts of the claims. Despite everything, it seems like he came out on top at the end of the day.

All in all, regardless on your feelings toward the YouTuber, there’s no denying that Dream has done something monumental, considering how quickly he gained his fans. It’ll be interesting to see the numbers going forward, including how fast they grow.


Fortnite Season 5 Week 13 challenges: How to complete all quests

Published: 25/Feb/2021 13:31 Updated: 25/Feb/2021 13:32

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite’s Season 5 Week 13 challenges have arrived, and we’ve got all the information you need to complete each and every quest in no time at all.

We’re now only a few weeks away from the end of Season 5, which is expected to close on March 15, 2021. Things are getting a bit dry, but Epic Games are continuing to pump out weekly challenges to give players something new to focus on.

This week, there’s a mix of weapon damage quests and location-based quests. There are also a few tasks based around the Zero Point, as players will need to destroy some Crystal Trees and enter the Zero Point.

Below, you’ll find the complete list of Week 13 challenges that go live on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at 9AM ET. There are a total of seven Epic quests to work through, as well as a single Legendary quest that will earn you a huge amount of XP.

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You’ll need to enter the Zero Point to complete Fortnite’s Week 13 challenges.

Fortnite Season 5 Week 13 Quests

The most interesting quest this week is the first one, which tasks players with scanning a server at a Surface Hub. It turns out, these are actually the Imagined Order’s underground bunkers. We’ve got a guide to finding Surface Hubs here.

Throwing fruit at Hunter’s Haven should be easy. Collect fruit from any POI, make your way to Hunter’s Haven, then throw it on the ground. You can also deal damage to opponents here to complete the next challenge, and if you do it with a Pistol, you’ll tick off another in the process.

To bathe in the Purple Pool, you’ll need to visit Steamy Stacks at the northeast of the Season 5 map. You can find the pool inside the main building on the ground floor. We’ve got a guide to finding the Purple Pool here.

Entering the Zero Point requires you to jump out the Battle Bus over the center of the map and glide into it. Doing so won’t harm you, it will actually increase your shield. From here, destroying Crystal Trees is as simple as attacking the crystals that stick out of the sand with your pickaxe.

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Steamy Stacks gets its own challenge this week.

Fortnite Season 5 Week 13 Legendary Quest

  • Build Structures (60/120/180/240/300)

This week’s Legendary quest should be a lot easier to complete than last week’s challenge, which required players to deal damage to opponents within 10 seconds of Zero Point Dashing.

You won’t even need to engage in combat this week, as you’ll simply need to build a total of 300 structures. As this is something most players do at least a few times during a match, you should complete it during everyday play.

However, if you want to speed things along, we recommend you land at a quiet POI and farm for materials. Once you’ve maxed your inventory out, build away and you’ll tick each tier of this Legendary quest off in no time at all.

Remember, you’ll only have until Thursday, March 4, 2021, to complete all of these quests and earn XP to level up your Battle Pass before Week 14 kicks off and they disappear.