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Mr Beast raids Minecraft servers with 10,000 fans

Published: 9/Aug/2020 17:21

by Georgina Smith

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Hugely popular YouTuber Mr Beast has embarked on yet another ambitious video on his gaming channel, enlisting the help of 10,000 viewers to help him overload Minecraft servers.

If there’s anyone who can pull off large scale unusual videos, it’s Mr Beast. With a subscriber base of over 40 million, and an extra 5 million on his newer gaming channel, he has enormous potential for content at his fingertips.

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Over on his main, he is most known for crazy challenges which have recently included eating the largest slice of pizza in the world, and buying an island with lottery ticket money.

He’s also well known for his philanthropy, generously buying gifts and sending money to friends, fans, and strangers in need.

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This time around he enlisted help from his quarter of a million user strong Discord server to see who would help him in his quest to raid Minecraft servers of increasing sizes.

They began with a low-tier server to see how much it could hold, and it only reached 269 players before the server crashed.

As they moved up to the mid-tier, they created chaos by setting fire to trees and using dynamite to blow up parts of the map. As the number of people climbed, survival of the server looked increasingly unlikely, but they eventually made it to 1100.

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Onto the high tier, and this time they decided to get everyone to spawn into one small obsidian box, but the connection was lost after only 750 players.

Mr Beast and Fans
YouTube: Mr Beast
Mr Beast talks to his fans who stuck around in his Minecraft server.

After asking permission from creators, they embarked on crashing real people’s servers. But they couldn’t hold on long as thousands of fans poured into the public servers to be a part of the YouTuber’s new video and they soon crashed.

To their surprise, a week later a few fans were still gathering within his initial servers, even building huge towering structures without being able to use creative mode.

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Fans said it was an “epic server” and community, so they stuck around that bit longer to hang out with fellow Mr Beast fans.

Overwatch

Elon Musk pleads Overwatch to buff Torbjorn’s turrets

Published: 13/Oct/2020 18:41

by Michael Gwilliam

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It’s no secret that tech billionaire Elon Musk plays video games, but on October 13, he shocked the internet when he revealed his Overwatch main and how he would buff the hero.

After making a rather random tweet about the “The Illuminaughty” – a clever play on words, YouTuber twomad asked the 49-year-old if he mains Torbjorn in Overwatch.

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Regardless of how the weird topic got started, Elon replied saying “um… yes” confirming he does in fact play Blizzard’s hero-based FPS and mains the Swedish engineer.

The unlikely response earned Musk a whopping 26,000 likes. For much of Overwatch’s lifespan, Torb was considered a bit of a joke or throw pick who offered very little benefit on attack.

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However, after a major rework, the DPS has grown increasingly stronger and is actually one of the most viable heroes in the game at all levels right now.

Sadly, Musk didn’t state how long he had been playing Overwatch or Torbjorn for that matter, so it’s possible that he had only played when the hero wasn’t as good or only after the big rework happened.

Even the official Overwatch Twitter account decided to get in on the fun and replied to Musk with a picture of a giant Torbjorn turret on Mars.

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“We’ve been thinking about this for a while,” they captioned the humorous picture. “Call us.”

Furthermore, Musk went on to explain how he would buff Torbjorn and the ideas were interesting to say the least. “Please buff Torb’s turret!” he exclaimed. “Or maybe 2 weak turrets to allow more strategic degrees of freedom.”

It was certainly an interesting reply and a sign that we could be looking at one of the most ambitious crossovers in history if Overwatch takes Elon up on his idea.

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Though it’s unlikely that we’ll see Musk’s ideas make it to the game, but there’s always the Experimental Mode, so it’s possible Elon could end up getting his wish.

Who knows – maybe next time you’re in a game and a player won’t swap off Torb, it may be Elon Musk of all people.

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