Shroud Lands a Perfect Grenade at PUBG Charity Showdown - But Doesn't Get The Kill After Bizarre Glitch - Dexerto

Shroud Lands a Perfect Grenade at PUBG Charity Showdown – But Doesn’t Get The Kill After Bizarre Glitch

Published: 28/Jul/2018 13:08 Updated: 31/Jul/2018 19:39

by Calum Patterson


UPDATE: According to PUBG Corp, the “bugged” grenade was actually a missed grenade.

Fans and casters were left bewildered when what should have been a ridiculous 1v2 from shroud, was spoiled by a glitchy grenade that didn’t kill two enemies despite landing directly on top of them.

Playing at the PGI 2018 PUBG Charity Showdown, shroud was one of many top streamers taking part in the $1 million event in the name of charity, as PUBG shows off its potential to be a major esport.

But, as PUBG creator Brendan Greene admitted himself, the game is not quite ready for esports just yet, with a number of gameplay issues needing resolved.

Shroud’s mystery grenade is the pick of the bunch however, as the sense of anti-climax as the grenade failed to do any damage whatsoever was palpable, ruining what should have been a highlight reel play.

After taking out British professional player, Alex “vard” Gouge, with an insane shot from distance – the kind shroud is known for on his live stream – he lobbed his grenade perfectly on to the rooftop where vard’s teammate was attempting to revive him.

The grenade lands perfectly at the feet of both players, and should have easily earned shroud the double kill, but instead it simply lets of a measly cloud of smoke, not killing either player.

The casting duo are left speechless, and the crowd is completely hushed by the absurdity of the moment, another reminder that despite the success of PGI 2018 PUBG as an event, the game itself still has its flaws.

The conclusion to the event will be played over Saturday July 28 – Sunday 29, with the professional teams back in action competing for another $1 million, in the first person perspective tournament.

You can keep up with all the action at PGI 2018 PUBG Global Invitational in Berlin on our dedicated coverage hub.


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.