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xQc quits hardcore Minecraft speedrun after disastrous Ender Dragon battle

Published: 28/Feb/2020 15:09 Updated: 15/Jul/2020 17:50

by David Purcell


Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel couldn’t believe how his epic Minecraft run come to an end on Twitch, after a disastrous encounter with an Ender Dragon. 

The popular variety streamer isn’t afraid to try out new games on the streaming platform and has proven that much during the course of February, where he’s been giving Mojang’s sandbox title a go – setting himself the challenge of speedrunning the game like other YouTubers have in the past.

During this time on Minecraft, the former Overwatch professional player has enjoyed some entertaining moments, including one hilarious end to a session, but what happened during a broadcast on February 27 was no laughing matter for him.

Ender Dragon in Minecraft
Being killed during a battle with a dangerous Ender Dragon in Minecraft isn’t uncommon, but the way xQc died was devastating.

After battling all the way towards a point that some players can only hope to achieve, a 1v1 showdown with the Ender Dragon, the streamer was forced to adopt some pretty risky tactics to maneuver his way around the hostile mob boss.

He was launched into the air, following a number of successful strikes against the beast, and managed to land using his water bucket as a safety net. Once you are up against the Dragon, you can either use this method to prevent fall damage or have equipped boots with the Feather Falling enchantment, to mitigate damage after being knocked from a height.

However, while the technique might have looked on point the first time around, many viewers couldn’t believe their eyes when he tried to fall down from an Obsidian Tower safely,  his water bucket failed him and the: “Game over! xQcOW fell from a high place” notification appeared.

Clearly, xQc and his fans were not expecting this to happen, especially considering he had used the water bucket so well just moments before, but he was stunned into silence by the error.

With a devastated look on his face, he said: “What happened? Why didn’t it do it. I don’t get it. Guys, the water, I spammed it. I’m done. Ok, last stream. GGs. That was it. I’m out chat.”

Quickly after that “terrible” ending, he ended the stream and despite wanting to finish the whole thing in three hours, admitted defeat.

Whether or not fans will see him play more Minecraft and revive his challenge in the future remains to be seen, but it doesn’t look promising after this disaster.


Mr Beast gives away $10k in most ridiculous Minecraft challenge yet

Published: 28/Nov/2020 13:12

by Daniel Cleary


YouTube star Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson has given away another massive prize worth $10,000 to one random player in his latest Minecraft survival challenge.

Mr Beast is one of the biggest content creators on YouTube and is well known for his generosity, giving hundreds of thousands of dollars away to strangers in some of his past uploads.

During his latest video on his gaming channel, Mr Beast Gaming, the YouTuber revealed that he would be hosting a bizarre Minecraft challenge with a whopping $10,000 Subway gift card up for grabs.

Mr beast hosting a challenge video
Mr Beast, YouTube
Mr Beast has hosted plenty of unique challenge videos on his YouTube channel.

In one of his most ridiculous challenges yet, Mr Beast explained that this survival challenge would have plenty of interesting twists and turns before the winner was decided.

While it appeared to start off as a regular Minecraft ‘Hunger Games’ match, Mr Beast did not tell those participating that, instead of the border closing in on them from all sides, lava would begin to fill the map from down below.

This secret change seemed to catch plenty of players off-guard, after many of them immediately trekked down to the mines, in an attempt to gear up with diamond armor and equipment.

Mr Beast, who was spectating all of the action from above, would also spice things up by dropping rare pieces of equipment in front of a group to incentivize more fights.

In another twist, the YouTuber shared that the final player standing would not win anything, and that the full $10,000 Subway gift card would go to the person in 2nd place instead.

The final stage of the challenge was extremely close, with the last few players all falling into the lava at the exact same time. It was AltirixGaming though, the one who managed to claim the $10,000 prize.

Mr Beast has hosted other unique challenges on the sandbox title, such as his recent video where he gathered more players for an epic $50,000 Minecraft building competition.