Shroud blasts PUBG's new survivor pass: "that just screams Fortnite" - Dexerto

Shroud blasts PUBG’s new survivor pass: “that just screams Fortnite”

Published: 24/Mar/2019 12:52 Updated: 24/Mar/2019 13:17

by Daniel Cleary


Popular Twitch streamer Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek blasts the new Season 3 ‘survivor pass’ and in-game rewards that were recently added to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

Shroud is known for his insane mechanical skill on PUBG, and it was his game of choice after stepping down from pro CS:GO. He even competed at multiple PUBG tournaments, such as the Global Invitational 2018.

But, he has played the game less and less since the release of competitors like Call of Duty’s Blackout and Apex Legends, as PUBG has fallen largely out of favor.

PGI BerlinShroud, Ninja and Dr. Disrespect at PGI Berlin 2018.

The former Cloud9 CS:GO star made a brief return to PUBG for his Twitch stream on March 22 and did not hold back when reviewing the latest patch notes and Survivor Pass 3: Wild Card.

The latest installment of PUBG’s Survivor Pass, ‘Wild Card’ did not go down too well with the shroud, commenting “God, your emotes fucking suck,” as he was scrolling through the list of in-game rewards.

When he moved on to view another dance emote that could be unlocked, he compared it to PUBG’s competitor, Fortnite, before stating that the team who worked on the battle pass had no idea what they were doing.

“Ok that just screams Fortnite right there. These guys have no idea what they are doing, like it’s crazy.”

Shroud has recently been playing a lot of the new battle royale game, Apex Legends and appears to have lost some interest in PUBG for the time being, despite their recent updates.

As more competitors enter the battle royale genre, and Fortnite continues to reign supreme, many are wondering which game can maintain that top spot and what developers will do to keep their games fresh.


Blatant PUBG cheater gets banned by a dev live on Twitch

Published: 22/Nov/2020 0:33

by Alan Bernal


A known cheater in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds managed to get hit by the banhammer while he was streaming live on Twitch, creating a wave of cheers among community members.

The Twitch account under question goes by the name of ‘vesprine,’ but the player himself is widely known in PUBG lobbies and online communities for perpetually making new accounts just to use cheats.

“He keeps resurfacing. Same guy over and over. He tries to join Plausible and gets insta-banned,” Reddit user ‘The-Basic-Bro’ said. “He needs a hardware ban at this point. He legitimately cheats non-stop… He has joined looking for squad groups on Reddit and the last two times I have called him out and disgraced him and had him banned.”

While some players want to see more stringent action taken against the player, PUBG Community Manager who goes by ‘Hawkinz’ did his part to stymie the cheater’s effect on the game.

PUBG has come a long way since its launch, but hackers have still been a major problem.

During one of his streams, the player had resurfaced to show off more PUBG gameplay supplemented by the use of in-game hacks.

In the middle of his broadcast, he got a notification in PUBG that read: “Restricted Account – Your session will be terminated due to use of hacks.” Though not much has survived the Twitch account since he was banned, a screengrab by user ‘701dirty’ immortalized Hawkinz’s incredible response as the moment played out.

According to 701Dirty, the ban happened shortly after over a hundred people clipped and reported the streamer while he was playing.

“A few hours later over 100 people clipping and (saying) they got one of his accounts,” 701Dirty wrote. “I saw him have two accounts banned after matches and he tried logging into several already banned accounts… crazy.”

Cheater banned in real time from PUBATTLEGROUNDS

Since its launch, PUBG’s servers have been swarming with hackers that have put a damper on the once-dominant battle royale.

The developers have issued multiple ban waves since the game’s launch in 2017, but are still combating the prevalence of cheaters years later.

Unfortunately, unless more meaningful action against PUBG’s hackers is taken, players like vesprine are going to continue to ruin matches, get banned, then reappear under another name.