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Shroud explains how a PUBG sequel could draw him back to the game

Published: 8/Feb/2021 6:58

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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In response to his viewers, Shroud explained how the rumored PUBG sequel could draw him back to the game and even mentioned some of the ways it can improve on the first. 

PUBG was the number one battle royale once upon a time. However, nobody loved it more than Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek. He played it for hours upon hours, farming lobbies and racking up the chicken dinners.

Its success lasted a while. But in time, the game became increasingly stale and was eventually knocked off its perch. Shroud’s persisted with it longer than most, but eventually, he stopped playing it too.

However, that doesn’t mean he’s done with it forever. In December 2020, Shroud mentioned that some fundamental changes could bring him back. Unfortunately, those changes haven’t happened yet. But there are rumors that a sequel is in the works, and if it’s done right, Shroud believes it could draw him back. 

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Shroud used to play PUBG all the time but moved on after the game became stale.

The discussion started when a viewer asked him about the potential sequel. “Isn’t there a rumored PUBG 2? I hope so,” he said. “If they just let that game die with that game, that’d be pretty depressing.”

“It would make no sense not to try to milk it for more money and make another game,” he added. “It literally makes no sense. You have to do it. That game was too big at its peak to not milk it for more.”

Shortly after, it escalated into a more in-depth conversation about how it can be improved. “How can they improve PUBG in a sequel? I really think the only way to improve PUBG s to treat it as a community game,” he said. “Have community tools. Have map tools. Have custom servers. Have custom game modes that people can create everything.”

“I don’t think PUBG can really do much more besides giving their community tools to make their game explode,” he added. “I literally think that’s the only thing they can do. I’m telling you, it would be the number one game. It would literally be the number one game right now if they did that. It would be so easy.”

If the developers implemented some community-based changes, it would draw Shroud and other streamers back to the game. 

But more importantly, it would draw millions of other players, too, and potentially make the game a powerhouse once again.

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TFT b-patch 11.4 notes: Olaf nerfs, Nasus & Nidalee buffs

Published: 25/Feb/2021 2:28

by Andrew Amos

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A small update for Teamfight Tactics is here with TFT b-patch 11.4. Riot is finetuning some adjustments after their big changes, with the February 24 patch including nerfs to Olaf, as well as buffs to Nasus and Nidalee.

TFT patch 11.4 drastically shook up the game’s meta. Reroll comps were nerfed into the ground, leading to the rise of Slayers and Vanguard-Mystic Neeko.

However, the changes went a bit too far. With Olaf becoming the number one comp instantly, Riot are keen to draw back his power in a big way. On the other hand, Nasus and Nidalee were hit a bit too hard for the devs’ liking.

TFT b-patch 11.4 includes changes for all of these units, and more.

Olaf AD increased, but Runaan’s change is huge nerf

Olaf has quickly risen to the number one carry in TFT with the big nerfs to all his rivals in TFT patch 11.4. Paired with Runaan’s Hurricane, he could cleave through entire teams 1v9. Now, that interaction is changing.

“Hurricane has proved to be too synergistic with Olaf, making him too powerful with the item, but too weak without it. We’re removing the Hurricane interaction, but will be giving him some AD to compensate and open up other build paths,” TFT dev Rodger ‘Minionsrpeople2’ Caudill said in the amended patch notes.

The loss of the Runaan’s proc on his ultimate makes his damage output significantly weaker. While an increase in AD will help balance out the nerf, Olaf forcers will certainly feel the change.

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Nidalee was hit the hardest in TFT patch 11.4, so Riot are giving her a bit of love.

Nasus & Nidalee get compensation buff after early nerfs

On the other side of the equation, after getting nuked in the last update, reroll carries Nasus and Nidalee are getting some assistance. Nasus’ mana is getting decreased so he can cast more readily, while Nidalee’s damage at two and three-star is also up.

The changes may not make either comp S-Tier in the meta, but it’s a handy buff. Talon is also getting a huge bugfix that keeps his mana bar full if a target dies midway through his ability animation.

Quicksilver and Runaan’s bugs have also been squashed in the b-patch. You can find the full TFT b-patch 11.4 notes below, courtesy of Riot.

TFT b-patch 11.4 notes

Champions

Tier 1

Nasus

  • Mana: 0/80 ⇒ 0/70

Nidalee

  • Nidalee Javelin Toss Damage: 100/150/250 ⇒ 100/175/300

Tier 4

Olaf

  • Ragnarok Cleave effect no longer triggers on Runaan’s Hurricane bolts
  • Attack Damage: 80 ⇒ 90

Talon

  • Fixed a bug where Talon would lose his Mana if his target died as he reached full Mana

Items

Quicksilver

  • Fixed a bug where Quicksilver was preventing damage from Nasus’s Wither and blocking some non-CC debuffs (e.g. Grievous Wounds, mana reave)

Runaan’s Hurricane

  • Fixed a bug where Runaan’s Hurricane’s bolt was benefiting from damage amp (e.g. Slayer, Giantslayer, Hand of Justice)