It’s not every day that you hear FPS expert, Michael ‘Shroud’ Gresiek describe a game as “difficult” but here we are.
The former CS:GO professional got stuck into Escape From Tarkov, a tactical first-person shooter, on his October 7 stream, and despite singing the game’s praises, admitted he was finding the game and its audio cues hard to get used to.
Shroud is regarded as one of the best FPS players out there, and has become one of the biggest streamers on Twitch due to his incredible mechanical skill and his ability to play almost every game. The Canadian was one of the first to play PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds at a high level, with fine-tuning his settings to pick up audio cues one of the reasons for his success. And, despite enjoying Escape From Tarkov, the 25-year-old believes he doesn’t know enough about the game to dominate just yet.
“It would be so fun to be so good at this game,” he says. “It would be so fun to have all the sound and audio down, and you hear one step and you know how far away they are. You hear one bullet shot and you know the exact direction and everything.
“That just comes with playing the game more, you know? It’s kind of like how people say how do I always know where I’m getting shot from in PUBG? Like, I’ve played PUBG so much that I could just tell the direction of the shot right away. In this game it’s so difficult for me.”
Escape From Tarkov has seen a modest growth on Twitch in the last few weeks, with the likes of Jaryd ‘summit1g’ Lazar bringing in large audiences. By any means, it looks like we’ll be seeing a lot more of Shroud on Escape From Tarkov, and we’re sure it won’t take him long to figure out the audio settings.