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PUBG Season 4 trailer hints at evil mastermind and ominous Erangel backstory

Published: 17/Jul/2019 15:22 Updated: 17/Jul/2019 18:12

by Paul Cot

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Gone are the days of pointlessly jumping into PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, as PUBG have hinted at an evil mastermind controlling Erangel, finally providing a backstory to the game.

Ahead of the next big update, PUBG shared a new cinematic trailer providing the first insight as to why you’re jumping into a deserted island and fighting against 99 other players.

While the trailer is vague, it does reveal a potentially intriguing backstory, giving some much needed context as to the true purpose of fighting to the death. In addition to offering a narrative, it adds an ominous backdrop ,with a previous survivor of Erangel treating the Russian island like his own playground.

PUBGPUBG’s Season 4 might be their biggest yet…

What’s PUBG’s backstory?

The trailer starts in 1965 where one boy narrates is homeland being invaded. He goes on to note that he was “the first lone survivor of Erangel” and that “he would not be the last”.

After Erangel showed that he could survive, the boy eerily wants to know if you can do the same. The scene then pans to Erangel in the modern day with soldiers trying to survive.

From there the camera zooms out showing the boy, now an old man, sitting at a desk with multiple computer screens in front of him, watching new players, or competitors, battle it out, in what looks to be for his own entertainment.

The trailer concludes with him saying “welcome to my battlegrounds” perhaps hinting that this boy was PlayerUnknown all along.

PUBGIs that PlayerUnknown watching the action unfold in Erangel? It certainly seems so…

Fans loving the narrative

If you thought there was no logical backstory for PUBG then you thought wrong. The team behind PUBG have come up with a tantalizing and somewhat realistic backstory, which leaves us with more questions than answers.

One comment on the video summarized the story brilliantly: “So are you telling me that PlayerUnknown was a lone survivor and now he’s a billionaire who organizes BR matches on a private island? Nice.”

Another theorized that the winner is invited for a chicken dinner with PlayerUnknown himself.

A new era for PUBG?

Could the huge changes coming in PUBG Season 4 along with this new backstory reinvigorate the battle royale game back to its old heights?

Only time will tell but it certainly leaves PUBG with a lot of options going forward.

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Tommyinnit reveals he used to stream snipe Shroud before he was famous

Published: 20/Jan/2021 11:22 Updated: 20/Jan/2021 11:27

by Calum Patterson

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Tommyinnit might be the most popular streamer on Twitch right now, averaging over 200,000 concurrent viewers for his sporadic Minecraft streams, but it turns out he used to be a massive shroud fanboy. In fact, he was one of shroud’s infamous stream snipers.

Stream sniping is the practice of using a streamer’s broadcast to gain information about the game they are playing – either to get an unfair advantage, or simply to join their game and troll them.

During the height of PUBG’s popularity in 2017, shroud was the biggest streamer on Twitch, and had an army of loyal stream snipers who would try endlessly to get into his matches.

Shroud’s stream snipers weren’t like others though – instead of trying to kill him, they would sing him songs, give him weapons and armor, or try to save his life when under attack.

Tommyinnit stream sniping shroud
Twitch: Shroud
Tommyinnit would get into shroud’s game’s to troll.

Tommyinnit admits shroud stream sniping

Although it’s against the rules of most games and of Twitch itself, Tommyinnit has admitted that when he was 14, back in 2017, he loved both PUBG and shroud, and would spend hours up late trying to get into his games.

And he was successful too – often matching up with him, and trying to save his life from actual enemies attacking him. Shroud eventually became familiar with Tommy’s name, and would say hello to him. In a video on his second channel, Tommyoutit, came clean about all of his stream sniping antics.

In one session, shroud even talked to Tommy about playing Minecraft, the game that he’s so well-known for now.

But, it turns out that Tommyinnit made this video because it wasn’t just years ago in PUBG that he was stream sniping shroud. When he recently saw shroud on a Minecraft server with proximity chat, he had to try it again for old times sake.

Unfortunately, shroud didn’t seem to be enjoying himself at all this time around, and soon after left the server – though not before killing Tommyinnit’s character, twice.

Although stream sniping is technically against the rules on Twitch, we’re sure the platform will let this one slide, as it was all in good fun. The real question is whether shroud has made the connection that one of his old stream snipers is now one of the biggest names on Twitch alongside him.