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Shroud explains why PUBG’s new Desert Eagle ISN’T overpowered

Published: 28/Jun/2019 8:19 Updated: 28/Jun/2019 9:22

by Matt Porter

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Popular PUBG, the Deagle, and explained why the powerful pistol isn’t too strong.

The Deagle was officially added to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on June 25 when Update #30 went live, giving players the opportunity to test their mettle with the powerful handgun.

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The weapon can down an opponent wearing a Level 3 helmet in two shots, and can drop an enemy with a Level 1 helmet in one bullet thanks to its high damage, but shroud doesn’t believe that the Deagle will become a crutch weapon in the game.

PUBG CorpThe Deagle was added to PUBG in Update #30.

During his June 27 stream, a member of the former CS:GO pro’s chat asked if the Deagle was overpowered, with shroud explaining that no matter how powerful it was, other guns would always be preferential in certain situations.

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“Is the Deagle OP? No,” the Canadian stated. “This gun isn’t OP. No matter what, automatics will always be the way to go. It doesn’t matter how strong the weapon is, automatics [are] the way. Doesn’t mean it can’t be fun, you know?”

While the 25-year-old may not think the Deagle is too powerful in its current state, it didn’t stop the streamer from dominating his opponents with the weapon, picking off enemies with incredible headshots early in the match with precision that left the players with little chance to retaliate. “That’s some horseshit,” exclaimed shroud as he downed an opponent. 

He was even able to use the weapon to secure a victory, picking off an enemy from distance to earn the “Winner Winner Chicken Dinner.”

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While the Twitch star may not believe that the Deagle is OP, some think that the potential for the weapon to knock down players with one bullet in the early game makes it an extremely difficult weapon to fight back against, especially due to the precision aiming it allows.

If you’re coming up against shroud though, it’s likely that any weapon will feel overpowered in his hands, due to his incredible skill on FPS games.

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PUBG Mobile banned in India alongside 100+ China-linked apps

Published: 2/Sep/2020 13:35 Updated: 2/Sep/2020 13:43

by Calum Patterson

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The Indian government has banned PUBG Mobile, one of the most popular mobile games in the country, along with over 100 more apps with links to Chinese publishers.

PUBG Mobile has a touchy history in India specifically. Countless news reports of teens becoming incredibly addicted to the game have filled Indian media for over two year. The game has been blamed for bad exam results, and in some extreme stories, death.

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The controversy around PUBG Mobile in India has prompted calls for the government to ban it in the past, by a student association worried about its effect on education.

On September 2, India’s Interior Ministry banned the game, along with 118 other apps, citing concerns around cybersecurity, as tensions with China rise.

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PUBG Mobile was one of the most popular games on iOS and Android in India.

They said the apps were “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, Defence of India, Security of State and Public Order.”

The move follows India’s previous bans of other Chinese social media apps, including TikTok.

In a statement, the Indian government said: “The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has received many complaints from various sources including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside of India. There has been a strong chorus in the public space to take strict action against apps that harm India’s sovereignty as well as the privacy of our citizens.”

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Other banned apps, via TechCrunch, include Baidu, WeChat Work, Tencent Weiyun, Rise of Kingdoms, APUS Launcher, Tencent Weiyun, VPN for TikTok, Mobile Taobao, Youko, Sina News and CamCard.

PUBG Mobile is notable though, because of how wildly popular it was in the country. In March 2019, police actually arrested ten students who were playing the game because the game had been banned in that specific region.

“Our team caught these youths red-handed. They were taken into custody after they were found playing the PUBG game,” said Police inspector Rohit Raval at the time.

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